Since neglecting my fitness, I’ve had a lot more time to play with yarn! I’ve even been brave and developed new skills.
I knit my very first pair of socks! They don’t fit particularly well, but they do FIT! Now that I am over my fear of double-pointed needles, my opportunities for knitting have VASTLY expanded. I am no longer restricted to squares (like dishcloths), rectangles (like scarves), and circles that do not get smaller or larger (like cowls/neckwarmers).
My first love is still crochet and I’ve whipped up a bunch of new projects using yarn and hook.
In some VERY exciting news (to me) – I found a lovely and talented woman on Ravelry that will custom make buttons to match yarn! I was able to barter with her for two sets. One set of buttons replaced the ones on my Saturn sweater, which I’d previously posted about here. From the other set of buttons I created a Soft Serve cardigan.
More crochet projects:
Another fugly doll – which really warrants an entire blog post to relate the saga of how I attempted to get a photo of Norman Reedus holding the doll (and failed)… perhaps later.
A skirt… which again really warrants it’s own blog post… I started with solid gray yarn, over-dyed it… finished the skirt, decided the skirt was HORRIBLE because of the yarn pooling, and then over-dyed the skirt (but was too lazy to remove the original dye first so it’s still oddly pooled…)
Some scrubbies (tawashi):
I’ve got a sweater on the hook at present… actually two sweaters as I started with one yarn, then changed my mind so started over with another yarn. I’ll eventually make a decision and “frog” (rip out) one. Stay tuned!
Edited to add: This time I added links to my Ravelry pages… if you click on the photo, you should go to my Ravelry project page. so, if you are a fellow fiber enthusiast and want details on yarn or pattern used, there it is!