While my sister was here, she started to teach me the basics of knitting and crocheting. I decided the knitting was a bit too difficult to pick up in a week, so we stuck with crocheting. I pulled apart the first piece I did. But here’s a picture of my second piece so far. I’m pretty pleased with the consistency of my stitches.
I don’t like crocheting as much as quilting, but I haven’t had a chance to do any sewing since the quilt I finished for Bella a bit before she was born. At first I was simply too tired. But now that she’s sleeping at night, I’ve found that quilting is just not very compatible with a crawling baby. There are too many potential hazards: the pedal and cords for the sewing machine, the rotary cutter, the cloth itself (she can reach things left on the edge of the dining room table now), and above all the ironing board. I tend to leave my quilting supplies out for weeks on end because it just takes too much time to pack them and unpack them for each session. That’s just not possible now. And I can’t see leaving her in the playpen for hours on end when she’s used to roaming all over. No, quilting will have to wait for another season. Meanwhile, at least I can be a little crafty.