I learn new skills with each new project I undertake and with each old project I do a 2nd or 3rd time, and spending 50 straight days a year crafting means that I’m learning a lot. Even so, I’m surprised to see how things I made, even a year ago, feel far away and foreign. Places in a pattern where I had to make decisions look strange to my eyes now, because I’ve learned new techniques that I would use instead.
I’ve been busy recently working on projects for folks at Thanksgiving and for folks at Christmas, and for weddings that are happening in August (yeah, I know, but it is better to be ahead than behind I say!). I’ve gotten through everything I wanted to do for Thanksgiving, and Christmas still seems far away, so I got inspired to finish a project that has been hanging around since May 2011. The project is a pair of socks that were supposed to be for an August 2011 birthday, but instead they will be for a 2012 Thanksgiving.
The pattern for these, by the way, is Jaywalker.