So since learning about Craftsy and taking my first class, Improve Your Knitting with Patty Lyons, I've become something of a junkie. From that class, I've been trying to learn both Continental (picking) and Western (throwing) knitting. It's also led me to take other classes and try cables, lace, knitting in the round, learn blocking, short rows and I'm currently trying to make my first pair of socks. Boy are double pointed needles fiddly! In the last several months I've made a few prayer shawls and a couple of scarves. I just finished this cable one the other night, but haven't had a chance to block it yet.
But Craftsy has more than just knitting classes, they also have quilting classes. They have had a free Block of the Month 'class' available for the last several years. I've now decided to make the Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 quilt. Not only because I like the design, but also because Leah Day offers a class showing you how you can free motion quilt it. I may not quilt mine exactly like she did, but the class offered a lot of great tips and designs. I was vaguely familiar with Leah Day from the Free Motion Quilting Project that she started several years ago. She's actually a very good teacher and I ended up taking a couple of her other Free Motion Quilting classes.
|Fabrics for the Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month|
|Wheat Boule fresh out of the oven|
|Sicilian Style Deep Dish Pizza|
making Thai food. To be honest, I hadn't eaten much Thai food before this, but since my husband loves it I was willing to give it a try. For the most part I'm finding it delicious. Although I'm still baffled about how something like fish sauce that smells so revolting and is found in almost every dish can make them taste so good. Go figure!
I realize this entire post must sound like an advertisement for Craftsy, but honestly they have no idea who I am. I'm just enjoying the classes and a platform where I can continue to learn new things. And since I can watch them over and over again, I'm able to pick up and practice things I might otherwise miss in a sit down class. Since I was absent from the blog for a good bit of the summer, this is also just a recap of what's been going on with me.
I'll leave you with this picture of David. He wouldn't get off of some fabric I was cutting so I tied this extra piece around his neck thinking it would annoy him enough that he would leave. I was wrong. He loved it. He wore it for hours until I saw him dragging it into the litter box and took it off him. Silly cat!
"Pray for those who insult you."
Luke 6:28 (GWT)