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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I've been aching to post pictures of what I've been working on lately, but since most of it is for swaps, it'll have to wait for another week or two until my partners receive.

Surprisingly, there are a few things I've made lately that weren't for swaps. First, a basket/bowl I made with Crystal Palace Taos yarn and felted in the washing machine.

I'm using to hold some yarn at the moment, although I'm not sure if its purpose will change in the future. I checked out Cat Bordhi's Treasuries of Magical Knitting from the library and I really want to make one of her moebius baskets, but that will have to wait for some suitable yarn.

This afternoon I made a few cards, in keeping with my goal of sending every member of my extended family a birthday card. Devilninny sent me a number of birthday cards for the previous round of the Invite Your Partner swap on Craftster, but I've almost run out already! I made these four today, and one is already in an envelope and ready to send to my aunt Karen. While making these cards, I've come to the following conclusions:
1) Glue sticks are magic.
2) Rub-on letters are magic.
3) I need a craft table (specifically, I need a craft table other than our dining room table!)
My mom and I have vague plans for a craft day of churning out tons and tons of birthday cards, which I'm wholeheartedly looking forward to -- especially because she keeps calling me to tell me about all of the hidden craft supplies she's stumbled across at her house!

This hat was sent for the Fairytale Swap. I'm assuming my parter has received, but she hasn't been on Craftster in over a month. I hope everything's okay and that she's enjoying the hat! If you can't tell, it's meant to look like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. It was knit in about one and a half days of classes last term.


Lastly, I would like to present you with Exhibit A in the case of "Why Tracy Really, Really, Really Needs a Craft Room":


A very serious situation, indeed!

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4 Comments:

  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Ruth said…

    I like the bowl! A moebius basket/cat bed is on my list of future projects, I treated myself to an early Christmas present of the book and only got as far as the felted needle cozies!

    Good luck with Exhibit A, and all the way to Exhibit Z! Crafts in a room are just like crafts in our heads--they multiply!

     
  • At 1:07 PM, Blogger Victoria said…

    Oh my gosh tracy I just found this page of yours and I looked at what needs to be your craft room and I laughed because I just made silly valentines cards for my family and we have craft paper all over the house. Jonas has been sneaking little pieces of the colored paper off the table and munching them. It is probably not good for a little bunny's stomach, but it is kind of funny so I let him do it anyway. I am so amazed at what all you have gotten knitted. we will definitely have to have a knitting party soon!

     
  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger devilninny said…

    rub ons are amazing!!!

     
  • At 4:55 AM, Anonymous Miss Dot said…

    I hope you think that just to keep the mess confined to a space with a door that can be shut away? and not under the illusion that having a room dedicated to craft means it will be tidy???? I literally can't get in the door to my room it is that full of WIPs! arggg found you via Miss Meshell, I am sooooo jealous of the shrugs!!! I want one I want one I want one! great work.

     

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