Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Twice in the past week, I've had to play "find the car" (under a foot or so of snow) also "driveway roulette" - "Yup, you got DOWN the driveway, want to take bets on whether you'll be able to get UP?" But while it was blizzarding, I got a bit of stuff done. Okay, would you believe 15 knitting bags? (or lace supplies bags, or spinning bags, or crocheting bags or even overnight bags.) I occasionally dump out all the crafts stuff from mine and use it when I travel, because it's squashy, so it will fit anywhere. They're mostly for the shop, and to take along to fiber events and the occasional crafts sale. One is definitely too weird - darn it, that will have to be mine... (As if I minded). They're lined, so they take a while. But they're all fabric, and I discovered they do well in the wash. Here's a sample - doesn't the red one on the left look like tatting shuttles? (for more information on these, look at the gracefulartsfiberstudioyarnshop page on FB)
This is the one that's mine. Red isn't usually my color, but I feel a certain affection for this collection of orphan scraps of tapestry. By the way, I've got a bunch or other orphan scraps up for grabs - meaning for free if you pick them up, or just for the postage, if you want them delivered (whatever I can stuff in a flat-rate envelope). Just let me know.
And because I'm often knitting or crocheting with someone else in mind, I've made a few more Seneca Santa hats (I made six this week, thanks to my friend Sarah who gave me some bulky acrylic yarn in pretty colors, but I'm sure you've seen enough of those for a while) and finished this shawl. It's for my friend Sylvia, who is no longer able to knit and has given me a lot of her exquisite yarn stash. I started out not liking this color much, and ended up loving it. It's a silk and wool blend, and it was a dream to knit. This is getting mailed to Sylvia soon, but I'm 99% sure she isn't reading this blog, so Sylvia, if I'm wrong, please be surprised when you get it!
Finally, trying to keep to my new year's resolution of de-stashing some of my personal hoard of crafts supplies, these are items that want to leave home and go where they'll be loved and used by another crafter. These are the first installment... 5 pairs of bamboo purse handles, 9 pairs of plastic rings and D-style handles - 14 pairs total, $12 + shipping. Porcelain doll heads in two styles and different sizes. About 10 of the blonde sleeping angel style, 10 of the 3 1/4 inch tall brown-haired lady (closeup shown in an unfinished gold dress) and about 24 of the same style but 2 1/4 inches tall. $1.50 each plus shipping or all for $50 plus shipping. 2-3

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