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  • Knitting Newbie

    May 14, 2013

    If there’s a craft, I’ve tried it (or want to try it).  For a while it was scrapbooking and then it was making  jewelry.  I also love making anything stationary related like Christmas cards and invitations.  This sparked an interest in learning how to use Photoshop and Illustrator (which I’m still not quite sure how to use).  I’ve done a few cross stitch projects.  I’m currently into quilting but I also try other sewing projects on occasion.  In fact, I just recently made a long cotton maxi skirt that I’ve been wearing now that my belly has gotten bigger.  I’ve tried to crochet and also dabbled in knitting.  Let’s just say, even before Pinterest was a thing I was finding projects in magazines and on blogs that I was following and then trying to learn the craft on my own.

    My dear friend Wendy learned how to knit a few months ago and has been posting lovely pictures of her accomplishments online.  Of course, I was hooked and wanted to take a second attempt at knitting.  My first attempt was while Dusty and I were dating (about 7 hears ago) and I made him a scarf which he wore proudly.  Last weekend Wendy hosted an awesome knitting party and gave a great lesson on how to knit .  She even contacted  Lion Brand Yarns and they sponsored the party, providing two skeins of yarn, knitting needles, a tape measure and tote bag for each person.  I had a blast at Wendy’s party!  Afterwards I went home and spent the entire night watching YouTube videos on how to knit all kinds of different things.  So, I think I’ve found a new hobby for the summer!!! Maybe by Christmas I’ll have made scarves for everyone!!! Here are a few photos (courtesy of Wendy) of the knitting party as well as a few pictures of my current knitting projects! I’ve finished my first scarf and started on a baby blanket.

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  • New Hobbies – Quilting

    November 13, 2010

    In 2010 I must have attended almost a half dozen baby showers and in the process found a new hobby.  I started quilting baby blankets.  I’m not sure I’ll ever graduate to regular sized quilts but here are just a few pictures of all the quilts I’ve made and given away this year.

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