Being from a Chinese family, I grew up eating a lot of white rice. When my sisters and I still lived at home, my mom would buy rice in 10kg bags and up to a few years ago, the rice was packed in beautifully patterned cloth bags (some cotton, some polyester, always an unknown material). Nowadays, they come in nylon sacs.
Over the years, my mom saved up all these bags/pieces of cloth and when she found out I took up quilting, she gave me her entire stash. The stash was so large, I was only able to bring 9 of these "bags" to Toronto. With some trial and error, I made the following goodies - a yoga mat bag and some reversible environmentally friendly bags. I also started piecing together two quilts.
The first pink one is a kit I got from the last Creative Festival. It's pretty but I have no idea what to do with it; it's too small for a blanket and too large for a table cloth. So, I have not started the quilting process and just threw it into the closet.
The other one is currently just a bunch of fraying squares. It's my own concoction for a summer blanket.
Knitwise, I've encountered some set-backs.
1) I completely underestimated the chubbiness of my dude's feet. Dude Sock II will need to be frogged to the toes... and it's toe-up socks!
2) I started a shell knit-in-the-round and have reached the neck decreases when I realized the front and back are not the same size! 4 stitches difference, I will try to disguise as a "design feature" but I might be in store for more frogging.
There's a handful of spring/summer projects I want to start but I still haven't received my Interweave! Boo hoo!