Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Just the tip of the ice berg ...
Ok, so I've gone and done it, well some of it, and goodness me I have yarn and yarn and more yarn. So far I've gotten all the yarn that I had tucked away from the first floor of my house and put like yarns together. I can now crochet almost forever! I do have to admit this is a dream come true. I feel like I have my own yarn shop (although not all the yarns that I would love to have ... there's that addiction).
I am an avid sale shopper and I do have to say though that most of stash has been purchased at sale, coupon and discontinued prices. I'm at the point now that unless I really need something for a pattern, my purchases are running at $1.00 to as low as 25 center for a skein. Love it!
I have to tell you, I have been watching other blogs in getting their craft rooms in order and from them came my inspiration. This past weekend I completely cleaned out to the bare walls one bedroom and it is now a clean open space ready to be transformed to a crafting area (or at the interim, yarn, thread, fiber storage). Year's ago I was heavy into crafting and had a room where my sewing machine sat out 24/7. It was really a delight and made it so much easier to accomplish items when you don't have to pick up everything and store away after each working session. Just neaten up, toss unwanted garbage and you're ready to roll for the next session.
Like I said this is the start ... these are baby and 4 ply yarns from the 1st floor. I know upstairs there is hamper and two boxes of yarn, a rubbermaid tote and large wicker basket on the porch holds more (will probably at least double this amount) so I have yet to get half of the stash together in one place. By this weekend.
Peaches and Creme cotton crochet ... for when I want to make "a" potholder ...look at the price!
Oh ... did I mention thread ... crochet thread.
That I do have enough to crochet forever.
This is quite a large hamper and filled to the brim. I do have to admit that there is a rubbermaid tote filled as well. I was the fortunate recipient to receive two boxes of thread from a friend of a friend when their aunt passed on. Seems they couldn't find someone who would like this ... glad they asked my friend if they knew anyone.
As for crochet hooks, knitting needles ... lets just say I'm not gonna go there!