Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I like the colours, (which pop a lot more in real life) but, I think I need to go down a needle size or two. I did these on 2.75, but they are uber-wide.
Next up.... Dave's Christmas socks....I did most of this work waiting around for my car to be fixed Monday morning. I'm using SWTC's Tofutsies. It's nicer than the Opal cotton, but still a little too "cottony" to give really nice tension. I really like the colours though. I bought it on Ebay, and I thought it was just black, grey and white, but as I started knitting it up, depending n the light, there is also lovely shades of soft aqua, and tiny flecks of green.
This is my own pattern (there are cables but they are hard to see) and I will publish it when it's done.
The socks are mostly travel projects, so this weekend I'm going to focus on getting some real progress done on Purity (and maybe even finish it!)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I did much, much more but as usual it's waaaaay too much to photograph. Keep your eye on my Etsy site though. New things will be going up soon. And as always, if you see something you like here give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. (These earrings are all $9 -which includes shipping to anywhere in the world.)
Monday, February 23, 2009
I finished one of my Christmas socks (one sock, not one pair) but it is waaaay huge... I think I'm going to have to go down a needle size or two.
I also started Dave's Christmas socks, but I can't show you pictures of either because I left the camera at work... but soon.
Instead I'll leave you with some Wandering Cat silliness...
That's his idea of "helping" me make the bed.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
As you can see, Rocky decided he needed to supervise, as usual. But despite his interference, and a few mechanical problems, I did manage to get a few things done, Including this dress:It's made from my head, based loosely on the dresses I used to make my Barbies. It lookes like I'll be designing some knitted stuff as well, as there doesn't seem to be much out there for Cabbage Patch Kids anymore. If anyone has any patterns (knitted or sewn, but not crochet... I hate crochet and it hates me back) please let me know... I'm particularily looking for a puffy bloomer pattern.
(Oh, we did end up getting our dryer parts, and now the dryer is running smoothly adn quietly,.. though I kind of mis my banshee)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The ones I got are just red (I couldn't be bothered to take my own picture so I snagged one from the internet). Normally I don't buy glass beads, but these were just so cute I couldn't resist... they make me giggle every time I look at them... and trust me, when you're giggling at home by yourself, you look pretty silly... even the cats think so.
I spent several hours tonight reorganizing the old beads and putting away the new ones. I discovered that I have a lot of beads that I'm not using and I'm probably not going to. So over the next week or so I am going to photograph them and open a second Etsy store. If you're interested in beading it will be a great place to pick up gemstone beads and other findings at really low prices. I'm not interested in making a huge profit off them - I just want to do a little destashing to make some space. There's sure to be some good deals.... I'll announce it here the minute it's open.
Well back to the studio!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I sent if off to her today, and I can't wait to see it in the flesh... literally.
This isn't the first tattoo I've designed. A friend of mine in college wanted the Cancer symbol, but didn't like anything in the tattoo parlour so she came to me. She just said she wanted the crab and some stars (stars are her favourite shape)
I don't have a picture of my original drawing, but it didn't have all the wicked shading that the tattoo artist added to it... he did an amazing job....
My friend did curse me for drawing all those stars that had to be outlined (apparently outlining is the most painful part) but she loved it anyway.
I love the fact that my art work is permanently plastered on someone's body and the fact that they like my art enough to do so... I don't think there is any greater compliment.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I also cast on for the first pair of Christmas socks, so I have a travel project:
I'm just doing a simple feather and fan pattern and it works very nicely with the colours I think.
I also took some time out this afternoon to clean up the studio. Since Christmas, I've just been more or less throwing things in and shutting the door - it needed a major cleaning!
There are still a few things I need to do (invest in a paper shredder to get rid of some old documents is one) but I can at least get in there and move around now. I've got some more jewellry ideas I want to get working on, a whole pile of mending, and the quilt, as well as some other sewing to do, so now that the studio is clean I can take some time this week to tackle at least some of it.
One of the other things I've been meaning to do is design a tattoo for my cousin. She asked if I would, way back on Thanksgiving, but then my back went, then Christmas, and I never got around to it. With the studio clean, I was able to dig out my pencil box (a full size tool box, believe it or not) and get out a rough sketch for her:Drawing has always been my first love, and I've really been neglecting it over the past year or so (damn addictive knitting). It was nice to pick up my pencils again, and I can't wait to give this one some colour. But I'm going to wait until she's seen it and decide if she wants to make any changes.
But I've got a bit of a bug now, so.. it's back to the couch to work on a few other pictures I've been wanting to do for a while.
It's been an extremely productive night... I managed to finish two other pictures. One I won't show you until the recipient has seen it first, and the other is:(Please forgive the water mark. I am thinking of making this a print, and some people tend to think everything on the internet is free)