Craft Therapy

When life gets crazy, I do what I know how to do — pray and craft.  There’s been a whole lot of good and a whole lot of crazy mixed in so I have a few things to show you.  😀

Today frustrations drove me to this — starting a cover for my hot water bottle using this pattern:

source: wooly ewe on Ravelry

I’m using some 100% pure Peruvian wool for it in a lime green shade.  That should make it good and toasty!!!  I’ll be done with this in a few days so you should see my version by sometime next week.

But even before the crazy today, my hands have been busy.   You’ve heard me go on about the Harry Potter forum on Ravelry so I’ll spare you some more Potterhead yammering, 😀  and I’ll just say that all the following projects were based of HP prompts and submitted for class consideration in the game.  Lemme just go directly to post, directly to showing you what I’ve been up to.  😀

Cozy Winter Hat

My Project Page: Be Inspired

Pattern Designer: NaturallyKnitty

Pattern Name: Quick & Easy Slouchy Hat

Mods: I took two inches off the body to decrease the slouchy factor so the hat can fit me perfectly as a beanie

I also finished two arm knitting infinity scarves.

Arm Knitting Cowl -  Sienna

My project Page: The Forgotten

Pattern Designer: Unknown.

Resource used: Michaels Store Arm Knitting Video

Mods: none

Status: Being frogged.  That’s ripped out for you non knitters!  😀

Some of the stitches got snagged when a friend sat on my couch and it’s hard to position them back so I’m ripping and doing it again.  It only took me 20 mins the last time so I don’t fee too bad about re-doing it.

I’ve also been a cabling fiend and did this for a friend.  I can’t say too much more about this project and I’m not adding any project details since my friend that it’s going to reads this blog and it’s a surprise gift for her. 😛

It was high praise indeed when Malabrigo Yarns (seller of the yarn I used) liked the picture on Instagram.  😀

The Lonely Cable Cowl

I’ve also been fooling around with folk art weaving and the Museum of American Folk Art threw a like my way on Instagram after I posted this project.  I wanted to do something which represents all the HP teams on Ravelry and this is what I came up with.   The project definitely has piqued my interest in folk art weaving so expect to see some more of that here.  I’m really digging the free-form aspect of this type of weaving and am excited to create some more patterns of my own.  I did this on a lap loom designed for such ease of use, even children should be able to crank out his/her own creations in a flash.

Quidditch Match 4 II

This project is a lovely addition to the empty wall space that’s above my plant stand.  It looks like it’s been there all the time or at least as if it belongs there!

I have one other project to share but that comes with a bit more conversation so I’ll leave that for either later this week or on the weekend.

I know you all must be going nuts with Christmas crafting; now that the HPKCHC competition is over until January, I need to make a trip around blogland to see what you all have been up to!

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10 thoughts on “Craft Therapy

  1. Opal December 4, 2014 / 8:17 am

    Oh I love cables, so I’m really liking the first project.

    What type of lap loom do you have?

    • Nicky December 4, 2014 / 11:12 pm

      I got a Harrisville Designs — Style A one. I just looked at the price and it’s $10.00 more than I paid on Amazon. Not sure if it would be less after the holidays.

  2. Tracey December 4, 2014 / 7:42 am

    There is sure is a lot of beautiful crafting being created in your home. I have to second Kate, I love the wall hanging and now have plans to create one for my wall.
    I hope life settles down for you and isn’t so crazy Nicky. Enjoy the season.

    • Nicky December 4, 2014 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you love. I know you have a lot on your plate right now so thanks for dropping by here. ❤ I can't wait to see your wall hanging.

      As for life, I suppose it will settle down when God wills it so but in the meantime, I'm enjoying the season! 😀

  3. Lauren December 3, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    You’ve done so much! I’m feeling inspired. I think I might finally try arm knitting.

    • Nicky December 4, 2014 / 11:15 pm

      Thanks friend! 😀 Post when you make the arm knitting scarf!

  4. savethestationery December 3, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Boy your hands gave been very busy! I am happy that your work has had some recognition they are all so lovely. Way to go on exploring new crafts, that wall hanging is fabulous. 🙂

    • Nicky December 3, 2014 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks lady! I appreciate your feedback. I love the hanging so much, now I want to cover an entire wall with them. 😀

  5. kate December 3, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    busy girl! they’re all pretty but I’m especially in love with your wall hanging!

    • Nicky December 3, 2014 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much Kate. I had a blast making it!

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