This piece is made from copper and steel rings for the chain, a thick piece of copper wire from the hardware store which I shaped and hammered, and an assortment of interchangeable charms and pendants, each with a special meaning to me. For instance, the arrowhead was found by my grandfather. I also made the hook and eye closure.
This is my first afghan, and my 3rd project using cables. Don't be scaredof cables! They're not so bad! I used a pattern called "Cushy Cables" by Patons which I found on Ravelry. It took the better part of 3 1-pound skeins of Caron in color Ocean. Overall size is about 4' x 5'.
This is an experimental piece using the Egyptian Coil technique with copper wire and some aventurine beads. I thought it turned out well and gave it to a coworker for Christmas. I haven't worked with copper before so I'm not sure what the metal will do over time, but it's really shiny right now.
I am a fairly new knitter and I have been struggling with losing my place on my pattern or forgetting what I've done, such how many stitches or rows. What tips might you have for keeping track of where you are? Or what gadgets or tools are helpful?
My favorite way to make chili. Not too hot, but spicy and flavorful. Also gluten free, low fat, and high in veggie servings!
Basics: choice of wine 2 large cans of tomato juice (I like Red Gold best because it's grown in my home state, IN.) 2 medium cans of diced tomatoes (Red Gold) 1 medium to large white or yellow onion 1 large green pepper (red works, too) 1 lb. ground turkey olive oil 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa pasta curly-q's
Seasonings: (I'm kind of guessing here, since I don't measure. I just dump and taste.) 1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder 2 t. cumin 2 t. paprika 2 t. garlic powder 1 t. turmeric 1 t. salt 1/2 t. ground black pepper cayenne pepper to taste if you like it spicier
Serving Suggestions: grated cheddar or cojack cheese sour cream
Pour wine into glass and begin drinking. Sautee the onions and green peppers in the olive oil in the bottom of a large soup pot. When they're about 1/2 cooked, add the turkey and brown. Add the tomato juice, diced tomatoes, and spices. Heat through, and taste to be sure the spices are to your liking. Adjust if necessary. Add pasta and cook about 10 minutes or per pasta box instructions. Ladle into bowls and top with grated cheese and/or sour cream if desired. Refill wine glass, and enjoy.
Based on the same pattern as my first peacock feather cuff: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372670.0 I decided to try the same pattern in wilder colors. I had no idea when I finished it that I actually had these 2 (only 2!) lampwork beads with the same colors.
I'm pretty happy with the results, in that it still looks like a peacock feather, but I think I will continue playing with color combinations, too. I really wanted something more cream/peach/coral. Oh, darn... I guess I will have to go bead shopping.
Hey, remember that crazy pink bedroom with the painted purple floor? Well, this is a black and white dresser to go in it! It came from the junk/antique store for $30. The beautiful brass pulls were probably worth more than that, but it had interesting lines and details, too. The veneer was peeling up, so I removed it in some places and glued it back down in others. I left it sort of rough-looking on purpose. I washed it, sanded it lightly, primed it with Killz, then used enamel white semigloss and black enamel high gloss. After: