An inspirational craftalong; once a month, through our four seasons. Guided by the wonderful book, "The Children's Year: Seasonal crafts and clothes" by Cooper, Fynes-Clinton, and Rowling.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

project 108 #1

Made using Noro Kureyon No 102, and size four needles.
Wool felt was used for the pages of the needle case.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January, project 108

At first I thought we could all just pick any project from the current season/section, but working the same project together will be great (as it is a craftalong). In this way we could all see the results of the same project with wonderful variations.

January's craftalong will be project 108, the Needle Case

I love this project, perfect for a beginning knitter (whether that be an adult or child).

Located on page 159, it is a very simple knitted rectangle; using wool felt for the needle pages, and two cords to tie. It calls for DK wool and a pair of size 4 needles. However one can use any type of wool and needles to achieve the envisioned result.

Craftalong with love! Anna

Monday, January 25, 2010

why not a craftalong?

We have had The Children's Year by Cooper, Fynes-Clinton, and Rowling in our home now for about four years. Even though I have read through it, and completed projects from it here and there (by myself, with Eoghan, and others); I have been wanting to do more. This is the year!

There are tons of knitalongs out there, so why not a craftalong? The book is divided into four sections, each pertaining to a season. Within each section there are many projects to choose from; however for this craftalong, choosing to complete one project per month will be the goal. More could be done, but with other commitments and projects swirling in my mind, one project seems to be attainable. One project a month would also enable the craftalong to continue for more than a year (leaving many projects to be anticipated for future years). Some of these projects can be completed in a day, while others take a bit longer. The goal is to have a picture up on this blog, along with the name of the project by the end of each month.

I was thinking to start right along with the coming of the winter season, but starting with the new year won out. The craftalong...
(a new cycle and craftalong year begins...)

I am excited to be teaching knitting to some dear people who are happy to be joining me on the craftalong. The projects however are varied and include paper crafts, woodworking, sewing, knitting, and more. Want to craftalong? Please do. You may email me the pictures of your completed projects along with a description (you do not need a blog to join in). If you would like your blog name to appear on the sidebar as a link, just let me know. Peace and love. Anna