Monday, December 8, 2008

Waste Not Want Not?

From the sorting room of the Op Shop, this lot was seen as un useable. The majority of the bag contained short lengths of tapestry thread, but before it was to be tossed out as garbage it was rescued for me!

It looks a mess, does it not? See the black box to the left?

This is all fine cotton thread.
Now this is the inside and the contents of the black box.

They are some of the finest crochet hooks I've ever seen.

A very fine Afghan hook.

I am assuming that this is a winder for fine thread.

The bag also contained some unfinished patch work with many hexagon disc's, I know nothing about patchwork, so I'll save it for some one who knows about it and can use it.

You are probably wondering what I will be doing with all of those short lengths of yarn, well I'm just going to tie them together randomly and use my yarn winder to make crazy balls of yarn that I can then crochet with, what I'll make I am un sure of at this time.


Devi said...

you lucky lucky girl!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Devi, cheers, I am the lucky one.

Sherryknit said...

what a find. It will take awhile to go through everything.
Those hooks are realy nice.
Some look steel or aluminum.
Great Find

laughing purple goldfish said...

what a fabulous surprise... and you'll have such a varied ball of crazy yarn at the end... looking forward to seeing what you make with it... any ideas yet??? oooohhhh.... I've just remembered that striped vest you made a while back... do you get much wear out of that? because you could make another on in crazy yarn... that would look brilliant!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Sherry, yes it was a bit of a treasure box find, I'm happy with it too.

Purple, oh yes I get lot's of wear out of that vest. The quickets way to join the yarn will be to knot it, so I'm thinking of something that will look good with knots in it, all over the place! LOL.

Zuleika said...

What a great haul!
I know, you can make a reversible rug or afghan! They are usually done in sc, and are very easy to do. Make sure all the tied ends are just on one side of the project. You'll have a smooth/regular side, and a funky tassel-like side. :-)

jolincountry said...

Awesome find! I wouldn't care too much to untangle it, but those hooks are wonderful!
Hey, check out my blog today :) You are mentioned.

AuntieElle said...

HappyPeacock LOVES LOVES LOVES to untangle things. I'm sure she'd be thrilled to untangle that all for you.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi Zuleika, I've heard of those rugs, sounds like a good idea.

Hi jolincountry, I could do some very fine thread work with those hooks, I'll be sure and visit your blog too.

Hi AuntieElla, maybe I should employ happy for some assistance, LOL.