Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yarn disaster and 4 hour relief program

We got a package from my mom all the way from Iceland. It had Easter candy and yarn :) What a treat! The candy is all gone but the yarn (and Lopi 27) is left.

Plötulopi gulur 1424?

The yarn was 7 cakes of this beautiful yellow orangish heatherish plötulopi (Icelandic unspun yarn). It is beautiful and it smells like sheep. What more can you ask for?

Yesterday (Saturday) I went on a yarn crawl with 6 of my knitting friends to Williamstown and Parkersburg, West Virginia. That is a story in itself. We found this cute quilting/yarn shop in Williamstown, WV. Williamstown is just across the river from Marietta, OH and both are fairly close to Parkersburg. In Parkersburg we went to a Chinese buffet (I was full for the rest of the day), to Crafts2000 (similar to Joanns and Michaels) and to the Main Street yarn shop.

This took all day and when I came home at 4 pm and looked in my bedroom the kids had gotten into the bag with the plötulopi. They had put their hands through the cakes and they where all tangled up and the middle of all of them had tangled up :(

This yarn sticks together like velcro and it was all but impossible to untangle it. Thankfully that property makes it super easy to pull it apart and splice it back together. I spent the next 4 hours winding the yarn (thank god for my ball winder) and amazingly I got most of the yarn. There is only the mess in the middle left and I think I´m going to leave it for now. It kind of looks felted, I can swear.

At 8 pm it was the girls bedtime and I passed out after they got to bed and probably fell asleep before them. Yarn trip + yarn distaster = exhaustion.

I took a lot of pictures of my WIPs and my yarns and they can be found on flickr. Here are some examples.

Blue sky organic cotton white

The organic cotton I bought in New Orleans. Yummie.

green sweater asa

The sweater I'm knitting for Ása Sóley. I was up to the yoke part and was stuck. Then I got Lopi 27 in the mail from my mom and found the perfect yoke pattern in design nr. 17, Él.


marit said...

You did well to wind it at once! I think I would have thrown it in a closet if that had happened to me- and the kids would have been put in another one-LOL!

Rebecca said...

How can we knitters blame them for wanting to play with all that yarn? ;) Glad you were able to get it all wound back up.

The sweater looks great!

Sonja said...

Thank you Marit and Rebecca.

Good point of view Rebecca. I got more sad originally then mad and Kamilla was very sorry when she saw how sad I was and promised not to do it again :)

Harpa J said...

Æ greyjin - þær læra ábyggilega af þessu. En gott að þú gast reddað meirihlutanum af garninu.

Peysan er æði!