Piles of French knots on make blackberries on my first mountmellick stitchery. Eventually it will be a biscornu.
Things have been piled up lately. Good things like hundreds skeins of yarn and many WIP, not so good things like all of the things I promised myself I’d get to when both kids were in school and pictures to be taken. The long and short of it is that I haven’t been as active here as I’d like. It’ll likely be that way for a while as I work my way through the piles and the holidays approach. We’ll be traveling to visit family soon too.
For now here are some of my favorite piles.
Yarn from an amazing destash sale, proceeds from which went to charity. Two bags of mohair, one of wool, one of mohair boucle, one of sock yarn (enough for 19 pairs), one bag of mohair weaving cones. All save the cones have been inventoried. My kids of course ran straight to the more expensive (still a steal) silk blends. A is learning to finger crochet with some art yarn. The pink one in the middle next to the empty bags. She’s making a blanket, as afghans are her happy place. I never imagined having so much yarn. Two mid-sized rubbermade totes had held my yarn with room to spare. Fortuna rewarded me for cleaning up the landing zone where everything goes when it first comes in the house, with an envelope of holiday money gifted to me last year, which had been lost in the piles.
Fabric from Joanns to make more shirts for an ever growing boy. Part of my promise was to sew up lots of things from the make list to get those piles of fabric out of the craft room, but with the addition of the piles of yarn the craft room won’t be free soon. So, oh well if the boy’s fabric pile gets bigger too right? Of course, the piles of Halloween decorations on the cutting table need to go back into their boxes before sewing happens.
Many things are happening here, each chugging along a little bit at a time; like these socks for O. Sock yarn is surprisingly expensive if your goal is to outfit the family in warm socks for winter and a fussy-toed little girl with handknit socks year round. It feels like I got my money’s worth of sock yarn and everything else was a bonus, which is probably why my house now has bags of yarn. Now to turn everything into warmth for family and friends.
There is a small pile of these too. And I’ve wound the warp for more, but only a teaser pic as they will be gifted. The loom is waiting for a new reed to arrive before it is warped, hopefully I can fit all of the weaving in before we travel.
I don’t have a picture, bit I do have three quilts in various stages of completion. It’d be nice to finish up one or two for gifting.