… I’ve been doing a little crafting! Yes, that exclamation point is totally justified (even though I am a serial over-exclamation-er, I admit.)
I love to knit, stitch, and sew, and I think I’m actually pretty good at it, but I almost never make the time to do it these days. Back in my pre-kid days, I was churning out hand-knit socks, baby quilts for all my friends’ kids, even sweaters! (At one point my husband claimed I “owed” him a birthday sweater every year. Do you know how long it takes to knit a man-sized sweater?! He wisely hasn’t mentioned that lately!)
Anyway, all of that just gives you a little background about me since you probably weren’t reading my blog back in the dark ages when this was almost exclusively a knitting blog.
I am working on two projects that I hope to finish by Christmas. One is a cross-stitch piece that I’m going to give as a gift, so I’ll just give a little sneak-peek here.
My other project is a knitted Christmas stocking for baby Sam, to match the ones I made a few years ago for my husband, Josiah & I. I know it will look really great when it’s done, but now I’m wishing I hadn’t been quite so ambitious back in the day — this thing is HUGE and the knitting is fairly complicated.
I conquered the intarsia section during a long car trip a few weeks ago, and now I just have the stranded section to deal with. The rest is easy. The only question is what pattern I should put in the intarsia section. I only followed the snowflake pattern on the first one I knit, and I invented new patterns for the other two.
So what do you think? Should I come up with a fun pattern, or should I just make life a little easier and follow the snowflake pattern as written?