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I can't believe Tuesday has come and gone!!
Episode 3 is up!
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Thanks to very much for all my supporters in this new adventure! I appreciate you all!
So I started a new Project page on Ravelry for all the dish/washcloths that I have been making in the course of teaching my friend Janice how to knit. And in it I have shared the links to all the cloths we have knit so far.
Doing these washcloths has renewed my interest in designing washcloths and I have designed 3 new ones!!
To view all of my patterns on Ravelry please click here on my Ravelry Pattern Shop
And here are the 3 washcloth patterns I have designed over the last few weeks.
There will be more for sure! I already have another one written out but not on the needles yet. I plan on knitting it this week or next!
For now I will leave you with just a juicy tidbit of information... You will be seeing me and hearing me soon...lol
This month I am participating in 2 KAL's, well actually 3 KAL's if you count the Hat KAL I am in on The Wacky Windmill Ravelry Page, but I don't have any progress photos of that yet!!
The other 2 KAL's are both for these AMAZING Mystik Spiral Socks, by Josh Ryks. The KAL's are on Knitabulls Podcast Ravelry Group, and also on Josh's Sword of a Knitter Ravelry group!
The yarn for both pairs of these socks came from White Birch Fiber Arts on Etsy, this colorway is called Strange Women Chasing Swords, and the rainbow one below is called "Nothing says Screw you Like a Rainbow"
I have to say, Josh has some pretty cool patterns that he has designed and I don't think this will be the last Josh Ryks pattern that I make!
Here is the start of my second pair, which I started last night at FragCon, the local board gaming convention we go to here in Regina. Anyway I wasn't going to stay, I was really just there to say hi and check out the board game auction and then head home. But I just kept knitting, and even this photo is not as far as I got by the end of the night!
A bit of a shop update, nothing new in the shop, but I got a new snazzy banner and other images from Maranda at CyanSkyDesign on Etsy. She did a great job for me and totally quick service. And if I decide to expand into a FaceBook page, she said she can do up matchy matchy graphics for that too!!
Well I think that's all I have for you today!
I love it when Kirby does this when she is sleeping, oh so cute!!
And of course I should share a photo of the lovely Sophie, she loves her new bed, now that she has figured it out...lol
Can I say, what a few weeks this has been. I ordered a Hansen Mini Spinner, and I love it! I knew I would but hey sometimes you just cant stop saying it! If you are on the fence about investing in one, GET OFF THE FENCE!...lol
Anyways while I watched, well maybe stalked is a better word the postal sites for updates on where my wheel was I casted on a few projects, so my WIP count, is well high...lol
This is the Foolproof Cowl the grey is Knitpicks Gloss DK, so soft!! And the gradient is my own handspun from Woolgatherings, which most of you know is one of my favorite shops to buy fibre from. I have never found a colorway that I didn't love in her shop, they are all lovely and vibrant and squishy and they make you just want to keep spinning!!
On the needles I also have Age of Brass and Steam, Nightlock, and Pagona all of which need photos done in daylight before I post them on here...lol
I have also started Christmas Soaping, these will be ready in time for xmas etsy shopping.
The first one I have done is an unscented peacock swirl, the top is beautiful and then its a plain white with some Bentonite clay mixed in. More Christmas soaping to commence this weekend, I have plan for a holiday scented swirl, this time though I will have a more interesting base for the soap so when I cut, it will look pretty all over! And then I will be experimenting with some other flavors as well. I have lip balm coming for the shop, and more lotion bar flavors.
Well that is my super fast update for you today! I am spinning more on my Mini Spinner tonight and I am close to finishing so that I can ply it all tomorrow!!
A few woven scarves started off my holiday crafting projects this year. I am busy creating woven objects this year and I am really enjoying it!
This year's True Knit Art Show is creeping up as well, and I will be doing things a bit different this year since I am sharing a table with both my Jewelry Wired Whimzee, which has a shop here on my blog and my Homemade Soap Business Sway Tree Soaps which has a shop on Etsy.
I am excited to showcase what I have this year. A smaller grouping of jewelry as well as a selection of soaps and lotion bars, and if i can perfect it, my lip gloss as well!
Over the last few weeks I have been gearing up to start weaving on my new Leclerc Artisat 36" Floor loom as well. I needed a few things like a warping board so I haven't been able to sit down at it yet, but hopefully before October starts I will have woven atleast one thing on it!!
