The first part is about my new BAO. Eileen’s Tacky Glue overnight managed to keep the loose brad from being a problem, YAY! I have since the last post received my two Stickii club packs, as well as moving all of my previous washi tapes, most of my pens, and other accessories into my BAO. There were a few stickers in my Stickii Pop Pack that were not seated properly on their backing, but I blame the cold and shifting in the package for that. It just gave me an excuse to use them right away. I love my BAO. The only reason that I am unable to fit all of my pens into the BAO is because I love my pen case that converts into a cellphone holder/pen cup. If I were willing to leave that home I would have all of my current supplies in one location. As it is, both of my journals, all of my washi tapes, glues, and stickers fit wonderfully into this case.
I ordered some Washi Tape Cards Sample Boards that I hope to use for my Bullet Journal Class. This will give the students a chance to try out some of the washi tapes without a lot of fighting over, “I wanted this one, why can’t I have some of that one.” This should be a fun class, and I can show the students how simple or complex this hobby can get.
Speaking of simple and complex hobbies, I have made some progress on knitting the second section of my slipper. This one is a bit more complex, and I am not certain how I can work on the second slipper before receiving my third installment. The end of this patter requires leaving both yarns attached and the stitches live on the needles. I can deal with the live stitches, I have cord caps and extra cords I can knit with, I am not sure if I want to go through the mess of knitting with the other end of the yarn that I was given for the pattern. I can easily find the other end, for the contrasting color I would need to pull from the outside; without getting it tangled with the other slipper, and while changing colors every two rows. I think once I have this portion done, I am going to quietly work on my crocheted slippers until I get my final knitting kit installment.
I love how potato-chippy this knitting is. I am a bit worried about the next part of this installment since it involves casting on stitches, however if I take my time things usually work out alright.
I am so glad that I have taken this year to try new things and discover new ways of doing old things. I am still not sure that I will sign up for any of the jimmy beans clubs for next year, but I will still have plenty of knitting and crochet to do, not to mention my new passion for paper crafts.
Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!