The Cuttle Corner – October 11, 2023
Welcome to the seventh edition of The Cuttle Corner! I’ve made some progress on my ongoing projects and laid the groundwork to start building a crafting community.
If you missed last week’s post, you can take a look here.
Now, let’s get cozy!
What’s going on
After last week’s sweater weather we had an unseasonably warm week. While this meant leaving all my favorite handknit items behind, I did try to spend as much time at the park with the kiddos as possible before we are all trapped inside for months. It’s also been a great way to meet other parents and kids in the neighborhood.
Building a crafting community
Getting to connect with other people has become more and more important to me lately. This has led me to try to build a crafting community.
Crafting has been a largely solitary experience for me. I’ve been to the odd knit night, and I have friends who craft as well, but I haven’t had a regular community to be a part of. One of my goals in starting this blog was to connect with makers from all around the world. While this online community grows, I decided to start one in person as well.
I reached out to some of my friends and family and invited them to the first of what will hopefully continue to be a monthly Crafternoon. Due to various life reasons the first gathering was pretty small. We all brought some food to share and a crafty project or two.
A lot of craft groups will focus on one specific hobby. You’ll often see knitting, sewing, or spinning groups. The Crafternoon welcomes all crafts, and even though our group was small we had a range of projects. Spinning, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, and intricate coloring were all happening at once!
It was a great time to relax, chat, and get some creating done. I hope we will be able to keep this going and continue to welcome more fellow crafters into the group!
A surprise gift
My husband surprised me with a set of enamel pins that were the characters from Bob’s Burgers dressed up as Sailor Senshi from Sailor Moon.
These had to go on my space embroidered backpack. I love them so much!
What I’m working on this week
There wasn’t very much spinning this week. I spent some time during Crafternoon to sit at my Ladybug and get some more of my Polwarth/silk blend singles spun.
It felt like I didn’t spend very much time working on my Hygge Burst granny square blanket, but I’ve already finished joining four rows! Because the squares are all complete, joining them feels like I’ve crocheted way more at a time than I actually have.
Even though I’m moving fast through the rows, there are still 13 rows left to join. Then I will need to add a border! This project will still be going on for some time.
The Kildalton cardigan keeps growing more and more each week. There is still a bit of work to do before the body of the sweater is complete. I think I will need about seven repeats of the main cable pattern to get the right length. So far I’ve completed five repeats.
I am so in love with how this is turning out. The yarn has a lot of bounce, so the fabric is delightfully squishy. I can’t wait to be able to wear this cardigan!
Until next time, keep cuttle-ing!
What are you working on? I’d love to hear about your projects in the comments below!