Suzyhausfrau in Canberra. Great, quick service once again. Each skein has 500 yards in it and is described as fingering. I think my mother would have called it college grey in colour.
I wound one of the skeins to make a long scarf for my eldest son who is very tall, 6'5". As I started the scarf, I realised that I would not call this yarn fingering. It's more like sock wool, perhaps Patonyle in thickness, although certainly not in softness. I was using 4 mm needles and the material was beautifully soft and snuggly but the needles were too big, making the fabric unattractively sloppy.
So I went down in needle size. As I plugged away at it, the prospect of knitting this amount of yarn on those small needles hit my brain. It would take forever. So I ripped it out. I didn't have much to show for the time I'd spent on it, perhaps six or seven centimetres.
I get annoyed when a good idea or workmanship is spoilt because of something small. This is my clothes airer which I use both inside and on the balcony. Or actually, the picture is half the airer. The other half is full of underwear. I'm not my mother who hid her undies on the line between rows of other clothes, but I have deliberately omitted them here.
Since I hung out this small load the sun has disappeared and it's become very cloudy. Hope it all dries. I may have to put it in second bedroom where things dry fairly quickly.