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.

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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?

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

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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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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