Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Fiber Flower Choker

I recently had a request for a fiber flower necklace, so I played around a bit and came up with this.

It's a crocheted flower on a crocheted and then felted cord. It fastens with a snap underneath the flower. I'm thrilled with it, so now I'm working on more for my Etsy shop. It's been a while since I made any new products for the shop aside from yarn--which makes this even more exciting for me.

My yarn is going to be available at Yarny Goodness starting very soon. I'm mailing my first shipment of yarn today, so look for me there. It's great to be getting my stuff out there more. I'm trying to expand my business a bit and this is one of the ways I'm doing it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yarn4socks Order Finished

I have finished and shipped my order for yarn4socks. Yay me. I will be featured next month, but don't worry, I'll make sure to remind you about it then.

I've been putting all of my time into that order, so there is pretty much nothing new in my Etsy shop--time to remedy that. I also have two new yarn bases to try out. So I guess I need to get to work.

I have a small FO to show off. The pattern is called Blanket Buddy and it comes from the book 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. I made it out of Berroco Comfort, which is lovely soft yarn, but I found it a little splitty and hard to work with--although that may be because my knitting is not that good yet. I'd definitely use the yarn again, though.

I made it for Wyatt because he is apparently very into these kinds of toys right now. It came out a bit wonky, but I still think it's pretty cute. And it was good practice.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Busy, But Still Around

Yes, I am still alive. I've been uber busy for the past few weeks--working on my yarn for yarn4socks and a custom order, making some little crocheted toys (which I will show you in a minute) and one other thing...

I believe I neglected to mention that Chris and I got married on April 1st. It was really no big deal--we only did it so that I would be covered under his insurance (hence the April Fool's Day wedding). We've been together for 12 years now, so it really changes nothing for us. But my parents were very excited and insisted on throwing us a party--which was about a week and a half ago. So that was the one other thing I've been busy with recently.

I've been making lots of crocheted toys recently--I don't know why, but it's become somewhat of an obsession. And, of course, I can't be bothered to make something with a pattern, so it's a bit of trial and error. But I've made a couple of fun ones lately. Here is my flying saucer:

And the 'nake I made for my nephew from some hand dyed yarn gone wrong:

I'm pretty happy with both of them although the flying saucer has gone through an improvement or two since I made that one. I'm now working on making both of them in felted versions and when I get those worked out, I may try writing up the patterns for sale.