Today the Capital was definitively snowed in. A lovely day to spend the whole day knitting. IF your wrist/hand is up for that sort of thing. While I am now able to spend short bursts of time knitting (we’re talking single rows a day here people), I did have to find another way to fill the day. And I certainly wasn’t going to shovel (Yay condo living!).
If you look at my About page, I call myself a multi-crafter, but I haven’t given you much evidence to prove it so far. In watching Tiny Paper Foxes, a lovely video podcast about a knitter/sewist in NYC, I’d been thinking about my sewing machine. And I was pretty sure it didn’t need much oomph from my right hand to function. Since I’ve become surprisingly proficient at left handed cutting in the last few weeks, I figured with some patience, I could make myself a nifty new project bag. And if I was going to make a project bag, why not make a ridiculously complicated one.
Since I have a little quilting experience, this tutorial didn’t seem too frightening. And I had picked up a VERY cute fat quarter set for a song at Walmart on Boxing Day while on a cross-border jaunt.
After a few hours of this and that and some left handed ironing, I had a finished object! I always forget that sewing is like instant gratification compared to knitting. It’s probably about right sized for socks/mittens/hats kind of projects. A one skein shawl. I would love to work out the math to make a bigger one to match it that would be suitable for somewhat larger projects that I tend to take on occasionally.
There’s more than enough fabric left to outfit myself in a whole wardrobe of project bags for 2016 while I have some time to focus on my sewing. I always want to buy all the project bags I see, and I have to remind myself that I can make them. I am glad I finally got myself to do it!