I have been trying to craft at least just a little bit each day now, and I find it very fulfilling. I'm working on another small knit project. I won't post any pictures until it's done. I learned a new knit stitch - the rib stitch (although it may not be evident in this particular project) and I learned how to cast on better too. The tips of my finger are a little numb and now I see why knitters have those thimble-like (or maybe they are rubber thimbles) on their fingers. (One of my students pointed that out to me.)

While pausing for just a minute from knitting, I completed a May CAL for a group called "Friends with Yarn." The project was a woven hotpad. I was inspired to go ahead and make this project when I saw Alessandra's hotpad on Flickr yesteday. So, today, I made my own from some leftover yarn from that brightly colored bag I made earlier. Right when I was posting my picture in my Flickr account, I noticed that Alhana had made hers too. Now we just have to see what CT will come up with. My mom loved the hotpad when I showed her this afternoon. These would be good stocking stuffers.

It still amazes me that I have been able to communicate with even just a small group of friends across multiple online networks. It all started with Flickr, then with Blogspot, it moved over to Etsy, and landed up in Ravelry. I'm in awe. Rather amazing!


  1. I feel the same way, crafting is very fulfilling, I absolutely love it.
    That was an easy hotpad, wasn't it? And I really like the way it turned out. Thank you for inviting me to CAL.
    Your looks good too!!!

  2. Turned out great! I'm going to start making mine tonight.


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