Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rated R for content

Fair warning about the links in the post's title.

I have cleaned up my craft space so well that I can't make anything.  The yarn is in a big bin with bins of fabric on top of it.

It's so tidy that it's intimidating. 

I needed something portable* to do.  

It was this book and then this web site that led to this flickr photo set and that led me to cross sitich.


And I am pretty bad at it.  I made the two smaller ones for the kids and didn't even realize that I was doing it wrong.  I had space between each stitch and it just didn't register that mine didn't look like the ones in the book.

I then made several that got thrown out because I thought you could make it up as you go along.  You can't.  It's math-y.

Then I found a free program online to design patterns.  Now I'm hooked.  It's the cheapest crafty hobby I've ever had and it's pretty brainless once you get going. 

I threw them in the frames really quickly and I need to press them and then re frame them but I was so happy when they were done.  I love the really sassy ones but the fact is, though they make me laugh, I don't want to see them on my walls every day.  So I'm stuck with the sassy-ish ones for a while.
Just till my kids grow up and move out.

Some of the work posted on flickr is really inspired.

Hopefully the house sells quickly so I can go back to making colossal messes.  One and a half weeks to the open house!


*Yes, I know that knitting is portable.  But I have this one huge project to finish that I have some sort of crazy person block on so I can't start anything else until I finish the big unfinishable project and yes that makes sense if you aren't really thinking at all. 

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