After a month of virtually no crafting, it seems to be Big Projects month. I finished a Little Waffles shawl/scarf with some handspun Organic Polwarth from Corgi Hill Farm. I'd spun a 3-ply sportweight and got 328yds that just kept on going. It got big when I blocked it.
I'm currently reading (and annotating the glitches in) my 2011 NaNoWriMo novel with a view to finishing the story. The last three chapters are missing and I need to tidy things up and put a pretty bow on them so I can put this project to bed. It's odd to
I practiced the proper way to close jump rings without leaving a gap while making a box chain. Bronze is a lovely material to work with, it's heavy and a warm gold colour. The surprise is how different this piece looks in 1/4in rings compared to the same piece
My Etsy store is now open: Albion's Forge. I am selling ThinkMats, pieces of rubber chainmail you can fiddle with, stretch, jingle, scrunch, rattle, and ponder. If you're a natural fidget, this might be for you. If you're surrounded by natural fidgets, having these around might keep them away from
Between the secret swap gift and some long-delayed half-finished projects, it's gone a bit quiet around here, but I have been working on a few things: There's some chocolate cherry Finn wool on my spinning wheel that is almost done, I need to spin another half-bobbin and ply it. This
February always feels like an absurdly busy month. The 5th is the anniversary of our first date back in 1994, which is now 18 years ago. Valentine's Day is a mere three days before Hubby's birthday, which is two weeks before my birthday. Then we get a break, event-wise, until
Spent some time working on more chainmail. Since I have smaller wrists, the only bracelets that will fit me are ones I make myself. Used two new chainmail weaves to make these two, first is Japanese Lace: This is a very time-consuming design, but fantastic to wear, it feels smooth
In 2011 I knit: * 6 pairs of socks (all my own designs) * 3 neck-warmer scarves (one from unspun silk hankies) * 2 shawls (Larix and Citron) * 4 toys (two bats, a hedgehog and a bunny) * 2 lace scarves (both knitspot designs, Butternut and an unblocked Aria Delicata) * 2 tops (Eris, still