Projects of the Week

I am someone who typically has several projects going at a time. I am also someone who likes to try new things. Sometimes the work, sometimes they don’t. Here is a round up of three things I have been working on this week.

Tunisian Crochet Hat and Wrist-y Thingies

I started with Tunisian Crochet recently and have become totally enamored. I am trying to figure out some of the quirks, though, and playing with a hat pattern has been very helpful for this. What I have discovered is that Tunisian crochet is not as stretchy as regular crochet and while it can look a lot like knit, it is definitely not as stretchy as a knit item. Hence my Goldilocks moment: hat too small, too short and too tall. I’ve started another one that I am hoping has the kinks worked out to get to that “just right”.

Annie’s Kit Club Crochet Blanket

I joined a Kit Club through Annie’s and am working on the Mediterranean Afghan. I am on kit 4 and really enjoying the challenge of this blanket. While I am a huge proponent starting with a craft using whatever patters strike your fancy, I would not recommend this particular kit for beginners. It is noted to be an intermediate pattern but I would say advanced intermediate is more accurate. There are so many kits through Annie’s though, so not to despair! There is something for everyone.

Handmade Rune Set

I have been exploring Runes lately. I am learning the Elder Fulthark right now and have found it to be a very enlightening process. I also have a habit of collecting random fallen sticks and saving them in my garage. I decide that I would try my hand at making my own rune set and this is my starting point. I’m excited to see where this goes.

So, that’s me for the week. I’d be very interested to see what others are working on as well!

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