This week I've been participating in the 2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Each day a topic is give or a question is asked for you to answer. I've been busy (in my spare time -bahahaha) visiting many fiber arts blogs that weren't on my radar. It's been a lot of fun and I want to thank EskimimiKnits for creating this fun event. This year's questions really focused on us reflecting how we have grown as a knitter/crocheter. It really is amazing to think that I've only been a fiber arts fanatic for a couple of years. Today's topic is one I am going to skip because I feel that I bring the quirky to fiber arts every week and definitely push my creativity plus my hosting Fiber Arts Friday is a unique way of presenting fiber arts.
Day Five: 1st April. And now for something completely different This is an experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create.
There are no rules of a topic to blog about but this post should look at a different way to present content on your blog.
So...what did I do this week? This week I made progress in a few of my projects. After bellyaching for a couple of months about sewing the lining in the bags I made on my Cricket Loom, I admitted defeat and handed them over to my friend Kim's Mom to sew. I enjoyed weaving the fabric so much and actually didn't mind the hand stitching of the fabric but instead of turning a great project into a dreaded chore, I decided having someone who enjoys sewing help would make the bags perfect. I also sent a bunch of mending I've been dreading her way too.
Earlier this week I posted a photo of the Leno Lace I've been working on (re-posting the photo). I feel pretty comfortable with that technique so this weekend I will finish off the rest of the warp on my loom so I can finally start my towels. I've decided on my colors but you will have to wait until next week for that. I found that I don't have a lot of time to weave during the week. By the time I get home from work, take care of the Alpacas, eat dinner and love my Bears it's time to relax which either means sitting rather still and doing nothing or spinning some delicious yarn.
I've been busy knitting during lunch on a new project for a special friend. I am going to wait until more progress is done before I share the photos since she reads my blog. I am hoping I got the colors right and she will love it. I created an art batt full of Autumn colors which I spun into a unique single of thick and thin which will be totally sassy in the pattern. It's another cowl using the KellyJ Keyed to Warmth pattern.
Speaking of KellyJ, I also admitted defeat and I am having her block my Winter's Rhythm Caplet (re-posting photo). The last three items I have blocked have grown. Just when I think I have something figured out...I find I have a whole lot more to learn. After lots of questions about how I wanted my caplet to look, she took it to be properly blocked so that the length and width are correct along with keeping the integrity of the yarn. She tried explaining what she was going to do but my mind wandered...I will try to get her to re-explain it all to me again. (It's been one of those crazy weeks)
What did I learn this week? Well, it's ok to ask for help. Really, I need to ask for help! I can't do everything myself...especially if I want it done properly. The best way to learn is to ask (who knew). Now...share your adventures in fiber arts!
Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival!
- Submit your blog article using your current blog address NOT your complete blog i.e. you would submit
- Link back to Fiber Arts Friday from your post so that your readers can come and see everyone else’s projects! Text link to WISDOM BEGINS IN WONDER!
- Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what helps us all connect!