One of my goals for this year was to try and/or learn different types of crafts. What I said was:
Give my new crafty pursuits some love – I’ve been neglecting spinning and meaning to learn to weave and quilt for ages. I want to try new things in my crafty life this year.
a. Spin at least 2 pounds of fiber
b. Sew a piece of clothing
c. Finish the T-shirt quilt for goodness sake!
d. Learn to warp a loom and weave something
e. Complete an actual pair of socks on the CSM
Well, last weekend I made some progress towards those goals.
I finished the birthday socks. That scarf on the right side is my very first weaving. I learned to warp a loom a couple weeks ago, and that is the result – my first woven scarf! (The fringe still needs to be trimmed.)
On the bottom left is a project bag I sewed at a friend’s house on Monday. That’s what I did right before I left, most of the day was spent working on my first quilt. It is not, in fact, the T-shirt quilt. That one might be a little tricky, so I started with a more traditional quilt.
On Saturday I also went shopping with another friend and picked out the fabric and pattern for my sewn clothing item – a skirt. I’m actually going to be doing The 2015 Outfit Along with Andi of Untangling Knots and Lauren of Lladybird. I’m not doing the featured patterns because I wanted something a little easier for the sewing – I didn’t want to have to deal with fit alterations on a dress, and I figured a skirt would be better for my first sewing project alone. And I already have the yarn ready for Breakwater, so I’m knitting that to go with my skirt!
Now I need to get cracking on my spinning and CSM socks goals. Maybe I’ll do Tour de Fleece. 😉