Holy hobby update, Batman!

I’ve been going hobby crazy the past couple of weeks. Crochet has been going well, and I’m quite fast at it now. So, I set myself the goal of improving my knitting, as it seems a shame not to be equally good at either.

So, I started a washcloth which uses the seed stitch and two cables. Crazy times! My first attempt at cable went quite badly, I think I tried to do too many stitches on the cross over. But, after ripping that out and trying again, it went much better!

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I also got a new knitting book of toys, because I thought it would get me more interested in knitting, since that seems to be what I like about crochet, small projects:

Such a fun book! I totally recommend it. I haven’t completed any of the patterns yet, but if the instructions are any indication of the writing, it’ll be a breeze. This led to be trying out my circular needles for the first time and they’re not as scary as I thought! In fact, I LOVE them. They’re so much easier than double pointed needles for making tubes.

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Finally, sewing! I’ve been doing a bit of sewing when I find time. But, the big project these past weeks was a dress form. I got instructions from here. And here’s the end result!

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I’ve been stuffing it with newspaper. I’m going to find some spandex or something to cover it, since the duct tape is quite sticky. It’s standing on a lighting tripod, because they go quite tall and was relatively cheap. When it’s completely done I’ll do a step by step of what we did, as some of the photos are quite hilarious!

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