Touching base

Hey guys. It's been a while since I've posted so I thought I'd say hey to all the old and new faces round here. There are some talented new guys around here and I, for one, appreciate seeing what everyone is working on.

I was asked by a friend a couple weeks ago to finish an afghan that his new girlfriend's grandmother started before she passed away. He wants to give it to her for her graduation in a few weeks. He brought me her project and the pattern and I finished it up last night. Just have to weave in the ends and give it a quick wash and it'll be ready. Then I can get back to the candle flame shawl I was working on.

I also got a great deal on some yarn last weekend. I went with a friend to a yard sale and as we were leaving, I looked down into a box and saw the edge of a skein of yarn so I took a look. When I dug everything out from the bottom of the box, there were the following:

8 sk Wool-Ease White Multi (white with irridescent flecks)
4 sk Wool-Ease Hunter Green
5 sk Wool-Ease purple/green/navy multicolor
9 sk Wool-Ease Grey Heather
4 sk Phentex "Chunky" in Porcelain (light grey)
1 sk Lion Brand Chenille in black
3 sk Wool-Ease Tartan Twist (purple/dark turquoise/dark pink multicolor)
6 sk Bernat Soft Boucle' in Peach Cream
9 sk Bernat Soft Boucle' in White

49 skeins in 3 big bags and I got it all for a measly $5. I know it's all acrylic stuff, but who could pass that up? I'll add pics as soon as the batteries for my camera charge.

Hope everybody's doing ok.


Kerry's picture

I'm looking forward to seeing a photo of your shawl. I've just finished a candle flame shawl, but have yet to block it. I'll post a photo when it is done.

Kerry, I'm interested in seeing your shawl too. I just got back to working on mine now that the afgan is done. Still have a ways to go tho. I'll snap some in-work pics and post them in the next few days.

YarnGuy716's picture

At 11 cents a skein even the snobbiest yarn snob has to admit that is a deal. And the impulse shopper in me just loves a bargain!