Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I am a textile Goddess!

So I thought I should create some stitch markers that would be appropriate. Here they are. I found the beads on Etsy. The vendor is Dragynsfyre. They are all the same, the two that look different are just showing us their back. I love them. So simple and elegant.

The Woman who I bought them from was so nice. She sent me two extra beads that I made into row markers.

Here's the whole set. Their hanging from a size 10 needle so that may help you to get some idea of scale.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I'm a proud Cast-On Camper

Brenda Dayne (the oh so lovely host of Cast-On) has created her own version of Scouting and for those of us not able to be Brownies,Girl Scouts or Camp Fire Girls in our youth we can now lay that disapointment aside and work towards a new set of badges. Here are the ones I can lay claim to:

To find out what the badges mean and to collect your own go to the Cast-On web site.

Friday, August 17, 2007

A new place on the net to hang out

I've had a profile on Ning for a while now but I just heard about this new community for artists, designers and craftspeople or folks who just love indie:

View my profile on Indiepublic

Monday, August 13, 2007

Finally an FO

I've been spending most of my time spinning Sock Hop Yarn for Crown Mountain Farms. On Satureday I sent off a box with four pounds of yarn that had already been sold. Teyani wasn't kidding when she said she could keep me as busy as I wanted to be. Yesterday was just too nice to stay inside and I needed a little break from spinning. Don't get me wrong I love doing it but my hands had been hurting on Saturday and I felt the desire to knit. So I set up a lounge chair in the the shade of my lovely maple tree in the back yard and spent most of the day knitting. I worked a bit on each of the socks I currently have going. I kitchenered the toe on the first of my Walking on Sunshine socks, did a few rows on the heal of my first Jaywalker, and few rounds on the second of my simple rib sock. Then I took out the Austerman Step socks that I had been working (or rather not working) on for a year. I turned the heal of the second sock and this morning finally finshed it. Here is the proof:

I want to get all these socks done by the time school starts but I'm not sure how feasble that expectation is since I also want to get another four pounds of CMF SHY spun up by no later than the end of the first week in September. I was chatting with one of the checkout ladies when I went food shopping and she asked mentioned something about television. I tald her I couldn't remember the last time I watch TV. Her response was that I must be getting a lot done. She's right, four pounds of sock yarn spun up in a month, progress on the sock front, oh and I forgot I had been knitting again on my Thermal, a sweater design from Kitty.com, a finished pair of socks plus progress on the preliminary reading I've been doing for my Senior Thesis on top of all the regular stuff like keeping house and taking care of hubby. I have gotten a lot done. Happy progress.