Monday, January 12, 2015

Pillow Progress

I decided I didn't need to do a whole granny square spiral blanket. I could just do a pillow and finally use up all those pillow forms that are cluttering up the top of my (newly tidied) workroom closet. And add some color and personality to my couch.

Now I just need to pop in to the thrift store and find a matching sweater, to finish it up. (Lucy at attic24 has a great tutorial for how to make a pillow back from a jumper a.k.a. sweater.) Well, maybe I also need to make a cover for the pillow form -- it does show through the holes if you look close...

Speaking of tutorials, I want to make a note here of how I did this, especially the beginning. But that'll have to wait till I'm at my laptop, not my phone. And till I find my scribbled notes...

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

De-Knotting Daughter's Yarn

I was about to start some housework when I saw a crumpled plastic bag, containing my eldest daughter's crochet project. Her first one ever, if you don't count the forest green square she made when learning over Thanksgiving break six ago.

And I remembered her request in the car on the way home from school yesterday. "Mama, can you get a knot out again? I'm stuck."

While I'm at it, I think I'll re-wind the whole ball -- for some reason, it's been getting knotted up way more than usual.

At some point, I'll teach her how to de-knot (and re-wind) yarn herself. But for now, during this time of setting a foundation for a skill that I'd like to last her a lifetime, not just be a two-month passing interest, I think I'll make it as easy as possible for her to pick up her hook and crochet! The housework can wait fifteen minutes.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I'm Back...

Over the last 21 months of non-posts here on Made By K, I have been making things.

And I've been writing blog posts. In my head. Perhaps it's time to write them on my laptop (or my phone, in this case) instead.

In other news, I learned to knit recently! Saw a fun knit+crochet headband at a store. Bought it. Reverse engineered it. Then proceeded to make it in six different color combinations.

And tonight, with all that fun yarn that's leftover and having just finished cleaning up my workroom, I was about to start an eight-strand never-ending spiral granny square blanket, but then remembered I want to get back to my "won't start one till two are done" system!

And that makes me think of all sorts of other things I want to write, but I'll leave that for another time.

Till next time. Hopefully sooner Sept. 30, 2016 (i.e. 21 months from now).

I think I can manage that...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ruthy's Pencil Case

Ruthy made it onto her plane yesterday. And so did her pencil case. I did finish in time. 

Friday, March 29, 2013


On our way home after a too-short visit with dear friends and family. Ruthy, our intern last year, flies back to Germany tomorrow. Think I'll get her pencil case done in time?

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