Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.

IMG_2390 IMG_2365 There has been quite a bit of sewing going on around here. Well, at least a lot of preparation to sew. I am working on a new dress for K using that pretty turquoise dandelion fabric you see in the first photo. I still just can't decide if I like the bee fabric with it or not.

K has been doing her own embroidery project. I am not sure what she is working on exactly but I found her WIP on the table as I set up to cut fabric today and felt the need to share it.

In knitting news. I seem to be at an impasse with my cardigan. I finished the body over the weekend and decided to go ahead and block it before I added the sleeves just to be certain it fit. Well, I did my usual method of blocking which involves getting the knitted item submerged in water. When I tried it on afterwards it grew to almost twice the length it started out as. I believe this is thanks to the garter stitch used for the whole garment. Since my yarn is super wash I put it in the dryer for a few minutes to get it back to the original size. Now I don't know what to do. It's a bit snug unblocked but I don't want it to grow in length. HELP! Any blocking suggestions? Or should I just throw in the towel on this too good to be true cardigan?

What are you working on?! Happy creating!

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