This week I made several blocks of the "Sort of Square in a Square." These were made with stash fabrics by cutting smaller squares to put in the corners and sew on the diagonal. I am letting these be somewhat free form. All of the "squares" in the center are not square. I think it looks more interesting this way.
I also celebrated another "trip around the sun" - also known as a birthday. I have a friend who is a traditional weaver, spinner and Saori freestyle weaver. On her traditional loom, she makes these amazing rainbow dish towels. After looking (and lusting) for many months, I decided to get one for my birthday.
These are nicely sized. Mine measures 27" by 15 34/"I am considering using it as a table scarf rather than as a towel. I am messy in the kitchen and would hate to mess it up. Since it is cotton, if I had to (gasp) bleach it out, the colors would fade or possibly be lost. And if you are lusting too...her shop is HERE. Right now there are none of these in stock but I know she has some on her loom. So use the "convo" thing on Etsy to let her know you are interested.
And finally, I bought myself two classes on Craftsy for my birthday. I got an email about a sale on "anything in your wish list" for $19.99 or less. Imagine my shock when I found two that I wanted for only $9.99 each. So I am "Improving my Knitting" and learning "Tunisian Crochet"
Sadly the sale is over, but I decided I do suggest that you go over and start a wish list on the site. Hopefully, you will get a special sale on your birthday too.
Full Disclosure: I am a Craftsy affiliate and using these links to purchase classes may result in compensation to me. That said, I do love most of the Craftsy classes I have taken. And if you ever buy a class you find disappointing, Craftsy has a money-back guarantee that I have used in the past.
Remember, learning helps to keep your brain active. So it is a great thing to do.
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