Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Project :)

I just bought these 2 fabrics from Etsy:

I'm going to use one of them to make this bag:

(I found the instructions for this bag here :

Not sure what I'll do with the other fabric, but I think I'd like to get into sewing again, and I couldn't resist buying both fabrics. I think it will be a good bag to keep my knitting in, and also just a good summer bag in general because of the bright, floral fabric. Plus, one can never have to many bags ;)

I will try to post a picture when I have finished!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I am officially a knitter!!
Well, kind of. I had my first knitting class last night and it went really well! I'm really excited about it and have been perusing knitting patterns already, planning all of the pretties I will soon be able to make (I hope!).
I've been trying to teach myself to knit for probably 3 years, and have tried (unsuccessfully) to teach myself at least three different times. I can get the stitches okay, but it just feels strange to me, as an avid crocheter. Also I just felt like I needed someone else to watch and someone to guide me through it. So far, so good.

We are supposed to come up with an idea for a scarf we want to make for class.
I think I want to make one of these:

(Found from Etsy Sellers PhylPhil (top photo) and fglass (bottom photo) )

I can't wait to do all of the things with knitting that I can't really do with crochet. Cables, tight (non-holey) stitches, socks(!), and lots of others. But while I am very excited about the prospect of knitting, I think I will always prefer the simplicity and familiarity of crochet.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I just finished making this pair of wristwarmers. (I know the picture isn't the best, but it's dark and rainy outside today so it was the best I could do for now with little natural light)

I've never owned any before, but I've been seeing some really cute ones online and in stores, so I decided to have a try at making them myself. I'm really pleased with how they turned out, and they look really cute on. They are perfect for these cold spring days we've been having in Chicago lately. I'm excited to make others and mess around with different color combinations and stitches.

I currently have a purring kitty on my lap and my guy by my side so I will go back to being lazy this cold and rainy Sunday. :)