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Crafting non-sewing things: a list

Yesterday was a pretty bad day, but I'm all better this morning. I decided to make a list of things I can do without a sewing machine. Turns out there are quite a few!

Embroidery

I bought this embroidery book a while ago, Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection, and while I did read it, I didn't do much otherwise. I'm planning to pick up embroidery again. The book, of course, is in storage along with everything else, but I'm sure the interwebs will be useful for figuring out what to do.

My first project - for which I bought supplies already - is embroidering Totoro on one of my work shirts. This is Totoro:


Crochet

I really like crochet (final installment off craftsy class review coming next week!), but here I have a problem. I'm not sure what yarn to purchase. I think I understand the differences between yarn weights, but not having had much tactile experience with them it's hard to figure out what to buy around here. The choice seems limited too, so I think I need to look at online shopping.

I'm expecting Everyday Crochet to arrive next week, and then another few days for yarn and hooks and things. In the meanwhile, I want to make another scarf and finalize the pattern so I can post it here.

I also want to make this Ravelry project, but I need to order some yarn for it first - I tried to look for yarn yesterday in shops but none is labeled with the German equivalent of worsted so no idea what to buy! I'm seeing some friends who are having twins this year in about a month as well, so I'd like to make something for the little ones - I need to take a look at Ravelry to find something.

Fitting

I've been thinking about this, and I think I can do fitting things with hand sewing only. I would like to get a good fit on Laurel for example, and that will allow me to do a few more reviews of Craftsy classes I bought.

Speaking of Craftsy, I also got a bunch of jeans classes, including Jean-ius so I would like to get started on copying my favorite pair of jeans. Having a pattern ready to go for what my sewing machine is back would be great.

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