Honoring My Veteran

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States.  It is a day to honor and remember all who have served the country to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.  My dad served in the army right after the end of World War II.  He spent 18 months in the army helping to rebuild the war-torn country.

I thought about posting my thoughts on the current climate in the US, but decided against it.  All I'll say is that I pray for peace.

Now on to something that brings joy:  fiber!!!

I am slowly getting my craft room organized.  I have a corner of the basement where I store all of my fabric, yarn, fiber, books and other supplies.  The wall along the right side of the photo below stores my yarn.  I organized it by weight.  It was quite a shock to realize how much I have accumulated.  The corner of the room is filled with fabric.  That still needs sorting.  Along the back wall  will be my books and other supplies.  I am making slow progress, but it is progress.

I finished the homework for the Tunisian crochet class.  Tomorrow I will take the second class and finish this cowl.  I really like Tunisian crochet and will make more items with this technique.  I'm not sure if I'll keep this cowl or turn it into  a Christmas gift.

I decided to take a Craftsy class on stranded knitting.  The project in the class is a cowl made out of worsted weight yarn.  I decided to dig through my stash and follow along.  This will end up being a Christmas present for my daughter.  After I get the hang of stranded knitting, I'll get back to knitting the other cowl using Portuguese knitting technique.