Thursday, May 22, 2008

Actual Fibery Content

It's been awhile, hasn't it?


First, let me say that I am NOT, I repeat NOT, jumping into a new craft. No. This will be a one time only deal. One of my co-workers is retiring in June after 20+ years, so another co-worker and I are working on a book of photos and memories. Lora is rather crafty (and I have been a good/bad influence), so I thought it would be very nice to make a fabric covered book. Not that I know how to make a fabric covered book (I think it would be fun to actually bind the thing myself, but no one has even acknowledged that I've said such a thing, so I'm taking that as a sign). Then a friend of mine brought in a quilt book (another craft I do not intend to take up), and it has a Sew Fabric On Cardstock To Make a Lovely Book type pattern (I think the title was a bit shorter). Obviously I was struck with an overwhelming urge to sew fabric onto cardstock.

Stitching on Back

I might need some practice. Also nicer fabric. My co-conspirator in this endeavor has decided that we will take whatever lovely cover I manage to create and paste it onto a blank cover, answering the question of What To Do About That Ugly Back. Also we will take it to the local copy shop to be bound, since she is the one not acknowledging my insane desire to bind the thing myself. She is very smart.

Purple Cardigan

Cat hair cover knitting! Yay! It seems I started this top-down cardigan last September, I've just started a sleeve. Not much to say about it really, except I wish it was done because I have all of these lovely sleeveless dresses and it is too freakin' cold to wear them! A lovely cotton cardigan would be just the ticket.


Sharon said...

Top-down sweaters are great trip,
TV, meeting and car-travel knitting but otherwise, tough to get passionate about.

bspinner said...

I agree with Sharon. The only way to get excited about a top down sweater is add either some pattern, either color or stitches to them.