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Unraveled Wednesday | New Stash!

Marc’s sisters have been working hard at his mom’s house sorting through everything. Yesterday, 500 pounds of boxes arrived at our house (the palette was nearly seven feet tall!) and one of them had my name on it – yarn! My mother-in-law was an avid knitter and knitting was a special connection for us (I shared some of that story a few years back). I’m not sure if my sisters-in-law sent me all the unknit yarn, or just what they thought I might like – wanna see?

I spent a few hours this morning* sorting it, taking a photos and searching Ravelry for details about the yarn and project suggestions. There are six skeins of Cascade headed to a girlfriend who loves it; I’m thinking Lydia might enjoy these two sweater quantities (the colors will be great on her!);
and I’m going to see if my sister wants to share this pile. It’s mostly wool/acrylic DK and looks great for house socks!
Then there’s an afghan quantity of Sirdar Denim in navy blue that I’ll knit up for the little boys … and the rest I plan to knit for me! I added the yarn to my stash on Ravelry and queued three projects
I’m excited about all of them! 
The only yarn I’m not sure what to do with is this one
It’s nine skeins of Rowan Purelife Renew (~740 yards of chunky weight) in a red/pink/green colorway called Pick Up. The colors (and that mix of colors!) are definitely outside my box, but I think I like it … maybe a big cowl or a scarf? I’d welcome suggestions!
Joining in with Kat and friends today – what are you knitting (and reading)?
*that’s the real “unraveled” part of this post; I should’ve been prepping food for tomorrow!

12 Comments

  • Lydia

    What a nice delivery and what fun figuring out what to do with it and for thinking of me. I think a big cowl would be great for that yarn-the colors are great in kinda of a neutral/not neutral kinda way. I plan to finish a sock/mitten and baby sweater and I'm loving what I'm reading Beartown and Bury Your Dead. Of course in my head I'm knitting ALL the things.

  • Kym

    WOW! That's a whole lotta boxes arriving at your house! And what a bonus box for you! That looks like some great yarn there — and so fun to share. (It'll also provide you with much good juju and happy memories as you knit with your mother-in-law's yarn.) XO

  • Bonny

    Wow! I thought 500 lbs. might be a bit of hyperbole, but it looks like you're serious! I love the sharing of yarn from your mil and how in turn you're sharing it with so many others. Those colors will look great on Lydia! Food prep can wait; we're all thankful for the gift of yarn!

  • Patty

    That's a nice visit from the delivery driver! Also a nice treat to re-read your sweater post. Pat seems like she was a pretty special lady.

  • HonorĂ©

    i look forward to seeing all the great knitting that will evolve from this box of lovely yarns. Such a wonderful memory – tangible as well as intangible – for you.
    Cheers~

  • Penny

    That's some beautiful new stash and some lovely projects planned! And nice of you to share. : ) I think it is wonderful that you and your mother in law could connect over knitting – that is one of the best connections! I'm knitting The Miller's Daughter and reading The Association of Small Bombs.