I organized the yarns by acrylic and acrylic-like, cotton and cotton-like (linen, bamboo), and wool and wool-like (alpaca, mohair). It's mostly leftovers because I rarely buy yarn without a project in mind.
Sunday I ironed this green, 100% cotton fabric (from the Hobby Lobby clearance bin--I couldn't resist) and cut out a dress. Man, it took forever. Three hours or something? I mispinned a few times. Luckily I caught it before I cut.
Sometimes (usually) sewing just exhausts me. First of all, there can be a lot of moving around from the sewing machine to the ironing board, then there is the hunching over. I'm not an experienced sewer, so I really have to concentrate and remember to pin right sides together, etc. It's much more involved for me than knitting.
I'm making a Built by Wendy dress, the blue version. What I would like to do is perhaps work on this dress in many increments instead of wearing myself out marathon sewing. It should be fun, right? If only I had a sewing room where everything was set out for me instead of tucked away to save room. Sigh!
Based on Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas
Yarn: Lion Brand cotton
Needles: size 7
CO 4 sts. Knit one row. Second row, k2, yo, knit to end. Repeat second row until there are 40 sts. (Or desired width.)
K 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end. Repeat this row until there are only 7 sts.
Row 1: k2, slip 1, k2tog, passo, k2.
Row 2: k2, yo, k2tog, k1.
Row 3: Bind off all sts. Leave a long tail and crochet a chain. Sew the chain to make a loop to hang the cloth.
This can be a larger adult washcloth, or even a baby blanket.