I love winter crafting. Really, I do. Especially starting things. Not so much finishing them. So, pending future finished-object posts, here are a few things done and a few things not quite there yet.
I made this notions pouch to hold all the knitting accessories I’m forever leaving around the apartment—stitch markers, point protectors, cable needles and the such. I used the tutorial from the Purl Bee, which involves applying seam binding in place of a lining to keep the insides from unraveling. In all honesty, I so dislike fussing around with seam binding that the lining almost seems easier.
I love the story behind the gray canvas fabric. Over the summer, at Renegade, I bought this little pouch by Yorktown Road:
Inside it was tucked a foot or so of canvas, likely put there so the pouch would maintain its shape.
So I put it with my fabric stash and waited for the right, tiny project to crop up. Sure enough.
Cabled hat for Pete’s sister (and check out the new specs!)
Mom’s Christmas scarf