Do you have crafting fantasies? I do. I had one that I was going to meet Soozs wearing a fabulous top that I had just finished sewing. I did get to meet her (and her delightful daughter) last Friday, but in store bought clothes. The meeting was just as fun as I had anticipated, but would have been perfect if the black and white top that I had envisaged was not still partially cut out, in a bag, somewhere in this mess of a partially set-up house. Soozs was organized, and gave me a gorgeous hand printed tea towel (photos to follow).
I’ve just sent a note out to the mailing list to say that the store re-opening will be delayed until the 20th of March. While we’ve moved into our temporary house, there are still boxes to be unpacked, essential household items to be procured, one child that is not settling in smoothly to school in Australia, and a mother undergoing chemotherapy. In addition, the shipping company re-boxed a lot of my stock, and I have to completely re-organise the warehouse to find everything. So I haven’t been crafting, but I do have photos of other people’s work to show you.
My mother has been spending a lot of time at home while having chemo, and has made some gorgeous things. In particular, she’s been on a Mara kick.
Purple Mara (using leftovers) Ravelry link
Red/Orange Mara Ravelry Link
Both these Maras were made with left over sock yarn, with a fairly random selection tied together with one colour for the border (and I suspect a few rows throughout the project). The final Mara is made from a fairly scratchy self-striping yarn – the details of which are a mystery (both to Mum and me). While it is probably my least favourite in real life, it photographs like a dream.
Blue Red Mara Ravelry Link
So now, the question of the day is, where are my sock yarn leftovers?.
* Billy Bragg “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” from Workers’ Playtime.