Monday, September 20, 2010

Knitting Rut...

I have been creative in many other areas of my life lately... I've been writing music, keeping up with my foodlore blog, and coming up with a lot of new creative ideas that I plan to work on "someday"... but my knitting and crochetting have turned stale. I'm feeling a rut coming on... and I don't mean "an annually recurrent state of sexual excitement"... because that would make for some interesting crafting...I mean the stale boring kind of rut like the path worn by a wheel.

I'm getting bored with making dishcloths... but I don't seem to have the time or attention to make much else. Anyone else feel this way sometimes? Is it time to take a break from it and concentrate on other creative ventures until I find inspiration... or do I just keep plugging through until I break through the barrier and find something new to do?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Learning to Crochet

I have been teaching myself to crochet by making these simple cloths. They will make great housewarming gifts and stocking stuffers at Christmas. I am finding that I like to crochet dish/wash cloths more than I like knitting them. I still think that knitting is more versatile... but I like the crocheted cloths better.

These are the
These are the Back Loop Stitch, Grit and Sedge cloths from the Sandy Shore Washcloth set. They were easy and quick and an excellent second project in crochet.

This is the Tulip Stitch cloth and I think it is one of the prettiest ones I've done. The pattern is easier than it looks and pretty addictive.

This one is the Bubble Stitch and I think that I will be making a lot more of these. I really enjoyed making this one. It was quick, easy and it made a cloth with a nice texture.

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