Friday, October 14, 2016
Getting my mojo back......
The SpinDrift shawl is completed and blocked.
This yarn is so luxurious. I wish you could feel it.
I wish, too, that you could see the number of beads I added to the eyelet edge. It just sparkles!
On completing this shawl and prior to blocking it, I felt the need to get my knitting needles and crochet hooks in order. My plan was to put the knitting away for awhile now and get back to sewing. I think there were about four different places in my house that I was storing needles....in the original storage area in my old craft room (I moved my sewing room into one of the kid's rooms once they moved out), in a basket with yarn in it, in the new sewing room and some needles still in projects waiting to be completed.
I had been saving this needle bag tutorial from YouTube for awhile and this seemed like the time to dust off the machine and make one so that I could store all my needles in one place.
This is what I came up with.
It holds my 14" needles with no problem.
Once I started getting all the needles corralled, I was compelled to clean out a couple of my craft drawers. Then that lead to my going through my yarn stash. All I wanted to do was put my needles in their new case; and all of a sudden this turned into a whole days job!
I have to say though that I got all my unfinished projects organized (there really aren't that many knitting projects) and loaded onto my Ravelry account. The extra "good" yarn even got put into my Ravelry stash.
I came across a yarn of my mothers that looked as though she had started to make a dish cloth, so I ended up making two trying to use up her yarn.
These type of cloths don't take that long to make.
On the quilting scene, I threw this 48" sq. Fall lap top on the long arm. This was a quicky.
It will be off to the owner this weekend.
I have a couple more weeks to go before heading off to Houston. Hmmm....what can I get done?
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