Giving it all away . . . . .
I took two big knitting bags full of yarn to my SnB meeting last night and returned with only my WIP. What a great feeling. I said goodbye to some bargain and gift yarn that just isn't my cup of tea. I also made the painful decision to part with 3 huge Redheart skeins that were gifted to me by my MIL which she inherited along with an afgan in progress from HER mother. Ladies, as the Mason-dixon ladies say in their book, if you are feeling a bit peckish, FINISH the WIP's or allow for their demise in your will so that your kin can dispose of the yarn without feeling disloyal. I decided to turn the afgan wannabe into a shawl and gift the remaining yarn. Much of the yarn (2 cotton crochet threads, 6 random skeins, 3 red hearts) went to knitters knitting for Warm Up America. This felt good after my recent purchases to discard some yarn weight! Highly recomended. Also if you need an excuse to use up Sock Yarn check out Sock Wars! (Thanks Midnight Purls for the heads up about Sock Wars!)