While going through bags of things I was forced to face up to a few incomplete, hibernating projects. One of which is a jersey scrap rug I started crocheting ages ago. It’s 31 inches long now and I am reluctant to bind it off since I still have some scraps to turn into rug strips.
I deliberately used the bag it had been sleeping in as a holder for something else so I’d be forced to deal with it. It’s still on my bed. I think I’ll spend a few hours of this rainy day extending it a few inches. I can only work for so long before my hands are hurting. (That’s a size N hook.)
So, the shelves. I tend to change project genres over time and so need to move pertinent skeins to more convenient locations, pushing others to the back.All of my cotton is on the top left. Maybe I’ll start a really colorful cotton baby blanket. Or maybe I’ll do some simple washcloths. Hmm. The Caron Simply Soft is all on the top right along with some yarns of similar weight. I have two afghans in progress that use those plus I’ll use some of the more pastel colors for baby hats. The middle left is all the heavy-weight chunky yarn I used for hats and hot pads over Christmas. Nothing else in the works in that yarn right now. The right is all baby yarn.
I went through the basket of balled-up yarn and odds and ends and scrapped some, saving others. It’s also a temporary home for projects in progress. My very strange repurposed needle holder is lying on top. (Still love that thing, but I’m considering making something long enough to completely enclose the knitting needles…)
The shelf below has one-pound skeins of baby yarn and a few other huge skeins. Also some bags of multiple skeins of the same kind (like the superwash merino wool, the bamboo blend, regular wool, etc.). I miss ordering yarn online because it was so much fun to unpack the box!
Again, my reading material probably doesn’t match anyone else’s. Ah well. Two of the books I just got yesterday from the library, “The Great Deluge” a massive book about Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the Gulf Coast (well done, by the way, and I’m pretty critical) and “In Harm’s Way”, the story of the USS Indianapolis (torpedoed by the Japanese in WWII; about 1200 men on board, 317 survivors four days later after the Navy finally decided to wonder what happened to it. Sheesh.).
What are you reading and working on?