Funny how word gets around that a girl be crafty, no? 😉
This week a friend of my grandparents’ dropped off three bags full (!) of yarn for me. The yarn itself came from an elderly woman she cleans for; most is old, most is unlabelled & caked, some shows tell-tale signs of possible moth damage (and thus will be skeined up and carefully boiled, just in case). I was told there’s a large potential for more yarn, so I’ll get my dye stuff ready and make the whole boiling process worth it 😉
Meanwhile, my mother, who is a dyed-in-the-wool thrifter, just as I am, has been holding on to a bag of luxe yarns she picked up in the thrifts. These show no signs of moth damage, and have their tags (for the most part), so I have few worries 🙂 I’ll keep them locked up separately from the other three bags…(actually, to start, those three bags are going in the front seat of my grandmother’s car tomorrow to ‘cook’ in the sun while I’m working, since I won’t get to boil them for at least a week and I want to take extra precautions).
FINALLY, one of my (and my grandmother’s) friends (an avid crafter/artist in a similar vein as I) found out I wanted to learn to weave, so today she gave me this:
It’ll be a learning process 🙂 She says she has a couple more small looms to give me, as well as possibly some yarn, and maybe even an alpaca fleece!
The artsy community is so close-knit/crocheted/woven, ain’t it? One of the best parts of my ‘job’ 🙂