Friday, December 16, 2011
Busy and Productive Day
Beading (short of putting beads on a string) is really a bit out of my element but since I can't find them on Etsy (I do remember the woman had the one she made on Etsy for about 5 seconds before it sold) I figured I would make them. For me, it is more fun that way but I am always for supporting the Handmade community. The pictures, as usual, are lacking and don't do how pretty they are justice - particularly the ones in the dark. I DO hope that I will find the woman's info so that I can contact her to see if she minds me selling her idea in my Etsy Store. These I made for gifts.
After finishing those, I finished up a long overdue project (of which I have far too many!). These while very cute, a lovely yarn, my favorite sized yarn to work with, an unconfusing cable, and a small project, failed at keeping my interest and I have several times picked it up and put it back down for more interesting things. I am unsure what the struggle was but even in the final hour, it took all I had to not put them back in my UF Project bag for another day. These were the February Bonus Pattern from the Knitting 2011 Calendar - how spectacularly sad that a 3 hour should take 10 months!!
Owl Booties by I. Halvorsen
Unknown hand-painted lace-weight yarn (leftovers) (I have used this for SO MANY projects and have lost the wrapper :( )
Crystal Palace US 1.5 bamboo needles
I used to keep track of every project I did in a binder with the pattern and all the info but when I started doing this as a business and doing a lot of repetitive work, I sort of lost that practice along the way. It makes me sad because I really value the ability to go back and have the notes from when I made an item before. I also enjoy looking back at my first binder (from 2006-2008) and seeing how much my knitting has improved. Perhaps I should add that to my goals for next year.
OH! And, I almost forgot!!!!! In case you didn't know, I have another blog here that, believe it or not, is even MORE neglected than this one is! While writing Neurotic Needles, I try very hard to keep the topic to knitting, sewing and craft related stuff (and the occasional cat story!). I found over the past year that I HAD things to say, but they didn't always fall into that scheme of subjects. That said, I will be maintaining my Waste Not blog with not just my "Reduce, ReUse, Recycle" spiel but I am added "Rejoice" to the 3 R's. It will still cover all the eco-babble but it will also contain anything else that I want to share but don't feel is subject appropriate for this site. SO, go check me out!!