What kind of crafting projects are you working on?
Magic Claims, grumble, grumble, grumble.
Things I have made recently: a sweater/T-shirt for Kid 2. I don’t have a picture of it finished, but it is. Here is in progress picture.
I wanted a very simple pattern, like idiot proof, because my brain was very fried at the time. This is Flax Light by tincanknits.
I also made a Perrito Sweater. The sweater was redone 3 times to size it down and it is still too big. Perrito now wears a sock, and the sweater will have to wait until he grows into it. I might try one more time, but he is ridiculously tiny, so getting the sweater over his head while making it still fit him is a bit problematic.
Mostly I’ve been cross stitching. I got myself into this pattern because it had bright colors and I’m trying my best to stitch myself out of it.
My pattern app assures me it’s almost 36.6% done, but I think it’s delusional. The little fox is a needle minder. It’s a magnet that keeps the needle safe and put up instead of being lost on the floor somewhere and puncturing feet and paws.
I am grimly determined to finish this one, but I also want to either knit or crochet a cowl or an infinity scarf of some sort. This winter showed me that I’m lacking in the cowl department. Specifically I need something to wear during that roughly 2 weeks of cold days sprinkled through out the winter season so I can go get the mail and get wood with Gordon.
Shawls don’t work that well as cowls because they keep unwinding and scarves are too long and get in the way. I managed to pinch my scarf between the logs when carrying wood, then in an effort to pull it out, hit myself with a log, and ended up with a bruise that prompted my gynecologist to gently ask if everything was alright at home during the breast exam.
So a cowl or infinity scarf to warm my neck, something wide enough so I can pull it over my head and it can double as a hat or hood or something.
The other sort of craft project is that I learned to do my nails. My nails kind of thinned out over the years despite only occasional manicures. I’m trying to reinforce them a bit. At first I did gel, but then I read that apparently UV lamps might be causing skin cancer. So I decided to alternate gel with something else, and that something turned out to be dip powder. It has taken me awhile to learn to apply it and this picture shows it as the nails are beginning to grow out, but I’m satisfied with it.
I’m using Saviland 29Pcs Dip Powder Nail Kit, which I bought on Amazon. As always, there are no affiliate links in this post. I suggest watching some Youtube videos if you are trying it for the first time because thick application will make them pop off after a day or two.
The other craft project that I keep trying to get to is a journal. I had this idea of making a story journal with pages devoted to different story ideas. I bought cute stickers and washi tape and … 2 years have gone by. Still no journal. One day.