Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Ugly Yarn

You should see my personal yarn stash. It's hideous. At first glance it might appear enticing, but on closer inspection you would find that it's full of rejects. There are knotty skeins, frayed skeins, botched skeins, and just flat-out butt-ugly skeins. My stash is 99% comprised of rejects not fit to be sold.

Here is one that fits into the worst category: just plain old ugly.



Don't ask me where I was heading when I dyed this monstrosity. I can't even recall. Perhaps I've blocked it out of my memory as one sometimes does with a particularly traumatic incident.

I decided earlier today that I would resolve to sit still for a while this evening and do some knitting. With no project in mind, socks seem about right as a fallback. This poor ugly soul (that will become an ugly sole) is the only Tight Twist Superwash Merino Sock Yarn I found in the reject stash and since the pattern I'm leaning toward is one that requires this weight of yarn, my hand naturally fell to this.

The pattern I'm considering is Anne Hanson's Woodsmoke Sock. If any pattern can hide - or at least slightly mask - this yarn's pure ugly-osity, this might be the one. We shall see.

6 comments:

Gina Black said...

It doesn't look that ugly from here. :) Maybe my monitor likes it.

punkin said...

I - ahem - like it - ahem.

I think Ann's pattern will look lovely with that yarn.

Elisa said...

Your 'ugly' standard must be pretty high. Looks purty from here.

Pham said...

Tell you what. I'll take the hit for the team: you just send that 'ugly' yarn my way and I'll make something out of it. Like some incredibly wonderful socks for me...

Jeanne said...

I'm with the others - I don't think that yarn is ugly and should work up quite nicely in Anne's pattern. I'm making socks with that pattern now, actually.

knitspot anne said...

hahaha, i'm cracking up because i took on look at that color and said "man sock"

that color isn't ugly, it's just a boy . . .