Hello all you crafty people!! I'm back! :) My brief sabbatical turned into a 6 month hiatus and I'm just now getting back to "normal" life (normal only being defined as a setting on one's dryer). So here's how I'll be getting my feet wet as I'm easing into my creative enthusiasms...
First of all, my sister-in-law rocks solely and completely because she gave me THIS for Christmas:
So between the cupcake carrying case that she gave me for my birthday, and this display stand, EVERY event should now have cupcakes in attendance! Event #1 - Ladies Ministry Meeting on Tuesday evening... be prepared for pictures!
Next, even though I have promised myself that I will NOT start any new yarn projects until I have completed or frogged all my UFOs, I'm feeling a little weak on my conviction because I have decided to teach myself how to crochet! I've watched a couple video tutorials and I'm ready to tackle the chain... I figure it's best to start the way I did with knitting; making a washcloth (btw, I didn't originally intend to knit a washcloth, but at the time a scarf just seemed to take way too long to complete).
As an aside, I can't believe 19 years ago I taught myself how to knit by reading a book! I look back and that's just a freaking miracle to me because now I'm going to crochet and it seems impossible without videos, blogs, multi-angle detailed pictures, AND a real life human interface. I think the Internet has made my brain mushy.
So here's to cupcakes and crocheting!!