Friday, December 4, 2015
Winter Project Link Party
Welcome to December's Winter Project Link Party! I hope you'll join me in sharing the crafty projects you're working on this winter. I'm still plugging away with Hensfoot, but I didn't make very much progress in November. I was ill for most of the second half of the month and just didn't feel like crocheting much. There was also the Thanksgiving holiday, when there's always lots to do. I have added several more rows to Hensfoot, though, and I'm happy with that. It's a marathon, not a sprint, as they say. I have lots of time after the holidays are over. That always seems to be the part of the winter where I get the most crafting accomplished. It might even be my most productive time of year, period. I'm much happier working on crafts when it's colder outside.
Hensfoot is one of my favorite blankets thus far. It's easy, somewhat mindless and it uses up my stash of worsted acrylic yarn, which I've been accumulating for a while now. I like the way the colors are working together. The yarn is I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. I've had sort of a love-hate relationship with it over the years, but I'm feeling better about it lately. I think it's softer than it used to be, and the color selection is only getting better all the time, but I am finding that my newer blankets are pilling a lot. I wonder if making the yarn softer also made it more prone to pilling? If you have any thoughts on that, I'd love to hear what you think.
I'm really excited to start some new cross-stitching after Christmas. Santa, in his infinite wisdom, has found some lovely patterns for me, as well as a sampler kit I've been eyeing for a while. Soon, I'll buy the needed embroidery floss for Santa to leave in my Christmas stocking. I can't wait to shop for them; I love gathering the skeins and holding them against each other, fistfuls of silky, shiny color. I probably should pick up some more Aida cloth too. I can't wait to get stitching.
How about you? Join in! Share a blog post about your current projects and tell us all about what you're working on this winter! There are some simple rules posted below. Joining is easy, just click the blue button and add your blog post URL. Please make sure to link back to my post in yours to help spread the word about the link party.