I love to start things and hate to finish them. Most of you knitters share the same curse. Unfortunately this affliction seems to be spreading. Not only do I have partially completed craft projects all over the house, I also seem to have finished craft projects that I have I have forgotten to tell you all about. Even worse, most of them I have promised to post about and then poof! They slipped through the sieve of my mind. In a (vain?) attempt to better myself and finish what I start, here are the tidbits that slipped through the cracks.
Ms.Marigold revisions: forgotten sometime in June
I ripped back the neckline ribbing and re-knit it, picking up fewer stitches and going down a needle size. Despite the focus of these self-portrait photos, this revised version of the vest is not as much of a boob-showcase as it's former incarnation.
Skull Wristband: slipped my mind a few weeks ago
My first stranded-knitting project and I forget to show you it's completion? What the hell is wrong with me? The record player photo-shoot seemed like a good idea until I accidental leaned on the "start" button. Twirling knitwear is only amusing when you're not attempting to capture it in a photograph.
Anyhooz, stranded knitting? Not so scary! I held one colour in each hand which meant having to knit continental-ish half the time. I could use some practice, but I'm pretty proud of tackling my colour-work fears. Speaking of which:
Bulky Houndstooth Pillow: Forgot to mention all-together
I was really digging the oversize houndstooth prints I'd been seeing in ready-to-wear fashion and it gave me the idea to try it with some knitting. Lessons learned:
- Houndstooth is a traditional weaving pattern
- Simple patterns aren't necessarily simple to chart
- Intarsia + Super-bulky yarn = nightmare
It's a bit of a disaster, but at least it didn't take long to make! It's too sloppy for me to bother making it into a pillow and too fiddly to frog. Any suggestions other than tossing it?
Finished jewelery from Silversmith class: forgotten so long ago I should be ashamed of myself
Remember when I took a the Silversmith for Beginners class at the Devil's Workshop? No worries, I hardly remember it myself. I posted pictures of my partially completed jewelery and then skipped to my Lou, my darlin'. For shame!
My completed jumbo silver ring with jade cabochon:
My copper "wonderwoman" cuff bracelet:
And my personal masterpiece, a wing shaped necklace made from silver, copper and bronze:
I wear at least one of these pieces everyday. So fun to take a saw and a hammer to a bunch of metal and come out the other end with custom jewelery. Wicked!
I think that about does it for my projects. Now to promote the work of others: My friend Cathy's store opens today!
THE NUTRITIONISTA: natural necessities
1255 Dundas St. W @ Dovercourt , Toronto
(conveniently located across from the liquor store)
Healthy snacks, organic staples, green cleaning products and more! (She's a registered holistic nutritionist too so she knows what she's talking about!). If you're in the T-dot, go and buy stuff!