Having completed a pair of bulky socks, six pairs of mittens, five hats and an enormous afghan since mid-November, I am thoroughly fed up with fuzzy, bulky, chunky and boucle for the moment, so I dragged out a bag of mystery yarn I purchased for next-to-nothing.
What I can tell you - it's a lovely soft lavender double-plied yarn with no stretch to speak of (I bought a mystery bag of teal yarn at the same time which stretches like elastic, but that's for another day). It's not a traditional baby yarn, and (thankfully) it's definately not fuzzy, bulky, chunky or boucle.
Burning it tells me it's a synthetic (acrylic or nylon or a blend). It weighs in at 16 wraps per inch, and I get a gauge of exactly 7 stitches per inch on 3.00 mm needles (28 stitches over 4 inches). The swatch is in the wash, but I'm expecting it to prove machine-washable.
So, it seems I have 450 grams of lavender, fingering weight synthetic yarn. It knits like a dream - no fuzzing, pilling or splitting, and wonderfully even tension. Now, the big question - what to do with it? I'm not big into wraps or shawls, and lavender isn't a staple colour in my wardrobe.
I figured I'd tap into the group wisdom - what would you do with this yarn?