I started and am almost finished with another new dish cloth. I somehow bought the wrong sized hook from what I had intended, but it is working out, so oh well. I need to pick up some more yarn though as I am not 100% certain what I have will quite be enough for the current cloth, plus I need to make more as my mom's are quite sad looking (she had one sitting out when I was there last - one of several holes in it was so big that LO surely could have fit his hand through it). Haven't touched the play food I am working on at all this past week. It is a busy time right now though, so hopefully soon I will be able to make more progress on stuff. My list for future projects is growing at a much faster rate than my ability to carry out projects. Stuff to look forward to.
cam Do you crochet the play food or sew it from felt? I see it for tons and tons of money on Etsy but I'd much rather make them myself.
I do a lot from craft foam because we have 2 dogs (1 with fur), and therefore felt is the devil. I used felt for a project for LO a couple years ago, and I could never get the felt free of hair (even though we are not dirty people - hair just seems to be nearly permanently imbedded in felt). I also use a bit of other materials when it is a better fit for the purpose (such as little wooden cubes for croutons, larger pom balls for scoops of ice cream/sherbet, smaller pom balls for little meatballs/ground meat for on pizza or whatever, etc). I have thought about making some sets to sell because the felt seems to be a common complaint, and wood and plastic has its limitations. I like having more open-ended and/or interactive foods (such as a pizza he can assemble with whatever toppings then cut, an orange he can peel, pasta that isn't a solid clump, etc) as well as foods that are more in line with how we eat (such as stir fry, stroganoff, and fajitas instead of chicken nuggets, fries, and hot dogs - nothing against anyone who eats those things, but we don't really, so it isn't what LO is used to working with if that makes sense). I way over think things...
Post by craftcrazymama on Feb 18, 2015 17:03:32 GMT -5
ladyannibal - it's definitely a bit odd at first but you get used to it pretty quickly. The other needles are really just holders and you work each one one at a time so it's just like normal knitting except you have to work out how to hold it so the 'hold' needles aren't in your way. Does that make sense? I love working with DPNs now and socks are so much fun!!
I made some fabric embellished wooden spoons. I forgot to take a picture of the two I made with that hummingbird fabric before I gifted them away, so you'll just have to imagine how awesome they were.
I also started working on the first block for the MooglyBlog 2015 Afghan CAL. It's been a while since I crocheted, so I was a little nervous about this block. A lot of people said it's difficult to make, but I haven't had a problems.
Last week, I finished painting our family conversation heart wall hangings (our names painted on painted wooden hearts). I did the names by hand with a very small paintbrush, and I feel like they look like crap. The first two look okay, but the other two aren't good (the last one I did is awful). AFTER I finished painting them all, I had an epiphany. I should have used a paint pen! I don't know what I didn't think about that earlier. So, I'm planning to repaint them all. Hopefully they'll turn out better.
This week, I'm hoping to finish the MBCAL block #1 and start on block #2. I have a few small sewn projects I should finish up soon, and I'd also like to do a little stitching on my year-long cross stitch projects.
Post by moonandback on Feb 19, 2015 1:50:31 GMT -5
I'm working on an Antler cardigan still. I've made great progress though! I've also realized that I've been mucking up purling for 3 years. Face palmed about that for sure. Just the yoke remains and I hope to finish it in the next few days.
Post by roastytoasty on Feb 21, 2015 12:09:09 GMT -5
A little late to the party, but there wasn't any progress until yesterday anyway
i shelved this for a while when the semester started up, but now I'm starting to fall into a rhythm so I've been able to carve out some craft time too. I'm about a third of the way through my birds-on-a-wire panel.
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