I’ve been doing some crafty soul searching these past few days. This blog is slowly switching over to being about knitting. Other projects that I have been picking are things that take an afternoon or a short amount of time to make. I’ve never liked spending a huge amount of my time on one thing – I prefer instant gratification.
Knitting teaches me patience. I have to pay close attention to what I am doing and go slow to avoid making mistakes. It also offers me a chance to grow creatively. I’m still working on scarves and dishcloths – the patterns are getting more and more difficult or keeping me right at the level I want to be at. Eventually I will move (back) on to socks and cables, but I have plenty of projects lined up to keep my occupied for a long, LONG time.
I’ve already decided my next 5 projects and I have a knitting craft swap coming up. I’ll be knitting and someone will be crocheting. I have a few projects for friends and some for myself. I plan to get these done on Saturdays when I am at work. I have tons of down time and I couldnt think of a better way to spend it.
Saturday will be spent restarting hackeysacks for the roommate and then moving on to Rachel’s hat. I might take a break with some Lace Ribbon Scarf action. Following Rachel’s hat I am making the same one for myself, a cowl for Kamille, a scarf for Micheline, and another cowl and felted bag for me.
There is also a fairly complicated lace pattern for a scarf that makes me a little hot everytime I look at it. By the time I complete these projects, I should be ready for it.
And I am not buying anymore yarn. I need to use what I have. Seriously. Should be fun and challening.