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: