My Nanna spent the last few years of her life in a retirement hostel. Her short-term memory wasn’t so flash. At some stage she bought some unlabelled yarn and stashed it away in a cupboard (she had been an avid knitter). My Mum eventually came across this yarn that Nanna no longer remembered buying, and it moved from Nanna’s stash into hers, and then years later into mine.
There was 600g of what seems to be around 10 to 12 ply yarn. It looks and feels as though it has been hand-dyed, and potentially even hand-spun. I am guessing that it is wool with some alpaca, but there could be something acrylic in there too. A friend and I did a burn test:
At first the it just blackened in the flame, but with a little determination it did burst into flame, but quickly then went out again, leaving that little shrunken ball behind. I’d love some input from anyone experienced in doing this type of thing! Anyway, I’ve almost used it all up now, crocheting a Joplin Vest. Photos of the finished vest to come later in the week – once the ends are woven in.