By order of the Craft Yarn Council of America, October 14, 2011, has been decreed “I love yarn day.”
I don’t know how you are going to celebrate this momentous occasion, but I began my preparations today. (This despite the fact I had myriad errands to run as a result of putting off to another day everything I possibly could in the run up to the state fair).
On Tuesday, in the aftermath of finishing my North Carolina State Fair project (the fair opened today, by the way), I attempted to restore order to my home.
I started by reclaiming my Lifesavers® inspired scrap bag from the cat and filling it with balls of yarn that I had wound from the yarn leftover from the project:
Last April I had made a pet mat using ball of yarn composed of strands of yarn scraps tied together which I then paired with a strand of soft navy. Using Kim Werker’s Bullseye pet mat pattern, I made this pet mat:
I found the result sufficiently charming that I wanted to experiment with it more, so this morning while I sat in a waiting room, and late this afternoon while I sat waiting at a trumpet lesson, I tied the yarn ends together, one after another. This yarn reclamation effort began the day looking like this:
and ended the day looking like this:
While it is apparent that I still have quite a few scraps to go before I am finished joining them, it is my hope is that I finish tying the scraps together tomorrow with sufficient time left to get to work on a new pet mat.