September 22, 2010

Audiobook Projects

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I do enjoy a good audiobook but if I don't have something else to do my mind tends to wander. Idle hands are the devil's tools or make short work or whatever. I need a project or I go a little wacky.

The last couple of audiobooks resulted in these items.

The fingerless gloves I call my Wench gloves because I made them while listening to Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. I had some left over wool from another project- a scarf- and decided to make these to match. I improvised the pattern but the trouble with that is you have to write it down for the first one to make the second!


During This Book Is Overdue! and Dracula I worked on this bucket hat. It was a pattern from Crochet Today. It had to be felted so it turned out huge at first. In the end, I was happy with the results.

I'll have to find a few more audiobooks for the projects I have planned for Christmas presents. That reminds me- I wrote a post last year about homemade Christmas gifts. If anyone is interested in looking at it for crafting ideas, now is the time.

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  1. Thanks for the christmas reminder! Last year I was very good and handmade all kinds of stuff but this year I think I might just make a new stocking for my son. I havent got the motivation for sewing at the moment.

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  2. This is great! I've recently become hooked on audiobooks as a way to indulge in more knitting projects... it's great, but I think I'm spending more money now on both the audiobooks and on the wool!

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  3. Wow, I'm impressed - I usually walk the dog or get chores done while I listen to books.

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  4. Yeah, I have to have something to keep me focused during audiobooks, too. Unfortunately, I am completely talentless when it comes to knitting or crocheting. My grandmother tried to reach me crochet, and I got through one three potholders before I started pulling my hair out and throwing things.

    I admire you, and I LOVE THAT HAT!

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  5. Also meant to add that I adore youre pretty header. That script is luscious!

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  6. I love the hat! And thanks for the reminder that I need to get started on any Christmas projects.

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  7. I love your hat! So cute. I love audiobooks because of all the things I can get done while still 'reading' a book.

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  8. The hat's ADORABLE! So cute! Are you giving it away or keeping it?

    I haven't actually gotten around to sitting and listening. I tend to listen to my audiobooks in the car, at work, and while cleaning. Other than that, I tend to stick to print books or my e-reader.

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  9. Jessica- A stocking sounds great!

    Marieke- That's why I borrow so much from the library.

    Kathy- I do that too but sometimes I need to sit.

    Andi- Thanks! And I got that font from dafont. I needed to make a small change to my blog.

    Carol- Thanks! Good luck!

    Kenpen- great way to miultitask.

    Michelle- These are all mine, mine, mine. lol!

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