Today, at work, I got a little stressed out and needed to unwind. I knew I had yarn to play with in my art supply closet, so imagine how upset I was when I realized I didn't have knitting needles or a crochet hook with me :(
Luckily, I did have some pencils :)
Yay! Pencil knitting!
Just a simple 2x2 rib knit over 26 stitches. Hopefully I will have enough of the yarn to make a scarf or cowl.
I gave my former coworker Kim a hat when she was diagnosed with her second bout of cancer. She recently requested more stating that the hat is the only thing that is comfortable on her head. This yarn is so soft. I think it will be comfortable on her naked head. Here's what I came up with.
A new school year means that I am ready to start a new project. I am calling this one: Year of Pinterest. Each month I plan to choose a project from one of my Pinterest boards and attempt it. Wish me luck!
I decided to start with my nail art board. Here is the inspiration pin. It uses dots of nail polish to create flowers and decoration on each nail.
Since I have never really tried nail art before, I decided to not try to create flowers yet. Instead I wanted to practice creating the dots that will someday become flowers. I think I was pretty successful.
Some of the dots are a little misshapen but I love it!
I know I have been missing from this blog for a while. Summer break gets pretty busy for me. Also, I have been working on some top secret WIPs. I cannot reveal them until after they have been gifted. You see, my sister is pregnant with twins, and I am creating some goodies for her baby shower in August. I promise I will post pictures of all the cuteness later. You might see pictures earlier if you are on Ravelry :)
Well, summer break has started but not a lot of crafting, or blogging, has been happening because of this guy.
I woke up one morning with a very swollen finger. Having gone through a serious finger infection and surgery about three years ago, I immediately started to panic. After visiting a bunch of doctors, ranging from urgent care to hand surgeon, the best guess is that it was an arthritis flare-up. I am finally feeling ready to get back into my crafting and blogging.
This is how far I had gotten on the Groovyghan before the finger incident. I plan to dig in today and continue making progress. It's beginning to feel like it will take all summer to complete this guy, especially since I think I want to add two more panels than the pattern calls for :)
I made this little bracelet for a challenge in the Weekly Mini Knit Alongs group on Ravelry. It was a quick and easy project that kept my hands busy during some stressful days at work. I don't love the bracelet, but it was fun to make :)
This year we decided to make a more creative fence for our peas. My husband built the basic structure with sticks from our curly willow. Then he had a great idea for the strings. Each section of the fence has a different pattern. Some strings are vertical and some are horizontal.
In the middle, my husband asked me to weave a dreamcatcher. I used this website to learn the basic stitch and created a dreamcatcher fence. I even added a bead and a feather like the site suggests.
Not much crafting happened this past weekend as I spent most of my time lying on the floor trying to heal my aching back, so I am asking for some advice this WIP Wednesday. I have decided that I want to complete this sweater which has been hibernating for over a year. I would love to just pick up where I left off and continue knitting, but I am worried that my gauge may have changed.
So what do you think? Should I try just continuing from where I stopped or is it better to frog the whole thing and start over to make sure I still have gauge??