Feeling crafty...

>> Tuesday, August 11

I've been really crafty this past week. Or maybe just really bored... But I've decided to branch out a little with my projects and go back to try some other avenues of craftiness. One of these is knitting. I picked up a free knitting pattern at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago for this cowl and have been itching to try it.When I went to Michael's craft store the other day, I picked up some HEAVENLY yarn by Naturally Caron from the Spa series. It's made with bamboo and feels sooo soft! I absolutely love it. I'm a really slow knitter so it will take me a while. I don't see how the knitters on Etsy make any money, they must be super fast. It'll take me like 200 hours to finish this thing. But I really love the feeling of satisfaction from creating something wearable from a big ball of yarn! We'll see how I go with it, maybe one day I'll expand my Etsy shop to include knitted goods...

I've also been thinking about finishing a painting I started back in college! I wish my camera wasn't broken or I'd post a picture. It was a semester-long project for a watercolor class, and we had to start by carefully drafting a building we liked- I chose an old barn that always caught my eye. So I drafted it, careful not to leave out a single detail, and then started watercoloring it. We had to use painfully diluted paints so it was literally taking forever. No one in the class finished. But now I really really want to buy some new brushes and paints (I lost all my old ones in college). Hopefully I'll finish it one of these days!


Audrey August 12, 2009 at 4:57 AM  

The cowl looks great!! It's a long time till winter so you have lots of time to get it done!!
I really need to start painting again too.

Angela August 12, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

That is really a beautiful cowl! If you start now...you can have it done by winter :)

I am thinking of taking an acrylic painting class. I need to change my routine up a bit. My creativity is suffering.

Oh and LOL about the spammy comments. I left him a spammy comment right back!

Michele August 15, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

Loving the cowl! You'll have to post a picture when you're done!
I wish I could paint! You should finish your painting if you are feeling the urge. I always imagine that painting would be so relaxing.
Hope you have a great weekend!
~Michele from By Your Side

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