With the time I’ve had, I’ve been picking up new crafts. When I saw that this round’s challenge over at Sew? I knit! was quilting, I figured I’d give it a go. I’ve been seeing some really neat quilt stuff and I’ve wanted to learn for a long time. No better time than the present, right? ;o)
I saw a little tote on the cover of Quilts and More magazine and decided then and there that’s what I wanted to make. It’s called the Lazy Days Tote and the pattern is from Cindy Taylor Oates. I decided to go with fall themed fabric since fall is right around the corner. Here’s the fabric that I’ve chosen:
I’ve already got everything cut to specifications and pressed. I’ll probably start work on it Monday and it should be done fairly quickly (that is, of course, if I don’t run into any problems). I’m actually quite excited to get going on it!
In knitting news, I’m not far from completing the Kristina Bag. I started it on Thursday and I’ve got the handles left to knit. I love how it’s coming out. I’ve successfully learned Fair Isle AND how to knit with holding yarn in both my left and right hands (normally I only hold yarn in my right hand). I’m pretty pleased with it :o)
As for crocheting… it’s progressing. I found a book I’d really like to get for crochet, but I’m going to go to the library first and see if they have it there. I got a few already, but I’m a little confused on how to read a crochet pattern still.
Okay… that’s all I’ve got for now. Happy crafting!