Could I have some Cheese with this whine?
I have a BIG WHINE! Two weeks ago, I pulled out some wool that my friend, Janet, bought me years ago at the local thrift store. Some of the yarn was Colinette. I was thinking of knitting with the solid wool. When I pulled it out, I was horified! BUGS! I had thousands of eggs buried in the skein and lots of shredded wool. I pitched the wool immediately. And looked at all the wool around the box. The effected wool was a minimally processed wool with lanolin in it. All the other yarn were blends and non-wools….or so I thought! Today I went down to look for my Philosopher’s wool in a cream to swatch for an Irish knit sweater for a Craftsy class. (Yes, I am out of control, but what else is new! ) I picked up the skeins of cream and they felt gritty. BUGS! I have had the Philosopher’s Wool since I lived in NJ. I was planning on knitting a sweater for Joe but he not so politely declined the sweater. So, it has been on my shelf for years. I could just cry…… Could I have some cheese with this whine?
Fortunately, the wool that I bought from Sweet Grass Wool was stored in a different area. I have 5 skeins of this gorgeous Targhee wool. It is so soft and looks beautiful. There are no bugs. I pulled the five skeins and brought them upstairs. I need at least two more skeins for the Portulaca sweater, a class taught by Carol Feller on Craftsy.com. So, I ordered three more skeins in the natural white so I have yarn to swatch the cables.
Carol's sweater design is an updated style of cables. She said in her introduction to the class that she likes the sweaters a little more fitted. And this Portulaca sweater has raglan sleeves. The sweater is knit in one piece from the bottom up. I love cables. I can't wait to get my three skeins of yarn from Sweet Grass Wool and start swatching. I doubt I will start the whole sweater until the weather gets cooler. A wool woman's sweater knit in one piece in the hot Utah summer does not sound like a good idea! Pictures to come when I begin swatching.