20 May 2017

Saturday Stitching #6: Cast-on Week





I'm trying the needlework rotation method again, so I started a few things this week. Let's see how many of them actually get finished!

15 May 2017

Sunday Stitching: Fluffy Lap Blanket

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I'm trying something different with my needlework by using a schedule. Sundays are going to be for gift or charity work. I've always wanted to have a box of items ready to go for baby showers or last-minute Christmas exchanges, so that is what I will be working towards.

This first project for the gift box is the Fluffy Lap Blanket by Nicky Epstein. The pattern was published in the book Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick. The yarn is one that I have had for so long that it is now discontinued, Red Heart Symphony. When I received it as a gift from my husband and kids, I had no idea what to do with it; this was before Ravelry gave us the ability to search thousands of patterns online. On Ravelry, I discovered that this yarn and this pattern are a popular combination for making lap blankets for teachers and frail relatives. I'm hoping that the pattern will work up quickly!

14 May 2017

Saturday Stitching #5: Making progress, stitch by stitch





The video is a day late due to technical issues, but I did actually record it on Saturday. I'm trying to make posting this video something that I don't give myself an excuse to skip. How can I get my life in order if I keep giving myself excuses?

06 May 2017

Saturday Stitching #4: Just Checking In





I didn't have much to show in this video; it was more about developing a habit of weekly recording and challenging myself not to talk for longer than 15 minutes. I hope to have richer content next week!

21 April 2017

Saturday Stitching #2: Only Dishcloths





I'm still trying to learn how to balance all the things that I want to accomplish, and unfortunately blogging here is still falling to the bottom of the list. Here's a short video showing what I've been doing with yarn.