A Little Crafting Garble

I usually intend something a little more special for the end of the week, like a pattern or crafting tutorial or something in that line. But every once and a while I just have nothing. Absolutely nothing. I’ve heard it said, if you don’t have something worth saying, then don’t talk. Or in the words of a favorite author, “Have something worthwhile to say,” and then she proceeds to quote a woman who declared that she wanted to write a book but couldn’t figure out what to write about. Her response, “Don’t write!”*

Frankly, I don’t know if what I have to say today is worthwhile. I honestly don’t feel like it is. But there are times when it’s nice just to blog without a lot of structure. I work out nearly all my articles and posts with outlines, notes, and often a first draft. It can get a little academic, although I consider this to be the best method for me. Creating an outline helps me get my thoughts together and keep me on track when I am in the middle of a post/article and am trying to remember where I was going with that thought. Besides, I am a list person. I love making lists and categorizing. I always said I should work at one of those ancient, famous libraries. What a dream!

This week I have been preparing a pattern for Crochet Spot. And what do you know, I am behind. Sad, isn’t it. I’ve crocheted nearly the whole week straight and today my neck/head/shoulders said forget it! I only hope I’ll have a little more spunk to finish it tomorrow. Might have to change my plans for the day and work. Eh.

But I will be happy to show you what I have been working on. It’s quite brilliant actually. If it works. Take a look at the picture and see if you can figure out what my project is.

A little vague, huh? Well, I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag prematurely (and no, it is not a cat). But I will share a post heralding the finished product when it’s posted on Crochet Spot. Think Easter.

On another craft related tack, I have taken a move toward learning a new craft!

(I posted this first on Instagram where I post a lot of behind the scenes pictures of Ginger Peachy!)

My heart is in crocheting but I’ve always wanted to learn to knit. Many years ago I received a set of knitting needles from my grandmother and sometime later, a beginners knitting book. I tried so hard, let me tell you! I learned to cast on but I could not figure out how to begin a row. Now that I know I can’t figure out what was so hard. But then again, that was many years ago.

This last Sunday I sat down with my sisters, knitting needles in hand, and learned our first lesson in knitting with Leisure Arts DVD, I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting. Their DVD for crocheting is actually what taught me when I really started getting into crocheting a long time ago. Their videos are really good for beginners, I must say, and I definitely recommend them.

However, I haven’t picked them up since, but I will keep it up. Whenever I am not crocheting, that is. And don’t ask me when that will be.

So in the craft area of my life, that is what’s going on with me. What about you? Chime in and let me know what you think!

*Francena H. Arnold (click here to read other related posts)

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