The weather’s cooled down to 90+ (until next week) and there’s a gentle breeze in the air. Now’s the time to be pondering Christmas, and boy, do I have it on the brain. So, without further ado! Tah-Dah! Ok, so it’s only about halfway done in the leg part, but here’s the first stocking so far.
I love scrolling through Ravelry or flipping through magazines and admiring all the beautiful patterns, especially the sweaters. As a big girl, though, I often find myself a little disappointed. Many patterns aren’t made for plus-size gals and guys. I worry about those that are because I never know if the cut will look good on me, and that’s a lot of work for a sweater that doesn’t look good. So, what to do?
While I haven’t gotten much knitting done, I have been in such a crafting mood. One of my favorite things to make is a bracelet. It’s small, so doesn’t usually take much time, and it can be as challenging or as easy a project as I want. Here are some of the projects I’m adding to my DIY-To-Do list.
Despite being sick and stuck in bed for pretty much all of Friday, the weekend turned out to not be so bad. I even managed to start a top secret project (to be revealed in September).
I’m so excited about this! After a really long, quiet day at work, I was absolutely exhausted. When I got home, though, I saw a friendly little Knit Picks box on my doorstep. My new knitting toys had arrived!
One of the most discouraging issues new knitters (and hey, those who have been doing this for a while) face is the dreaded dropped stitch. Suddenly, there’s a hole in your work, and you didn’t notice for a couple of rounds. What do you do? Do you have to undo everything?
As the weather is finally starting to cool down a little bit (at least for now), I’m slowly starting to dream of autumn. Up north, this was my favorite season of the year. The leaves changed colors and fell. Dad would rake them all together into a big pile, and my brothers and I would jump into them (which apparently you’re not supposed to do anymore). Autumn is just happiness.
After a really hectic last half of the week (hence the real slow-down on posts), I had the most relaxing weekend I’ve had in ages. With the rain falling steadily through Saturday and a little bit Sunday, it was so nice to just stay in and do nothing.
Finally! I’m finished with the cowboy scarf. It took a little longer than I wanted, but not as long as I feared. Now, I’m ready to package everything up and send it all on its merry way.
Bold statement necklaces in bright, vivid colours and sometimes even subtle neutrals have been the big thing lately. But why spend a fortune when you can DIY it? Today’s round-up is of DIY necklace projects to add to your crafting list. (They’re definitely on mine!)