As some of my twitter friends know I took my first of 2 knitting classes last weekend. I was shocked how much I approved with practice this week. The left swatch I made immediately when I get home from the class Sunday and the right was the same exact pattern but like a million times better, which I made on Wednesday! I have my second class this Sunday and actually a crochet class tomorrow. My goal with these classes is to one day be able to do this.
I've started following a lot of crafty blogs recently and sometimes they share projects and free patterns to try. This week I came across a very cute St. Patrick's themed embroidery pattern at So September. She gave some great tips and ideas including turning it into a Spring themed piece which I tried to do here. This was also my first experience using transfer paper to get the pattern onto the fabric. In the past I had tried disappearing pens (which I think would disappear before I finished!) and iron on transfers. I think next time I need to press harder but besides that it worked out great!