Sunday, March 13, 2011

handmade is worth it

Worth the time, worth the investment, worth the effort.

I didn't think I had any natural talent for crafting. But after spending way too much time trying to figure out how I could trick my sister into making more of her beautiful handmade knits for me (just kidding...sort of), I decided it was about time to pick up the
needles
needle myself. Crocheting keeps it pretty simple. The payoffs? Stress relief. Custom-made items. A reason to think creatively. Oh...and lots of self-satisfaction.

Here are my first two projects. I'm looking forward to sharing more.




Leg Warmers

Pattern from Crochet Kitten.
Using multi-colored Ornaghi Filati Malaga yarn (gotta love the name).









Coasters

Pattern from Pardon My Chaos.
Using Nashua Hand Knits in Cherry Red.

2 comments:

  1. Yay! They're beautiful! That ribbon is great with your leg warmers!

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  2. Wow! they are beautiful. We do crocheting too.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)