Betsy has warm bright feet this morning
I have an antique high-boy dresser in my room, that was my grandmother’s. It’s across from my bed, and has my TV sitting on top (in case I get bored, LoL). The bottom of the dresser has a 2-door cupboard where I have “lots” of yarn (groups of several skeins alike) and old T shirts to be cut into Tyarn to sell in my recycled-yarn shop at Etsy.
The next drawer up has what I call Acrylic Abominations. Granted, some of these yarns are also cotton or wool blends, and there are some skeins of dishcloth yarn. This is the drawer I let the young kids pick out of when they want to knit something. LOL
The next-to-top drawer is Wonderful Wools. These are about half hand-dyed (some by me!) and mostly sock yarns. There are also some alpaca or angora blends and some Australian Merinos. This is what it looks like [swoon]…
The top drawer is all Heavenly Handspun yarns. Some were done by my daughters Desiree and Diantha, some by me, and some by other lovely artisans. The maroon & white yarn is 50% recycled soda bottles. I get just about giddy with ecstasy when I open this drawer…
I’m not even gonna post my fiber stash. It’s nearly embarrassing. My own personal stash for spinning fills an entire 30-gallon Rubbermaid bin & has Merino wool, bamboo, hemp, soysilk, mulberry silk, silk noils, Corriedale wool, camel down, llama, angelina and angora. Then our stash to card or spin for Diantha’s Etsy shop takes up another 4, 30-gallon bins… and that doesn’t include the 10# box of raw llama or the approx. 60# of raw local corriedale out in the shed.
If you’re not a knitter, you can feel free to let your eyes glaze over.
If you are a knitter, you may find them fascinating & drool-worthy.
Just a warning.
I forgot to post that I finished the Kaa Forever scarf, about a week ago.
Here’s a pic.
I actually consider this yarn to be Acrylic Abomination but since someone bought me 2 skeins of it for Christmas, and I need a hat, cowl, and gloves, I bought a 3rd skein so I can at least have a matching set. At least the color didn’t suck. And, I”m gonna have to transfer this to a circular because it looks like it’s going to be close-fitting and if it hugs my neck I will scream bloody murder. I figure when I really get to knitting on this, it’s gonna take about 3 hours, which is a good run of both the Boondock Saints movies (or Shoot’em Up and The Hangover).
However. I really want to work on THIS, so I am. Because someone I love has cold hands and needs them. My own knitting will wait. (Sorry, TumblrKAL gals!)