That lampwork needlebook is great! Also I'll have to look into bruise balm, sounds like a good idea! I received today, after having a nice easy Monday at work and a great weekend sending some friends off on a cross-country adventure. So I was (pleasantly) surprised at finding a package on my door step, but not complaining! It came neatly packaged, Ikea-style, and I told my bf that I might need some help putting it together, but ended up assembling myself it within minutes of sending my pm to Wulf. Honestly I think Wulf's instructions was really easy to read and make sense of. On to pictures! The assembled shrine, just the right size, and as he says, a raw canvas:
The drawer is just the right size for my tarot deck, which I have been looking for a safe place to keep. Drawer open, with fabric bowl
2 close ups of bowl, with leaf buttons (I see what you mean about the shape, it did take a few minutes for me but my nails have been growing out a little.)
And along with an awesome extra, which I will be listening to soon: (it's signed!)
And here it is with some of my present altar items, including a few things from the lammas swap!
But I have a great idea for Samhain/Day of the dead shrine, inspired by Frida Kahlo and a sweet blog post of my cousins, so I will start working on that soon... I can just picture skeletons and sugar skulls with this lovely! Thank you Wulf, it is beautiful and just a great fit for me!
Such a great gallery so far! I'm pretty sure my partner thesillyseemstress spoiled me...I was so excited to find my package on my doorstep last night, but just barely had the energy to open it. I love everything! Here's a group shot of some of the larger things:
Close-up! this was right off my pintrest, and I know exactly where it'll hang as soon as I'm done posting:
Inside her card, she said to look inside the blue box
I love love love crystals!
I found this last, nicely fitted inside the bottom of the box, and it is too beautiful!
Extras! A bag of rice, which came in handy immediately. I had a long weekend, and my knee was sore. I love the colors and the pattern.
Candles, white sage (smells great!) and a cute magnetic note/reminder pad for the fridge, which, if you know me well, you'll know how perfect it is too!
Wow, so I got my pictures ready already! In between photos, I even remembered to PM Wulf and Radmom! So unfortunately the package got a bit ragged in the post, but I got a lovely card which will need to be gently repaired, and a beautiful charm bracelet! This is the best -clearest- picture:
and the card (you can see the pouch the envelope came in from the post office-"we care" ?really?-, and some extra bead charms):
Thank you so much Radmom, I love the bracelet and I know the card is fixable! Also thanks Wulf for hosting this, my first swap!
Recently I've seen these triangle scarves/shawls around a lot, and I got kinda obsessed. I found the http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aubrey-3 pattern on ravelry, which was the first pattern that made sense to me (still a new-ish knitter), and it knits from point to point. I made 2, the first in a yellow-ish sock yarn, following the pattern almost to the letter, only working about 4-6 rows shorter and smaller size needles.
The weird thing is that one side, the decrease side of the triangle, was longer...I wasn't sure if it was because of the lace pattern or the k2tog at the very end of every other row, so I tried another, modifying the pattern.
This has no lace, and (k2tog, k1) at the end of the decrease rows. I also used Sensations Kashmira yarn and sz 15 (US) needles.
Now I'm burnt out on these scarves, and am working a feather and fan lace pattern with my Noro yarn, pictures hopefully soon! Thanks for looking, and I'd love to know what you all think!
First I made this with a ball of yarn from a friend--missing the ball band, of course, but it reminds me of candy canes...
So I finished that one Sunday night and started this one Monday at work, which I finished this morning, only decided it would look nice as a slouchy hat, so I k2tog when I thought it was long enough and strung the tail thru the remaining sts. Here it is...
And a side view:
Both aren't as tight as I'd like but they're still great (my fault for forgetting to check gauge...) and I actually made the hat with a friend in mind (and his head is a bit bigger than mine). I think I'm going to stick to the same pattern for the rest of my Christmas knitting, because I can usually make a hat a day at work. As always, C+C is welcome!
This is my first shawl, rectangular. I used the stitch sampler shawl patt. from ravelry, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stitch-sampler-shawl Mine is a bit smaller because I used a few different colors of worsted weight yarn as opposed to the bulky weight yarn recommended, but I still love it! Super easy and the different stitches were a lot of fun! Excuse the faces and bra straps in the pics, these were the best I could manage... The 2nd pic is before I wove in the ends. As you'll see the colors are black, blue, orange and red. I got the yarn from a friend who gave up knitting (What?! Oh well, more yarn for me) and they were missing the ball bands, but I think they are wool, possibly a wool blend. Thanks for looking, I'd love to hear what you have to say!
I recently got into shrinky-dink or shrink film jewelry...it's kinda become an obsession. I love watching it shrink, and whenever I finish a batch of pendants, I rush off to make more. So far I've been using pattern templates from the Klutz book (a birthday gift) and Jenny Hart's stitch-it kit.
these were from the Klutz book
as were these!
These were from Jenny Hearts swallow templates.
These are really just a handful of the things I've made in the last month.
I've been knitting for about 2 years, mostly hats and scarves but I got Naughty Needles a while ago and decided to try some of the patterns. This is a condom critter, with a little pouch on the outside and an inner pocket-cavity thing for other stuff... I varied the stitching, instead of straight reverse St. I wish there was a way to knit it entirely in the round. Main Body was a licorice yarn doubled with Misc. green yarn i got from Value Village, the legs and inner part were the same green. Eyes were just felt, beak was scrap from a quarter flat. the legs/feet were my favorite part of knitting, an I-cord with little toeses. it makes the drawstrings for the inner part. I'm going to send it to one of my friends who moved to Austin recently for Christmas.