So when I said I was focused, what I really meant was “I’ll start a million projects all at once and then just not work on them because it’s much more fun to play outside in this weather”. I don’t want to neglect this blog though, or my readers (all 5 of you), so here is proof of my focus.
1) Tunisian crochet project. The Spice Market Tunic from Interweave Crochet Fall 2009. Turns out tunisian crochet is awesome and really easy to learn (well the one stitch that I need so far for this tunic). I like the look of it. It looks knitting and yet not really. It’s different and I still get the freedom of working with a single crochet hook so I’m a real fan of the technique so far.
2) Sugar Maple Shawl from Interweave Crochet Fall 2010. I had not planned on making another shawl but there was a sale at Espace Tricot last winter and I just had to buy this yarn because it’s a nice teal variegated yarn AND it’s called Happy AND bamboo yarn to boot. It was screaming at me ‘Me! Pick me! Pick me!’
3) Ridge Swing Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Fall 2008. I’ve been wanting to make this one ever since I finished my first sweater but I didn’t want to spend more money on yarn. But then the 1-year anniversary sale at Espace Tricot happened and there were good prices for lovely yarn and I couldn’t help myself.
5) My cousin ordered a quilted wall hanging for her daughter and I’m halfway done. I have to appliqué the crown and the yellow fabric circles that will go on top of the crown. I also made the little animals in paper to figure out where they should go…now I have to make them pretty and in fabric. After that it’s a piece of cake. Just put in the batting and backing, quilt through the layers and bind it and it will be done.
6) I started to make log cabin blocks to make myself a set of 4 placemats for my kitchen with the fabric I bought last year at Fibrefest. Haven’t gotten very far yet. Log cabin blocks are super easy so I think I got bored. I’ll come back to them soon enough.
7) I did manage to finish one thing recently though! I needed to practice with the free motion quilting foot for my cousin’s hanging so I made a small quilt for my plant table and got the hang of the sewing technique by quilting flowers on it. I think my plants look cozier now. Don’t you?