Building Blocks :: Block Two, plus McCall's 6522!

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I've always been that annoying student who works ahead of the teacher.


In my defense, I'm just too dang eager to see what's next! Will I be able to do it? Will it be hard? The anticipation is too great to wait.

So, I plowed forward and finished the second block of my afghan. A month early.

I 'fessed up to Cristy and she promptly shot back, "Well. That is what class is for. What will you work on during class?!"

{hanging my head in shame}

Don't you love friends who keep you honest? Point taken and I am committed to playing by the rules from this point forward. Maybe...

Isn't this design the coolest? The author describes it as a chart, but I think it has a bit of a tribal feel to it. Don't you?

The delightful lady who owns the shop that is hosting the classes is offering a fun incentive for anyone who brings their materials to class in a bag they've made. That was just the kick-in-the-pants that I needed to finish up McCall's 6522, a Laura Ashley bag that I started this time last year.

I'll admit, it was not a fun project for me. It's not a complicated bag. I simply lost interest about half way through the construction.

But, it's done! And, it's just big enough to carry my materials to class.

It's really amazing how much I've learned since my first knitting lesson with my mother over the Thanksgiving holiday. In just a few short months, I've gained the confidence to try more complicated techniques and I've discovered that knitting is a bit addictive.

My favorite video tutorial of the week is for another great headband, courtesy of The Casting on the Couch.

Before you worry that this is becoming a knitting blog, let me put that fear to rest. Knitting has become a new creative outlet, but sewing, home construction, gardening, photography, paper crafting, jewelry-making, Shrinky Dink melting, and all of that other good stuff is still just as present as ever.

Don't you love living a creative life?