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.