Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 12:44 pm by EbonyMom
Pro-Craft-Inate: (pr-krft-nt, pr-)
v. proÂ·crafÂ·tiÂ·natÂ·ed, proÂ·crafÂ·tiÂ·natÂ·ing, proÂ·crafÂ·tiÂ·nates
To put off completing a craft, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
To postpone or delay a craft project needlessly.
Crafting is such a passion of mine that unfortunately I’m typically too overwhelmed to actually complete anything. Bottles for making homemade candles and boxes of organic soap flakes are just a few of the craft ideas stored in my home right now. Thankfully i can say I’ve finally gotten over one bit of my crafting procrastination and finally started making no sew blankets. I purchased my first set of cloth so many years ago that the bulk of the fabric has been in at least 4 different places thanks to our multiple move to Texas. The piles of fleece have been freshly washed and dried and were very easy to work with. The directions in the link say to use sharp scissors but I utilized a rotary cuter which really made the blanket very easy to make. I also pinned the fabric just to make sure the tying process would be more evenly accomplished.
My mom was so proud of her new blanket and after 2 years of polite requests is warmly able to enjoy it in her often chilly office at work. Now to start working through the other stacks of fabric, hopefully it won’t take quite this long to get my next blanket accomplished. I’m just proud of having a completely finished project unlike the still half knit blanket I started as my first knitting project when I was pregnant with EBoy. Oh well, maybe my first grandchild will get to enjoy that blanket someday- I just won’t tell anyone exactly how long it took me to complete it.