Knitting Update — Getting Better At It!

As promised, here’s my (improved) knitting skills. Still learning (I guess we all are, aren’t we?).

As you can see from the swatch, I’m trying different stitches. Nothing real pretty, but hey…major improvements.

Son No. 2 Sets the Scene with Playmobil

Son No. 2 is not quite ready for crochet, but he’s always ready for playing with his Playmobil collection. He has a great imagination and comes up with some really cool scenes. Here’s a good example that he asked me to capture and share with you:

Son No. 1 Learns to Crochet!

Yes, the craftiness continues at our house. A couple nights ago, Son No. 1 says, “Teach me how to crochet.” To which I reply, “Hey, no problem.” So…after about ten minutes, he was off and hooking. Check this out:

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I think he did a GREAT job for a first project. WAY better than I did when I first started some 12 years ago. Congratulations, Son!

Crap. Crap. Crap.

I’m telling you it just isn’t fair. I cannot get a damned (crafty) thing done these days. Work is extra crazy right now, and by the time I get home, eat dinner, spend a few minutes with the boys and the wife, I am out of energy. It’s crazy. I’m too young to poop out like this. Really.

All day long I think and dream of all the cool stuff I want to get done when I get home. And it just ain’t happening. It’s frustrating to say the VERY least. My mystery project is not a big deal, but damn, I wanted to get it done. I wanted to take a nice picture of it. I wanted to show you what I did. It’s all part of my New Year’s resolution to be a better crafter. To post daily entries on my blog. To create. To be creative. To turn ideas into finished objects. Is that so wrong?

Grrrrrr. Ok. I guess I’m finished with the whining. Well….maybe. Ok…I’m done. No really, I am. Seriously.

Stay tuned. I swear I will get one or two things done and show you that I can overcome this lazy-butt attitude. And, just to keep you updated, I think I finally figured out how to knit and purl. Amazing, huh? I’m telling you. It’s the t.r.u.t.h. I will post a photo of my little swatch to proove it. :-)

In the meantime….get crafty and make something.

P.S. I added a couple new links [Adam Knits, Brooklyn Tweed, Cast-On and Fig and Plum to My Favorite Places. They are all fiber-art related sites and I am pleased to have them as part of the blog. Go look!

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