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« on: October 15, 2006 12:40:19 PM »

Even if you are a yarn snob, like I can be sometimes.  Cheesy

This past summer I had surgery and was off work for 6 weeks. My friends at work sent me a care package stuffed with 2 of my favorite things, yarn and chocolate.  Grin

Unfortunately, none of them know a thing about yarn, so they sent me 9 skeins of acrylic stuff off the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby.  Shocked Now, not in a million years would I hurt their feelings by telling them this stuff was, well, stuff, so I racked my brain for something to do with it. Fortunately, 2 of the 3 colors went together quite well. Red Heart cranberry tweed, and something similar in a tweedy light mauve called Hokey Pokey. At first I thought I'd make a simple raglan sweater, but I needed 4 skeins of 1 and 2 of the other, instead of the 3 of each I had. So I scratched my head...and then noticed this cute v-neck pullover vest pattern on the band!

End result--

It's cute, it's wearable, and best of all, my friends at work are beside themselves with excitement.

(oh yeah--the other 3 skeins of yarn are Caron Simply Soft varigated blue...they met my brand new Knifty Knitter long loom, and are about to become a nice fat cushion for my ugly but comfy computer chair at work)
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006 01:22:55 PM »

that's really nice, i love how the two colors go together. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006 02:42:54 PM »

Lovely. It's funny when cheap yarn can look nice. Good job!

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006 04:31:52 PM »

good job. that's pretty cool.

« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006 04:50:49 PM »

I like it and good on you for finding a wearable solution and making the givers happy!  You have some great friends to gift you with yarn (even if it wasn't "good" yarn Smiley )! 

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2006 07:23:58 PM »

What a nice story (and a nice vest, too, to boot).  How many times have most of us crafty types been ticked off by making something, and never seeing the recipient use it?  So sweet to see you empathize, and rack your brains to find a use for your gift.   Smiley   
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006 06:56:55 AM »

Seeing things like that make me happy!  I guess I could be called an anti-yarn snob.  I got into knitting so I could make the highly overpriced stuff I saw in the stores cheaper.  I must say though, even an anti-yarn snob like me HATES the feel of any supercheap acrylic yarn against the skin.
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