A Creative Space

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new blog. I have been contemplating a switch from my crochet blog to one that includes all the things I love, and I have finally created that reality.

My usual choice of title would be a pun or something silly, but nothing came to me. I finally realized I wanted something that represented my creative energy. I love to work in quiet, restful spots where I can fully engage in the project and my aesthetic is feminine (ribbons and laces).

I have accumulated quite a few pictures and projects while I was trying to come up with a title, so I will get those up ASAP. I am also moving my crochet/knitting posts over from blogger slowly. I expect the blog to feature projects of the following types: crochet/knit, from-scratch sewing, refashions and miscellaneous adventures into other areas.

I recently read this book and was incredibly inspired to work with used clothing to help reduce the unethical consequences of fast fashion, so many of my early posts will show my attempts to turn my $1.39/pound (yes, by the pound) Goodwill finds into something wearable.

I welcome your opinions about my work in the comments, regardless of their harshness, but I request that you are kind to the other guests on my site. Thank you for spending a little time in my world today!

My First Visit to a LYS

This post is moved from my original blog.

It occurred to me this past week that for as long as I’ve been knitting and crocheting, I’ve never actually been to a yarn store. (Local Yarn Store or LYS according to the internet)  So I went over to The Knitting Nest in South Austin and bought some Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in navy and some ChiaoGoo circular needles in size 6 to make a hat for my boyfriend.

I haven’t done much so far, but I’m using a modified version of this pattern from Ravelry.  By modified I mean changing the number of stitches to account for the fact that this yarn is a little lighter than worsted, and using a special technique to prevent the gap between the knit and purl stitches that plaques my ribbing.  I will post details when I’m done!