Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Project Update

Hello my friends! Just wanted to show an update of what I've knitted so far...

It's pretty simple, actually, a lot easier than I thought it would be. Although, sometimes I'm dropping stitches (which I don't know how to fix!) and somehow, I've added stitches!! I started with 50 stitches, and now I have did that happen?? It took me a couple of tries before I got the hang of it, and my mom told me to just knit for practice. She said not to try to make anything, just knit. So I did. And now I've decided that it's decent enough to become a scarf! Or a very colorful potholder...I'll post an update in a few days..

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

There's an APB out for a missing blogger...

I've decided that I need a summer project. Something cheap to keep me busy when I'm not applying for jobs, or working at summer camps (my new job!). I would love to have made baking and cooking my summer project, but unfortunately, I not only have the money to do that frequently, I don't have enough people to feed!!

So then I thought that I would make a quilt. How perfect, right!? I finally convinced Luke (after two years of begging) to give me some of his old high school t-shirts that are falling apart so I could make a quilt out of them. I couldn't imagine anything better than being able to smell him all the time and curl up in his shirts anytime I I gathered up his shirts and started brainstorming what I would need...

Fabric to sew the shirts to
Fabric to block between the shirt
Fabric for the back of the quilt
Batting to go in between the front and back of the quilt
Quilting thread (who knew there was such a thing!)
Fabric to go around the edges of the quilt
And something to hold the front, batting, and back together

Needless to say, that's definitely not going to fit under my plan of being frugal. So instead, I've decided to knit!! I've only tried knitting a few times when I was really little, probably ten or eleven. But I don't really remember a whole lot. So I've youtubed a video on how to knit, I have my $3.00 yarn and my $2.97 needles. I'm all set to knit a...something.

Wish me luck!