I have neglected my blog this school year. I changed schools, and although this was the best thing, it has also been a BIG change and a LOT of extra work. I come home and collapse. So, very little sewing has been done.
I have been enjoying crocheting and knitting lately though. At least when I’m doing one of these, I can be in the same room with everyone else, and it travels so much more easily! In January, Andy and I took a trip up to Waksachi Village and it was absolutely gorgeous. I got a good leg up on my Tunisian shawl that I was learning how to do through a Craftsy class. I love this shawl and wear it a lot.
I really enjoyed taking the Tunisian class from Jennifer Hansen on Craftsy. She was a great teacher and I would like to take her broomstick lace class also. I have bought a couple of books and patterns from her website, www.stitchdiva.com and am currently working on the Card-shawl. There is a crochet version, but I am doing the knit one. Since I am relatively new to knitting, and re-teaching myself in the Continental method, this will be a LONG ongoing project! I have to keep interjecting short term projects to satisfy my need for instant gratification!
Like this little hat :-)
I'm loving doing Tunisian crochet, so I also got the Stitch Diva Anais jacket pattern and made this. I love the yarn that I used, but it was not as bulky as the pattern called for, so it's a little more like a cardigan than a jacket.
Earlier this month, I made a crocheted top for my daughter. This top (Galena) is a Doris Chan pattern. I have her book Everyday Crochet and it has some great patterns in it. She is so picky about everything, I didn’t know if she would even like it. As soon as I finished it, she wanted to wear it that night, so that was a plus for me :-)
The think I like about crochet is that it is faster than knitting and more interesting (for me). I also like the look of crochet for most things. What I don't like about crochet is that it takes much more yarn than knitting does! I also like the look of stockinet stitch in knitting, so I'm working on improving my knitting skills.
Well, I’m excited to be going to PR weekend this year. I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it, but things turned out to make it work. I’m excited about meeting a new friend as I am rooming with Popo from PR. I have only talked to her on the phone one time, but it seems like we will get along great.
Now, I guess that means I better get busy sewing something to wear that weekend! I'm hoping to cut out a pair of knit pants and a top today. I have a great pattern for knit pants from Sandra Betzina. I'm not sure what top I will use until I measure the piece of fabric that I have. Guess I better get off the computer and work on my bible study so I can get to that sewing!