Monday, October 27, 2008

Just like a Kid in a Candy Store....

I should mention that this weekend was also a very crafty weekend. Friday night I went to the "Moonlight Madness" Sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Oh my goodness, what a madhouse! They actually had to use the number system like they do at the deli counter if you wanted to get fabric cut. I was there because I had a coupon, and wanted to peruse the Lion Brand yarn. Yes.....the pink scarf that I was making? The fun fur doesn't hide as many sins as I thought, I found holes big enough to stick my hand through. Apparently I had been dropping stitches left and right and I'm not quite far along enough to figure out how to fix them. So through a recommendation, I got some new yarn and started to work on a new scarf. It's variegated yarn, all grays and blacks. I'm going to say the Crafter's Mantra here: I'm making this one for me! Anyone who does a lot of crafty things knows that they always say that, but end up giving away what they make. :) So far it's going well, I need to learn how to purl though so that I can continue. That's my next step.

I also tried something new today....making my own jewelry. I went to a class at someone's house today and made a necklace and earrings. So I got to hang out with other Mamas and make something pretty. It was SO MUCH FUN!! I will definitely do that again. No pictures this time....what I made is actually a Christmas present for someone.

The jewelry is actually the first thing I've finished in quite a while. I have a bunch of projects started that I just need to sit down and finish. I'm just discovering all of these things that I've never tried that I want to do! My creative side is bursting with energy! :)

4 comments:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores said...

Purling sounds intimidating at first, but its not that different from the knit stitch -- especially *after* you learn it. :)

YouTube.com contains lots of videos that are helpful to beginning knitters. You can drop by the Jo-Ann's Channel on YouTube and look under the DIY/How-To list for videos on knitting techniques.

(I personally taught myself to knit in the round on double pointed needles using just two videos from YouTube contributors.)

Good Luck!
Leigh-Anne for Jo-Ann

gillitrev-livvielu said...

You've been witness to how many projects I have going at one time. It's a sign of a true crafter. :)

shannon+john said...

hey! i love knitting, but can only knit in a straight line- aka- scarves! one christmas, everyone got a homemade scarf :) if you happen to learn how to make a hat, you'll have to teach me sometime, that is one thing i've always wanted to learn, but never got the hang of. :)

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores said...

Shannon+John - If you can do garter stitch, you can make this cute hat. The directions are for a child's hat, but you could increase the diameter to make it for an adult. :)