When I bought these three hanks of Manos Silk Blend from Natural Yarns, I had no idea what they would become. I bought them purely because they were beautiful.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect three hanks of 50g each, to go so far!
I started off with a buttoned cowl. When the first ball was nearly done, I decided to first make a hat. I wanted a matching hat and cowl. So I knitted the hat. My dearest husband came home, took one look at the hat, put it on, and claimed it. I was shocked. I did not think he would like these colours! But I was ecstatic that he like it! The hat took less than 50g!
So I started another hat. Same pattern. The third hank was used, and there was some yarn left again.
Hmmmmm….. so still some left!
Well, I decided to knit a baby hat, for my baby box. I started a baby box to make things with left over yarn. Either it can be given as gifts, or, it will wait for my next grandchild.
After the hats, the cowl got finished. It is lush, And long enough to double up if I want. The buttons are from Button Mad.
And I still had some yarn left! Can you believe it???
So the antique milk jug displayed in my kitchen, got a small mandala.
What is left? Not much….
Now this, is how you use expensive, special yarn!
The last little bit will go into a bottle. The bottle is topped up with yarn and lamp oil every now and then. Whenever we want to start a fire, we use the soaked yarn scraps as fire starters!
Now what next? Hmmm…. I think a bit of sewing will be in order. I have a very important quilt top to make, before my New Zealand trip. The quilt is for our first grandchild!