Now that I am moving full steam ahead on various Work/Birthday/Christmas/Celebration-type projects, I am finding I have very little time to work on anything for myself. I have been wanting to start the Leftie for awhile now, but haven’t had much time to do so. I still don’t really have time to work on it, but at least I started *something*. It’s a garter stitch project, so it makes for some mindless knitting…and it is still small enough to fit in my purse.
I could have done a stash dive for yarn for this one, but once I saw that Madelinetosh was selling Unicorn Tails, I decided I would just go ahead and buy the yarn. Yeah…I really had to have my arm twisted. I mean…look!
Hopefully I will get some more downtime to work on this soon. Thanksgiving is coming and I don’t have to cook this year. A holiday weekend to catch up on crafts…Hooray!
While we are on the topic of designing things, I have also spent some time working on a project for my friend Corey Booth. Corey was our summer intern here at work. As part of his internship, he had to pitch a show idea.
Since he had seen the frogs I had made for my coworkers, he suggested I give Gum a try. Are you kidding? Of course!! So before Corey left to go back home, he gave me some sketches to work from.
So, I decided to work on Gum during Knit Night with my girlfriends. Slowly but surely, he started to take shape.
I was really pleased with how he turned out. He is all done and now living in his new home in Detroit!
This is really exciting for me! I am starting to get messages on tumblr from people looking to get their hands on my frogs.
I think it is time for me to get serious about writing the pattern. I need to look into a few things (like if the cartoon powers that be would be cool with it), but I am planning on doing this soon.
Be patient and keep your eyes peeled, Tumblr friends!
Ahh, yes. The day job.
Over The Garden Wall finally airing is bittersweet. People have been posting all kinds of love for the show. However, it also means things have wound down and people have gone their separate ways. It’s been the best working experience I’ve ever had. I am truly grateful to have worked with such amazing and talented people.
On to more adventures! I have two other productions to keep me plenty busy! Maybe working on patterns might be a good lunchtime activity?
I’m sorry readers.
I have been MIA for quite a while. Things have been pretty exciting here… and I have been pulled in all sorts of directions. Hopefully in the next handful of blog posts I might be able to touch upon some of the things I have been working on… or maybe this will be a boatload of pic spam. I dunno. I am just just rollin’ with it.
Last month, I went to the CogKNITive Fiber Retreat to spend the weekend with Doctor Gemma and all of my other fibery friends. There was good food…good company…and I nearly got kicked out of the hotel. Yeah, it was an exciting weekend!
I can’t remember if I had mentioned it here before but (*nerd alert*) I modded the Kraken Cowl Pattern chart to adjust the eyes to make it more anatomically correct.
It was definitely a memorable weekend, despite the craziness! I look forward to going again next year!
Have I ever mentioned how much I like small projects? I actually feel like I am accomplishing something. Good thing too since most of my knitting projects have pretty much been cast to the side for all the rest of the stuff I am trying out.
This is a special hat though. My mom had mentioned that she knew a woman through one of her scrapbooking sites who had a little girl that just had a brain tumor removed. Her name is Rori and this hat is hers.
I was sitting in our editor’s office here at work not too long ago when I got a message from Rori’s mom saying that they had just received the hat and sent me a picture of her wearing it. It totally made my day.
Funny how the internet can bring people together.
If you’re interested in this hat pattern, it is Hermione’s Cable and Eyelet Hat and you can find it here.
Less than a week left to check out all the cool pieces that my Jessie had put up in her online store from the Iron Giant Tribute Show at community!
Anyway, you can check them out here.
Let me just start off by saying I know I have craft ADD lately and that my impulse control is bordering on obscene.
I woke up this morning and, while brushing my teeth, scrolled through Instagram… as is my habit lately. I saw a lovely picture of a tapestry woven by Maryanne Moodie and was awake enough to read the caption.
I’m signed up for the class. See! No impulse control. In this case I am super glad I didn’t wait to make a decision.
I know I have been pretty quiet lately. Life has me incredibly busy. I can’t ever sit still and I always need to be making things. It’s been so hard to focus….I fee like I have crafty ADD.
I just started weaving. Yes, just what I need….ANOTHER hobby. I really love it though. It is super relaxing and a pretty great stash burner. Of course, now I want to bring ALL THE TOOLS into my place. I recently bought myself a small tapestry loom from Board and Bread. It’s gorgeous and great to work on. I bought myself a larger loom from Loom and Spindle on etsy, which is also a great starter loom. I ended up staining it a bright teal color.
I had some embroidery hoops left over and, on the weekends, I’ve been helping her warp them so she can weave too.
So you can see, I just can’t get enough. I’ve already warped the looms back up and am ready to jump into some more weaving…well, as soon as the heatwave ends…
Last Saturday Night was the Iron Giant Tribute Show at community/A Little Known Shop in Anaheim, CA. Hooray!! My very first art show!
Community is a great little space that has small shops, gallery space, a craft space and a great walkway in-between where all sorts of vendors had set up their tables. They had food and music in the back!
My mother insisted that I get a picture next to my tapestry. She’s really into sharing this kind of stuff with her friends.
We had a great time and it was so nice to see old friends and meet some new people. I also bought a few things in the shop!