I love cold, wintry weather. Hot tea, hot chocolate, baking sticky buns and bread...all these things bring me joy. I love taking a break from outside work and focusing on indoor projects instead. So here are a few of the most recent ones.
1. The basement...see the previous post for those details
2. Rugs!! It's been a long time since I've made any rugs, but I wanted to make some for in front of the washer and dryer once that area was painted. I wasn't feeling up to braiding rugs for that space, so I decided to try and crochet with thin strips of wool. I cut the strips about an inch wide, and just knotted them together when I got to the end of one and needed to add the next strip. I used a very large crochet hook, and it worked really well. They aren't fancy rugs, but they are colorful, very soft to walk on, quick to make and a great way to use up scrap fabric. I made a second one, but gave that to a friend as a gift. I finished both of these before the holidays.
3. Table runner. This last project was not made by me, but by my mother in law. She is an expert seamstress and quilter. I was given some vintage fabric the other year and thought this might be a good use for it. I'm quite happy with it.