This week is a fun week for me because my kid sister is in town visiting from Tucson. She’s an awesome creative girl who is basically always happy, which makes her fun to be around. We’ve got lots of projects planned for the week here. We’re a funny mix when we’re together – half wanting to be out on the town and half wanting to be curled up in front of the fireplace reading books aloud and crocheting like we’re in a nineteenth century novel. Both aspects should be fun.
Made it to SCRAP
One of the things that happened since my last update is that I finally made it to SCRAP. I mentioned it in my article about 7 San Francisco Yarn Stores and I’ll do a more complete review of it at some point in the future. But basically this is like a huge thrift store but for artists so there’s canvas and fabric and paints, etc. There is also a section of yarn and a section of books and magazines and I managed to snag some amazing stuff for super cheap. Here’s some of the stuff I got:
In addition to some fun yarn, some boucle and some yarn scraps (which I’ll be using for a yarn art project), I got that yellow fabric that you see in the pictures (great for backgrounds in photos!), two huge books of sample fabrics (also for art project) and 2 books and 5 old issues of Interweave Crochet:
Yarn in the Mail
I also got a ton of yarn in the mail this week. I mentioned briefly yesterday that my dad is still scouring Ohio’s thrift stores and yard sales for stuff for me and sent two nice boxes of various yarn scraps that I’ll be able to use for some of the bags I’m making for my Year of Projects. I also played around with ordering yarn from a few different Etsy sellers and two of those packages arrived.
More complete reviews of those sellers and yarns coming on the blog in the future! I also received a thread sample from Hilo Haven, which I’ll be reviewing here on the blog this Wednesday. Sneak peak:
The main thing I’m crocheting this week is a new laceweight circle capelet. Still not very far along in the design but enjoying playing with it and trying to create something new. I am using Blueberry Sorbet by Candy Skein. Here it is after I wound it from a hank into a ball so it would be ready to go:
Lots of Stuff to Frog
I have been doing major decluttering and organizing this week. In the process, I decided to pick up all the projects from the various closets and tables that are projects I really don’t use, don’t wear or never finished. Some are from my early days of crochet. Some are recent and there’s a mistake in them that requires frogging but I’ve been putting it off. I threw the whole pile into my new crochet/reading corner that I created in my bedroom and now it’s ready for a day when I’m ready to frog it all!
The red blanket on the ground and the yellow/orange blanket that I recently bought as a photo prop (from Goodwill) are not being frogged. Those yellow motifs are part of a project that is only half-frogged although the yellow part is actually being kept and repurposed. And there’s a whole stack of to-frog that is off-camera here.
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