I’ve been silent the last few days, because I have been busy knitting. During the last week, I got slightly annoyed by the fact that my knitting projects weren’t progressing as fast as they should. I thought about it for a few minutes, then realised that I was spending most of my free time browsing the internet, reading blogs, checking Facebook and Ravelry when I could and should be knitting.
I can’t knit when the baby is awake and demanding my attention, but I still can do all of the internet stuff (when he’s feeding!). So I told myself: “When Lucas goes to sleep, be it at night or for a tiny nap, I NEED to pick up my needles and KNIT!”. I’ve been quite good at it for the last few days and I’ve made a lot of progress on my projects. I’ve reached the halfway point on the Madli stole. I need to finish it before mid-April so that I can send it to its rightful owner in time. I’ve also started a project for myself. It’s the Petrie top from the last issue of Knitty. I had just the perfect yarn in my stash (some Sirdar Luxury Soft Cotton DK in very nice sage colour) and I felt like I needed to knit something for myself. I haven’t done anything just for me in a couple of months and I wanted to be selfish! Ah! No pictures for this Petrie top yet, I will try to get some tomorrow (but really, at this point, it’s just a few inches of cotton goodness).
The thing is, my knitting projects of the moment don’t require me to keep my eyes on them, so I’m still able to browse the internet. Which is good. I love me internet. I was reading some crafty blogs, jumping from one to another and I was thinking: “What other crafts would I like to be doing / learn if I had more time and money?”. Mmmm…
Here is my list:
- Crochet: It’s so fast and almost immediately rewarding, I should really do more crochet projects (like blankets and such).
- Embroidery: I am quite good at it and it would be nice to personalise some baby bedsheets for when the little one will be able to sleep with some (at the moment, he sleeps in a baby sleeping bag).
- Sewing: I would love to be able to make myself and the boys some simple garments and accessories, just so that they fit me and for the proud feeling of “I made that myself”. But I’m crap at sewing. Well, not crap, just not very good at it. Yet.
- Quilting: That’s a long standing dream of mine, being able to quilt. I’ve found plenty of tutorials and quilt alongs, but without a sewing machine, I am dreading it. And I don’t have the space, nor the money to get a sewing machine.
- Jewelry / bead work: My mother and sister (and the other females in my family, myself included) love jewelry and I would like to be able to make nice things for them.
That is my list. The first 2 are more than doable. I already have what I need to work on that (skill and materials). The last 3 will require more investment – in time and in money (and space). But I have hope. One day!…