Crafting through the Stash

Nov 17, 2010

Posted by John Admin

So, I’m a week behind with all my blogging duties. I apologize. It’s
been a long crazy ride. And let me tell you why. On my personal blog,
I’m doing a sort of ‘count down’ to Deathly Hallows, by posting every
other week, about each movie that has come out so far. Last Monday I
was supposed to write about Goblet of Fire. And I didn’t. Not because
I forgot. It has actually been pretty up front on my mind, along with
this blog post. But because I have been listening to the audio book,
and realizing that I needed to finish listening to the audio book
before I could really write my true feelings about the film. I haven’t
finished the audio book. And I won’t write about it here. This post
is about crafts.

The other things that have taken up my time, is that my company, a big
fashion retailer who shall remain nameless, does a fund raiser every
year for a big cause. They ask all of us employees to donate a certain
amount from our paycheck each week. It could be as little as a dollar
a week. Which is a reasonable donation for anyone at the end of the
year. This year, however, the company added a component of a silent
auction and a live auction. The live auction covered services. Things
like holiday gift wrapping, or auto detailing. The silent auction
covered donated items. I donated neckwear. I used luscious Baby
Alpaca Chunky from Cascade Yarns. I made the moebius cowl for a
woman’s item, and if you look on that big knitting social networking
site, you can look for the professor’s scarf. The auction goes on
through the end of the month, so I don’t really know what they will
raise from my donation. I hope a decent amount. I hope at least the
amount I spent on the yarn.

But what does this really mean to a crafter? Well, let me tell you. I
pulled the yarn from my stash. Yes, you heard correctly. I started
using up yarn from my stash. And when I finished those, I pulled out a
crochet project I started last year. The Clapochet. I only had to
pull a few rows to remember where I was at. I am now determined to
finish it. And I have my sights set on new projects for other balls of
yarn in my stash. This is a good thing right?

I was in Maine this weekend for a wedding, and I passed a yarn shop. I
am sure I will be stoned for this, but I let my husband just drive
right past it. I said, “Oh, a yarn shop!” a bit wistfully. And then
before he asked if I really wanted to go, I said, “no, just keep going.
I have plenty of yarn.” I couldn’t believe it myself. But, since the
Stonewall Kitchen Company Store is up there, I figured, I could find
some other foodies and crafters and make a day of it in the future,
where I wouldn’t feel rushed. And could buy yarn to my hearts content
with no one to answer to. Is that so wrong?

Crafty Witch Jo Anne (a.k.a. JavaStix)





One Response to Crafting through the Stash

Avatar Imageiris lily says: i'm having to use up all my card scraps.... it's not very cost effective to buy loads of card on £5 a month pocket pocket money..... but it's fun! i'm finding things i thought i lost

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