A few months ago, I was given some rope cording. So I decided to make a crocheted doormat, and retire the nasty 'Wipe your paws' mat we inherited from the previous tenant. I started with a simple chain, and kept going around, increasing on the sides.
And I finally got around to making clothes again. I had this fabric set aside since before Thanksgiving with the intent to make a skirt. Just never happened. This last week, I sat down to make that skirt, and I decided last minute this is not the fabric I want for the skirt. And I had enough of the fabric to make another item I've had on my to-do list: A self-shirred dress. I used the instructions from MakeIt-LoveIt.com and then vamped the rest. Which probably explains the weird gathering on the sides of the skirt-part. It kinda bubbles at my hips, and after a lot of trial and error, that's the best I could get it. But it's hidden when I wear a sweater or jacket over it so it's all good.
So my plans are to still make that other skirt (I think I'm going to deconstruct an old skirt and convert it to this pattern), and make the crocheted sweater I started 1-2 weeks ago. I've pulled it out 4 times already. 4 times. Oy. But it just takes practice, right?