May 1

Shop Update

I’ve had tons of stuff ready to go up on the shop for a while now, but just finally got around to taking pics. Here’s some of it:

Psst, mechanicaldoll!  Were you still interested in a purple and black bracelet?  I was playing around and ended up with this one (not a fabulous picture, but it was the closest I could get to the right colours):

I also have earrings and a watch going up in the next day or too, so stay tuned!

Apr 13

Takes a Lickin’…

Oooh, have to show off my newest chainmail project!  I have some other stuff going up in the shop over the next couple of days, but this was a custom project that’s just waiting on a better clasp:

Mar 2

Admitting Defeat Can Be Good For the Soul (and the Knitting Mojo)

I have finally regained my knitting mojo!  Apparently, all I needed to do was finally give up on all the stuff that I had promised to people for Christmas.  I couldn’t bring myself to knit another round on a sock (and I had three pairs on the go for Christmas pressies!) but I felt guilty if I knitted on anything else, since I “should” have been working on the socks.  But I finally decided yesterday just to buy replacement presents and I was instantly in the knitting mood again!

I’ve started a new project (it’s a secret so I can’t show pictures) and I’m loving it to little tiny pieces.  Much as I love sock and lace yarn, it is fabulous to be knitting with worsted weight again.  You can see progress!  I now have this urge to knit myself a nice warm blankey out of Cascade Ecological (besides the one I already have that looks like a giant amoeba because I don’t have the space to block it. Hemlock Blanket, I still love you!) but I don’t know where I can get it around here.  I picked up the stuff I have in the stash when we were in Vancouver.

Speaking of yarn shopping… there is the possibility of a yarn crawl happening this Saturday.  Not that I’ll be buying any (still broke) but it’s so fun to look!

In other crafty news, I received a new shipment of chainmail supplies today.  I made mtlaise a copper bracelet that I just adore, so it’ll definitely be replicated for the store.

Feb 22

I finished a fiber-related project!  I haven’t really been in the mood to knit or crochet lately (probably because I have a backlog of Christmas presents on the needles and the guilt is making me procrastinate) but mtlaise dyed up this tiny skein of yarn a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t resist doing some Tunisian crochet with it.  The speed of crochet, the suppleness of knitting, and the look of weaving…

Ta da!  Easy peasy iPod cover.  The seam on this one isn’t perfect, so it’s for me, but I thought I might do up some for the store.  Dunno if anyone would be interested.

I also had to share my super-duper photo setup I had going this afternoon, trying to get decent pictures of my chainmail bracelets:

Excuse the blurriness, I had to take it with my old, icky camera.  That is a bracelet on a Irish Cream bottle (not empty!) on a Doctor Who book, up against a footstool, all on top of a computer table.  It prompted a discussion on just how big of a lush I will have to become to have a liquor bottle big enough for a necklace shot.

Feb 2

New craft!

While mtlaise has been teasing you all with the dyeing she’s doing for her half of our upcoming etsy shop, I’ve been waiting impatiently for the supplies so I could start working on my half.  They arrived today while I was napping (came home sick from work but, as always, drugging myself to the gills and napping for a few hours made me feel relatively better) so I thought I’d give you a bit of a preview:

Chainmail! I’ve been wanting to try making chainmail jewellery for years and years, since back when I was making wire jewellery, but I just never got my ass in gear and bought some rings. Now that I’ve started, I just want more!