I think life has finally slowed down. I had a great visit with my friend. We did some shopping, watched chick flicks, ate good food and had lots of time to talk. I don’t have too much going on the next month and a half, so hopefully I can get some crafting time in before Christmas. I have bought a few patterns from Wee Wonderfuls that I haven’t been able to even really look at yet. I would love to make a toy for my niece for Christmas.
Thanks for all the comments on the aprons. The short one is my favorite too. But I was tired of getting flour on my shirts when I bake, so I made the long one as well.
It has been so long since I have posted on a regular basis that my finished projects are starting to pile up. The most exciting one, to me anyway, is my first sweater!!! It is the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
I used Araucania Nature Wool, and while I love this color and the yarn was nice to work with, I wouldn’t ever use it for a large project again. When I bought the wool I realized that there were no dye lots, so I tried to match the skeins as well as I could. I was fortunate that the skeins were sort of close, but if you look closely (or not so close) you can see where I changed skeins. Overall I am very happy with it.
I have also been making stitch markers. I love the way beaded stitch markers hang and move from needle to needle, but I couldn’t see spending so much money on something I could make for so much less! These were so much fun to make and I can see making many more. Plus with each one my technique improves.