Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bit of a find

I've stuck faithfully to the Knitting from my Stash idea all year, apart from my two Official Occasions for Sin at Textiles in Focus and SkipNorth. But when I was in Bury last week with my brother and SIL, I sneaked into the local Hospice Shop. For some reason, Hospice shops seem to be very good for books; but I was confronted with this :
pack of 10 balls for a fiver; and could not resist - I fell. I'm not a great fan of orange, but it is the most beautiful yarn... so I dyed it; and here it is: 2300m of 3-ply - I'm thinking Big Shawl...

6 comments:

Emily said...

Wow - that orange was so intense, I'm amazed you could overdye it without having to go darker. Turned out beautifully!

insaknitty said...

Another WOW! What an awesome find!

E-J said...

Wow #3 here. I really like what you did with it!

Daisy said...

Oh wow, what a find! I love hospice shops - not only for the potential finds, but the Lincolnshire hospice was very very helpful when my Dad was dying so I always go into any hospice shop when I see one these days!
I found a whole bird food section in one in Penrith the other week!

Karen said...

That is just amazing! I can't picture how to get purples and magentas from orange! Can't wait to see what you knit with it!

Angelika said...

I love the dying job you did. Doesn't even look like the same yarn anymore and it's definately down my color alley. Yummy.