13 hours ago
October 22, 2012
I have to admit that half the reason I started Throwback Road was to make sure that all of the things I wanted to accomplish actually happened. It is easier for me to get things done if I tell other people I am going to do them. I am a woman of my word.
I will never forget when I posted my 2012 Garden Plans last winter. I pressed the publish button on Blogger and my stomach did a back flip. I remember thinking “Julia, you may have just bitten off way more then you can chew”, but I am happy to say that my 2012 garden was one of the best things to ever happen to me. I am hoping with my next endeavor that I will have the same experience.
Can you guess what my next goal is….learning how to sew and knit. I believe that gardening will always be my favorite hobby, but I need something for these hands to do during the chilly months. I love to create and the idea of sewing my boys a cute pair of pants or knitting a gorgeous scarf for my sister truly excites me. I have a very basic knowledge of using a sewing machine (I did get an “A” in Home Economics back in 5th grade) and I have taken a beginner knitting class at my local yarn shop. I have high hopes! I have some good friends in the area who have offered up their stitching experience and there is always the Internet to fall back on.
I could not resist purchasing the book Sewing for Boys. It is not very often that I find a book that focuses just on boy crafts. It is filled with 24 adorable and easy patterns. Once I figure out how to thread my machine I will dive into this book.
Wish me luck! I will post my creations as soon as I have something that looks halfway normal. I was kidding with Mr. G, that if push came to shove and I had to knit him a sweater, we would have to piece together a gazillion knit squares. I would call it his patchwork sweater….you see, I can knit a mean square wash cloth and that is about it. I am excited for this new adventure…we will see where it takes me. Suggestions of good websites, blogs, and YouTube videos are VERY appreciated.
Do you have any new skills that you want to tackle this fall?