Progress In A Short Time

So I’m off to a pretty good start with this whole thirty day crafting challenge. I have wiped out several of the smaller items… including re-skeining the yarn from three projects I frogged last week. On Saturday afternoon when the list was prepared, they looked like this:

And as of this morning, they looked like this:

I also blocked my Sick Day Shawl:

I admit that blocking might be a strong word. Since I didn’t want points, I soaked it overnight, spread it on a towel and stretched it out and I let it try and trimmed the ends. It’s a lot larger than it was and I might eventually block it “properly”.

I had planned to sew last night and ran out of steam. But determined to do something per our challenge, I cast on my dad’s sock, made from my very own hand dyed yarn.

Now… I actually don’t know what I am doing with this yet. Plain knit, or Hermione’s Every Day Socks…? The other pair I did were Hermione’s and Mom has laid claim to those because they were a touch too small for Dad. So making them plain will make them go faster and it means they’ll be easier to differentiate from the first pair when they are in the laundry. Decisions, decisions!

Getting My Crafting Mojo Back

So… I was chatting with my friend Opal the other day, and I mentioned that there were a dozen projects I needed to get to or get through, and I just couldn’t seem to find the motivation to do it. I wondered if perhaps scheduling crafting time on a daily basis was the way to go, and Opal told me that it was the way she got through a bunch of projects last year.

She suggested a 30 day challenge, wherein we both crafted for 30 minutes a day, at a minimum for the next 30 days. It sounded like a great idea, so in a FaceTime call today, we chatted about what we wanted to get done. Some of my projects are kind of small, but some of them are fairly significant, at least to me.

I made a list, and it ranges from writing up a pattern for my friend, Shireen over at The Blue Brick, to blocking two different shawls that have been finished for an embarrassing amount of time…

to putting together the top of a quilted bed runner…

to knitting socks for my dad….

to reskeining some yarn from some frogged projects…

A total of 12 items 13 items…I missed the completion of a quilted table runner.

I might throw some painting and drawing in there, just for the fun of it, but I think it will mostly be fibre and fabric. I would even like to get back at my spinning wheel.

I’m going to take notes and figure out how well this works… and hopefully there will be blog posts along the way, especially now that I have the app on my phone and can post this way!

Wish me luck!