It seems that I am often rushing from one thing to another. This is especially true during the fall months when I’m prepping for craft shows. Creating, packing, setting up*, repacking, and unpacking when I return home, leaves me physically exhausted. Add the holidays into the mix and by January I’m just plain pooped!
The only thing I really want to do after the holidays is sit on the couch under a blanket, watch tv, and recoup. And so I did just that. Yet, while my body was tired, my mind is still thinking (and needing) things to do! I usually catch up on some knitting projects, but this year I decided to return to my fiber roots.
It’s been years since I used a crochet hook but I had recently come across lots of bits of left over worsted weight yarn and thought it would be fun to revisit that skill because I needed to create something fast. This small blanket will be giving some extra warmth to a dear relative who recently went to live in a nursing facility. Hopefully, it will liven up his room as well.
Projects # 2-9
Like many other weavers, my first weaving projects as a kid were potholders. While visiting Halcyon Yarn’s website, I found a great potholder loom from Crazy as a Loom Weaving Studio) and decided to treat myself to a kit that included the loom and loopers. The loopers are left over from the production of
Solmate Socks – the socks that don’t match. The loom is made from recycled wood. A win-win!
Here’s the result:
I had a great time playing around with the colors and plain weave patterns and I’m so glad that I also ordered extra loopers for future potholders. (Now the goal is to find white loopers so I can dye them!)
I’m feeling much better and I’m ready to move off the couch and back into the studio. Next up? A wool/silk scarf for…shhhhh! Its a secret!
*Special thanks to my hubby for supporting me, for carting my stuff back and forth to shows, for packing/unpacking the car, and assisting at the shows. I couldn’t do it without you and it’s so much fun doing it together!