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Shandeh
01-28-2013, 02:40 PM
A long time ago, I bought a skein of yarn on eBay. Fingering weight wool. The photo in the auction showed how large the skein was.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2071/1512809933_17b0aa577b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/1512809933/)
Pink Wool Yarn - Fingering - 5 lbs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/1512809933/) by Shandeh (http://www.flickr.com/people/59646927@N00/), on Flickr

When the box came in the mail, the return address said "Twisted Sisters". So, I guess this must have been some yarn they just didn't want to deal with.

I've had it stored in my craft room since then, and completely forgot about it until today. I decided to take it out of the box for the first time, to see how big it really was.

OMG!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8423619165_390bab7d73.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/8423619165/)
HUGE Skein of Fingering Weight Wool (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/8423619165/) by Shandeh (http://www.flickr.com/people/59646927@N00/), on Flickr

GrumpyGramma
01-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Do you think there's enough to bother with? :roflhard: Wow! I think you might have enough to make something...small. :teehee:

Whatcha gonna do with it now?

Jan in CA
01-28-2013, 02:57 PM
OMG! :zombie: We've got the first photos of the skein that ate Sandy!!! Notify the Enquirer! :teehee:

You could probably use it doubled or tripled and make a nice warm shawl or sweater with it!! Pretty color!

butlersabroad
01-28-2013, 03:19 PM
Wow, you just throw that on your bed and not even bother to knit it into a blanket! Wonder how many pairs of socks I could get out of that!! Have fun winding it into al ball! :roflhard:

Shandeh
01-28-2013, 03:59 PM
Do you think there's enough to bother with? :roflhard: Wow! I think you might have enough to make something...small. :teehee:
Whatcha gonna do with it now?

:teehee:
I have NO IDEA what to do with this yarn. I guess that's why it has been sitting in a box all these years. Part of me wants to make a nice sweater dress with it, on my knitting machine. Another part of me wants to make a lacy shawl. And I'm sure I could make enough pairs of socks to last for the rest of my life.....maybe even socks for the entire WORLD! :roflhard:


OMG! :zombie: We've got the first photos of the skein that ate Sandy!!! Notify the Enquirer! :teehee:
:wink: This photo would be AWESOME in my local paper. :teehee:

You could probably use it doubled or tripled and make a nice warm shawl or sweater with it!! Pretty color!
I love the color as well, Jan. And I'm really torn about what to make with it. SO MUCH YARN! But, I need to find the END first! :help:

Wow, you just throw that on your bed and not even bother to knit it into a blanket! Wonder how many pairs of socks I could get out of that!! Have fun winding it into al ball! :roflhard:
I know! I got very warm with it wrapped around me like that. Hey! Maybe I could just use it as a "one of a kind" unknitted shawl. Just carry it wrapped around me, and smile. :)

Antares
01-28-2013, 04:13 PM
My goodness gracious alive--or should I say, you're being eaten alive by a humongous skein of hot pink yarn!

I would think you could make just about anything you wanted out of it--several of them . . . and all the accessories . . . and as many matching socks as you could ever wear . . . and everything else under the sun, too.

Just curious (and don't feel obligated to answer if you don't want to), how much did that gigantic blob cost you?

tilllie
01-28-2013, 04:23 PM
maybe a cover for a VW??

Azrel
01-28-2013, 06:29 PM
:shock: Wow that's huge. You could make lots of lacy shawls and such out of that skein.

GrumpyGramma
01-28-2013, 06:35 PM
You could make a floor length hooded cape, matching muff and gloves, socks and slippers, a few hats.....

Whatever you decide to make, have fun!

Shandeh
01-28-2013, 06:52 PM
Just curious (and don't feel obligated to answer if you don't want to), how much did that gigantic blob cost you?

It was so long ago, I just don't remember what I paid for it. But, I'm sure the shipping was the most expensive part of the price. Ha!

maybe a cover for a VW??
:roflhard:

:shock: Wow that's huge. You could make lots of lacy shawls and such out of that skein.
Yeah! One for every person in the nation. :teehee:

You could make a floor length hooded cape....

Good idea!

Shandeh
01-29-2013, 10:45 AM
Maybe I should go see this movie, and wear my yarn?

GrumpyGramma
01-29-2013, 11:19 AM
:roflhard:

Jan in CA
01-29-2013, 02:55 PM
Haha! :lol:

GrumpyGramma
01-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Maybe I should go see this movie, and wear my yarn?

You should star in it!

salmonmac
01-30-2013, 06:33 AM
Maybe I should go see this movie, and wear my yarn?
Was that the picture on the ballband?
Just winding it into useful balls is a couple of months work. It looks like you could double it and still make several sweaters. Wow!

Shandeh
01-30-2013, 02:33 PM
Was that the picture on the ballband?
Just winding it into useful balls is a couple of months work. It looks like you could double it and still make several sweaters. Wow!

Nah. There is no ballband on this yarn. It came from Twisted Sisters, who do a lot of hand-dyeing of wool yarn at their place in California. My thought is that maybe they dyed this yarn for a project, then decided the color wasn't exactly what they wanted.

It's FIVE POUNDS of fingering weight wool. I wish I had a big enough swift to hold it all. I guess I'll have to wrap it around some dining room chairs and walk around the two of them with my ball winder. I will probably get dizzy doing that. :help:

Oh....by the way. The "movie poster" was an image that I found online. Has nothing to do with the yarn.

dturner
02-01-2013, 11:53 PM
That's hilarious! I can't even imagine winding all that yarn!

fatoldladyinpjs
02-02-2013, 10:39 AM
I'm picturing this giant ball coming from the yarn. It reminds me of the song I Lost My Poor Meatball When Somebody Sneezed. Can you picture this thing rolling down the hill, picking up speed, and picking up everything in it's path for miles? haha


On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.

Shandeh
02-02-2013, 10:05 PM
I used to sing that meatball song ALL THE TIME when I was a kid. My poor parents. :doh: I also sang "Found a Peanut, Found a Peanut" and "You Get a Line and I'll Get a Pole, Honey", and "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall", and a wild assortment of other winners. :teehee:

Becky Morgan
02-03-2013, 03:56 PM
:roflhard: Nice cowl ya got there!

You probably have enough for a dress AND a shawl. Did you see this one that just went up on Ravelry? It's a free pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fragrance-2
and it only takes 420 yards, which wouldn't even put a dent in that :teehee: