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Crafty things…

I’ve taken to embroidery. I’d done it long ago after I got into cross stitching, but all crafting for me stopped when I joined the Navy and after that I was pretty busy doing something all the time and never picked any of it back up. Then I got into knitting. Now I’m home too much and you can only do so much knitting in one day. Okay, I could probably do more, but ADD prevails and sometimes I get bored with only knitting all the time. So. Embroidery. I like it a lot, actually. And it’s a lot cheaper of a craft than knitting is!

Today I whipped up a new bag for myself. I’m not done with it yet, but I like how it’s coming out so far. My bobbin ran out of thread around the time my House came on, so I gave up for the night. Should take hardly any time to complete tomorrow. I want to add a pocket to the front and possibly inside as well. Heh, now I want to go finish it up! I just got an idea of something to embroider on the pocket, but I need to hit up Walmart and get some different colored thread. (I should maybe get some fabric there too, so I can make my own tea towels out of because I can’t seem to find any.)

More craftiness tomorrow :o)


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

One thought on “Crafty things…

  1. I love your embroidery! I used to do some, too. I have some capris that I covered with tropical stuff. Your bag will be great!!

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