Monday, June 28, 2010

Yarn migration

A very kind friend who lives in Millis, Massachusetts and doesn't knit, happened upon a thirteen-gallon plastic bag filled with yarn at a yard sale.  The price was fifty cents, but he paid a dollar.  Then he drove down to Rhode Island and gave it to me.

As you can see, the colors are lovely.  As you perhaps cannot tell, it's rug yarn.  The processing is fairly minimal, and the dyes appear to be from natural vegetable substances.  The texture is rough.

If you can use some of it, please let me know and it's yours.  First come, first served.

And oh yes, it's bloody hot out, and the raspberries are in.  Summer has definitely arrived.


  1. Just asking.....what is your favorite LYS in R.I. I visit my daughter often in your state.

  2. There are some very good places--where is your daughter located? In Providence I like Fresh Purls on Hope Street, near Rochambeau. It's quite small but has a good selection. In South County I like Country Corner (in Charlestown) and Knit Wits (in Westerly). In Warren, there's Bella Yarns, which is quite funky and interesting. I have heard very good things about Sakonnet Purls in the Tiverton-Little Compton area, but haven't gotten there yet. If your daughter's near the CT border, I can recommend some shops in that state, too.

  3. This yarn might make some great (and durable)handbags. Just a thought!

  4. Cool. You really made a post about it.
    -- JN