Instead of having dreams about creativity or the lack thereof...I have tried to expand my horizons into other craft outlets. Do not thing this is easy...I am no Jane, few people are as talented as she is in so many different areas. I can knit and do several types of embroidery, but all else that requires glue, sewing machines or a stove are beyond my desires or capabilities. It's best to know ones limitations so as not to cause mishaps or frustration.
You just may laugh (or cry with me) during my soon to be adventure in dyeing. I could end up with a colorful kitchen instead of the all white as it is now. Yarn and Kool Aid (plus Paas Easter Egg dyes) have been assembled. This weekend may afford time to jump into the dye pot. Stay tuned.
Paper craft has been fairly easy for me to handle. You just gotta love glue dots, glue strips and mono adhesive...they have a way of making one feel like a professional even if you're an 'all thumbs' type. The cards are darn fun and with so many ideas on-line, in magazines and shops, anyone can easily feel very creative with paper.
While surfing around Blogland last week I ran into the Mason Dixon KAL and had to join. You already know I had the Euroflax yarn needed for the After Dark Bathrobe in my stash,so I started it right away. It's a perfect project for Stitch 'n Bitch and I have now finished the 3 1/2" of seed stitch for the back hem. The stockinette section will now grow quickly while I mindlessly chat with the Utah Grrls on Tuesday evenings. With such simple knitting the flax is easy to handle and easy on the hands.
There are several other projects in the book that will be knit in my future but, last Thursday night I cast on for one of the round Mason Dixon 'warshrags'. Tahki Cotton Classic was suggested by the Wool Cabin, and since it comes in many plain colors and several variegated shades, the possibilities are unlimited. A pretty pastel colorway of yellow, pink and turquoise was my first choice. The cloth works up into a quick, practical, lovely little package and gift all in one.
TeresaC and her family are walking together for Crop Walk and you can donate to help them meet and surpass the goal of $500.00. This is a very worthy cause which you can read about in Teresa's post. Knit Bloggers do so much to support each other. Let's get behind her on this one, OK?