Starter on the truck went out... no traveling but for bike and bus, and bus doesn't run to the island on the holidays. I've paid my neccessary bills, but no extra money for the starter until next $$$. Oh well. I'm biking and busing, and wasting my waist away.
So, I spent the holiday...TWENTY HOURS+, watching old movies on DVD (To Sir With Love, anyone?) and fixing this Poncho: A Bolivian Handspun/handknit Llama Poncho that had been sitting in a 3 season porch on a chair next to a bag of birdseed. There are mice on the Porch... Need a say more? About 16 holes you could put your whole arm through, plus other chewed bits. I made Taco Bell wages fixing this, but I used it as a challenge of my skills.
I created new yarn from "felt joining) foot long bits of old yarn... from taking bits of old yarn and felting the fiber to a core yarn if I didn't have enough and couldn't find a match. It was 20 hours of MAKE IT WORK. The client was STUNNED with the result and I was pretty damn proud of myself. Hope you enjoy the pictures.