How do you assimilate 12 pounds of coned wool when it shows up at your door? Heh. I couldn't WAIT til DH went to bed last night, because I was DYING to swatch.
Webs just finished their semi-annual sale. I'd been eyeballing those coned wools throughout the WHOLE sale. I couldn't stand it anymore, and finally ordered them.
Of course, they didn't show up while DH was out of town....that would have been too easy. I got home yesterday, and there was a huge box on the front porch. Luckily, he stopped at the grocery on the way home.
Here are the swatch findings-the greeny color is 2/8 Shetland, color Birch (21 stitches on 0s=3.30"), the beige is 2/6 Donegal (18 stitches on 4s=3.5"), rinsed and dried. (Remember, I knit BIG, so my needles are much smaller than the average bear's.) Very nice! I bought the Birch planning on doubling it, but I figured out that this would go well with the Rowanspun I bought last year. Hmm, maintain my sanity or knit it like a madwoman?? If I started right....NOW, I might finish a sweater for DH by Christmas.
These cones are marked Gardiner of Selkirk, which is a still functioning Scottish mill. I also bought a cone of 2/4, but it's in a nonBets color, and no amount of swatching will MAKE it a Betscolor. Nice stuff, no millmark.
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