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Yarny Yarn Yarn

2 Sep

Apparently word has gotten out that I am a yarnaholic, and when I was in Pittsburgh last weekend my grandma gave me a whole bag full of scrap yarn (thanks, grandma!) and some plastic baby doll parts (hmm…those were a bit too scary to take picture of; think 1960’s hair cut doll heads).  Another friend of mine just donated an entire box full of goodies to me, so my yarn stash went from “meh” to “chock full of warm, fuzzy projects” in under a week!  Awesome!

Here’s some of my new stash: This box was stuffed full of snuggly soft pastel colors, vintage pattern books (which for some reason, thanks to my new iphone os4 refuse to flip right side up),

And about a zillion crochet hooks and knitting needles:

I have the best friends (and grandma) ever!  I’ve already separated some stuff out for specific projects, and most of the big box is still in the basement amidst the disaster area that is my downsizing attempt (I’ll update that for you one of these days), but here’s what my stash bag looks like now:
Delicious!  This, by the way, is my favorite way to conserve resources.  I’m a big, big fan of freecycling, and this is just one more way to consume a little bit less.  I don’t have to buy yarn, my grandma doesn’t have to throw her yarn into a landfill somewhere, and my friend doesn’t have to pay to store a box of goodies she doesn’t want!  We’re all winners!  I should also add, I suppose, that Grandma purchased some of the items she gave me for $.50 at a yard sale, so technically this wasn’t freecycling.  Yard sales are yet another great way to be a little less consumer-y, though, so I’m still counting this as a triple-win situation. The things I don’t want and/or can’t use (knitting patterns, ugly doll heads, etc), I’m planning on either freecycling again or donating to Goodwill, so nothing will go to waste, and I can add even more people to the win-a-thon.  EXCELLENT! })i({


Something I’ve Been Working On

20 Aug

So, my circles project is coming along nicely, and hopefully by next week I”ll have something assembled enough to share with you.  Sometimes I get tired of my big projects, though, and I usually have two or three smaller things going at the same time.  I started a mini-project this week with some fabulous Freecycle yarn (isn’t it colorful and happy?  Doesn’t it just make you warm and fuzzy all over? Add to that fact that it retails at $5.99 a skein and someone Freecycled 13 skeins. Yup.  that’s nearly $80 worth of yarn… for free!  NOW you’re warm and fuzzy, aren’t you?).  Anyway, so far it looks like this:

Is it a bowl?  Is it the beginnings of a purse?  Is it a yarn holder?  Is it a bag caddy?  Is it, as my grandma suggested, a hat requiring a huge crocheted rose on the top?  What do you think?  })i({