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.

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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.

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

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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

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Embroidery thread

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And a bunch of Cascade

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

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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.”