Stars, in your multitudes

Holy sock yarn, Batman! Has it really been nearly two months since my last blog post? To say life has been busy, would be an understatement… but things have slowly started to return to some semblance of normalcy (i.e. I’ve actually started finding time to craft.)

Last we spoke, I was rapidly approaching tech week for the production of Mame. Tech week and the four weekend run of the show has come and gone. I’ve had a little over two weeks to decompress since the show ended, and I’ve been starting to find my crafting mojo again. Woohoo!!

In the past couple of months, I’ve managed to complete a Hesh Hat (that is way too small for me, and has yet to be gifted to someone who it will fit, the Slytherin Socks, the HowlCat, and just yesterday I finished up my Lotus Socks.

I recently came across a fantastic new pattern that managed to take me down memory lane. When I was a kid in school, I remember a few teachers utilized a sticker rewards program in class for good behavior. If you were exceptionally well behaved, kind, or did well on a paper or project, you’d get a sticker and more often than not it would be a little metallic star.  After you received a certain amount of stickers, you would be able to get an even nicer reward (pizza party, lunch out with the teacher, etc.) I just remember how wonderful it always felt to just get one of those stickers because of the sense of accomplishment that came with it. Hunter Hammersen recently released  Scintillation, a fantastic and addictive pattern that can be used to use up all of those little bits of leftover yarn after you finish a project. Big stars, little stars, ALL THE STARS.  Immediately, I saw potential with this pattern. I could reward myself with an adorable knitted star in the leftover yarn of each project I finish. Not only that, but I could then take the various completed stars and make a collage of them as a home décor piece. A piece of home décor that would make me smile because it was beautiful as well as filled with the memories of each project that has become a piece of it. So, from November 1 until who knows when, I plan on knitting one of these stars as I complete a project.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

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