Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Paper Artist Can Knit

A few weeks ago I felt completely stuck. I wanted to start new projects for my etsy shop and expand on my styles. I figured I needed to take a short break to try a new craft to get the creativity flowing again. I decided I wanted to try to knit myself a scarf.

I am one of those people who cannot justify spending money on something that I feel I can craft myself and personalize to my liking. So of course when I am absolutely dying for a cute cozy scarf, I cannot justify spending $15-$20 on a scarf that I think is kind of cute.

Being unemployed and having to rely heavily on my two etsy shops, I decided to take advantage of the Black Friday sales and head out to JoAnn's Fabrics at 4 a.m.

I have to say - VERY WORTH IT!! I hopped on YouTube, and began my experience learning how to knit. (By the way, I had zero experience with knitting prior to this)

Here is my outcome:

This project gave me excellent ideas for future projects, not just in knitting!
In the next few months (starting after the holidays) I will be working on cloth and knitted book covers. Most of my hardcovers are coated in fine papers, my new approach would be to replace the paper with a knitted pattern for a nice soft texture.
I also make handmade soap and this has inspired me to try felted soap, washcloths, and wrapped soap!

I'd love to hear your opinions :)

On another note, Check out this handmade holiday gift guide! Pass it on:

The Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

7 comments:

  1. It looks great!
    Good luck with everything!
    Feel free to participate in my Christmas Campaign!

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  2. Thanks!!
    I'll have to take a look into that! How do I find info on it?

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