June 13, 2012

Crafts - Wall Art

Amaya was in town the other day. We were sitting on the couch watching Bridesmaids when she turned to me and said "I want to do a project". I laughed and jumped up, returning with one of my various half-finished projects that I had abandoned due to lack of attention span.

I had seen this a little over a year ago. I slowly collected a variety of paint chips, purchased a 16 x 16 canvas, and a few months ago I sat and diligently began cutting them out...for about an hour. I grew bored and abandoned the project. Amaya gleefully began cutting out the remaining pieces, and before I knew it I was gluing them down and this was born:

I love it, and now feel some odd urge to make three more: they would look really nice as panels in my bedroom. But that might have to wait til Amaya's next visit in September.

June 7, 2012

I'm Back, People!

I know I disappeared for a while... life sometimes has a way of putting knitting in the backseat. Life and work have been crazy-pants, but I finally realized that it's important to make time for myself too. So, I've added knitting and reading back on my daily to-do list!

To celebrate my re-knittingness, I decided to break my yarn fast and use a LYS gift certificate I got for Christmas. I bought 6 skeins of a gorgeous 100% merino yarn and started working on Abalone, a super cute and (hopefully) simple pattern.

I'm about 1/5 of the way though so far, and I love watching the yarn's subtle color changes. I forgot how soothing knitting can be.