Fair warning about the links in the post’s title.
I have cleaned up my craft space so well that I can’t make anything. The yarn is in a big bin with bins of fabric on top of it.
It’s so tidy that it’s intimidating.
I needed something portable* to do.
And I am pretty bad at it. I made the two smaller ones for the kids and didn’t even realize that I was doing it wrong. I had space between each stitch and it just didn’t register that mine didn’t look like the ones in the book.
I then made several that got thrown out because I thought you could make it up as you go along. You can’t. It’s math-y.
Then I found a free program online to design patterns. Now I’m hooked. It’s the cheapest crafty hobby I’ve ever had and it’s pretty brainless once you get going.
I threw them in the frames really quickly and I need to press them and then re frame them but I was so happy when they were done. I love the really sassy ones
but the fact is, though they make me laugh
, I don’t want to see them on
my walls every
day. So I’m stuck with the sassy-ish ones for a while.
Just till my kids grow up and move out.
Some of the work posted on flickr is really inspired.
Hopefully the house sells quickly so I can go back to making colossal messes. One and a half weeks to the open house!
*Yes, I know that knitting is portable. But I have this one huge project to finish that I have some sort of crazy person block on so I can’t start anything else until I finish the big unfinishable project and yes that makes sense if you aren’t really thinking at all.