Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lil' ol' crafty me

We finished yet another diaper cake yesterday. Our second order thus far plus we have another order lined up, yay! Doesn't matter if it's a friend's order or not, an order is an order =). This was for another little girl and it is pink overload, but their theme is brown and pink, so it's very fitting.

My friend and partner in diaper cakery found this adorable stuffed animal...precious!

And I've taken up yet another hobby. I've never done it in my life, but I'm anxious to start. What is it you ask? Knitting. I've always thought it's for old ladies, but I'm intrigued. And when I'm intrigued, it doesn't leave my mind until I try it. I've always wanted to try and make baby hats. Also baby headbands. But didn't even know where to start. I've heard crocheting is easier, but then I was at my favorite store yesterday (Barnes and Noble) and stumbled upon this book.

The hats in this book are just so adorable, I couldn't pass it up. So here I am, wish me luck. It's a bit overwhelming at first. I don't know the vocabulary, so it's a slow learning process. Reading the first couple pages, it states that rolling your yarn into a ball is essential at first so when you are knitting, it doesn't get tangled. It said rolling it into a ball will make your projects go faster. So I rolled my yarn last night, thinking it would be easy. Umm, yeah, it took forever and my left hand was left temporarily in a claw from holding the ball of yarn for so long! But look at this beauty...

I'm not saying I will succeed at this, I might turn out to be an utter failure at knitting, but by golly, I am going to try! Anyone knit, and if so, any advice?!

Happy Thursday my friends,


Glass Case of Emotion said...

I am so intrigued by knitting too, but was afraid I wouldn't be able to learn it from a book. Let us know how it goes.

Cute cake!

Anonymous said...

Elise, those diaper cakes you've been making are so stinkin' cute!! You are very talented! I have knit (knitted?) before, it can be difficult, but it is also relaxing too. I always had trouble with having one part really loose and another really tight and it didn't look quite right...they say it takes experience to do it evenly. Have fun and be patient! You can do it! - Kelly

Kakunaa said...

I crochet...and it's not that bad. If you can find someone to teach you the basics, you can learn to read patterns later :) And that is the most amazing diaper cake I have EVER seen!!!

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