Monday, February 28, 2011
I have really been feeling guilty about all the yarn I have scattered in various places around town...which means closets, storage building, garage, shop...it's a hunka buncha yarn. So. One of my most important and thrifty resolutions this year is to use what I have and not buy any yarn for the rest of the year. (I'm starting a little late....). It's really unbelievable how much yarn I have...but most importantly...how much I keep bringing home. There actually is a purpose for each skein at the time! And although I am constantly in search of the perfect charity for my finished donations, I very seldom participate. I have good intentions, just get easily sidetracked. Speaking on my own behalf though, I do make many items for my grandbabies and family members and friends as gifts. AHA! There's my pitfall. I want the PERFECT color, texture or pattern for my dears and thus I go shopping. But today is THE day! No more shopping for yarn. I am committing the rest of this year to gather my goods in one place, organize the skeins and patterns and supplies I have and start making a difference in this wasteful world I live in! Really. I mean it. I'm going to need professional help to do this though. The anxiety is already setting in. My only saving grace is to find the right charity to drive that passion down the road to recovery. Got my prayer sent up to the Heavens, gonna wait for the answer. Maybe answers. I'll probably need more than one to reduce my mounting stringy mass of obsession. Wish me luck...it's going to take a miracle. Oh, and don't let my husband in on our little secret. He's an "I told you so" kind of guy.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I've been thinking alot lately about offering free crochet patterns to anyone interested. They are not my own creations....haven't mastered the art of that talent yet...maybe that can be my next years resolution. HOWEVER, I have many many MANY old/vintage magazines that I've purchased through the years from garage sales, estate sales, ebay....under a rock....anywhere and any time I came across them, I would buy buy buy them. If you are looking for a particular pattern, contact me and I will look through my Stash Mountain to see if I can help. In the meantime, when I GET time, I'll start putting some on here that you may enjoy.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I purchased this adorable pattern from http://www.monpetitviolon.etsy.com/ a few months back. She carries some really cute patterns on her site... check it out! I used Naturally Caron Spa yarn in Soft Sunshine color. I love this yarn! It's a silky bamboo yarn and I purchased it at Hobby Lobby. I have made several cancer caps for donations out of this yarn.
This was so much fun and worked up pretty darn quick! Plan to make a couple more of these sweaters for our 4 yr old granddaughters!