Not everything in Robin's Craft Room is paper crafting. Otherwise I'd probably be calling it Robin's Stamping Room or Robin's Stamping Spot or some such. While most of what's in there is, indeed, Stampin' Up! products and supporting materials, there is also yarn and thread and fabric.
It was when I was stuck in a hospital room on another island that the yarn part became really useful. Yarn and my crochet hooks travel very well. Much better than packs of paper, ink pad, adhesives, paper cutter, ribbons, brads – well, you get the picture. Yes, I can travel to workshops with all of that stuff. But with the price of extra luggage on planes these days – well.
So crochet it was! And not the big projects where those afghans get heavier and heavier. And not the complicated ones, like sweaters where you have to pay close attention to every increase and decrease stitch or you end up with sleeves for an adult and body for a baby. No, for me the projects were cotton dishcloths and/or doilies (depending on what you like to use them for).
And I decided that white and ecru were not to be the colors with which I would be working in a hospital room. I needed COLOR! OK, so there were a few plain ones. But, as you can see from this collage of the projects I completed, I was not a shrinking violet. In fact, I left all that violet yarn from previous projects at home. Oranges, greens, turquoises, bright pinks, reds, yellows – all kinds of colors! In all, I ended up with 18 completed projects. Now I have to decide what to do with them. Any ideas?
You know the best part of all of this? I crocheted the heck out of my right arm and I have no residual "tennis elbow" at all! The last time I crocheted for days on end, I had to stop on doctor's orders. Maybe I've learned to relax a bit? Hmmmm. I think that this is a subject for another kind of blog.
Tomorrow back to the paper crafting.