Family visit and yarn from the Carter administration!
Here's the stash:
I now have six skeins of Reynolds Saucy 100% Mercerized cotton in white & 3 in red. What do I do with it. Does anyone have any pattern ideas for cotton yarn? I'm desperate for ideas. Lemme know.
Amongst the other random bits were some Sheltand Wool in green and tan, some ribbon yarn
There was also a blue cone of novelty yarn that, according to the price sticker, was purchased in 1979!!
I'm open to any ideas for what to do with this stuff.
Sunday night we went Candlepin Bowling. What the heck is that you may be wondering? If you're not from Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, New Hampshire, or parts of Canada (and I'm not) you've probably never seen anything this weird. The pins are little skinny pins. They don't get fat at the bottom like normal bowling pins. The balls are small wooden balls with no holes. You just hold it in the palm of your hand and roll it as fast as you can. You get three balls, and the pins you knock down, or "dead wood", does not get cleared away between balls. Part of the strategy is hitting the pins that are already knocked down so that they'll knock other pins down. It is possible to get a gutter ball, yet have the ball hit a pin in the gutter and knock others pins down. It was crazy, but the bar served a bitchin' apple cider martini, with cinnamon and sugar, so I didn't really care how badly I sucked.