Yesterday was still hot so I stayed in and did some "organizing". Yarns specifically...
I made labels for bins and tags for bags..
I do have a "stash" of yarn which I didn't have 3 years ago......how did that happen?
I sorted the yarns by weight and fiber content; bulky, worsted, sport weight and then also by cotton, wool, and acrylic. I've learned more about fibers too since those years ago.
I used bags I already had for WIP's. The yarn and the pattern are together and the needles/hooks if they are attached to the project. They hang from hangers in my crafts/guest room closet. I 'm not finished yet but I figure when I run out of bags that should indicate that I need not start any more projects! LOL! There are 2 closets in that room; one for sewing and one for yarns.
Hopefully this will save time when I am looking for my projects. Everything will be together in one bag and the needles, hooks and supporting tools will be in one container instead of being in various places. Usually, I do "divide and conquer" but that's to put things in their rightful rooms but after that it is grouping likes with likes.
While I was rooting through organizing things I found a FINISHED item! I guess I actually do finish things occasionally and then I let them "ripen" in a bag for several years. What's up with that? But I was thrilled and just in time for Fall. It is a punch needle design and not sure what I'm going to do with it. It was my first punch needle project. It's a great way to use up floss as it uses quite a bit of it. There are kits out there too. I think I got this out of a Needl' Love pattern book but don't quote me.
Any suggestions? I was thinking a box topper but I would need a round box. I'll keep you informed.
Remember how I said I wanted to do "homemade" decorations for the various yearly holidays? Well, guess what I found and I didn't spend a cent! Two patterns I had previously purchased just perfect for Fall............a table mat.............
and a wall hanging............I was so excited! Still am! LOL!
Now, you'd think with all those WIP's in bags and patterns and gifts to make for Christmas that I wouldn't dare start a new project....well, you'd be wrong.......I cast on another project....but in my defense...I tend to do that when I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.....go figure...I know it makes no sense whatsoever but there it is.....at least I'm using yarn I already have. Right?
I hope you are having good weather where ever you are and that you enjoyed your day.