When I get close to the end of a big crafting project, my mind starts to wander from the task at hand to other (newer, shinier, and, in this case, not-as-brown) projects. I blocked the back and sleeves of my sweater over the weekend, and cast on for the front.
(Pro tip: Blocking your knitting makes a world of difference. Want to, but don’t want to invest in a $40 blocking board? Hit the art supply store for a piece of foam core. The piece I use is 20 x 30 inches and cost just $3.50. Awesome!)
While I put in all those pins, I was compiling a mental wish list of new things to make and do. Here are some of the items from that list:
- Confetti “ribbon” – I wish I’d seen this in time for my sister’s birthday. Also, it’d give you the perfect excuse to go shopping for a new hole-punch.
- It’s been a while since I’ve felt like quilting, but isn’t this skinny stacked coin quilt appealing?
- Patchwork quilts pieced from photographs – the Purl Bee hits it out of the park again. Love!
- I love this flowery hat, don’t you? Kate is a colourwork genius.
- Speaking of colourwork and knitting, I’m thinking that I need to tackle this vest from the lastest issue of Twist Collective. Argyle? Yes please!
I’m happy to report that you’ll be seeing more of us ’round these parts after today. We’ve got some great ideas lined up, but we’re always looking for ideas, which means I’m wondering: What craft project, tool or book would you like to read about this fall? Please, let us know!