Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset-Stomach…

Pepto Bismol pink cashmere yarn.

IMG_0030These mounds of fiber started their existence in my care as a boxy, pink cashmere sweater. Better yet, it was only a $5.00 boxy, pink cashmere sweater because I found it at Goodwill. My dilemma, however, is the fact that I cannot tolerate the color.

Sure, on the backdrop of a white quilt with an f-stop of 2.5, it can be quite charming… but knitted into a garment? Not my preference.

So what’s a girl to do? I really want to knit it into a 1940’s-esque jumper a la here. But how to change the color?

Do I attempt to use a RIT dye remover? Do I just go over the pink with a burgundy? I’m more of a navy girl, myself, but I really don’t want to ruin the yarn.

Any suggestions?

 

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Poms for Days

Yay for pom-poms. Like really. Who doesn’t love a big, fluffy pom-pom?

Furthermore, the best invention I have encountered in a while is a simple contraption that makes turning out perfectly orbular fluff balls possible!

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On a whim, I purchased two skeins of Lion Brand Amazing yarn in Strawberry Fields on sale at Meijer. Like $1.97 on sale. Imagine my dismay when I fell in love with it, and tried to find more.

Note to self: always snap up doomsday quantities of $1.97 yarn.

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The hat is just a simple stockinette stitch tube with a generous rib. I gathered the top, added a pom-pom, and voila! I love this colorway so much, I’m eking out one more project with the leftover half a skein.

Now.

Prepare yourself.

The next pom-pom contains so much cuteness, that if small children or puppies happen to be nearby, the time-space continuum may be disrupted in your vicinity.

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This yarn was knit and frogged in a variety of iterations, and finally found its forever home as a funfetti beanie. Worked bottom up with a chunky rib and steep decreases, the pom-pom honestly is the star of this topi.

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I mean COME ON.

I’m working on an Amazing beanie in the Arcadia colorway for my poppa, but he doesn’t want a pom-pom on it.

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Poor little pom-less beanie.

Anywho, what are your opinions on pom-poms? Sans or pom-alicious?

Keep those pom-poms in the clouds!

-HH-