Even though I have several projects that are on-going I have started a new one.
When we were not in lockdown, as part of rural Victoria, we visited my sister-in-law who lives about an hour away from us. She was delighted to show me she had just finished a project she had started some 21 years previously! It was a crocheted lap rug. I liked the design and thought it would be a good way for me to use up more of my wool stash.
When doing a project such as this one you need to have sufficient wool of one colour to form the background. I had just the thing to provide that.
This was a jacket that I had purchased, for a ridiculously low price, at a second hand shop in Canberra. I knew that the wool was worth much more than the cost of the jacket hence my reason for buying it. I was not going to wear it but knew that one day I would get around to frogging it.
These are just some of the skeins from the unravelling.
You can see how the memory of the wool is removed after it has been soaked for a while.
These are the first few motifs I have completed.
I am going to use up autumnal colours that I have so there is some link to each of the motifs.