30 Days of Gratitude – Day 20 / WIP Wednesday

ribbed hat and mitts

I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t craft.  It’s a creative outlet for me that is relaxing – at least most of the time. Over the years I’ve tried cross-stitch, crewel embroidery, needlepoint, latch hooking, sewing, polymer clay, calligraphy, Swedish weaving, stamping, dry and heat embossing, and even a little bit of scrapbooking.  I’ve also tried tatting but couldn’t get the hang of it.  Years ago, a friend and I took adult education classes in cake decorating and pottery.

Of course, lately, my favorites are knitting and crocheting. Why? I think a big part of that is because most of those projects are highly portable. Going to Grandma’s for the weekend? Tuck some yarn, needles, and a hat pattern in the bag and you’re good!

Like my mother, I have a tough time just sitting and watching TV.  If it’s a really good movie I haven’t seen before, that’s one thing.  If it’s a movie or TV show that I’m not interested in – or I’ve seen a dozen times already, it doesn’t matter how good it is, I need something to do.  I can sit on the couch, still be with my family but accomplish a project at the same time!

My latest endeavor is this hat and mittens.

ribbed hat and mitts
30 days of Gratitude

I only started it on Saturday and I’m almost done (it’s been worked on in fits-and-starts over the last few days).

Tami's Amis

One Reply to “30 Days of Gratitude – Day 20 / WIP Wednesday”

  1. I also cannot just sit and watch TV without doing some sort of craft. That is why I love my knitting because while hubby watches TV I can be curled up on the couch knitting and relaxing too. Love the hats and mittens they look really warm and cozy! My mom taught me to keep my hands busy so…LOL your list of crafts is very close to mine over the years..crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, scrapbooking,latch hooking, clay, calligraphy… LOL well you can see what I mean!!I did learn to tat and enjoyed it but,I never know what to do with the little motifs and that drives me crazy. I much prefer making useful items and since my wrist will no longer take crocheting, I knit and love it.

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