Saturday, April 06, 2013

One person's trash is another's treasure

I love getting bags of scraps from other people, there are so many possibilities. This quilt was made entirely out of other people scraps. The broken dishes blocks are from a small sandwich bag full of "waste triangles" and the borders are from random scraps. I love it! This will be going on my wall of small quilts.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Challenge for 2013

I taught myself to knit back when Alex was a baby because I wanted to use wool soakers with my cloth diapers and wasn't willing to pay $50+ for one. Since that time I have knitted mostly dishcloths and scrubbies. This year I decided it was time to expand my knitting horizons and made a goal to learn to knit socks. I started by buying a knitting class from Craftsy. Next I bought some yarn and some impossibly tiny needles. Finally this weekend my friend Angela and I sat down together and started working on some socks. This is how far I've gotten up until now. I have actually knitted about twice this much but I spent about as much time ripping stitches as I did knitting. The other picture is of Angela trying to get the hang of knitting of 5 needles rather than the usual 2.