I am back in the groove. The craft gods are smiling and I have the itch. Ideas are floating around and inspiration is at my fingertips. To knit or to sew? What a quandary. I couldn’t choose one over the other…so I chose both.
I cast on a 4 to 8 hour project from this book. At the rate I am going, I think it will be closer to 8 hours which is just fine.
And I made this cute patchwork pin cushion from the other book. It was in the 2 to 4 hour section….it took me less than 2 hours, though. Well, that is if you don’t count the time I spent waffling over what color thread to use.
Both books are lovely. Gorgeous and full of wonderful projects, actually. Last-Minute Knitted Gifts has been around for awhile, I just never had purchased it. I like the concept that these gifts can be whipped up in a (relatively) short amount of time. My kind of crafting.
Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts is right down my alley. I knew I was going to like it, though. Joelle let me have a sneak peek at an advance copy when I was at Purl Patchwork in August. Lucky me. One flip through this book had me sold. I had dreams about it. Seriously. That is how wonderful it is. You can see more photos at the Purl Bee. There are so many projects I want to make, but beyond that is the incredible inspiration this book provides. Wowzers! It’s eye candy in the form of fabric and color. I want to sew all day long. Forget cooking and cleaning and (gasp!) blog reading, I just want to sew. And knit and then sew some more. It’s that good.
Back tomorrow with more good stuff.