Lovingly Begun

One evening a few weeks ago, the discussion at the Yarn Boutique turned to the second hand craft shop in Fairport, NY - Craft Bits and Pieces. It's in the plaza upstairs from the Fairport Public Library. Run by volunteers, this shop takes in, sorts, and sells used craft supplies at low prices, all to raise money for elders. Great idea, right?

Someone told a story about someone else who picked up a passle of Addi's there at a buck a piece. Urban myth or true tale? We talked about a section of the shop that I have never noticed but which I find intriguing - Lovingly Begun. Apparently they regularly take in unfinished projects and the supplies to finish them. The volunteers tidy them up and package them together for sale. I don't get out to Fairport often, but when I do, I always stop by, if only to peruse the 80's patterns. 

And here's my own "lovingly begun project." Some years ago, too many to say, I made a garage sale purchase that included 21 blue and white knit squares. I can't remember what else was bundled with them, maybe some of those scary plastic clown heads I keep tripping over upstairs,  Each square is knit in a different textured pattern, probably from a stitch dictionary. Fibre unknown, probably acrylic dk weight. They did come with half a skein of black yarn. The other night, the person next to me complained that his feet were cold from the air conditioning and couldn't I make some kind of, you know, cloth for him. I remembered the squares, and perhaps more amazingly I was able to lay my hands on them and the black yarn. Here they are, all crocheted together except for one lone square. Too bad I don't know who knit them.


Mary Lou said…
And lovingly finished! Now do something about those clown heads, there must be a tale there!

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