Wednesday, October 1, 2008
October Pillow Talk
October will be a month of challenges: I am taking two craft classes, organized by the Central Wyoming Community College Community Outreach Center. Hopefully, I will learn how to crochet and how to do two-color, two-handed knitting.
I have tried to crochet before, but this time, I have enrolled in an actual class. It will meet three evenings this month, and the instructor promises that I will learn how to make a simple dishcloth and develop skills to crochet simple shawls and afghans. She is accepting students from ages 8+. Hopefully, I will not embarrass myself. I want to learn to crochet so I can add some borders on the Oddball Baby Blankets, but I will be happy to complete a "simple dishcloth."
My second class will be just as challenging even though I have been knitting for years. I've never knit with yarn in both hands, and the Christmas stocking project will be knit in the round with two colors. I am using yarn reclaimed from wool sweaters for the stocking. In the past, I have knit with two/three colors, but I always dropped the yarn and picked it up again.
These challenging classes and projects will occupy much of my time in October.