Life After Yard Sale

It took Sis and me several weeks to prepare and have the yard sale. Crafting was put on the back burner, for the most part anyway. But now that the sale is out of the way, we’re back at it.

My UFO’s were beginning to get the upper hand on me again. (No surprise there, right?) So I’ve put my big girl panties back on and started in on them. I rummaged through a bunch of them and brought out several including the Halloween House that I started in 2011. (Yep, it’s been that long ago!)

I set everything up so I could take turns with each project. I would work on one, tire of it, and move on to the next one. It was kind of fun doing it that way. The result is two finished knitted ear-warmers,

a finished knitted mobius scarf,

and a couple more pairs of crocheted gloves,

I also got more done on “the House” and the crocheted granny afghan that I started several weeks ago.

All the yarn made into the ear-warmers, the mobius, and the gloves were from yarn (expensive) that I found at the estate sales that Sis and I run to every week. Beautiful yarns! And so soft!

In addition, I started another knitted scarf that I worked on in-between all the other projects. This is a sampler scarf made with eight different knitted stitches. I was perusing the Fair premium book one day and noticed a new Division called “Samplers”. It’s any item made using any technique in the Household Arts Section. So when I saw this scarf in a book I was looking at, I immediately thought about this Division in the Fair. Consequently, a new scarf has been born.

The scarf is just about finished now. I only have a few inches to go, then I can block it and it will be ready for its trip to the Fair in a couple of months. It was fun to work on using all those different patterns. Some were a little difficult but they turned out really pretty. I love it and the yarn I made it out of is so soft! (Again, from estate sales.) Picture on the next blog entry.

Another project I finished for the Fair is a baby afghan made from a lot of different baby yarns that I have. I worked on it during the sale just to keep my hands busy.

This will go into the CMN Division of the Fair, so I won’t be getting this one back.

Of course, Sis is still coming once a week to work on crafts. (We’ve been spending so much time running to sales, however, that a lot of crafting isn’t getting done. Ha! But we’re having fun, anyway.)

Sis brought a “show and tell” one week as well. She mostly cross-stitches, which is very time-consuming, so she doesn’t finish as many projects as I usually do. This one is especially pretty, I think.

When we do have time to craft here at the house, we started working on a kit of plastic canvas bear ornaments that I picked up at a sale.

We discovered that if we were going to finish them in a reasonable amount of time, that we would have to work on them on our own. “Homework” so to speak. So this week, we showed what we’ve accomplished so far,

The kit had enough materials to make eight different bears. But between the both of us, and more plastic canvas and yarn from our stashes, we’re making at least two of each bear. We still have several to make, so I need to add them to my circle of projects so they won’t go to that “back burner.”

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