Thursday I found a sweater pattern that I’d love to make for Vince. He keeps saying he doesn’t want me to make him a sweater because, in his opinion, he can find a clearance sweater at Walmart for $5 and that works just as well, but I think he would feel special if I made him a sweater and he saw how much prettier it is than a clearance sweater, and how good it feels. So, I began looking for yarn. Because Vince is a man (yes!), his sweaters are bigger and require more yarn and because there are so many cables, that means even more yarn. I was thinking I’d use Cascade 220 – which is a sturdy yarn on the less expensive side. I needed 15 skeins. That’s a lot. So, I started looking at my spreadsheet and found that I have 9 skeins of Cascade 220 in Charcoal Grey, which is actually the color I wanted to use.
That meant I only needed to order 6 skeins of yarn to make his sweater because the dye lots will probably be just fine in Cascade 220. I searched through every tub in the sewing room and could not find that yarn. I haven’t searched through the tubs in the house yet. It was purchased in November, 2017 and it could be in a tub in the house. I’m going to look some more today.
But what I did find was this.
It’s Queensland’s Kathmandu. I was thinking about making a sweater in Aran weight yarn but I was thinking I didn’t have much Aran weight yarn and probably nothing that would work for the sweater I was wanting to make. I was very happy to find the bag of yarn with 6 skeins so I sat down and calculated . . darn it! I needed 7 skeins so that wouldn’t work.
As I continued to search for the other yarn, I came across another bag, in a different tub and it had 8 skeins of the same Kathmandu yarn.
Why did I buy the same yarn twice? And why do I not remember even buying it once? Must have been the Yarn Fairy! The 6 skeins were purchased in September, 2015 and the 8 skeins were purchased in August, 2016.
The Kathmandu won’t work for Vince’s sweater because the yarn is more mottled and I want more of a solid for his, so the cables will show up. At least the Kathmandu will work for the sweater I wanted to make for me. Today I’m going to search the tubs of yarn in the house and see if I can find the Cascade 220. I’d love to make that sweater and surprise him.