Welcome to Crafty Friday and if you're new to the neighborhood it's simply a gathering of friends sharing their crafty ideas. It doesn't matter if it's knitting, spinning, painting, gluing, cooking, baking or creative recycling. We love all the ideas that come through here and it doesn't have to be anywhere near perfect. We'll still love you!
Before I tell you about what I've been up to this week, let me tell you about a cool new site I discovered this week. It's called The Hive and it's a place full of crafty people. You can read lots of blogs from talented people and interact with fellow crafters. They even have a point system for things you do on the site so you can have some friendly competition going on as well. You can check it out here.
Okay on to the craftiness!
This week I've attempted something I have never done before. Do I have your attention yet? Drum roll please....
I am writing my own knitting patterns! AHH! Scary!! After 5 years or so of knitting I have taken up the challenge of using my own patterns.
They were born from the fact that I could not find what I was looking for anywhere. I could find ones close, but not quite right. So with a little math, some hard thinking and a lot of frogging (ripping out) I came up with these. A little sock and hat.
What do you think? I used some of my new line of sock yarns (specifically Klondike in Summer Storm) and made them. I was surprised at the way they striped, but they are just too darn adorable.
Would you like to see them to scale?
Tiny aren't they? I hope to have the patterns available to you next week, but what's in my head and the notes I scribbled as I went may not translate so well to paper. We'll see.
So what are you up to this week?
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