Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 19 – Frugal Novice

Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 19

Today’s Challenge: A Skill (or two) You’d Like to Learn

• Knit: My friend Alexis knits GORGEOUS pieces (see these two? yup, they’re hers).  One day I’d love to be able to knit even half this well. I’d make the boys & Brian matching hats and cozy sweaters, and lots and lots of scarves. (Note: Want to see more of Alexis’ work? Check out her Flickr account – these are just a few of her pieces.)

• Build Furniture: Another friend introduced me to the site and I was instantly enamored. Ana makes beautiful furniture from scratch, replicating expensive pieces for a fraction of the cost – and she provides the plans for her pieces, so readers can build them too. I have several projects on my wish list (this headboard is one of them), and hopefully once we get our bathroom remodel finished we can give one a try.

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  • Lisa March 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    i SAID THE SAME THING FOR SOMETHING I’D LIKE TO LEARN. those are beautiful pieces

    • Christi March 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Great minds think alike, Lisa! :D

  • Penelope March 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Wow, that is a talent! And they are so beautiful, better than store bought.

  • Katie March 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    very pretty! I tried to knit a long time ago and couldn’t figure it out to save my life.

    • Christi March 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

      To be honest, I feel like my chances are slim at being successful! I tried crocheting and always ended up with crooked things. :)

  • Aline March 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

    OMG! Just checked out Alexis’ Flickr account. Man, can she knit. Plus she’s got good taste too! Ok, the stuff is gorgeous. If Alexis ever does decide to do Etsy. Please give her my email. I want one of those scarves.