Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Feeling Bicraftual

I fear my posts for the next week or so are going to be very repetitive, as I'm continuing to work on the same two projects (three, if you count spinning). First, there's my handspun brioche cowl, which is coming along slowly but steadily. I posted this photo on Instagram yesterday and it got more likes than I've ever received, so I guess it's a good project!

I'm further along than what's shown here, but the light has already gone for the day and I didn't want to bother taking a shoddy photo.

While I work on that project during the day (a bit before work and during my lunch breaks), I've been doing a lot of crocheting at night. I think I'm getting close to being done with my giant bag. In case you were wondering just how big it is, well, it's now large enough to fit an 8-year-old:

Apparently it also makes a very cozy hood if your head is a little cold:

I should be able to finish up the last partial skein of Cascade 220 tonight and then I have some bits and bobs of some old Knit Picks yarn to work in. There's already more than 1,000 yards of yarn in this project, and I expect I'll have at least a couple of hundred more by the time I'm ready to call it done. Felting this should be a fun experiment -- I might try felting in the dryer just for the heck of it -- and then I have some leather purse handles that I'm planning to sew on. I'm excited by how much my crochet has seemed to have improved over the course of this project, and I'm eager to try some more. I might make some felted bowls with some of the scraps I still have in the stash (because felting will hide my inconsistencies), and perhaps sometime this year I'll try an actual pattern.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That bag! But, gah! Crochet! I suck at it so bad! lol