Tuesday, August 15, 2006




I pulled out a small hooked rug project I had been working on. It's 4 Atlantic puffins standing on a beach, with the sky behind them. I started it quite awhile ago in the early spring and then put it away for a bit. I measured it against the seat on one of the chairs, and if I take out the third puffin I started, square it up and just finish hooking the beach and sky, it can be my first chair pad. I didn't have quite enough of the blue for the sky, I miscalculated a bit when I did the dyeing, but I managed to dye another piece that will do, so I think I will finish that up in the next couple of days.





Aug 15, 2006





I also finished a scarf I had been working on. It's the Windy City pattern from "The Little Box of Crocheted Hats and Scarves". The scarf as originally made used Wool-Ease, but since I am trying to use up before buying more, I used a skein of Red Hearts TLC, which I had bought for some other project but never used. Unfortunatly, one skein was just shy of enough, so I had to buy another one. I went to the local Hobby Lobby, and only bought the one skein of yarn I needed,and will use whats left of it to crochet a hat. I'm proud to say I resisted the urge to buy any of the baby yarn they have on sale this week. My youngest daughter wasn't quite so lucky though. She's been knitting scarves and hats to give to homeless shelters and she bought a ball of one of the Yarn Bee baby yarns. She came home and knit a baby hat and is now working on another. I guess buying more yarn for charity projects is ok.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Buying extra yarn for any reason is acceptable. You can never have too much yarn. Ever.

Paula said...

But Melissa, we are trying to use up. Since there are a myriad of fiber art projects going on in a pretty small space I think using up is a good goal. Then we can buy more.

Melissa said...

You've got it backwards--the fact that there is a surplus of yarn is testament to the fact that you don't have enough yarn in the right colors and textures to use together. The only reasonable solution to this is to acquire more, so you have the variety that makes it possible to use the rest.

Paula said...

I agree! (says siobhan, who doesn't have an account yet) You can *never* have too much yarn and when you start big blankets or rugs or or or...you just need what's to match. Plus, the fact that I'm buying it to make things for poor babies only makes it better. But let's not forget it's yarn! Yarn!