|Salted Caramel doughnut and coffee at the General American Donut Company.|
I'm doing a book review for the site Cut Out + Keep. This means that I receive a craft book, look through it, tell them what I like, and then make something from it. That seems straight forward and easy enough. I chose a project that I felt excited about and I got all my materials together. I even learned what a hand cranked knitting dolly is. Nothing knitting comes naturally to me; that thing was/is confusing.
I spent a couple of hours sitting in bed watching a movie and cranking out cord. Clearly I was over excited about this because I have cord for days. Really, I have made the project twice and I still have a pile of cord. Also, don't make cord in bed, sit at a table or something. My back and my arms were sore.
Okay, back to the project; I made it and it was frustrating. Then I looked back at the book and found directions that I did not follow. I made it again, it was less frustrating, and again, I found myself not following all of the directions. Maybe this project was written in a general way so that the person making it would be encouraged to take a little creative license? Maybe I'm just not good at following directions?
I already know I'll be making a third version of this project (I just can't let go!) and I want other people to make their own versions so I can see if they follow the directions or do something more like I did. This has become less about crafting and more about a curiosity of how each person interprets things differently. Obviously, I need to get back into grad' school. I'm even carrying the book around with me so I can study it.
|Soy latte at the Foundry. They have great diy OSB tables.|
Anyway, in between making versions one and two, I went to a doughnut shop and a coffee shop. The Lady Bean wanted to explore her home city and we were out of coffee. I probably needed the break because I think I'm obsessing. Wanna' come over and make a tiara? Bring yarn.