I have knitted and crocheted on and off since I was a kid but I usually stuck to basic stuff like scarves and afghans, etc...you know things that are worked flat and usually with some sort of yarn that I got at a craft store. However, after I started to work at RISD I met my friend Marney who is an awesome knitter and who has turned me onto the wonderful world of sock knitting, knitting in the round using circular needles, and yarn stores that sell the most fabulous yarn...you know the kind of yarn that you just want to roll around in because it is just so soft. Anyway I digress...so with her excellent tutelage I attempted my first pair of toe up socks using the magic loop method. And here there are...
I am so proud of myself. Not only did I conquer my fear of what I used to refer to as those weird circular looking needles but I have also discovered a world of knitting and yarn that I did know existed. In addition I have found a wonderful circle of knitters at RISD.
So what do you think? Did I do a good job for my first socks? It's all thanks to Marney!
It is amazing just how much you can get done if you stay of the internet, turn off the tv and put on some music. This weekend I:
*Made this cute bunting with bakers twine and Japanese masking (Washi) tape for my scraproom (thanks sis for the idea)
*Finally cleaned up the stack of paper scraps and other odds and ends that were just piling up in my scrap room
*Put a ton of layouts that were just in a pile into albums. I also made these new labels for my albums. I'll probably make then look a little more artistic at some point in time but at least I know what is in which album.
*Did all my laundry and more importantly actually folded and put everything away immediately
*Made these basic card forms from some scraps. Now all I have to do is add more embellishments and a sentiment when I need one for some occasion.
*Worked out - treadmill and yoga.
*Also did some knitting and reading and about to go do some more.
Go me! Let's see if I can keep this up...ok well at least a couple weekends a month LOL!
My sister Francine did a class a couple of weekends ago as part of True Scrap II showing the many ways in which you could use spray inks and spray inks and it inspired this layout that I did for my Ranger Inklink Yahoo group this month. I used clear stamps as a mask with spray washes and mists. This is just one of the many techniques that Francine demonstrated in her class.