A Friday crafting list!

It’s been a while since I had a whole day free of obligations and work, but I scheduled three days off in August such that I have two four day weekends, and four four-day weeks! Ahhhhh!

This is the first of the long weekends, and while it is not as clear of obligations as I would like, I did keep Friday free for ALL THE THINGS.

As soon as my coffee is made, I am heading to the craft room, where I will

  • unpin biophilia and get photos for you
  • Gather my dye equipment to bring downstairs
  • prep some handwoven cloth for hemming into placemats and napkins
  • Cut a strip of fabric to use to finish a skirt I started last year
  • Maybe sew some of those things.
  • Maybe start warping the loom for the next project.

Then downstairs today, I will have fun with sock blanks and dyes.

I can’t wait to see what exactly I get done on this ridiculously long list!

And I also will vacuum the pool, maybe while the dyes are setting.

32 thoughts on “A Friday crafting list!”

  1. This makes me feel like I should continue working on my current projects. I’m currently sick and bedridden so I do have the time. I’d love to see what you make on your loom, that’s a craft I’ve never tried.

    1. Being sick and bedridden gives you the time, but maybe not the energy? I hope you feel better soon. And I will definitely share the amateurish results of my loom time! I am determined to get the hang of it!

      1. Well I’m thinking that as long as I can move my arms, hands or fingers I should be able to craft something. My partner and son is out of the house so I’m just enjoying the stillness for now.

        You know what? I think a mature crafts is in a way more beautiful than professional, it usually shows the passion and determination that went into it and that’s beautiful.

    1. It is very nice. The next best thing to a real vacation. Or retirement. The dyes I use are called country classics, from g&k craft industries. Not as safe as food coloring, but a wider array of colors!

    1. I did! I love it and might do another… or another of her designs. Lord knows I have yarn and beads.

      Chore lists definitely should be short and seasonal. But play lists can be nice and long.

  2. Congratulations on being able to schedule two 4 day weekends, that’s a wonder feeling to be able to be busy with the things you want to do and enjoy. 😀

    I hope you don’t think me to silly for asking, but what does ‘unpin biophilia’ mean? I looked up the meaning of biophilia, but I didn’t find any crafts associated with it. I look forward to your answer. 🙂

    1. Lol… biophilia is a shawl pattern, and I had it blocked and held in place with pins. I’ll have photos in my next post! If you are on Ravelry, you can check my projects and see it there. 😉

    1. I will share when I consider them “done” one needs some more attention. It was fun, but they did not do what I expected. 🤪

      Yes, more time off in summer is key. I think I will do this again next summer, maybe in June, too. There are not enough holidays in summer!

    1. Lol I did pretty well with it, but no weaving. However, some of the sewing was making placemats and napkins from fabric I wove. Does that count?

  3. How much did you manage to do? It looks like one of my lists and despite being self employed I still struggle to get everything done but my brain is always full of ideas! I sometimes re visit and old list and half the ideas never come to fruition but I feel so blessed to be able to craft and earn something from it…..a long term plan from before I had financial commitments, oops, children.

    1. Anne, welcome!!! I just posted the answer to that! I got a lot done, though as usual, it took the whole weekend. I still have more sewing to do, and I didn’t get the loom warped, but it isn’t going anywhere. I typically have more things on my list than I could ever finish but I love chipping away at it.

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