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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Decisions, decisions...



Do not adjust your brightness control.  This pink really is this shocking.  In fact, it is probably even brighter than it looks here.  I bought it very cheaply at a local boot fair. It weighs just under 300g and seems to be a 4 ply acrylic.  

I like rescuing unloved yarn.  It's only later that I think about what to do with it.  I rarely knit with 4 ply yarn and, when I do, it is usually something delicate for a baby. This is too bright for that.  So, I could combine it with another yarn for a speckled effect.  Or I could knit with two strands to make it roughly equal to a double knit yarn.

I have no works in progress at the moment.  I think I will use this pink shocker next. This afternoon, I watched a version of "Jane Eyre" that I hadn't seen before.  Probably because there are already so many versions of this story, the director spiced it up a little by using flashbacks which don't appear in the original novel.  My eyes were, therefore, fully occupied.  But my hands whiled away a couple of hours by rolling this yarn into smaller balls.  

Now I am ready, just as soon as I decide what to do with it.  Any suggestions would be very welcome!

13 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

It could be a challenge! We're waiting to see.

Maria said...

Yes, that would be the brightest pink yarn I've ever seen, Una! lol A friend had some quite hideous orange which she bought in an op shop (thrift shop. She ended up making a granny square rug by crocheting a few rounds of the orange and then using some rows of white to frame each square...it looked great.

Barbara Roche said...

My immediate thought was 'you'd always be able to spot that in a crowd', so maybe hats and scarves? Many little girls love bright pinks, in my experience.

Una said...

Yes, it's amazing how a different colour stripe can make something more acceptable.

Una said...

...so am I !

Una said...

Definitely a possibility.

lyndagrace said...

I like what you said about rescuing unloved yarn. :)
I'm sure whatever you decide it will be lovely.
I happen to like bright colors and am drawn to them. I would probably wear a hat or scarf in that color. A pop of color, you know, can jazz up black or white.

Mereknits said...

Babies love bright hats, that would make quite a few of them.

Good luck,
Meredith

Puppet Lady said...

I think I would combine it with another, more neutral colour. It would still be bright, but not quite SO bright! And if you have an excess of a rather drab colour, use it up with this!

Helen Tighe said...

a bargain! How about a crochet shawl? There are some lovely 4 ply patterns, you could alternate with a lighter yarn to distract from brightness?

Una said...

Eek! A 4 ply shawl would take me the rest of 2016. I'm not the fastest crocheter!

Marit Johanne said...

It will be exciting to see what you make! I was thinking that hat or scarf could be nice in the bright color.

Lisa said...

Can't wait to see what you do with it! It certainly is bright, but I have to say, I love it!