Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Getting Organised

In an effort to become more organised in my crafty pursuits, I set about sorting and tidying my yarn stash which is now worryingly growing into a sizeable yarn mountain not helped by recent 50% sale on Rowan Scottish Tweed 4ply (more on that/gloves later).

I kept these handy Body Shop containers as I felt they'd come in for some useful purpose eventually! and they are currently housing my cheapie Lidl sock yarn - and very tidily too! Still undecided upon the yarn - if it really doesn't machine wash well, then I may use it for handwarmers and gloves as I don't mind hand washing those but really I like my SOCKS to wash regularly and behave well in the machine.

We're on a strict economy drive as of now in our household! This last couple of years of me not working is starting to show and as I feel less confident of a return to gainful employment, we're looking at ways to make our single income stretch that bit further. Time, I think, to start looking at what I've already got fabric and patternwise and start making it work! I need some new summer clothes, skirts and tops in particular and really can't afford to buy if I can make "for free" from stash. This might be the incentive I need to finally get my sewing machine buzzing again!


marysews said...

Maybe our sewing machines can have a race. I need to get mine going again, too!

SewIknit2 said...

Mary I love the idea of a sewing machine race! shall we sew continuous strips together? or just madly free-motion about a sandwich of cotton and wadding?