I actually had something else I was going to write about (don't I always?), but I got sidetracked by marymont's A&S sub-challenge; make 50 things only using your current stash.
I am intrigued, and would like to join in. This challenge has narrow enough parameters that I actually feel... challenged by it.
I have stuff. I am making stuff. I have stash.
I not only have fabric stash, I have bead stash. And wool stash. And craft stash that isn't neccessarily fiber-related. I like the idea of using up my stash on all sorts of things. I'll post things as I finish them.
Can I count my pink socks? They're not done yet. I'll think about it.
I've been downloading free knitting and crochet patterns for no real reason, except that I want to learn to crochet so I can make a little amigurumi sardine tin with sardines. Too cute.
I actually don't have a massive stash like some people seem to; I have a few useable lengths of fabric, lots of scraps, and a bit of vintage stuff. I don't even fill the plastic shelving we have for my fabric; the top shelves are filled with boxes and pattern bits. But I have more than enough stuff to make 50 cool things.
However, my challenge will not really start (except for socks) until after Thanksgiving; I am still sorting things for Holiday Faire (I'm making a few last-minute bits of jewelry), and am working on the nightcap patterns (which are pdf'd, scanned, and just about ready to go to Kass). After HF, I am off to Jamestown for their Foods and Feasts weekend (starts on Thursday), and I will be doing a food display in the Governor's House, which means buying food and preparing the display, and I will have three days to do that (though most of it is done the day before so it doesn't go bad).
(The food is not eaten; after 2-3 days of sitting out in the house, even though it's like a meat locker in there, the food is covered with dust and is icky. I sometimes make Banbury tarts for the fort people, but I haven't had a chance to make up the filling this year.)
Speaking of so much to do, where the hell did my year go? Last I looked, it was the middle of summer, and I had tons of year left. Now it's almost Thanksgiving, and I'm almost 39 (December 2). I admit, my life is awesome, and I totally wouldn't want to go back and do it over, but it's going by too fast!
Conversely, I had insomnia last night, and the night seemed to last forever. Stupid brain.
Anyway - tomorrow (or this evening), other post. For now - marymont 's challenge. Me make stuff good. Me make fifty good stuff. Me busy now.