So Much Yarn

Not that this is a bad thing. There’s just so much and it’s all tangled and I need to figure out what to do with it all.

That’s where you guys come in.

So, my mom is a nanny, and her boss used to knit a lot. She had to give it up because she was too busy- she’s an attorney and has a 7 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. She gave all the extra yarn to my mom, who gave it to me.


The problem is that it’s all tangled. Apparently when she moved she threw it all into a bag (gasp!). Then at some point, the dog got into it.

First, there’s this blanket looking thing. There are a bunch of loose stitches at the top from where the needles got pulled out.



It looks like she was knitting with three different balls, because there are two pink balls and one orange one attached to it


There are no needles and no pattern. I don’t want to just frog it because it’s so big and I’m sure serious effort went into it.

There’s also Patons yarn that’s not in a full skein. The label is torn and some yarn is broken


Embroidery thread


And a bunch of Cascade


Some of it is still in skeins (not even wound) and some are just loose, in tangles


According to one label, it’s Lana D’Oro, 50% Superfine Alpaca and 50% Wool, 110 yards, 50 grams. There’s maybe four or five that are still skeined up, and four or five small balls. I don’t know how much has been used or tossed or what. It seems like maybe she was going to make a sweater or shawl or whatever other epic thing you can make with that much of that kind of yarn.

First thing’s first, I guess I’ll have to detangle it, then go from there. It’s just such a huge clusterfuck.


Any suggestions?


Misheard Lyrics

So Richie and I were talking and somehow we got around to Jimi Hendrix- specifically, “All Along the Watchtower”.

I always thought the line was “Come on over/drink my wine/come and dig my herb.”

Richie says the line is “Businessmen come and drink my wine/plowmen dig my earth.”

Did Jimi modify Bob’s original lyrics? Did Jimi mishear the lyrics? Am I mishearing Jimi’s lyrics?

It’s entirely possible. I’m still convinced Jimi sings “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.”