One of the reasons I was excited about this class is that we were going to learn about zippers. In the past, I have paid someone to put a zipper in a knit cardigan. Zippers are scary.
Now they're less scary. I have a healthy, hesitant respect toward zippers now rather than a blind terror.
The pattern was a zippered pouch. We did one unlined and then one lined. I worked on making more lined ones the past couple of weeks.
But I fixed them. The pouches turned out great despite (because of?) all the mistakes.
I've replaced the $2 cosmetic bag I've been carrying for years with my knitting notions in it with my very own handmade zippered pouch. It makes me feel like a crafting ninja.
See that purple and pink felt in the bag at the bottom of the picture? Remember this?
I made that nearly eight years ago and still use it all the time.
I think the point of this post is a reminder to myself: New things are supposed to be hard. Make mistakes, then fix them.
And also, know when to take a break. For me, that time was yesterday when the rage at yet another stretch of quality time with the ripper could literally be felt in my stomach. Take a break. Come back to it later. Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.
Now I'm thinking about sewing a cover for my machine...