Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
It's raining again.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
I've sewed since I was in middle school, and just this past year decided to teach myself knitting. I've made a few scarfs, a hat, and even a pair of socks (that fit!). Made a small scarf for my husband's granddaughter (eeew, Disney princess pink).
While on vacation to visit said granddaughter, she expressed a desire to have a "nap blanket" for the summer -- in pink.
So, now, I'm up to my eyebrows in pink yarn, and progress is going something like this:
Attempt 1: Cast on. Debate if it's wide enough on the circular needle. Start to knit. Take with me on the road when husband decides to take photos of Elk. Hit a bump, drop a stitch. Stop mid-way through a row, and forget which side I'm working on. Take a wild stab in the dark, and keep going. Drop another stitch. Decide to randomly tie pink ribbon in the holes -- reject as "Cheating". Decide to unravel it, and start over.
Attempt 2: Cast on. Make it wider. Finish first row during a basketball game. Realize that my eyes are ready to fall out of head, and put aside. Decide that I never want to make anything pink again. So far, no dropped stitches, but it's only row 5. Look at my bag with bamboo/wool blend yarn, and think, "Wow, those socks are calling my name."
Sigh. The blanket isn't due until mid-May (for granddaughter's birthday), but if I don't work on it during the nights, I'll never get it done.
Anyhow, glad to be here, and happy to be an associate member of the relping society.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The white shirt gained a layer of dust sitting in the basket,
untouched. The crocheted shawl, thoughtfully dubbed My Shroud, is so
far from completion I will be dust before it is large enough to cover
a single shoulder. It hasn't gotten even a single crochet in weeks
My daughter, a high school teacher and mother of three, recently
shared her resolution to attend to her crafts, in her case
crocheting, on a daily basis. "I will do at least one stitch every
day" she has vowed. That has inspired me to emulate her. I now sit
with my embroidery or crocheting each day. One stitch often leads to
another. At least progress is being made.