If you set yarn free...

By Megan Goodacre

If you set yarn free...

...it might come back to you. As a blanket.

Christmas is Super Crafty time. Yarn, socks, tools, handmade preserves, blankets, furniture are made and exchanged and oohed and aahed over. I'll think, this will great to share in the blog. But then there's something about the Christmas aftermath that never quite allows for peaceful retrospection. It's all Happy New Year and What's Next?

Yesterday afternoon everything was so idyllic, with the eagles keening and playing (when I first moved here, I was all like "Gasp! Look! There's an eagle!"), the snow sparkling (but not so much that I have to shovel it), and the sun actually came out (for anyone in this part of the planet, you'll know this is a Rare Occurence). Time to get some shots of crafty goodness.

Here's the back story: We're moving, as you may have picked up, so there's much packing and purging going on. I'm a ruthless purger, with a If You Haven't Used It In 12 Months And It's Not A Christmas Decoration Or Keepsake It Must Be Purged rule. This shocks my mother who follows the rule of If This Could Ever Be Useful To Any Human Being Ever Then It Is Valuable And Must Be Kept. Especially when it comes to fabric and yarn.

The solution to this disparity? Purge yarn, which I can't possibly get around to using, towards my mother's stash. Then, if all goes well, it will come back to me as a woven item. It's a win-win-win solution.

Look at these fringes eh? I now know that there is a thing called, aptly, a fringe twister. You can buy them from weaving suppliers.