Fun with yarn

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I have spent the past 3 hours 45 minutes sitting on the floor of the craft room, with a floor fan blowing directly on me, sipping Diet Dr. Pepper, and going through the 2 large bags of donated yarn I received earlier this week. I separated yarn by type and undid 2 very large knots of many different types and colors of yarn (that was actually fun - it requires a systematic approach and mindless patience).

Then, I pulled apart unfinished crochet and knit projects that were also stuffed into the bags, which was also fun until I got bogged down with pulling apart a poorly-assembled black-grass green-bright yellow granny square project (it may have been part of a vest of some sort) in which small pieces of black yarn had been tied together and the ends snipped close to the knots.

I didn't learn how to tie off yarn ends that way: The ends are supposed to be about 5-6 inches long and are supposed to be weaved back into the project so the snipped ends don't show and the stitches won't pull apart as the project is worn or used or washed.

So, while it wasn't fun anymore, it was challenging: Challenging to keep my patience and not throw the whole thing away. I'm not quite done yet pulling it apart...I'm moving into the living room to finish it while Bill watches the NASCAR race.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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This page contains a single entry by Cheryl published on August 23, 2003 5:26 PM.

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