Starting a Wool Stash
I have noticed more and more that crochet and knitting bloggers have secret and not so secret wool stashes. I have also noticed that the sewers are the same with fabric stashes.
This is an alien concept to me. I have always bought wool for a specific pattern as opposed to buying wool because I like the look of it. I don’t, yet, go to craft fayres so these temptations haven’t really come my way. However, as anyone who reads my gardening blog will know I have a real plant weakness and buy plants at the drop of a hat with no self-control so I am sure its only a matter of time before this approach filters through to my new interest in crafts.
Today, I went to the local flea market with my eldest son. I had a mental list of things I was looking for particularly with a view to upcycling. This is a concept that is new to me and requires me to rethink lots of things. I keep seeing wonderful things on Pinterest and think I could do that. Instead of things that needed lots of work on them, as intended, I ended up buying a beautiful Victorian mirror which just needs a clean for the downstairs toilet and lo and behold 10 balls of wool – a mix of Jaeger DK and Sirdar 4 ply. My son spotted the wool and encouraged me to have a look and choose the wool I liked the look of and which I might find a pattern for in the future. I’m still not convinced but the wool stash has started!