I decided against a picture for this post. After all, you’ve seen the shawl in progress, and if it grew any last night, it was only an inch. That’s hardly a noticeable increase. I did, though, start progress back up on the shawl last night.
This might sound odd, but I think the new couch works. See, before, we had a rock-hard futon from Target and an old pink, wingback chair from my parents. I love the chair, have since I was a little kid jumping and climbing all over it. If I wanted to knit with my feet up, I had to knit in bed. That never worked because I was instantly so sleepy I’d give up and crawl into the bed.
Now we have this wonderful L-shaped sofa. I can kick back in any angle I want in that corner and be completely comfortable. So, knitting last night wasn’t as much of a comfort challenge as it had been in the past. Still, I didn’t get much done. I got to the next increase round, which is about 5 rows. I have 4 or 5 more increase rounds coming up before the chart is complete.
I’ve devised a plan! (For me, that means I’ve made a plan that will prove to be too difficult to stick to, but at least there’s a plan!) I’m going to knit to an increase each day for the next 4 to 5 days. Then on the 6th day, I’ll start the edging, which I’ve read takes forever.
Then, with a bit of luck and a lot of T-pins, I’ll be done! Yay!
I received a fun text yesterday during work. One of my close friends suggested we have a crafternoon! That may not sound like a whole lot, but my friends and I are kind of spread out. We don’t see each other very often, and I haven’t seen any of them since I think fall of last year. This will be a chance not only to catch up but craft it up.
We have a ton of fun making crafts, which sounds silly. It all started when we worked at a movie theatre together. I can’t remember which craft came first, but I do remember painting little wooden figurines in the back hallway at work and painting on canvas. We’ve tried to crochet (I’m a bad teacher; I was better at crocheting once a few years ago, but never good at teaching), made amazing Harry Potter wands out of paper, and baked cupcakes. The latter may not sound like a craft, but this was my first cooked frosting, and we decided to make margarita flavoured cupcakes. Yum!
The pressure’s on. I need to figure out what craft we should do, what supplies we’ll need, and everything. I’m assuming it’ll be at our house since it’s got plenty of room. I’m thinking t-shirt related crafts. T-shirt scarfs are such easy projects. The hard part is just the time-consuming cutting (rotary wheel if you attempt it; don’t use scissors!). I’ve also seen a ruffle necklace on Pinterest that is calling my name.
After picking a craft, I’ll need to test the instructions. T-shirt scarf, no problem. I’ve got that memorised. Anything else, though, and I’ll need some practice. I’ve got until June-ish to figure things out, so I’ve got time. This should be fun!