All of this wool arrived in the mail from Bendigo Woollen Mills this week. I think that this time I might really have bitten off more than I can chew.
It is 4 kilograms (that is almost 9 pounds) of wool in twenty 200-gram balls. Yes, 4 kilograms. It arrived in two enormous, sack-like parcels. It does not all fit in my large basket.
Oh well, the winter knitting weather is starting, and I have more than a year to knit the blanket/throw I promised my stepdaughter as a wedding present. I am using a free pattern by Bernat. So far, I have started knitting the test swatch. I am doing a proper test swatch, with borders and everything. This thing is huge, so I have to get it right first time.
The yarn I am using is the Bendigo Woollen Mills’ Luxury 10 ply (worsted or Aran weight). I have not bought from them before, but a friend recommended them for such a large order. I am really happy with the yarn; it feels lovely to knit with.