Working Wednesday #1

As I work through the yarn in my “collection” (not stash – thank you Sue) I want to keep track of my progress, so I’m planning to post pictures on (some) Wednesdays of my week’s creations/progress. This is the current state of play with the projects I’m working on at the moment:

  • Honeycomb cables socks: one complete, the second getting bigger after some on-train knitting over the weekend.
  • Golden spikes jumper: back complete, front in progress.
  • Skeleton hat: no progress this week.
  • Bird roosts: six crocheted and ready for felting, before being added to my etsy shop.

It has been brought home to me today just one reason why it’s good to use the wool/fabric/craft supplies that we have collected. Poor ItWasJudith has just lost most of her huge collection of beautiful yarn in a fire – how tragic that she never got to turn it into lovely things and how determined I am that mine will be used not lost (to fire, moths, damp or ennui).

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  1. What a good idea to post a working Wednesday, and an impressive week’s work. I am determined to use my collection of yarn and fabric. Currently working on crocheting a blanket for a cat!

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  2. Aha! Excellent idea… And you’ve made great progress here already! I really feel for Judith and her lost yarn collection, that must be heartbreaking…

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  3. I miss long train journeys to get knitting and crochet done!

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  4. Lots of work done there. A very good plan to update regularly so you can keep track, and of course keep yourself on track.

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  5. Well, that certainly brings it into perspective, does it not! I’ve often wondered what I would feel if my “collection” were lost to flood or fire. Somewhere between relief and overwhelming sadness. Time for me to get busy here but I spend most of my time right here, doing this. You have struck a nerve here so I am thinking hard on how to meet my own goals. Thanks for this. I hope your friend can get some of her collection replaced. A fire is a hard way to lose things.

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  6. Dear Snail,
    Many thanks for your kind mention and words of support!!
    It’s just beginning to sink that the collection is really lost.. I can’t get myself yet to look at my virtual stash on ravelry.
    On the other hand, I was lucky enough today to find some of the discontinued yarn that has been lost – a very sheepy boucle that looks just like a sheep (I do love my sheep, I’d spot one from far away when walking in the countryside).
    I’m so glad to read that your WIPs are progressing well, they look very nice indeed! Lovely shades as well 🙂
    Hugs & warm regards

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  7. Wow, I went from smiling to sadness in two paragraphs. Good for you for pulling out and using your collection of yarn. I’m so sorry for your friend who lost everything in a fire. That’s devastating.

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  8. Having read this, I’m now thoroughly ashamed that I haven’t done as you suggested, when last we met, to get back up-to-date with my finished projects posting.
    Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book, and choose one day a week to do it in? 🙂

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  9. I@ve just had a look at Judith’s post – and her Ravelry Stash – and could cry for her at the amount of wonderful yyarn she’s lost – and I wondered if there’s any way that people could send Judith any spare wool/yarn?

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