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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

SHOUT OUT And some yarn news!

                                                                *****FIRST THING*****

             Huge shout out to one of my readers! Thank you so much Diamond C! I do appreciate it so very much!! Please go pay Diamond C a visit to her beautiful blog I Love to Stitch

Now onto the Yarn News. So over on facebook I've met with a lady local to me a while back and bought some of her late mothers crochet items. Hooks, some yarn, patterns and such. She's been trying to go thru and sale as many items as she can. Around 3 weeks ago we met up again and I had purchased some yarn from  her and we took some time to talk and she asked me if I could help her go thru her craft room and get it clean and organized and I absolutely said yes and we set up a time & day for me to go over. She and her husband are very down to earth folks. They live in a beautiful 200 year old farm house that is absolutely one of my favorites. I want to learn more about this farm house the next time I go.

I went over there yesterday and worked with her for about 4 hours cleaning and going thru her and her late mother's yarn stash. She had 3 very large totes packed full and other items around the room that she's selling to declutter. We got her down to 2 totes now and she explained that she had more in another room but needs help cleaning it(the room) out and organizing it. She also spins and wants to start spinning again so I'll be going over there again to help her out. This is turning out to be a great friendship, we get along great and we both crochet. She also cans and grows herbs and makes all natural remedies. Among other things.

In exchange for helping her clean up and organize her craft room she gave me a ton of yarn and some partially finished projects of her late mother's which leads me to learn how to make hand/wrist warmers. Now her and her mother are both left handed so their stitches lean opposite of a right hander like me and I am figuring out which stitch she has done on these hand warmers, It's something that I've been wanting to learn how to crochet so this just gave me the little push I needed to start. I'm going to finish the hand warmers that she has started in remembrance. I'll get her name next time, we didn't get that far into the conversation for me to ask her since it's the first time I've been to her place. I'll support her any way I can when she needs me. 

This is going to be a picture heavy post as I am making small and medium size tote bags as well for some of the ladies at work. I gave one to 1 of the girls and they have become a big hit there so I'm making more lol I was asked by one of the girls if I could make her a medium size tote bag in the color pink and I absolutely said yes and she ask me what's the charge and quite honestly I hadn't thought of it so said how about the cost of the yarn and we agreed so now she will get the tote I made this week. They take me 2 or 3 evenings to make if I can sit down uninterrupted except for having to get up and move due to my back issues.  enough enough words let's get to the pictures shall we??

 these are the small black tote bags

 This is the tote bag I was asked to make

 and this one is mine I made as a sample piece

Next up are dishcloths and hand/wrist warmers I am trying to finish that I got but first the yarn I was given. 
this is a new to me craft from the 1980's It's called Lasetta and it's a type of weaving but on a different cloth/netting. This is a project that was started by the lady's late mother, some of the yarn is missing so I'm going to match the missing to what is there and hope I can finish this. Lasetta Rainbow Afghan by National Yarn Crafts. I can't find any information on this company except for a trademark app that was abandoned in 1990 so I am going to assume that the brand is no longer in business, It's a Division of National Spinning Company.
Pictured below is the yarn that was given to me yesterday. I've got plans for most of it, there's some light weight ( sock yarn) and other light weight yarns that I'm not really fond of but I think I can double it up and make wrist/hand warmers with it

Next up is pictures of all the hand/wrist warmers aka fingerless gloves that she had started.
Dish Cloth she started

This is labeled as Pisgah Yarn and Dyeing Company aka Peaches and Cream, I found this info out as I was trying to research the company.
Pisgah Yarn and Dyeing Company went out of business as of February 25, 2011
The Peaches and Cream website was removed in early 2012
 I got a few skeins of this cotton yarn in different colors. 

I found 7 total that had been started

This one she had 1 finished and one partially worked on, copied the stitch the best I could since I am right handed and she was left handed and finished the second one up, the black pen shows where the thumb hole is

 most of them it looks as if she was using the single crochet stitch so going to try and get them all done. 
If you would like a set let me know and we'll work out the details via email. I am learning new ways of doing these as well 

I think that's all for now. Thank you so much for visiting with me.

Until Next Time......
Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

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  1. Thank-you for the shout out, I will buy you more coffee soon, its fun to give.
    You are so lucky to have come upon a lady that needs help decluttering, and with the yarn as an exchange wow you are Blessed.
    Maybe someday I will learn to knit or crochet, right now we are busy with the home inside and out.


    1. Thank you so much!. I do feel blessed beyond words to find friends who craft like I do. I am blessed to have you as a friend. :) I've seen your blog post. You have a beautiful home!


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