I keep eyeing my bag filled with yarn odds and ends and wondering what I could make to use some of them up. It suddenly came to my attention that such a thing as mile-a-minute afghan patterns are out there and wouldn't that be the perfect use for those partial balls of yarn. I made one strip and weighed the ball of yarn before and after and came up with how many oz. I need to make a strip. Resident Chef then undertook to weigh all my leftover yarns and we sorted them into what I can use for my afghan. I will need to augment for a few colours I would like to use but otherwise I think I can pretty much make a useable blanket. Useable is the key word here because, like much of what I do, I don't have any use for said blanket. It will go in the Christmas box and maybe will 'bless' some poor unsuspecting soul in December.
There follows a mini-rant so be prepared!
One would think, if one thought upon such things, that paying a lot more for something that's supposed to be 'better quality' would mean that I wouldn't be taking a picture and circling in RED what happened to my office chair this morning. One would think that one would be comfortable in said chair for several years to come. One would think that, wouldn't one. Well....said chair has had a massive squeak since Day One and has required many applications of the wonder elixer called WD-40. I'm sad to say that WD-40 can't fix this. The arm rest snapped right off very nearly dumping moi very ingloriously onto the floor. Resulting screech of dismay brought Resident Chef running, only to have to wade through the air that was rapidly turning blue. Sigh.
- The February issue of the new 'Crazy Quilt Magazine' is now available and you can get your issue in either print or digital form (or both!) by going HERE.
- If you're searching for an afghan pattern, have a look HERE because there's lots to choose from!
- I've heard of doing temperature blankets/afghans but have never heard of temperature quilts. Go HERE to learn more.
- If I had space in my sewing room I might consider making one of THESE to organize my thread (mind you, I'd have to buy a whole lot more thread in order to fill it!!).
One chair, in need....