At the beginning of this month, I made a list of goals for 2015. One of these many goals was to decorate in some way or another to make our house more of a home. Since we hope to sell this year, part of the goal was to keep each idea simple, inexpensive, and easy to take down/remove. Well, the end of the month snuck up on me. Eeek!
I had this stack of granny triangles I made while I was pregnant with Bean, using this pattern by Lulu Loves. My intention was to make a pennant banner/bunting to go in Bean's room. I left off the shell edging, because - let's face it - I was lazy. But it works.
Because it's the end of the month already, I knew I had to do something quick. Since these were already made, it made it easy! I stacked them up, then laid them out in the order I wanted. I ended up with 1 extra of each color. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the extras yet, but I'll figure it out - eventually.
I'm calling this "The Great De-Stash" because I have SO. MUCH. YARN. Please, if you come to visit, don't look behind the couch. That is, if you can even see the couch with all of the projects I have going on here. Poor Bear, he has to clear a place to sit every day when he comes home from work. Oops.
I'm working through all of the bits and pieces I have, and am making scrap-busting projects, many of which I hope to sell at the upcoming Artisan Fair in town. Anything that doesn't sell will probably be listed on my Facebook page, or taken to the Appalachian Artisan Center a few towns over.
See this hook? It's the one my grandmother taught me with when I was 8. Yup, 2 whole decades ago. And I still have it. It's the most common size for most regular (worsted weight) yarn projects, so I get to use it a lot. It has super sentimental value!
I pulled out the cream-colored cotton yarn I got in bulk forever ago, chained 15, slip-stitched into the top of each triangle with 5 chains in between, and ended with another 15 chains. When I finished up, I used some scraps to make tassels for the ends.
Have you ever found a yarn that you just absolutely fall in love with? And then bring it home and have no clue what to do with it? Yeah, that was this yarn. I've had it for at least 6 years. I'm so glad to have finally found something to use at least some of it up on. I keep thinking about making a lovie with it, but part of me doesn't want to part with it as a big, pretty ball of yarn. I know, I'm weird.
I hung it above Bean's changing table in our bedroom, using Command hooks. We never ended up finishing a room for Bean, but he doesn't need one yet, since he sleeps with us, and his changing table is in our room. Now he has something to look at while getting changed! Maybe it will help distract him from doing the crocodile death-roll while getting changed.
Nope. He still does the death-roll.
But now our room is a little bit prettier ^_^
P.S. Yes, we have a rifle hanging on the wall. Don't worry, it's well out of Bean's reach ;)
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.