Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mini-Skeins

I had a really awful week, although I won't go into details here. Let's just say, I did my best to make lemonade but sometimes it's easier said than done. Either way, I tried to make some "me time" this week and it's gotten me thinking about a new project.

About a year and a half ago, in the height of my swapping phase, I swapped some yarn for these mini-skeins. No, these aren't just regular mini-skeins. They're mini-skeins of Wollmeise. 


This is back when I had grand ideas of knitting a sock yarn blanket (which has yet to come to fruition). I have a ton of mini-skeins hanging around, some of them really too gorgeous to get rid of and some just eh, and I'm kind of from the school of Waste Not Want Not.  A couple weeks ago I decided to weigh my mini-skeins of Wollmeise to see just how much I have and would you believe there's almost 70g of yarn here?  And you know what that means: socks. My plan is to do this pair of socks two-at-a-time, toe up; both new techniques for me. I figure this way I can ensure that the foot is the correct length and if I run out of yarn I can shorten the leg. 


Now, here's another secret. I have a skein of Wollmeise tucked away in my stash (I know!) so if I really need the extra yarn, I can always wind that up. But I'm not quite ready to break into that skein just yet.

15 comments:

  1. I'm betting you can do something really fun with this yarn! Toe up, two at a time is a really great way to go. Have fun with it.

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  2. ohhh yes yes yes!! Can't wait to see them in action.

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  3. rainbow wollmeise socks sound like the perfect pick me up!

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  4. Sorry you had a bad week :(

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  5. I'm sorry you had a bad week.
    But your plan for the Wollmeise sounds like a great plan! I haven't tried the toe up, two at a time either. Let me know how you like it. I can't wait to see your socks!

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  6. Good for you for trying to get in some "me time". I hoped it helped. Now rainbow Wollmeise socks sound like something from heaven. :) I too have a skein of Wollmeise, that I can't bear to knit with, just yet.

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  7. Sorry you had a bad week :(
    Can't wait to see what socks are going to come out from these cute mini skeins!

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  8. hope this week is a better one. i look forward to seeing your socks!

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  9. these will make such cheery socks! i hope next week is better for you.

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  10. Oh what fun socks these will be! Word of caution about toe up socks - you need to be careful to fit them as you go along. For some reason toe up socks come out "man" sized for me.

    PS Hope this is a better week for you.

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  11. Oooh. Yes! I believe I will be getting my hands on some Wollmeise for the first time ever later this year. It does mean breaking my stash pact, but, I mean, it's Wollmeise. It's worth it.

    I'm sorry you had a bad week, Andrea. I hope today is a better day!

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  12. Aw jeez I'm sorry to hear about the rough week - but happy that you have these deliciously colored mini-skeins to put a smile on your face. :)

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  13. What an awesome and fun idea! Can't wait to see your socks!

    lina
    photoknitdog.com

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  14. Sounds like a real fun project!

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