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The Fiber Arts… No Electricity Needed!

Yesterday morning we woke up to no electricity. It’s one of those things that you take for granted until it’s no longer there. Now days it is almost impossible to get ANYTHING done without it, no showers, no morning coffee (which is a nightmare scenario for me), no heat, no nothing, even the cordless phone won’t work so you better hope you remembered to charge up your cell phone the day before.

We went without power the entire morning as it didn’t get fixed until almost noon. So what’s a girl to do when you can’t do anything? You pull out your crochet hook and/or knitting needles of course! It is awesome how you can get quite far on a project when you don’t have the distractions of all the electronic toys and gadgets our homes are crammed full of. And if the heat isn’t working, make sure you have an afghan going, it will keep you warm while you work on it 🙂

Current WIP :)

Current WIP 🙂

 

So now the power is back and all is well again. The distractions are back, but I have to admit… I did kind of miss them, even if it was only for a few hours.

❤  Tracee

“Why bother knitting a scarf?” : TreeHugger

I found this article and I couldn’t have said it better myself 🙂

 

“Why bother knitting a scarf?” : TreeHugger.

Hats and Fairs

Slochy Hat - Knit (3)

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Well I made it through my first double pointed knitting needles project. I have to say it sounds a lot scarier than it actually is. Once I got into it I was having fun, I like the way the hat turned out, so I will have to make a few more for the upcoming vendor shows I will be attending. This hat is a custom order for my youngest son’s girlfriend. I hope she loves it (and shares with her friends where they can get one – haha)

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Side

 

Slochy Hat - Knit (2)

Back

The vendor fair went well last Friday and I met some great people. I also have a few leads on some possible custom orders… FUN! I have two more coming up in September and am looking forward to those as well. Time to speed up and get some holiday projects done for the upcoming shows. I also have some patterns in the works that I have been meaning to get done and posted. I seem to keep running out of hours in the day. Looks like it’s time to put the coffee on (the STRONG coffee that is)

❤ Tracee

School Is In Session

I’m always open to learning new stitches and techniques and new crafts altogether. This last week I have been trying to learn Tunisian Crochet. Not a big leap from crochet or from knitting either, but still a craft unto it’s own. I’m working on a simple washcloth right now which is one of the projects for the class I’m taking through Craftsy. I will let you know how it’s going a future post,

Tunisian Spa Cloth (1)

I have mentioned before that I also knit, but I admit that I am much more proficient at crochet. I have a custom order for a knit slouchy hat and it is worked on double pointed needles, which I have not tried up to this point. Looks like the next week or two I will be studying up on the finer points of DPNs  🙂 I will keep you posted to how that’s going as well. If any knitters out there have some helpful advice… I’m open to some helpful hints and tips!

❤ Tracee

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