Hey, y’all. Sorry for the blog silence. I didn’t mean to disappear. Last week was filled with Serious and Important Decisions. Some were planned, others were not. I was surprised that it affected my blogging because creativity and writing are usually how I deal with those kind of things. I did a lot of mindless crafts — thank goodness for charity blanket squares — and a lot of reading.

spool of wool from pendleton woolen mills

Since my last post, I’ve received some questions about my granny bookmark yarn. I can’t think of a better way to start up the blog again than to tell you about The Big Spool of Wool.

  • It was gifted to me by my friend Lisa. I believe she bought it secondhand. (She’s a thrifty thrill seeker, too.)
  • There is a lot of it.
  • The label says it’s from Pendleton Woolen Mills.
  • So far I have only wound off three colors: tan, navy and red.
  • It smells a little sheepy, but in a good way.
  • It’s rough to the touch, but after working with it for awhile, the lanolin makes my hands feel soft.

spool of wool from pendleton woolen mills

I have used it for packages, gift tags, bookmarks, flowers, vases and little boxes. I’ve just scratched the surface with this stuff. I wonder how long I can go before it gets passed on to someone else. Like I said, there is a lot of it!

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7 Responses to wool on a spool

  1. Fantastic looking wool!

  2. gisele says:

    How big is it? It’s hard to tell scale in your pictures.
    Also, do you have to use up one color before you get to use the next color? I imaginie that would be maddening!

  3. Charity says:

    That is really awesome! I find a lot of times, that scratchy wool softens up amazingly after working with it, when I give it a little bath with some conditioner or wool wash – might be worth a try?

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