So here's the thing, my sources (and by sources, I mean this blog) tell me that I have a blogiversary coming up. This is a nice something to think about and celebrate in the midst of my efforts to teach Little Sir the merits of sharing. Right now his favorite word is "mine," thank you day care. My feelings about Little Sir's possessiveness aside, here's something else to consider:
During a "it's my birthday and I'm worth it" buying frenzy last May, I bought myself some Wollmeise sock yarn (the green skein is pretty fantastic too). This colorway is Poison No. 5 (dark). Usually when I buy yarn I have a project in mind (I know it's hard to believe, but it's true). When I saw this yarn, I just liked it. Yes, I know there is some pink in here; and no I just don't care. I loved this yarn when I saw it on screen and I love it more now (never discount the "pet" factor--the sniff factor is pretty high too. I am not sure what she uses to wash the yarn after dyeing, but it's pretty yummy as wool washes go).
The problem is this: I have no idea what to do with this yarn. It wants to become something magnificent. It wants to become something where the colors and the artistry that is the dyeing can be showcased. It wants to be a finished object of very little pooling (no pooling at all would be good, but let's be practical). It wants to be used in a project with a minimum amount of waste (there's 574 yards of fingering-weight knitting to be had here).
I have a few ideas, but nothing definite. So here it is, what do you think I should do with this yarn and why?
If I go with your idea/suggestion and line of reasoning, I will treat you to your very own skein of Wollmeise Sockenwolle. Any colorway and intensity you like (picking out the colors is part of the fun, after all).
If I don't use a suggestion offered, a name from the suggestions most relevant will be drawn by Little Sir. If I go with something that many of you suggest, Little Sir will pick a name from the pool of relevant suggesters (no, I don't think it's a word either) out of a hat/box/bag or what have you (my kid will learn the concept of sharing yet, and it's kind of fun that you can help in this endeavor).
So how is that? You share an idea, and Little Sir and I just might share some yarn with you (I am sure other things will likely find their way into the box as well, it is a celebration after all). Offer your suggestion (one per person please, let's not be greedy--the lesson here is sharing, ahem) in the comments of this post by Tuesday, August 28th, 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winner on my blogiversary at the end of the month.