Sunday, July 10, 2016
I have discovered...well maybe just honestly realized...that I have a love for all things textural. Like these fun and fabulous yarns. I thought it wise to see just what I have and sort them better than they were. I crochet, do some knitting and use yarn fibers in my creative projects..."Wear the Boas Are" and other assorted crafts and creations. Having a nice variety is what inspires me some times and it appears I certainly do have a variety of yarns. There was one trip to San Francisco that Mr. C and I searched out small independent yarn shops to buy unique and amazing fibers for embellishing boas (there are two images in my banner) and it made for a very fun and interesting trip...also very expensive. Thank you Mr. C for indulging me.
Therefore while sorting I knew I needed to downsize my five very large containers of yarns. Well how does one decide which yarns to eliminate when they love them all? And you never know what project will be next and need just what I eliminated. So...I arranged the skeins in size order and that helped me figure out what to save. The really large beige skeins in the background were for arm knitting and that never happened so they are out! The lovely medium skeins of blue and purple had been duplicates or triplicates and already served their purpose so they could be eliminated. And the tiny little "Bon Bon" skeins are what I kept. They are very tiny and do not take up much room.
Here is a very large oversized market bag that is crammed full of some of the yarns I shall donate. Then there is another very large pile of yarns that I shall pass along to my granddaughter who just learned to crochet. She is making baby booties and outfits for her previous job of day care nanny. She still visits and loves her little babies but has moved on to her new career of teaching high school English. I am very proud of her!
I did manage to save and keep at least three large containers of yarn for my own use. I just love them too much and needed to have them near me for comfort.
I shall show my tatted heart once I take photos on my camera to upload to this PC laptop. For now I am not able to figure out my iPad blogging with photos. Thank you everyone for your understanding and comments. Diane of lacelovinlibrarian.blogspot.com had a good suggestion but I was not successful...yet. And Annie of http://freezeframe03.blogspot.com has even lost sleep to try to help me. Thank you Diane and Annie for I am truly grateful for your help.
Our weather is glorious with a cool breeze. Today Mr. C and I will do some outdoor painting to correct the blue I painted the gutter downspout which should be grey.
We were out of town last week to help our dear friend Sandy in Bakersfield (6 hours south of us). She fell and shattered her shoulder and had to have serious surgery. Her doctor was able to put Humpty Dumpty together again with a large 6 inch steel plate and 11 very long screws placed every criss-cross direction to give strength to the rebuild. Sandy is strong and she will mend very well providing she slows down and doesn't overwork. We will be following up with her.
May you be enJOYing your Summer/Winter and realizing Creative Bliss...