I think everyone else should do the same. With some proper planning and thoughtfulness, a gift can become more than just another Christmas present, but a special memory of a place and time.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Well, this year is the first year I am actually planning ahead of time to knit or crochet something for everyone with the exceptions of the gifts my husband might buy. (He gets rather picky and there are traditions that must be kept.) So I have taken the handmade pledge!
Posted by Dawning Dreams at 10:36 AM
Monday, April 28, 2008
I did finish my sweet pea shawl and giant snowflake. While the shawl turned out beautifully, the snowflake came out much smaller than I thought it would. Some on the website look larger than 6 feet! Mine was about 3 feet. I might make another one sometime later with some different yarn, but for now it'll dress up a side table.
Posted by Dawning Dreams at 8:35 AM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I would encourage everyone to do something for someone they don't know. Whether it be knitting something for charity, donating money or clothes, or even passing your time with someone to make their day better. I am a big believer in giving and receiving as needed.
Make someone's day.
Posted by Dawning Dreams at 7:59 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The first day of class we were required to buy our beautiful coin hip scarves and zills. Zills are the little finger cymbals that they play. After my first class, we didn't get to learn anything about the zills, so when I got home, I got them out to learn how to play. Well, the zills were so loud they woke up my three year old! So I starting looking online for something to lessen the sound. I found a wonderful free pattern on Shira.net that would do the trick.
However, it was a crochet pattern. I would not be overdone by a stupid technique my mom tries teaching me 15 years ago. I looked on YouTube for some instructions. AFter attempting a larger yarn I finally had an epiphany! I can finally crochet! I've been searching pattern after pattern trying to find appropriate works for a belly dancing outfit.
So here I am, three mufflers later and amidst knitting a top for an outfit. Hopefully, I can get them done by the next Ren Fair.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Posted by Dawning Dreams at 12:25 PM