Monday, May 27, 2013

Design Wall and Stash Report

Still playing with scraps, this is what's new on the design wall.  I am making these:
using the tutorial for composition book covers here.  As you can probably guess by the tree theme, these are going to be graduation gifts.  And Daniel and Quarta have requested one too.  I have every intention of putting the scraps away and working on a color-coordinated project ... soon.  Just not yet.  This is about all the attention span for patchwork I can muster.
I'm still feeling "do-less" as my grandmother used to say.  There is plenty of stuff I should be doing: grading the quizzes I have to return tomorrow, cooking, shopping - but it's not happening.  Not much quilting done on Orca Bay.  I did unravel 2 sweaters for their yarn content and am adding them to my stash totals.
 Unfortunately it's raining so this first batch (Abercrombie and Fitch worsted gray tweed, 1200 yds) is not getting dry.  Another good reason for not wanting to go out and do anything.
 And the second batch (Norm Thompson, Aran gray tweed with colored flecks, 800 yds) is still soaking because there's no place to hang it.  It's a good thing we don't have a barbecue planned.

Stash Report:

Fabric used this week: About 2 yards for the notebook covers and sachets
Fabric used year to date: 39 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 17 yards
Net used for 2013: 22 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 6000 yards.
Yarn added this week: 2000 yards reclaimed wool from thriftstore sweaters
Yarn added year to date: 3300 yards
Net used for 2013: 2700 yards

I was moved by a photo a Facebook friend posted today: her grandmother standing next to the Okinawa inscription at the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.  Widowed at age 22 with 2 babies to bring up alone, this elderly lady stood, fierce, proud, and independent, the way Americans have to be when their loved ones paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  We have a rare thing going on in America; I hope we can be aware and appreciative of what it costs before it's too late.


Patti said...

Hey Kathy! It's Patti from Monday night knitting. I just found your blog via Judy Laquidara's Design Wall Monday post. I see you are quilting too. I LOVE your little scrappy trees! I've now put your blog on my blog reader list so I can keep track of what you are doing. I'm not knitting much these days - I've really gotten back into quilting. So I've started writing my blog again. My design wall is #50 on Judy's post. Stop by to visit if you have time!


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I never thought of reclaiming wool from sweaters! I wanted to crochet a pink scarf for cancer, but I can't find the right yarn. I'm going to check my local thrift stores now. Thanks for the idea!