Monday, September 24, 2012
Working out the knots
Very busy making badges for an upcoming show. It is not a blog-rich environment. Spud 1's friend was over to help get things organized. She saw the craft in public badge and asked for one that said Knit in Public. I set one up for her. It is 3.5 inches in diameter. Probably the largest one I've made. I will have to think about adding it to the shop.
It is appropriate to make such a badge as I am hosting a wine and yarn event this week to kick off a charity project. As part of that, I've found myself untangling and rolling up the donated skeins of yarn. Not a thing I particularly like doing, but definitely something I can do mindlessly while carrying on a conversation. Since ask the expert (otherwise known as my sister) came in for a brief visit, it was something to work on.
It was fun going through all of the old badges I've made. I realized there are a lot of them that have not been added to the shop yet. I'll have to get on that soon. Sadly, all I really want to be doing at the moment is quilting. I have projects I want to finish. More I want to start. I need to finish a steampunk piece. It has been sitting for more than two weeks because I managed to knot the thread, on the front and I haven't been able to figure out how to get past it. I think I finally have a plan but it involves finding my notched needles and seeing if I have one small enough for the job.
What do you do when your thread knots and there is no way to get it undone?