Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Revised Pattern

This is the new Crocheted Beaded Belt pattern. I revised it to include a detachable i-pod or i-glass cozy. This makes the belt more useful and uses exactly one skein of fingering weight yarn.

I was inspired to make this revision by Ellen who will be kitting the pattern with her beads and Apple Laine yarn for sale on her site, Earthfaire

She is a great descriptive writer. I find myself drooling over my own patterns, the way she describes them! I also love her bead choices.

My intention is to sell kits on my site, too, but the first thing I am going to do when this show is over is get the downloadable versions of my patterns onto my site.

Yes, it is only one more day to prepare, then we set up for the show on Thursday, which starts Friday and will be over Sunday night at 6 PM. I honestly have no idea what to expect (other than that my feet will be hurting and I will be very tired after 3 days of working the show) I am hoping for the best, but prepared to be happy with whatever happens.

One thing I am very grateful about it that the show is local so if I have forgotten anything, I can just run home to get it. And I get to sleep in my own bed at night!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The 7 Deadly Spins

As a result of some of my patterns being sold by Ellen on EarthFaire.com, some lovely people and opportunities have been coming my way.

Here is one some of you may want to check out - The 7 Deadly Spins! Kelly Eells of Liisu Yarn came up with a brilliant idea! A bimonthy yarn club based on the Seven Deadly Sins. You can read more about it on her blog (linked above) I won't tell you which S(p)in I have been asked to represent, but let me tell you that it suits me perfectly! I haven't had the pleasure of working with Kelly's yarn yet, but have heard people praise it and can't wait to get my hands on some. I will report back to you as soon as I get some.

I want to thank everyone who left positive and encouraging comments after my last post. Knitting at home all alone makes one feel so isolated sometimes and it is much appreciated when someone takes the time to pass along some good energy. Thank you so much!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Why I Haven't Been Blogging

1. Life has been getting in the way. Too many little (and big) distractions - all personal and I'm not going to write much of anything personal any more (see #2)
2. The main reason I haven't been blogging is because I received via a third party, a very negative comment about my blog and quite frankly, I just don't have my heart in it any more. I've always thought of myself as somewhat a rebel, but I just don't feel like putting my neck on the chopping block any more. Maybe it will come back someday, but for the time being, I am very happy just sharing my work in ravelry where narrative is relegated to descriptions of projects and can easily be kept on the subject of knitting, crochet, and yarn.
3. Getting ready for the CCM show in a couple of weeks. Gulp. Very nervous.
4. Preparing a new website to sell my finished, one of a kind pieces.

That being said, I am still as prolific as ever, just don't have photos to post. But here is one project I will show you:

Fat Bottom Bag from Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker.
Yarn is Noro Kureyon. Lined with silk Chinese brocade.
Handles from labeana (love her work so much)

I think what pissed my off about this 'person's' comments the most was that she had read my blog throughly and did not make ONE COMMENT about my work!!! Her criticism was entirely personal.

Okay, blessings to her and all that. And if she's reading this "I hope you're happy now!"

Saturday, October 06, 2007

What the Heck?

My usual leftover sock yarn baby sock pattern. But What happened? They are noticably, distinctively 2 different sizes.

See? 2 Different Sizes!

I finally figured it out. First sock was knit on my (formerly favorite) needles Lantern Moon Sox Stix, size 1.
Then I got my (new favorite) Harmony Sock Needles. Pulled out the size 1's for the second sock.

But see...there are 2 Size 1's!!!
Darn it. One should be called size 0.5. Now what do I do?

Anyone know of a baby girl with 2 different sized feet?

Contemporary Crafts Market

My friend Sharon Cohen and I are sharing a booth at the Contemporary Crafts Market at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, November 2 - 4. I am completely submerged in finished and need-to-be-finished projects to sell at the show - far more than I will have room to display. I really didn't know how much I had accumulated since they have been stashed in 4 different locations throughout the house.

Click here to get more info and to print out the page for free admission for 2.