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Corrie

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  1. My name is Corrie, and I live in Omaha, Nebraska (but I'm from D.C., which always seems like a really important distinction in a town where people start out conversations with "So what high school did you go to?"). The last project I made that I loved - Ugh. It has been so long since I made something (as in actually completed a craft), that I can't think of anything. However, I think I'll count my hammock performance in October as one thing I loved that I did, which I guess I'd consider a project. We also recently finished our kitchen remodel, and its the first time I've made some major "decisions" in terms of what things look like and I'm really happy with it. I'm having a mixed relationship with making right now - particularly anything involving yarn and fluff. I used to be a KNITTER and spinner (you know the type - all my friends were knitters, all my free time was spent knitting, my travel was related to knitting and spinning) and now...it's not. So I feel like anything I make recently is ugly because I'm barely connecting with it anymore. Adjective - right now? Floundering. However, I think that's just my current frame of mind. Overall, I think 'dabbler' is a great description. I love what Kim does, and I loved Mighty Ugly on my own, so I think it'll be good for me to do it with a group!
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    I won't make it because I have a meeting at 12! But I'll be there in spirit and at the one on the 11th!
  3. You should be! It is beautiful!!!
  4. I'm actually just using some Lion Brand stuff I picked up at Joann's (its one of their newer, schmancier brands). I saw it and it was pretty, and so I just started. My own pattern - if you can call guessing at how many stitches to cast on for the thigh & then doing so a "pattern" :).
  5. I'll pull it out tonight and bring to the basketball game! And YES, FULL leg legwarmers. Like, up to mid-thigh? They are going to take me FOREVER, but I'll b thankful when I'm done....
  6. OMG, I have failed and got distracted by legwarmers (really, I saw a gal wear these beautiful, long full-leg legwarmers in class the other day, and immediately came home and cast on). However, I should just get it out and work on my blanket for 10 minutes while I do my SAD lamp in the morning....
  7. YAY! to getting that part of the sweater done! YAY! I finished the campaign I was working on tonight. My candidate lost, which was...not unexpected, but still disappointing. However, Now that it is over, and with the show behind me too, I am looking forward to new and good things.
  8. Ohh! Ohh! I have a zigzag blanket to finish, so I'll join! 🙂 I'm Corrie. I live in Omaha Nebraska (but I'm *from* DC ;)). I'll be hopefully finishing a zigzag blanket for ME/the house that I started a few years ago. The best book I've read this year is....The Invisible Library (which I gobbled up the whole series).
  9. Cute! Im hopeless at quilting so I haven’t done any, but this DOES inspire me to go to Lincoln, NE (down the road a bit from where I live) and go to the quilt museum! I love the look but lack that specific talent arena!
  10. @Sandi Wiseheart, that is BREATHTAKING! I love the colors and the weave and the whole look! Love love love!!! I haven't finished anything - SOMEONE (Timber, our 5 month old pup) drug two knitting projects out of their respective baskets and tore them apart. I've rescued one, but I'm not sure if the yarn will be rescued. The other I've yet to look at (but its a no-pattern legwarmer, so not hard to pick back up or even restart). We'll see how it goes. ;/
  11. First up, it is very hard for me to admit that I am strong. So, thank you both for saying it, because when someone remarks upon it in class, I have a tendency to downplay it, and rarely admit to training 6 days a week and mostly just focus on how far I have to go. 😉 Second, oh boy, @Sandi Wiseheart, can I relate! I don't track Rav stuff very well, but a look back at my instagram shows like, MAAAAYBE I did two scarves and a yarn last year. I've never been the fastest knitter/maker, and I'm SUPER good at getting distracted by shiny objects/new projects. I also had a habit back in the day (the 90s) when I was dancing that I'd enter a choreographers showcase, only to BLOW the number up a week before and come up with something else. In this case, I had to get approval to perform, and so had to submit my song 2 months before, my video 3 weeks before, and then could change elements, but not The Whole Damm Thing. I think it gave me a structure to say "I have to commit to making this idea workable or I am going to look like an asshat." It also got me thinking about how structure helps the creative process. Having an outside structure, with just a *few* rules (in this case, it had to have a Halloween theme, we couldn't opt for "pretty" and we had to have song & performance approval by certain dates), was really helpful in lighting a fire under my butt - kind of like the fact that I have Christmas knitting to start soon. The rules were *just enough* to make me do things, without resenting it, but also not throwing my hands up and going "This is impossible!" Sandi, it sounds like the one part of your fun Interweave Challenge (something I may have actually followed along at at some point because I NEVER use the right yarn) is the time constraint. Maybe there is a part of that you could redo (and turn into a writing AND making challenge?)
  12. Thanks! I really learned a LOT *and* it put some interesting thoughts in my brain about creating things that aren't products. I'll try to pull them together for a future post.
  13. Ok, I did it! It was great! costume turned out to be more “cutting” and less sewing but here is a look at the final result (in motion). and here is a video of the fully performance: https://youtu.be/rBhRNkdyvn4 Few things I learned: 1- I want to do it again! 2- I really had to struggle with some creative hurdles. I had times when I didn’t think I was good enough, when I thought about quitting and when I worried that I’d not have it come together. Lots of self doubt. Interestingly, it’s the stuff I struggle with in general (worries that I’m not good enough or that I never finish things). But seeing them through to the end has been a huge confidence boost. 3- as I said before, I didn’t think I’d enjoy the Making as much as the moving - I loved creating a character, figuring out how to stick to it, incorporating in the costume/hair/etc, and then tying it in with the movements (and problem solving a lot of bad ideas at the beginning). I also loved the part where I could change things when a better idea came along. the whole thing was a fabulous creative process from beginning to end and I cannot wait for the next show.
  14. Thanks Kim!!!! I did great! (I surprised even myself!!!) re: strength- it’s been a long work in progress, but I can finally admit that I kinda am 🤣🤣 I’ll post some photos in a bit!
  15. Thank you @Sandi Wiseheart! It was good practice too - I got a little stuck in the standing pose, and it was good practice on getting out while people are watching. tonight is the night! I’ll post some video & photos tomorrow!
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