Anyone who knows me will attest; I do love a good bargain. Op-shops are my favourite haunts, and I have found MANY bargains with craft and knitting materials over the years. (16 skeins of a cashmere-blend was one memorable find!)
This particular bargain bag of wool was so pretty, with it's mermaid shades of blues and greens, that I simply could not leave it behind, and at $2.99 for 240g, the price was right.
or was it??
The weight and ply of this yarn suggests it's between a DK and an Aran, and there is probably only enough meterage for a small kercheif or cowl.
It is, however, the itchiest, scratchy yarn I have ever encountered. I did the old test of tying a strand around my neck to see if a cowl were at all possible, and I could not even bear it long enough to tie it on.
So, bargain or bomb-out? What else can anyone suggest to use this for?? The only thing I can think is a beanie, but use a a softer merino in coordinating colour for the band, but it's not really something I want or need.