More wool and a lot of knitting

My Mum has been helping to clear out an old friend of the family’s house. A few knitting items emerged, which have been handed on to me. I have no idea how old the wool is (it is 100% wool). The balls are 1oz size so must be quite old! I’m planning to knit something for LO with them, whilst she’s still reasonably small, but I’m not adding to stash as I have no idea what the yardage is.

And I did some shopping by proxy at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, as Mostly Knitting was going and offered to shop on my behalf. I asked for some sock yarn from the Knitting Goddess and gave some suggested colours I’d like, and this is what arrived in the post!

So, yarn totals so far this year (first quarter):

In 1930 metres. Out 500 metres.

I’ve acquired 1430 metres than I’ve used so far but I’m still working on this blanket which will be a lot of metres used once it’s finished. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you done any knitting with vintage yarn?


  1. I can just see him in pastel rainbow shade! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes itโ€™s a pattern although I made it into a rainbow and changed the order of the repeats around. Itโ€™s in my Rav projects


  2. I haven’t knitted with vintage yarn, but I have some from my mother-in-law. She bought some pastel rainbow shades to knit something for DH. I’m guessing this was in the 80s. It’s quite nice yarn so I have a plan to make some kind of a blanket out of it.

    Love the blanket that you are making. Is it a pattern or improvised?


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