No, you might not understand this... I use A LOT of gray yarn! I use it in hats, scarves, sweaters, ponchos, softies, blankets.... Seriously! I use so much gray it didn't surprise me that I only had two the over-sized skeins in my stash. Somehow though, I had very little left in my leftovers bin. My leftovers have some how gotten used up too! I am so confused! Maybe I just didn't have that many because I come back to it so quickly. Maybe I still have a box of scrap I haven't found. I don't know, the world may never know...
I did get a lot of blocks done. The final size blocked these will be 12x12. I think total I will need 20-24. I have 3 smaller balls of blue sitting around waiting for their date to show up. BTW, as a total side note, those three balls of blue appear to be all of my blue scrap. I was very surprised by my shortage of blue too!
Now, I didn't decided to jump in on a gray project because I couldn't possibly do something the predictable. I started a wide chevron blanket with some old Caron Wintuk (Dk Colonial Blue) and Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo in white. I did grab the stitch pattern from the Red Heart site, it is called Chic Chevron Throw. I liked the curve to the ripple and the length between zigs and zags. This is another donation project. I have a whole section of my personal stash in the craft room that I have set aside for donation projects. The Wintuk has been hanging out in there for about 3 years now. I already did a blanket out of it once. So, this should bring up the end to that set of yarn.
Right now I almost sort of kind of have a hole in that cube set from pulling the Wintuk out. I have things that I will go into it next time I am cleaning up. There are balls of yarn stacked up all over the place in there still. This is why I haven't bothered taking a picture of my craft room to "show progress". There isn't any visual progress because I keep moving things more into the open as space clears up.
Finally, I got some more card tops done this week. These go with the set from last week. I still have plenty of card stock waiting for another set. I think this time I will start by making "embellishment clusters" and then building cards around those. That should in theory help me to use more of what I have. I also have some scraps that I want to cut down and keep for bases like I did with my strip scraps from Easter.
My small makeshift craft table is very small (not that I have a lot of table space in my craft room) so I can't spread out as much as usual. I haven't been finishing the embellishments as I go like I normally would. I will come back and do more on all of the cards once I am done with them. That way I can clear everything back upstairs and just work with gems, enamel dots, bows and pearls.
It doesn't seem like too much got done, but I also have been fighting indoor pollen (yes, I keep opening my windows to air out out house) and allergies non-stop for the last week. I am just glad that I am getting a blog post up.
If you guys have any ideas of things for me to make with my stash or want to share what you guys are working on right now; I would love to hear from you. Feel free to comment down below. I still have many, many, many months left in the Great Craftdown of 2018!
Love and blessings to you all!