On the fourth day of my sewing challenge, I took advantage of the free video workshops offered by Craftsy in honor of Labor Day. I previewed the class offerings on the night before and then opened my Chromebook with a plan of attack early Monday morning.
As of June 1st, Fruit From My Hands became established as a business. That is, as far as the Internal Revenue is concerned. What kind of business is it, what do I do? Good question! I've listened to webinars, read blog posts, studied theories, meditated and everything else I could think of to do. There… Continue reading Super Pants-hemmer? Not!
I believe my talents are a gift and I should give back whenever possible. I've tried to make an effort to participate in the Special Olympics Scarf Project for several years. I missed a couple of years. This year, I was fortunate enough to run across the new color announcements for my state early enough… Continue reading Special Olympics-Ky Scarf Project 2015
Is there such a thing? What does it mean? Am I one?......After some research, yes, I am a hypoallergenic knitter. Am I happy about it? Yes and no. But it does answer a lot of questions I've had and it also nixes a lot of plans I had. Due to the dear daughter's wedding, I've… Continue reading “Hypoallergenic” Knitting
I've had a Ravelry profile for a while now but I only used Ravelry for searching for free patterns. I've been inspired by some of their recent Unraveled blogposts to flesh out my profile and actually participate in the whole yarn community. And let me just say, it is awesome! The functionality of the entire… Continue reading Ravelry for Sewers?
I've always wanted to participate in a charitable knitting or sewing project and haven't found one yet but I stumbled across this one and it was perfect - 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. This was perfect! I don't necessarily get their color combinations, but I love the idea of us all using a common color… Continue reading Charitable project – Special Olympics Scarves
It's a new year! 2009! It's time to make the most of my time and energies!Okay, enough of that. I'm trying to record (for posterity or just my pitiful memory and need to self-promote) all of my projects. Every artist has a portfolio and I have wasted years and years not cataloging my creations. There… Continue reading New Year, New Projects, New Plans
It's a very good knitting/crafting friend's birthday and I knitted her a little something special. I found this little jewel on a new, cool knitting block called Pickin' and Throwin'. This is called a soap sweater and is made of 100% virgin wool. The wool is supposed to turn into felt. I have never been… Continue reading Birthday Soap
I love the versatility of this pattern--one of those free ones in a crafts store leaflet. It makes perfect baby blankets in a self-striping yarn from Bernat. Then change the needles and the yarn--a 100% cotton worsted weight from Peaches and Cream and I have great dishcloths. Plus, it's a pattern that is simple enough… Continue reading From dishcloths to baby blankets
From the knitting department, I needed a quick baby gift for a church member. He is a football coach and I thought a baby toboggan to match his team uniforms would be cool. Or warm rather.....during the chilly fall game nights. It turned out cute although I am not sure I like the style. It… Continue reading More Tiger stuff