Thursday, September 9, 2010
When I was preparing to move to Utah, I was packing my things, tying up loose ends, shopping for things for my trip, and deciding what to bring. There wasn’t even a question on if I should bring craft and art supplies or not. The only question was what, and how many? I only could bring what I could fit into my small car. I couldn’t bring them all my craft and art supplies. The yarn and jewelry making supplies alone would fill up my car and leave me with no room for clothes, or other essentials. I decided to bring my current works in progress, some basic technique books, my camera, film knitting needles, and crochet hooks.
Since I arrived I find it interesting what I miss and what I don’t. Before I left Eastern Washington, I had bought a Hairpin Lace loom. I had wanted to learn hairpin lace. I found out on Ravelry.com that a hairpin lace loom is only 6 dollars at a craft store. I bought one at Michaels. I joined a hairpin lace group on Ravelry.com and found tutorials. In the stress of packing, I didn’t think to bring the loom. Since I arrived, I keep thinking about that loom and wondering if I should buy another one or have mine mailed to me. I also miss my scrap yarn. Before I left, I was starting to enjoy getting more creative with Crochet. I was looking up crochet motifs and brainstorming what I could do with them. I was also having fun crocheting flowers. There are some beautiful motifs to crochet. You can make some gorgeous things with motifs. This shawl pattern is one example
For anyone interested in hairpin lace, here is a tutorial on stitchdiva.com.