yes there has been some knitting

Made Gracie a pair of leggings! And then the snow got un-sticky. So she hasn’t worn them in the wild yet.

Really they both need sweaters with long sleeves because they are snow ball magnets and magnifiers.
gracieleggings (1)

Pullover for DH, bo-ring, but quick…
papabear (2)
(Papa Bear Pullover by Sandi Rosner in Clara Parkes’ Book of Wool with modifications).

(more pics and blathering over on my Ravelry projects pages)

Goodwill haul! Like I need more yarn, but I had an errand to do right next door, and I can’t help myself (also got a $2.00 silk/nylon/angora/idon’tknowwhat sweater and a few other things like that for me, me, ME!).

It’s unlabeled, but I think it’s a thick/thin cotton/rayon blend. Anybody have any ideas?
goodwillcotton (1)

There seems to be two put-ups. One is ~109 yards, so I’m guessing 50 grams (9 of the melon-ish and 3 sage like this). The other is ~140 yards, so maybe 75 grams (1 melon-ish plus some odd small balls and the pink and blue like this). In the larger put-up the yarn seems less tightly plied and the thick is more prominent, so it’s a bit softer.

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    gramily said,

    January 9, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

    Hey! I just returned from my lts too, where I got a lavendar cashmere sweater that I plan to cut up. Your haul is magnificent. So, you got this yarn as is, or did you have to unravel it? I noted at the lys here, that some clever woman is unraveling cashmere and selling it in skeins! Hey, as for STASH – you never know when, what or why you might need these particular colors and weights. It’s a GOOD ThING to do!

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    Chris said,

    January 9, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    No clue about the yarn, but good haul!

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    Molly Bee said,

    January 10, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

    Ooo! I’m going shopping with you next time I’m home!

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    Colleen said,

    January 26, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Nice yarn! I agree, it looks like cotton rayon. You might be able to tell what it is for sure if you separate the plies. If the thin shiny ply burns extremely quickly to pure ash, it’s probably rayon. If it burns slowly to pure ash, it could be silk (also has that burning silk smell). If it leaves a solid gummy residue it is synthetic.

    And I’ve never seen leggings for dogs, but it makes complete sense. Good idea.

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