Part of what I needed was a bench the perfect height for weaving, so I did a little research online to see what sort of bench I would be needing for my loom and it turns out that my hope chest that I inherited from my Mom is the perfect height! And bonus...it has a ton of storage space in it for weaving specific yarn and all the tools I need to weave.
Sway Tree Soaps is coming along great, above is a new curing rack that I made out of shoe racks I found at Costco, so great and lots of room for 24 batches of soap! These are a few of the soaps I will have with me at True Knits this year!
On the needles at the moment is a cowl made from my Handspun. I joined the Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild this year and they have a sale coming up which I can sell some of my handmade items in and I think this will be in there when it is done. The sale is October 26 and 27 at the Senior Center in the Neil Balkwill Center Parking Lot.
What sort of holiday crafting are you going to be working on this year?
I have been so busy packing to move, that all my crafty juices are just waiting to burst out once we have moved! One nice thing about moving, is my new craft room is going to be bigger!!!
I have spent some time working on my moms shawl, I am at the lace section, and adding beads. It is a bit time consuming with the beads, but I think it is going to be worth it in the end.
I started another baby sweater called Puerperium this one to work on when I am way to tired to play with beads and lace on my moms shawl...lol...I have been wanting to do this pattern for a while now ever since I saw it on Ravelry, and since I just got the yarn I wanted for it, I thought it was a good time to start it.
A cute photo of Kirby, lying on top of a stack of boxes, she wanted to look outside, but because I moved her perch to make room for boxes, she was very mad at me and told me so...lol...so I made her a bed up there so she can still watch out the window. I really think this move is stressing her out pretty bad, with all the boxes in her "space" she is grumpy and isn't afraid to be vocal about it.
I added the buttons to the Hatchling sweater, figured I should get them attached before I lose one in the move...lol...the blue ones sure do pop! Thanks Susie for helping me decide!!
I have also been working on a bit of jewelry stuff here and there, well that is until I packed my last jewelry supply box. I have a White one like this ready to be blocked and finished off with beads and a focal piece. Which I am not sure what it will be. If I can find a cameo, perhaps one of those would be fitting on a white one!
I know that its mid week, but hey who says you cant recap a week whenever you want! Over the next week, I will continue to finish packing, and then the key exchange date is the 26th, and I have 3 days to move stuff and clean the old apartment before I have to give keys back on the 29th! Should be a hectic few days!
With that said, I will talk to you again soon on here, after the move, and hopefully with some shots of my new and bigger craft room, and some new finished pieces!!
I found some awesome buttons for the Hatchling Sweater that I test knit, turns out I had them in my old Stampin' Up! supplies! So, i debated and even asked a friend, and we decided on the blue ones, so next week, or even Sunday, I will sew them on and this sweater will be complete!
I have been busy getting ready for the True Knit Arts Sale this weekend, pictured above are all the Tiny Cell Phone Charms. These gems plug into your audio jack, so no need to have a little spot to tie a string.
Hatchling, this is another test knit baby sweater. its going quickly and I am really enjoying how it is looking. the stitch definition is amazing. I am using Rowan Wool Cotton and I have to say even though its cotton, it doesn't feel like it is, it doesn't dry out your hands like cotton does, and it isn't hard to knit like cotton sometimes is. Must have something to do with the 50% of Merino Wool mixed into the cotton...lol.
This one is just a knit. I found this pattern called Ravi in adult size, and I really liked it but I wanted to see how much before I commit to an adult size, so luckily the designer has a Ravi Junior, that I could knit up first!
It is a really quick knit, and the construction is great, knitting the yoke first using short rows, and then picking up sts along the edge to knit down the body. best of all its mostly garter stitch so its easy peasy!
I also have my mom's shawl to work on, but because the test knit is due soon, I have only been working on it maybe 1 row a day, just to say I did something on it. With the rows being over 300 sts long, they take me a while to do a repeat of the pattern. I am very close to the lace part of the shawl. I think I have decided, if i didn't before, that I will put in silver beads, I just need to figure our how many I want to use. The beads will go in the lace part and make the edging shiny and beautiful!
Sewn By Lindsay
Handmade Project bags, stitch markers and other crafting related items
Sway Tree Soaps
Home made soaps, lotion bars and lip gloss