I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately, and I have been seeing all kinds of crafts. Quite frankly, it has turned my head a bit. I took my sewing machine to be serviced, and I can't stop thinking about sewing. I have been slowly working on my sheep.
I had to make him smaller as bobbles eat yarn. I seem somewhat discontent, but not with any particular craft. I am discontent with my lack of time, not only for crafts, but for family as well. I am hoping this will change within the next couple of months. We have an insane plan, that requires a lot of faith, trust, and work, but if it is right, it can also pay off well. Hubby and I started our first video, and I think I can do better. He still has some editing to do, mostly just for practice, and I think we may shoot it again in another month or so. It takes a lot of scheduling, as 3 beautiful children like to be in the middle of everything. I am very tired and having health issues, and I am afraid of them worsening before things get better. I am one to normally downplay any problems I may have, but in this case, I really should not. My initial instinct is to just let them be and ignore them, but these are not ones that should be ignored. I vacillate between being worried and knowing everything will be fine. I hope things change soon enough to avoid major issues. What are you working on? Any new plans for the second quarter of the year?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
So, I honestly have not been knitting that much. I have been working on this though.
I thought a sheep of my own would be fun. And it will serve a dual purpose. Are you ready? Here is my announcement that I keep promising. Hubby and I are starting a business. It will be a yarn business. We shot a video this past weekend and hubby is editing it. I definitely need to work on my delivery, but in a month or so, we should have something. I hope. We have more major news coming, and as it does, I will keep you posted. Want to see us so far? Visit www.theyarninewe.com and then leave a comment here, to let me know what you think! We still have some work to do, but we have started, and that is the first step.
Monday, March 16, 2015
I have been working off and on on my sweater...more off than on lately. The weather has warmed up, and I got distracted.
It is not as clear as I would like, nor is it very flat. I found an adorable embroidery kit at a local quilt shop, and could not resist. It was sheep! I love it, and have been working on it diligently for 3 days. I have not decided if it will become a pin cushion, a wall hanging, or something else. But I love it. Now, I will get back to my other sock and sweater. I think I am ready for spring. How about you? I will share some of the other projects I have been working on this weekend! And, get ready for a big announcement!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
except for the toe. I had cleverly put all my yarn needles together, so that I would not lose them. Then, I lost them. I just found them last night, so I can now kitchener the toe. I question if I should get another set of needles - I stepped on one and broke it, so now I only have 4, instead of 5 US1. I plan on getting another set, but the real question is if I should get it for the second sock, or just make do. Thoughts?
Thursday, March 05, 2015
So much for measuring. I tried to knit the sock by measurement only, and I needed the sock to end where I started the toe. Oh well...it is easier to rip back some days. At least I did not cut the yarn and graft the toe already. And this also means I am almost done with the first sock of the pair. Yay!
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
So, I am almost done with the first Charade sock.
I am down to the toe. I am still somewhat conflicted about these socks. Don't get me wrong - I love them. But the hands pun is fragile, and I am wondering if something else would be a better pattern for it. Any thoughts? Have you used hand spun before? What did you make?