Sunday, February 21, 2016

Old Green Acrylic

One of my least favorite words in the English language is "dated." I tend to cringe when I hear quilters talking about dated fabric and yarn. And then there's this...

I think it's more estate sale leftovers from Grandma, but I also have a very vague memory of very cheap yarn. So I might've bought these five skeins of 70s era avocado green myself.  If I was being honest with myself a few years back, I would have let this stuff go because it's a bunch of mismatched acrylic in unattractive shades of green.

But time passes and fads come and go and I know exactly what to knit with this. The colors are just right.

Any guesses?

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric used this week: 1/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 4 3/4 yards
Fabric added this week:  0
Fabric added year  to date: 1 yard (+2 sheets)
Net used for 2016: 3 3/4 yards

Yarn used this Week: 0  yards
Yarn used year to Date: 1550 yards
Yarn added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net used for 2016: 1550 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.


Susan said...


Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

I can so relate to this. I too have a collection of "vintage" yarn. Cuter than old, waiting for a project. Look forward o see what you choose.

Libby in TN said...

Perhaps the camera perspective is off, but it looks a little heavy for socks ... I know you'll do something great with it, though.

Michelle said...

I've done socks with worsted weight acrylic, but this stuff is a little too creaky for that.

gayle said...

Elf slippers?

Dar said...

It looks like an animal of some kind -- frogs, alligators or perhaps some stocking caps?


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