This post has it all: stash busting, recycling, repurposing, sewing, a little narrative and a really darn cute puppy at the end! Read on...
Lets's not pretend I didn't know they were there...all of the jumpers both bloke and I have shrunk in the washing machine over the last nine years hiding behind the sofa. I still get a pang in my heart when I see that red one I knit for Big Sis from Sublime yarn. I also get a sense of the passing of time when I see the brown cardigan Bloke bought for me from Boden after I had given birth to our first child nine years ago and the others...well, just washing mishaps that happen from time to time.
I pulled the sofas out on Monday and hoovered underneath them both and faced this shambolic pile. I started to imagine overlooking some pieces together to make a blanket.
First job was to cut some equal sized squares out of the whole lot and then be ruthless and throw the bits away - I know I could have made little embroidered brooches and things but meh, I am just trying to empty some spaces.
When joined together, it looked more handsome than I expected. I nearly saved it for myself but then...
He really liked it. This is Bruce our new dog. I can't tell you how excited our girls are. Me, I am feeling a little more pragmatic about it. I loved having a spaniel when I was a girl but then my mum did all the work. I have to face the reality that I am now that woman in our household! Anyway I am sure I will get into the groove of having another being to look after amongst the chaos. So I will leave you with a gallery of puppy photos to schmooze over.
Chat Monday, I have the feeling we will be having a pretty busy
weekend ahead of us.