I've taken a detour down crochet lane for a little while.. And it's been fun. I have oodles of things going on in my
I learned alot from this project. I had never sewn anything together before. (That's not entirely true. Mrs. Baughman, if you're reading this - you scared the crap outta me in Home-Ec and I was scared to touch a sewing machine and successfully avoided one for nearly 20 years. I sewed my puffy sleeve to my locker-project in Home-Ec and was told that sewing wasn't for me. In my defense.. it was the 80's and big, puffy, pirate sleeves were in style. Plus, I think the massive size of my hair may have temporarily damaged my brain during that time. I'm just saying..)
So I actually had to watch several videos on sewing crocheted seams together and sewing crocheted pieces together. Also, having been the child of an undomestic goddess, I never did learn to hand sew (or even machine sew for that matter.. Please refer to above sewing horror story.). So sewing the pieces was a challenge. Then I had to learn to embroider on top of it! Oh yes. It was a barrel of laughs let me tell you. So I watched countless You Tube videos ('cause I am written instruction challenged - I have to SEE it done or it makes no sense to me whatsoever) on satin stitch and blanket stitch. My first attempt was.. well
So sad. You just wanna put it out of it's misery, don't you? Be honest. It's okay. I was so appalled at how horrible I made it look, that I couldn't
So to recap, I've learned to seam crocheted pieces; sew crocheted pieces together; and to perform a few simple embroidery stitches. Now I don't feel so badly for neglecting my umpteen knitting projects. I learned some new skills, so it's all good.
Once I get my safety eyes in the mail, I will call this project done! Now sadly, I must put down my hook and pick up my knitting needles for a bit. I really must work on some of my knitting projects which have gone from optimistic 'Works in Progress' to the terminal 'UnFinished Objects.'
Hang on Entrelac Market Squares Bag, mommy's coming...