How Much Does a Pound of Yarn Weigh?
Posted by thedarwinexception on July 23, 2008
The three piece layette finally has three pieces!! Yeah!!
The booties took longer than expected, mostly because I was trying to clean up the sewing room in the middle of knitting. My yarn is all over the place and I have no room to store it all, so I was trying to get some semblance of “order” to it all. It’s not working.
But adding to the chaos is the little “find” Paul’s mother had. She went to some rummage sale at some nursing or rehab facility in Michigan and found something for me. She called and said “Oh, I just wanted to tell you – I sent you some stuff…” She had taken it to UPS and they told her the total weight of all the boxes she had brought was 50 pounds. FIFTY POUNDS. So when she called I said “What did you find? What are you sending?” And she said “yarn.”
FIFTY POUNDS OF YARN!!! That’s a LOT of yarn. She decided she couldn’t pay to send it all at once, so she’s sending a few at a time, and I got the first one Monday. Holy shit. So much yarn. When I looked at the weight of this box and the amount of yarn that was in it, I realized “Holy fuck – I better make some room.” There was a LOT of yarn in this box and it only weighed like 9 pounds. If I get 6 boxes with this much yarn, well….Paul’s head is going to fucking explode. But damn, I wish we had rummage sales like that around here. If I ever found 50 pounds of yarn, I’d think I had died and went to heaven. Oh, and Paul’s mom paid $5.00 for the whole lot of yarn. Good God.
Oh – but the booties for the 2 piece layette set are done. How do you like them??
I Love ’em. SO cute. And they look good with the set.
So, I know if you guys were the judges, I’d totally win. Let’s hope the real judges find the set as wonderful as you do. At this point, I really don’t care. I think the layette is so awesome, it’s already a winner. Of course, I could be biased. And mostly biased towards the wonderful Baby Ull yarn. I just cherish this stuff so much, not only because it’s great yarn, but because my special friend gave it to me.
But, now that the layette is done, it’s on to other things – and I’ve started the Devan sweater for Gail! I’m using the DGB confetti yarn as called for in the pattern (unusual, I never use the yarn called for in the pattern). The DGB confetti is a self striping sock yarn, which means when you knit with it, it makes it’s own stripes. I only started the sweater last night, so I only have like 2 inches of the left front done, but this is what it looks like so far.
I like it – I like the self striping thing. The only thing I would do differently next time is I would put a garter stitch border on it rather than the stockingette stitch called for. The stockingette stitch curls, and even though that’s what the sweater is supposed to do, I’m not sure yet if I like it. Maybe when more of it’s done.
And if Gail hates it, well, I can always keep it. (I hope she doesn’t hate it, though!)
So, now I just have to make the little suede booties sometimes this week, and sew up a sleeper sacque, and I have everything done for the fair! I figure this weekend I’ll work on that stuff, and keep on the Devan during the week. The needles are so small on the Devan and I’m working with fingering yarn, do I’ll enjoy the suede bulky yarn as a break.
Don’t forget – new Project Runway tonight! YEAH!