When the kids had the accident at the campground, I realized that I had absolutely nothing in my car to help them with - no first aid kit - no rags - no nothing. So when we got home, I put together a first aid kit and cleaned out the back of my car. I have a large box that I keep the baby blankies in before delivery and a big bag full of reusable grocery bags. I've kept the store bought ones and decided to recycle the yarn from the crocheted ones. I have to be honest here - they were too small anyways. So here is what I started with:
When I unraveled the first one, this is what the yarn looked like - reminds me of a big bowl of spaghetti.
Thank goodness I have a yarn winder. It took me 2 evenings to unravel all 7 bags, and jeez, my arms were feeling it too. Here's my freshly wound yarn to use for future projects:
Finished up the 'tumbling blocks' baby blankie last night. The square pattern is a newer version on the 'squircle' pattern. If anyone is interested, I will post the pattern for you. I used Vanna's Choice Baby in aqua, Bernat Waverly Baby in lavender and Red Heart Super Saver in soft-white along with a 'J' hook. It measures 19" x 22 1/2"
That's my little Ladybug - when she saw me getting ready to take a picture, she ran over and plopped herself right down. Maybe she just wanted to show off her new neckerchief I crocheted for her. :)