Thursday, February 23, 2006

478 yards of skeinly goodness

I just had to include some pictures to illustrate how freaking big the skeins of Cascade Ecological Wool are. Here's how it ships in hank form. Looks innocent enough...

And here's how it looks rolled up into a ball! That is a quarter next to it! That is one big ball o' yarn.

I think I'm getting better at rolling my own center pull balls. It took most of Project Jay last night for me to roll up this one, but isn't it pretty? The first ball isn't used up yet and I've already knitted close to 16" of the body with it. The ball is all hollowed out (more of a bowl now) but the yarn still feeds quite effortlessly from it.

I only had to order 3 of these skeins for the Men's Zip Raglan Cardigan. That ends up being more yarn than the 9 skeins of Manos I would have needed for the 42" size sweater had I not substituted. So much savings! And it's ecological! Did I mention it's soft?

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2:57 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Emma said...

Cindy! I did the double cast-on and it's so cool! And makes for such a nice even edge, unlike my other scarf edges that are all loopy and out of wack! Yay! :) Not sure yet how I feel about these circular needles, though, but I've only done a couple rounds so far...

8:38 AM, February 25, 2006  

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