Anyway, even when I have too much piled on I make time to craft, if for no other reason than to maintain my sanity (such as it is). I just kept the projects bite-sized and portable. That is, I took up knitting and crocheting.
At Costume College last August, I took a one-hour course on Tunisian crochet. I had learned to crochet and knit when I was really young, but stopped around the age of 18, sever, er, decades ago. I had never heard of Tunisian crochet, so I thought I'd give it a go. Well, that lead me to starting to crochet again, whiiich lead inevitably to my knitting again.
|Little bit of a Tunisian crochet sampler scarf I started. This is some sort of wrapped stitch that I got out of the book 101 Easy Tunisian Crochet Stitches.|
|Crocheted flying piggy.|
|Tunisian crocheted moss green cowl.|
|Storage tube for my crochet hooks (an experiment in Tunisian crochet stitches and crocheting in-the-round).|
|Tunisian crochet fingerless mitts, also made in-the-round.|
|Matching neck warmer, also in Tunisian crochet.|
|Crochet sweater-coat (really more coat than sweater).|
|Knit shrug, made from cashmere yarn recycled from a store-bought shrug.|
|And finally, a sad little crochet bear.|
More to come soon! I've got more costuming and crafting goings-on to report. Stay tuned!