I am having a serious sort out of all my yarny WIPs and UFOs.
My daughter, asked for another to throw over an armchair for her farmer husband to sit in when he came in during the day covered in all manner of mess and muck. In the box where all the UFOs are stored I found these
I can’t remember what they were for – maybe I was going to make cushion covers, anyway, I decided to unravel them and make another blanket for myself. I have been unravelling lots and lots of abandoned bits – it was such a relief to come to this decision.
The yarns are a mixture of cotton, wool, and acrylic. some is from my Mum’s stash, but mostly it is from old abandoned projects of mine. Plus oddments left over from finished projects.
All are tied together with reef knots (left over right, right over left).
What a haul ….
and there’s plenty more to come!
I’m using a 5mm hook and started with a few rows of chunky weight turquoise
I have been keeping my bits and pieces, left over from sewing in ends a bag in a drawer
but when we met in West Bay for our Sweet Pea Gathering, one of our group told us she is storing her ends in a glass jar and then posted a photo on FB – oh they did look pretty – so now ….
I’m sorting my ends into colour jars – it makes sewing in ends much more fun!
A friend I met on the Collage Workshop in November, says she uses ends like these when she makes paper out of fabric off cuts. I’m not sure what I will do with mine yet – but for now I’m enjoying them brightening up the windowsil.
Joining in with Kate and her happy band of scrappers in her regular Scrap Happy post.