I am a yarn magnet. (Not a yarn magnate, alas.) It's true that I buy a lot of yarn, and fiber as well, now that I am learning to spin. I also receive a lot of yarn and fiber for free, probably since my friends know I love to knit and crochet for charity. In fact, now I have some yarn I've spun from free fiber that I received because a couple of people knew I had some other yarn I had spun from some other free fiber that I was trying to match so I would have enough to make a lap blanket for Alive Hospice. Here's how the yarn looked as I wound it into a skein from my borrowed spinning wheel. (Yes, I even have the use of a free wheel!)
Skein in the making
Soon I will begin knitting this. I just have a couple of other charity blankets to finish first. And then there's that scarf I'm making for myself. (Occasionally I do make things for myself.) And then there's that sweater, which might even fit me when I'm done. And then there's that... never-ending thread.