Wednesday, August 3, 2011
In pursuit of cozy house slippers to wear, I sewed up a soft shoe from a free pattern I found on the internet; soft denim, calico lining, applique flower and covered button to match. It is adorable I think, but not a good fit. Never give up says me! So I tried another pattern "Oma's Slippers," a crochet slipper which I think is very nice. See the result? I have made only one side of each of these...prototypes. Result? Another loose and goosey fit. What's up? Not to worry; simply size down the crochet needle, tighten the stitch and work it until proper fit is achieved. I'll try again. Friends and relatives beware; these could be gifts in the making.
A chaotic blend of creativity reigns at the Casita. Quilt sew quilt sew knit knit crochet embroider sew draw/paint carve gourds quilt sew sew read read read quilt sew sew quilt embroider; research research research; hunt down patterns; hunt down recipes; put up preserves bake bake cook; grow tomatoes grow herbs; blog a bit; draw a bit; paint a little; Netflix documentaries and PBS series. Out of all of this comes bits and pieces of artwork complete. There is no schedule; this then is creative chaos; I think my sis thinks I am crazy. I think I am. It is my most recent goal to quiet the mind and continue with what I do. Today and for two days past I am knitting a purse in a lovely cable pattern; the color...dusty purple. It will be done soon.