There are only six days left of the year 2015 and it has been a busy year of knitting and crocheting for me. I have to do some re-work on a few things I'm knitting, I have finished a few baby items, and I plan to get back to sewing again in 2016.
As I was working on my knitted poncho at the knitting group on Tuesday, I realized that I hadn't decreased at one end of the row about 3 or 4 times. That means that I'm going to have to back up several rows....again. I hate that. Ugh. I also discovered that I'm going to have to back up 3 rows on a scarf that I have been knitting off and on for several months. It will be pretty easy, though, since there are not a lot of stitches in the rows. The knitted hat on double-pointed needles is coming along slowly but surely. I need to get back to it since I have a few other items completed.
I finished up a couple of baby items just a little while ago. The first one I made is the little Openwork Baby Cap which was designed by Sandy Scoville. The pattern is in the book Crochet One-Skein Wonders. I like the little flower on the cap because it dresses it up a little bit. From the same book, I made Sam the Big-Bottomed Bunny, designed by Laura Biondi. For both the cap and bunny I used Sirdar Snuggly double knitting yarn in the shade #0267. It is a very light pink with little flecks of red, blue, and green. Too bad the accompanying photo doesn't show the pretty shade of pink. I also used a size G/6 (4mm) hook. Oh! I just looked to the left of me and the little bunny's tail is still here on the table. I need to get it sewed onto the bunny!
A Few Things I'd Like To Get Crafty With In The New Year
I know that in the New Year of 2016, I will still knit and crochet up a storm. There is no doubt about that. What I would like to do is get back to sewing again. I haven't done that since the first part of 2011. Nearly five years is too long to be away from one of the things I really love to do. While watching yarn-related videos, I have noticed that several of the Yarnies have project bags made from some really cute fabric! I know that I can make those with no problem at all. I think it would actually be fun to use different cute fabrics for the outer shell and the inside lining. I would also like to design a fully functional bag that would carry 4-6 skeins of yarn, patterns, the project itself, and the accessories being used for the project.