Small Project, Big Learning

I live in a vibrant, multi-cultural, urban neighbourhood but it sits between a hospital, a police station and the firehouse.  While I don’t mind the hot handsome eye candy from the firehouse 😉  sometimes it can get loud.  I can’t handle noise much more the extreme noise of the sirens so I had to adjust.  Enter, stage left, earplugs!  They have been my saving grace for as long as I’ve been living in the apt and I can’t imagine life without them.

Fall nesting had me doing a little re-decorating of my bedroom and those brown earplugs did NOT fit the decor.  LOLOL!  So I decided to make a little pouch for them.  My crafting mojo is roaring back so I chose to not take the easy way out and just make a fabric bag, I decided to go for gold this time.  I decided to tackle my old nemesis — LACE!!!!   I remembered there were little lace pouches in the first knitting book I ever got — The Knitter Bible by Claire Crompton — so that’s where I started.

There was no fancy planning, other than the straight horse-shoe lace pattern, the only mods I did was to add a few rows of garter before the start of the lace to help me with seaming; that mod worked beautifully.  Other than that, I used some random yarn I got from my local Saveathon store eons ago and size 4 needles.   I think the yarn has some wool content because it blocked beautifully without me having to kill the acrylic yarn to get it blocked.  I hand-stitched a fabric pouch for the inside and used a piece of ribbon I recycled from an old gift box to cinch the top by threading it through the holes created by the pattern.

Now all I see is a lovely little pouch instead of those brown ear-plugs.   Small project, big returns!!! 🙂

I’m so happy with the result, I’ve started my second project — The Silverleaf Shawl —  but that’s for another post. 😉

Easing Back In …

Call me a thief … stole the post title from here because I feel the same way she does …

So many thoughts, not enough time to explain or explore … maybe I should make time …

to reconnect with what gives me joy instead of watching the news for hours on end every day then wanting to weep …

funny how suddenly, I have so much free time … now that I’m serious about disconnecting …

Returned to the joy of making instead of just showcasing … productivity upped exponentially … 100 days of #makecraftdo

Spinning mojo is back with a vengeance … Olga is now residing in my bedroom … she’s such an attention hog …

Tour de Fleece 2017 goals to cement … runs from July 1 – 23rd this year so I better get cracking …

Lace to tackle …

Socks to finish … finally …

Sweaters to swatch …

Hats to learn from …

Dye jobs to move from concept to inception …

Lots of learning going on …

all needing their own posts, all getting their own posts in the upcoming weeks  …

but here’s a teaser … well … if you don’t have an instagram account … 😉