Okay, guys, time for you to learn about a little something called Trademe. This is the NZ version of ebay. I have bought far too much secondhand wool off the site. I now have a bag of stuff I’d hardly call wool, all different balls, some like straw or twine. All cream/beige colours. Some looks like long thick strands made from cotton wool. Very strange stuff.
Also, a box of normal chunky/bulky wool, cream, but quite scratchy (very old wool intended for a jumper). This stuff will be what I use for getting totally fluent with Continental or Combined, whichever I end up preferring, also knitting back and forth. I’ve cast on a few stitches and intend to keep going for a while. Not exactly what I’d call a scarf, because I don’t see anyone liking to wear this around their neck, even after washing I think this will be horrible. About 14 balls plus the front of a jumper.
Any ideas on what I could make with either of these wools? So far I’m thinking of a blanket, placemats/coasters, or a doormat. Or something felted, which I thought I’d never do, but may as well. A Kitty Pi or three for the RSPCA (hmmm maybe not in cream.)? A carpet bag like Eunny’s? As for the mismatched stuff, I don’t have a clue. It may be unuseable.
Any ideas appreciated. Thanks
BTW I got a ball winder the other day (actually it was off Trademe, why do you ask?) and I love it, using it is so much fun, I’m so glad I took up knitting just for the ball winding. And I HATE HANKS.