Last year at this time, I was taking a sock knitting class. I still have that same sock cuff on the needles. I'd really like to finish a pair of socks, but working with those tiny needles and that thin yarn just takes So.Much.Time. One of these days...
|Lonely little sock cuff|
|Alabama Chanin poncho, ballet/natural colorway|
My other interest is nearly anything Alabama Chanin. I've blog-stalked a few people, watching and admiring their progress on those wonderful hand-sewn creations, and even have made a few little items myself, such as the fingerless gloves and a book cover. Over the past several months, I've tried to "infect" a few friends and library program attendees with the AC bug. We've had three or four AC-inspired classes...fabric flowers, gloves, samplers, and of course, the book covers. I've almost finished a beautiful Magdalena stenciled poncho, ordered from the DIY School of Making.
I'm always bargaining with myself...if/then scenarios. If I clean the kitchen, then I can sit and stitch. If I sort through the bookcase, then I can sit and read. I'd like to be able to power through projects, but it seems like most things just make me tired. No staying power!