when you’ve broken one of your wooden needles? There’s a scarf in the unfinished knittery basket, the needle tip got stuck in the basket itself and when I was digging through I apparently split the needle. So, I cut it off blunt and then took an emery board to the end of it just to see if my idea might work before digging out the sandpaper and yes — I should be able to sand it to a nice smooth point and it will become a shawl pin!
Now what do you do if you did this!??
LOL – that’s the edge of the banquet table I sew on. It got dropped years ago when I moved in here and the edge was cracked but the piece finally broke out. I don’t know what you would do but I will simply turn the table around so it’s at the corner edge that I don’t really work on.
I did finish the gathering, reorganizing of the yarn stash yesterday. I put those new containers I had bought to good use. They are the ones on the right in this photo.
I sorted all yarn into a few different categories — the top right is all really bright yarns, middle container are the “special” yarns (lace weight, Finito silk or other fancy stuff), the bottom holds all the longer self striping type. The bottom on the other side is all Opal or other self-patterning yarns for plain jane socks. The two blue ones are various sock yarns that are already caked and opal solids.
Course there are still the two under the bed storage containers but with all this sorting they are not nearly as full as they used to be. LOL
But sorting through yarn just like sorting through the fabric stash always gets the creative juices flowing — seeing yarn I had forgotten about and thinking of a recent pattern I had seen that it would be perfect for.
Like for instance this yarn — Smooshy with Cashmere (I so love that stuff) in Sleeping Under the Stars.
I went looking in my Ravelry library and decided that it wans to become Streusel.
So it’s caked and ready to go once I find some needles that I haven’t broken!
I did pull out my Dreambird last night and got one more feather added to it — it is now 22 feathers long.
Now – switch loads of laundry, load the dishwasher, and then clear off the sewing room table — by golly I might just get a quilt pin basted today!