I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been feeling like keeping my hands busy by doing a lot of crafting. At the same time, not a lot of complicated crafting, just keeping things really simple. Today I want to share with you some of the things that me and my family have been working on to keep our hands busy. To keep them crafting and playing with yarn, but doing it in a way that is very soothing to the soul.
Join me at today’s vlog episode where I share with you crafting projects that have helped in keeping my kids calm. I also share an update on the knitting of my Throwback cardigan and a new project that I been keeping my hands busy with – weaving simple sock blank scarves. These handwoven scarves are so simple and so fun.
I want to continue making things and stay creative. To play with colour and the variations in colour. Right now the scarf that’s on the loom is all golden and sunshine colours and I just love it. I think that all I need right now is to look at the colours and enjoy the colours. Throw the shuttle very repetitively, or knit on my sweater very repetitively, very simply, and just enjoy that peace and calm right now.
I would love to hear from you and about any strategies you have for what you’re doing during this situation. Have you been making a lot of complicated projects? Do you feel like you have time to finally focus on a lot of things that you’ve been wanting to do, or are you working on simple and easy projects? Stitch by stitch, enjoying some quiet time where we can all make things together. Please stay healthy and calm and enjoy your colour and craft.
IN THIS EPISODE
- yarn crafts for kids: We used this tutorial to make God’s Eye weavings with the kids, and here’s the detailed photo tutorial for making a tube knitting tool from an empty toilet paper roll. We used leftover SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock and SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted for our experiments.
- what I’m knitting: Throwback Cardigan designed by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits, knit in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Trinket, Watershed, Sea Grass, Afternoon Nap colourways (colour set “Wonder Years”).
- what we’re talking about today: Eskra Shawl kits with a pattern designed by Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director of SweetGeorgia. These exclusive kits include one full-size skein of Sea Spray and one half-size skein in an accent colour.
- want to learn about weaving with colour? We’re making an ongoing video series about colour and weaving! Please check out Handwoven Colour the School of SweetGeorgia for the first two episodes of this series. The third episode will be all about weaving with hand-dyed sock blanks and I’m filming that one now. In the meantime, you can also see all our Weaving courses and especially the Multishaft Weaving Basics course. These courses are available to members with an All-Access membership.
- what I’m weaving: A whole collection of handwoven sock blank scarves using our new SweetGeorgia Sock Blanks. It takes two sock blanks to weave one scarf. I’m weaving mine on the Schacht Baby Wolf loom with my favourite end feed shuttle.