It’s been sort of a lazy morning around here. I did finally get moving and made a quick trip to the grocery store and straightened up the dining table a bit which is a catch-all for everything and took out the trash. Is that enough work for one day?? 😉
Last night I spent quite some time going through a large basket of yarny things. Yarn I had bought over the past month or two that never made it farther than a basket in my living room, and I spent a good part frogging a couple scarfs I had started when I was trying to figure out what yarn to use for Dad’s scarf. The rejects I had just taken off the needles and set aside. So now they are wound back into balls and put away for some other project, along with the Irish Mesh scarf which has been frogged. I may try making that one again with a different edging and maybe even worsted weight yarn to see if that will help stop the curling but that’s a project for some time in the future. And then here were all the patterns I had tossed in that basket — some culled out and tossed and others (especially sock ones where I know I only have one sock done) set in the unfinished sock basket so I can find them back later. Why is yarn, like fabric, a never-ending clean up and mess up kind of thing? LOL but thinks are nearly back in order in the yarn arena.
I have been wanting to make the Dreambird shawl. I think its amazing. If you click on the link to Ravelry and then click on the Projects tab at the top (currently it says 825 projects but that may change – and you may have to be logged in to Ravelry in order to see the projects – I don’t know) but anyway you can see hundreds of these shawls in all kinds of yarns and colors. They are stunning. It will probably be a challenging one to make. But in my cleaning last night I pulled out a project on the needles, barely started, with no pattern with it. I looked at it for the longest time and then finally figured out it’s Wingspan. Wingspan is another gorgeous shawl that also uses long color change yarn. I can’t remember how long ago I started it – sometime last year – but I know I started it to sort of work my way up to Dreambird to figure out how you knit those wedges on to each other. So now to reprint the pattern and see if I can figure out where I left off.
After that – I need to tidy the sewing table as usual. And while putting things away, I hope to discover where I have currently hidden the box of freezer paper. It’s not like it’s a small box but it’s not in the usual location.
So time to get busy and while I’m tidying the sewing table – contemplate if I bought anything good at the grocery store for lunch. 😉