I know a number of people who seem to "nest" during the month of January, you know, "get organized, clear the clutter, etc." however, I would much rather craft! I think it has something to do with the snow and the cold. Did I mention it is only 12 degrees today?
Most of you know that I teach part-time. It is a great schedule for our family. Well, the last two weeks the schedule has slowed down even more, compared to my regular hours. My youngest daughter was sick for two days, then we had two days off for school wide sick days (that means I taught one day last week -for those who are counting!) This week was a final's schedule, so it meant a late start and very early dismissals for a few days. So, why am I telling you all this? Because it has given me extra time to knit (and crochet)!
Here are my latest projects.
I'm learning to crochet. It is amazing what you can learn from google and youtube. If there is something I don't understand, I just search for it on-line. I would like to make some Granny Squares and turn them into a pillow. (I thought it might be easier than making an afghan).
Here is my yarn stash! Truth, I actually have some other yarn, but I have a glove pattern and a mitten pattern that I hope to get at, in the near future.
This is my fastest pattern! It is for felted loafer / slippers. I'm almost finished with them. Felting is a lot of fun, but there is always that period of time, when the item is in the washer and you aren't sure if it will fit. I've decided, if they don't fit me, they will fit my daughter!
What are you doing this January to keep busy? Are you crafting, baking, reading or cleaning? It is the perfect time of year to hibernate in your home!