The Tale of Two Skeins

As a fellow knitter.. you know how it goes. We buy yarn with the best of intentions. Beautiful expensive skeins. But sometimes they are so beautiful we are afraid to use them for fear that they will be wasted on an unworthy project. 

And yes...I'm using the word "we" here when maybe I should be saying "I". I guess I'm hoping that I'm not alone in this.

Frankly, this happens to me more than I care to admit. 
And that is what happened with these two skeins below. 
Remember this? And this?

They were lying in the deep recesses of the stash. One skein dates all the way back to a 2007 purchase!

But guess what? Although I was envisioning each of these gorgeous skeins for their own separate equally gorgeous projects.. I realized as of late that they look awfully good paired together.

So that's what I did! I was able to incorporate both skeins into a design for my upcoming design collection.

And I can't tell you how good that feels to lift these two beauties from the dark, lonely depths of my yarn bins.