Saturday, March 22, 2008

Viking Weave Jewelry

I recently took a class at Norse Hall in Viking Weave Jewelry. This necklace is the result. It was a lot of fun and not that hard to do. A very forgiving process. Hard to see in this photo, because its on the black turtleneck, but it is made of silver that has been blackened after the necklace was finished. Awesome. Thanks to teacher Shawna Job ! Great job and thanks for sharing this technique.

I did the double stitch (looping in the one above) which makes the object denser. Most everyone else did the single stitch which creates a more open weave.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's done!

Stormy Sky II is done!

This is the wool cardigan version of the original Bamboo. It is more close-fit and cropped rather than over-sized as the original was. Its a good style for those younger gals who are fueling the new knitting boom. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and will use it as a teaching aide and sample (I'm very happy wearing my oversized Bamboo version).

Good news is this doesn't take nearly the yarn by weight as the original so it will be much cheaper for everyone to make themselves.

I'm also very happy with the buttons I found at Mill End Store here in Portland. The clasp I was able to find at Josephine's dry goods downtown. Yarn Garden had them before, but they were out.

All my patterns are available at my website, Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design!
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Monday, March 3, 2008

Well, Blue is my favorite color

It is true. Blue is my favorite color. And this is my new car. I traded in my beloved Saturn which was starting to feel its age (and getting lower on the gas mileage in the low 30s from the low 40s I used to get). They don't make 'em like they used to at Saturn--none of their current cars get the mileage I got on mine--so the next logical step was to follow in my sister and my mom's footsteps and get a Toyota Prius. Ain't she lovely? I only waited a few days to get the color I wanted. Thanks Mo!
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