Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Charm swap

A jewelry yahoo group that I belong to had a sterling charm swap. Here are the ones I made. I'll post a picture of the bracelet I make with the charms I receive later.

Charmed! Posted by Picasa


Here are a couple of my WIPs

One Skein Wonder- Rowan All Seasons Cotton in copper Posted by Picasa

Last Minute Gifts light & airy scarf Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Plans for the weekend

I am making a vow to spend my time this weekend making only jewelry…no knitting, no crocheting, just beading. I haven’t sat down and made jewelry in ages and I haven’t touched the website either. I have tons of beads and lots of ideas but now it’s time to realize the vision. And this is the perfect weekend to update the site because the sign-up for the Happily Handmade Giveaway ends on July 31st.
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  • Friday, July 15, 2005

    Christmas in July

    All of my friends pretty much knew that they were getting something knitted for Christmas. So I decided to give them a few options so that whatever they got, it would be something that they had chosen and therefore would hopefully actually use and not stuff in a drawer. All of the options came from the Rowan Little Book of Big Accessories. I think I can handle pretty much all of the patterns in there, and if not, I can always get help at Stitch n Bitch. And I need to get started NOW!

    Sunday, July 10, 2005

    The Yarn Crawl

    Katy organized a yarn crawl of several stores in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. I’m so glad that she did this because I probably would never seek out yarn stores in Brooklyn on my own. We started out at Purl Soho, where Jolene was very nice to open up an hour early for us. While there we met Teva Durham, author of Loop-d-Loop. And of course everyone forgot to bring their copy for her to sign it. Yarnivore was our last stop. We were all very intrigued by the name so we HAD to go there. The owner is super nice but her selection was super small. That was a big let down. A very good thing, though, is that I have found a new favorite LYS in Downtown Yarns.

    Purl Soho Posted by Picasa

    Downtown Yarns Posted by Picasa

    Lunch break! Posted by Picasa

    oooooohhh, yarn! Posted by Picasa