I find my days lately full of creativity and the drive to make everything I set my eyes upon. This feeling always comes around in Spring when everything is new and the warmer weather approaches. For many years now I have wanted to get my personal wardrobe mostly handmade and if money was no option I could do that.
However, this year I need to be very conscious of how much I spend and how much I make because September is not too far away and the stress of ones school's expenses is constantly looming. It is because of that I need to remember to have more fun over the next few months. There is so much I can do in my city that costs almost nothing!
A long time ago when I found out about Socks that Rock I purchased a skein of "Hobbit Garden" with no more intention that to make socks of it one day. Recently, I came upon a Stephen West pattern called Dotted Rays and found it to be JUST what I needed this summer to keep the heat from my shoulders. It was this pattern by Kristen that inspired me to cast this on without a second thought, every current project forgotten. I found this project's notes to be very helpful too for those of you new to the i-cord cast on, like myself. Step by step pictures go a long way!
I didn't entirely give up reading, but instead found a new interest for audio books! I'm especially enjoying The Buckshaw Chronicles by Alan Bradley right now - A Red Herring Without Mustard is currently on my player. I love a good murder mystery and they are perfect for the rainy weather that is headed our way.
With Spring in the air I have a horrible itch to finally sew up a nice dress or two and thanks to the lovely Lizzy House mentioning the Cabin Dress Pattern I have found my next new project to tackle this year. How adorable is this one by Teresa! That plaid! Oh I love a good pattern with pockets!