When I get frustrated with things in life I can’t change, and need a mental lift, I always think of crafts. I love making small changes, improving a bit of my life, making a tiny thing new. In the past few weeks I’ve finished scarves for four of my daughters, using yarn I bought years ago. The other day the kids and I cleaned up a spot behind the hay barn to use for picture taking. Monday I took an old shirt of mine and turned it into a cute skirt for my youngest.
Yesterday I bought a yummy ball of yarn and some new bamboo knitting needles, hoping to make these sweet socks. I ‘ll show you pictures of what I’m doing later. I have been experimenting knitting on the round with a single circular needle. It is fun but tricky. The start of my ‘sock’ ended up more the size of a hat toddler’s hat. The yarn’s too big and I don’t think I understand the sock pattern well enough to shrink it, so I think I’ll just go with it and let it be a hat. Here’s another cute sock pattern I’ve got my eye on for later, with smaller yarn.
Another random idea I’m saving for later: turning a mason jar into a soap dispenser. Isn’t it cute?
Do you use crafts as a break from ‘real’ life? Have you bookmarked any fun ideas lately?