NaBloPoMo Day 7: is this a knitting blog?

In the past week I have talked about fabric, chickens, studying, and baking bread. Oh, and yarn. I have not talked about knitting. I don’t think I’ve actually done much knitting in the past week. All of my projects are stalled because of being in school, basically. That and having to use my evenings to prep for Arts Focus and my days to exercise, study, and try to keep my house from descending into a pit of chaos.

It’s a wonder that I ever had time to knit!

Anyway, I was recently given some yarn from a friend’s destash. The advantage of being allergic to wool is that when people have nonwool yarn to give away, they immediately think of me. I got these two yarns…

yarn combo

The shiny, coppery one is Tilli Tomas Asteroid: 100% silk with a strand with beads spun with it. It’s lovely and soft but only about 78 yards. I was debating what to do with it and the friend who gave it to me suggested pairing it with the above brown which is Blue Sky Cotton. So now I’m contemplating a quick project, on large needles. I’m thinking a cowl with the silk and beads on the edges. I want to swatch to get some idea of what it would look like but I’m afraid to use up too much of the silk and not have enough left. It doesn’t strike me as the type of yarn that would take well to being ripped back and reknit.

Perhaps I will find out! First, I need to wind these hanks into balls. Oh, and perhaps I should finish one of my other projects first.