It’s been so long since I’ve updated this! My crafts have all changed, as is my custom. I usually complete something awesome and then move on to a new medium. I got my Christmas cross stitch completed and framed, all in time for Christmas! It’s so pretty, sitting on our mantle, I haven’t had the heart to pack it up until next December. Below is a small, crappy cell phone picture of it. Professionally framed even!
For my new hobby, I’m knitting now! I’m really enjoying it a lot. I started with a scarf, of course. Easy, back and forth, back and forth. The yarn is so pretty and soft – the colors make me think of clouds and sunsets. It’s very warm and thick and great for very cold nights when I walk the dog. I tried wearing it to work one day and got way too hot! It’s a utility scarf, not a fashion scarf I guess, but it’s very pretty.
Once I finished that, I moved on to a new scarf, one that required I pay attention to a pattern. The pattern is called Mind the Gap, by Expressionfiberarts.com. Its a tube scarf, and I really like knitting in the round. I made small progress on this, but I’ve put it on hold for now. The yarn is really thin, and it was taking way too long to see results. I will come back to this one at some point.
I’ve since gotten the bug to knit socks! I found a pattern that looks doable, it’s this sock from Winwick Mum Sockalong. I’ve gotten the ribbing and most of the leg done on the first sock. I’m a little intimidated by attempting the heel, so instead I’ve just been making the leg longer and longer, putting off the heel for now. I think I’m 65 rows in, so I’ll have to start the heel soon. Crossing that bridge when I come to it! There is a very active Facebook page for this group, the WinWick Mum Sockalong group. It’s been a great resource for me as I learn to knit a sock.
So, that’s the update! Maybe I will have a heel on my sock next time I post.