Wool Yarn 44 years and counting……never too old, well maybe……..

I am knitting with some donated vintage yarn. Being a “wool snob”, I thought I could make something. Why waste pure wool. To the touch, a little stiffish, but overall fine. I didn’t realize how old it was until I closely examined the label. 1973. In those days, not as much information was printed on the ball bands. The yardage, the suggested gauge, the needle sizing for our global community, all are recent additions. In addition there are now bands with a printed pattern on the inside of the band.

A winter hat evolved. A warm water soak with a dose of hair conditioner and a nice hat emerged. Surprisingly, it was not too dirty and minimal dye fading. I initially thought this yarn would be delegated to felted insoles!

Overall, a pleasant surprise.