Saturday, March 30, 2013

Quest for the One Skein

Let's start out with the confession that I'm a huge craftsy person.  Legend tells of the Christmas my parents got me a bead loom from a catalogue...and it was all downhill from there.

But, rather than go through my entire craft history in one sitting, let's veer aside to the section of my life I'm in now: the yarn section.

What once was a couple of skeins stuffed in a box during my college days has now become a stash that overflows from beneath my bed, out into the living room, and now is mocking my attempts to rein it in by setting up shop in a fiberfill box in the spare room.

(Spare 'Oom?  Yes, Spah 'Oom.)

And of course, having recently celebrated my birthday, I got more yarn and gift cards for craft supplies!  So I have decided to undertake a quest.  You guessed it:  The Quest for the One Skein.

It's not nearly dramatic as it sounds.  Or doesn't sound. know what?  Never mind.

The skein we're following currently started out it's life on a shelf at Wal*Mart.  Ah, such a humble beginning. Actually, it was a last-minute gift project for one of my geek friends up in Lynchburg, VA.

With the help of my husband, I summoned forth the yarn's power to be mighty.  As in...the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

I jest not.  Here's the proof:

But that wasn't enough to begin to use up the entire skein.  So after a bit of sorting through my Ravelry library, and courtesy of Lucy Ravenscar/Collins, this little guy showed up:

So now I'm down to half a skein or so.  I sense a new project coming soon...I'll let you know what pops up next!

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