Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tunisian Shadow Stitch...


Trying my hand at Tunisian Crochet, I started making this Shadow Stitch  Cowl.   The fabric created with this stitch pattern and my hook size was much too stiff for a scarf, but thankfully, before ripping it out, I got the idea to turn this into a pillow cover.  I have a skinny, rectangular pillow that this width should fit.  So that's what I'm making!  Not sure how much I'm actually loving Tunisian, but I'm glad to be trying something new.  It's interesting.



Just this week I got my hands on the book The More of Less with Joshua Becker.  I honestly didn't think there'd be anything new in a book on minimalism, but having listened to an interview on NPR with Joshua Becker about this book - just before its release, I knew I wanted to give it a read.  I've been pleasantly surprised. Becker weaves stories of others, with relevancies between minimalism and his Christian faith, and has an easy, "I'm a work in progress, too" sort of attitude that makes this a very enjoyable and enlightening read.  I'm really glad to be reading it.

Joining with Ginny Sheller's Yarn Along.

10 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of that book - will add it to my TBR list!

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  2. good idea!! always better to find an alternate plan than to rip something out. it's a pretty stitch!!!

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  3. how fun! looks lovely! I admit to avoiding books like this, as I have to do my housekeeping (and purging) intuitive and with the time I am in and time that I have.... and I am not a minimalist! :)

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  4. I have to try tunisian crochet too one day...

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  5. That is really pretty and is going to be great on a pillow!!

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  6. I was thinking of trying Tunisian crochet out this year too. I'm not really sure I like the look of it, but I like the idea of knowing how it's done. I am hoping to join the Year of Projects on Ravelry if I can figure out how to post my intro...
    Happy Days,
    Jenn

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  7. Oh wow! Tunisian crochet stitch looks fascinating! It's been on my to-learn list for so long now... Please, give me 10 extra hours a day :)

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  8. I felt the same way about the book. I've been slowly sorting out years of stuff. It does feel good to have less and I appreciate the things that stay much more. I am more thoughtful about the things that now come into our home. Minimizing is a slow process for me. The Tunisian crochet is fascinating. I haven't tried it yet.

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  9. It will be a lovely pillow cover!

    Your book intrigues me. Adding it to my want-to-read list! That list just keeps growing!!

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  10. good job.:) I love your yarn choice. I can never get the ends right when I play with my tunisian hooks.

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