Category Archives: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting

Sailing Back to Work!

After a small break I am back to creating!  I got some work done on the Call of Cthulhu GM Screen.  It now features a tiny sailboat so you can understand the scale and size of Cthulhu.

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Remember When I Used To Want to be an Art Teacher?

Way back in early 2008 I was student teaching and I was required to make a professional portfolio.  I made a book with lots of colorful paper and used it as a student teaching scrapbook.  My professor said it was great, but not as a professional portfolio.  Later that year I brought it to my only job interview for a teaching position – and I got the job! I think my amazingly creative and handmade book helped. Anyways, after my two months as a leave replacement teacher I decided I never want to teach again and I should avoid it at all costs.  Because of this I am currently quite poor and not too long ago I carefully removed all the pages I had used in this handmade book.  There were still many more unused pages and I wanted to re-use the book.  Today’s project was to add new pages.

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The Blanket

Way back in the fall of 2010 I started crocheting a blanket for Ryan.  His mom had started a blanket that would match the new couch and, after watching her crochet, I asked her to teach me.  It was pretty easy considering I had previously had almost no experience crocheting.  She taught me the/an afghan stitch (I’m not sure if there’s more that one kind of afghan stitch).  Ryan picked out the colors to match his room; black, white, gray, and red.  I made many squares with a yarn that changed colors between black, white and gray.  We decided each square would get a border of red before all the squares were attached.  To learn to make the border I asked Ryan’s mom and she taught me because she’s awesome like that!  After making 49 bordered squares I attached them all in a large 7 x7 square blanket.  It was lovely, but it was not as large as we had hoped it would be.

And that is why I have gone back to making and bordering squares in my spare time.  In the past couple weeks I’ve completed 9 squares and I only need 6 more.

Here’s what it looks like: