I have a friend who knits and crochets--she has other friends who knit and crochet. A few months ago, she talked about all the odds and ends of yarn that she has. She wondered what to do with them. I offered to take them to my church's prayer shawl group.
I was expecting a grocery bag full. But the bag that she gave me takes up half of my car's back seat. The prayer shawl group is in for a treat.
It's not the textured yarns that I favor. Of course, I have trouble doing much work with those nubbly yarns with their multiple fibers per strand.
It's a collection of yarns of one color, but what a collection of colors! There are leftovers from baby blankets and sweaters. There's a variety of greens from a forest landscape that my friend knitted. All sorts of treasures.
When she said she had leftovers, I was expecting a small ball here and a tiny scrap there. But many of the yarns she gave me have most of the skein left.
I'm glad to be able to save these yarns and to give them a new purpose. I don't have time to make the prayer shawls myself these days. But I'm happy to be a resource in other ways.
feeling the feelings…
6 months ago