13.5.15

linnen - nice, but oh you kid!

about a zillion years ago, my mum picked up some navy blue scheepjes linnen from a thrift shop - 10 balls! more than enough for a sweater. i actually thought i had rethrifted it myself, but it turned up the other day (a sign i have way too much stuff!) so i thought i'd cast something on.

i was thinking a sleeveless shell with a scarf collar, almost a middy look. to go with my grey linen trousers, for a 1930s beach/sailor/deauville look.

well, i think i know why this yarn got thrifted.

i really like the feel of the fabric, but it is not friendly to work with!

being a cotton/linen blend, it has none of the sproinginess of wool. being dark, it's hard to see the stitches. being slubby, it is extra-hard to see the stitches. and being splitty, it is easy to put your needle in the wrong place.

still, i think this is going to be awesome when it's done.

and the leftovers will likely get thrifted again, after all these years.

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