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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crafty Summer Plans

Mmmm, Summer. Although I'm still pretty busy, Summer always puts me in the new-project-planning mindset. I suppose it comes from those Summers in high school & college when a break from school meant time to devote to crafty pursuits and reading fiction. 

Here's what I'm planning for this Summer:

Knitting


A few weeks ago I had a dream I was wearing Allyson's Summer Lace Stripes Sweater, and I couldn't get it out of my head. I know, I'm the corniest. "It came to me in a dreeeaaammm!"

I ordered Knit Picks' Comfy Worsted in Ivory and cast on Sunday after I finished my Holla Knits sample. It's the perfect California sweater - a light, breezy extra layer that will go well with shorts or my bright teal skinny jeans! 

Jewelry

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A is watching...

Last summer I was totally obsessed with recreating some beaded bracelets from a popular show about doomed teenage girls (....) and made the one above for my sister. This summer, I'm dying to use my bead loom to create pretty Native American- inspired jewelry, like these bracelets, and these barrettes.

Crochet

Meghan's afghan

A crochet blanket from years ago, before I had a blog

It's time to jump back into crochet! We were gifted three plain, wooden stools that work perfectly with our counter. Except that, you know, they're so plain and wooden. I'm going to crochet a little seat cover for each, and hopefully they'll be as pretty as this cover

Sewing


I bought McCall's M6331 last Summer, and totally didn't get around to sewing it up. I want, nay need, that romper. I'm interested to see how this pattern comes out, since it claims to be adjustable for different bust sizes, instead of just going with the standard B-cup. We know that's not gonna work for me! 

Reading


What's that you say? Reading isn't a craft?! Ok, let's say I plan to perfect the craft of reading while crafting, and start with this book. I'm a huge fantasy fan, so I don't know why I've avoided A Game of Thrones for so long. Chris and I just finished watching the first season of the HBO series, and I'm totally hooked, so I think it's time. Anyone else loving these books or the show?

14 comments:

  1. i LOVE the blanket you made!!! So cute! Colorful crocheting is my favorite.

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    1. Thanks! It was a stash-buster that I gifted to my sister for her graduation. I still covet it when I go over to her house!

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  2. You've got some fun crafty plans! Love 'em! I'm too wimpy for Game of Thrones-- whenever Blake is watching it, I get disgusted by beheadings or stabbings and squeal like a baby!

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    1. Hahhaha, I'll admit it - I kinda like the gore!

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  3. i so appreciate that PLL reference!

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  4. Inspired by the beaded crafts. I love Game of Thrones! I slogged through the first book after watching the first season. I bought the next three but have yet to crack them open. Apparently, I prefer the TV show.

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    1. Yeah, I've heard they're intense reads. We'll see how I do!

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  5. I love the crochet cover! Tehri/Mustaavillaa made a great stool cover awhile back - you might like it too, although it has a very different feel to it. You can see it here - http://tinyurl.com/7dbpuv9

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    1. Ooo, very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Love, love, love, LOVE Game of Thrones. It's really good. I saw the tv series and finished the second season, and just started reading the book a few weeks ago. I think you'll like the book better than the series (at least I do)

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    1. Somehow it doesn't surprise me that you would pipe up as the GoT lover! Now I know who to go to for discussion when I'm done!

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  7. Will you knit me a Pretty Little Liars bracelet??!?!?

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    1. OF COURSE. Hopefully this week...

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