30 Day Knitting Challenge – Day 13

Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?

Let’s get one thing straight. I love all my yarn, well almost all of it. Is there yarn that I’ve been dying to knit with, but just haven’t found that perfect project? Absolutely!

I purchased this yarn in August of 2015 and think it’s super cool. It’s called Abracadabra by HiKoo by skacel in the colorway 712 Natural to Purple. I have two skeins of it and really don’t know what to make. The yarn is a natural color out of the sun and turns purple when it is subjected to UV rays. Obviously, it must not have been a super sunny day when I took this picture, because the purple is much more vibrant.

There are currently 459 projects in Ravelry that have used this yarn. I think it was much less than that when I originally bought the yarn, so maybe I should take another look. Each skein is 50 grams and 100 yards, so it’s not a ton to work with…especially for a DK weight yarn. I guess I could make a hat out of it, it’s just not thrilling me at the moment. I’ll know when I finally find out what this yarn wants to be.


The other yarn that I’m dying to make something out of, I picked up while we were in Maui at the end of May. It is the Hillside Farm Hawaii Hula Bunny in the colorway Coconut Dream. I also have two skeins of this fingering weight yarn. It is 56 grams and 250 yards per skein of utterly squishy, delightfully soft angora/wool/silk mix. It was also ridiculously expensive and I never should have bought it; however once I felt it, how could I resist? Right now, I only see one project that has been made with this yarn and it is a scarf. It’s a nice scarf, but I want something special for this yarn. Until then, I’ll keep on looking. Anyone have any ideas?


The 30 Day Knitting Challenge is the creation of Meggiewes who blogs at Knitting in Wonderland.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!


6 thoughts on “30 Day Knitting Challenge – Day 13

  1. Do you wear shawls or shawlettes at all? I think that would be a good use of both yarns. For the Abracadabra, maybe Different Breeze (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/different-breeze) or something else that’s small & lacy & lightweight for something more decorative than functional? (Meaning it wouldn’t necessarily be for keeping you warm – light enough to wear as an accessory through the summer.) For the Hula Bunny, maybe a Haruni (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/haruni), Photosynthesis (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/photosynthesis-shawl) or some other lacy shawl? Or if you’re not a lace fan, maybe something cabled like the Leaflet Shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaflette-shawl)? I could spend all day hunting for the perfect pattern …

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