Time Spent Learning a New Skill is Never Wasted

Began seaming my 4 X 4 blocks together, working from the center out. The cat has started stealing my squares, I hope if I sew them together she’ll lose interest.

Knitting the panels for a new felted tote or handbag. The solid red piece is Alpine Wool by Lion Brand in cranberry. The piece in progress is Noro.

I haven’t been in a handbag mood so the felting wool has been put back upon the shelf for the time being.  I did finish the Noro piece before losing interest.

The crochet is coming along fairly well and I’ve added a few more blocks to my centre square.  I realized that I enjoy the process much more if I seam as I go along, as well as weaving the tails in, instead of doing it all at once.  This is definitely the “single woman’s afghan” since it will not be machine washable because of the Rowan.  Not very practical for houses with kids and messy SO’s.  Lucky for me, the cat doesn’t sleep on the bed… she’s allowed but doesn’t want to, but that may change when the afghan’s finished.  The weight on this is going to be wonderful.

It may not be a crocheted portrait of Axl Rose, but I’m happy with it.  Actually, I can’t think of anyone I’d make a crocheted portrait of… maybe something noir like an old black and white, classic movie poster, not necessarily a portrait.

On the subject of skills, I saw this clip on the making of the presidential flag.  I did not know they were completely hand sewn, nor did I know that the flags go with the president.  A new president means all new flags.  It may sound strange, but it makes me feel good to know that the flags are hand sewn in the United States.