Saturday, September 30, 2006
My first two iPod cozies. I wasn't going to picture them until I had my final version ready for pattern posting, however...I am in the midst of knitting my first socks knit in Magic Loop - as soon as I saw these directions for 2 socks on one circular - I stopped everything and cast on! (Turkish cast-on tutorial. From MisoCrafty
http://www.misocrafty.squarespace.com/journal/2006/1/30/turkish-cast-on-tutorial.html and http://autoscopia.com/amelia/assets/elfinesocks.pdf)
I am thrilled! I really like the lace-y pattern. I'm a fairly tight knitter, so the lace really only shows when stretched on the foot...more details as I finish the heels and try them on. I'm nearly out of yarn though...so I'm going to have to rip out the first iPod cozy in order to add to the socks. I'm hoping to get past the heel to start with the blue yarn -- I am *in*love* with the blue and red combination right now -- that blue of the tablecloth in the picture preferably, though I don't think the yarn I have is quite that hue.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Feeling a bit under the weather...maybe hanging around a couple of sick folks at work and play has taken it's toll. i've got to figure out how to get books on tape on to my ipod, because sometimes I just get *bored* with sleeping when i'm sick and yet, the burning hot eyes keep me from an actual page turning book.
*anyway* i won't be at the super *Art in the Yard* event on Saturday because of the tea and vitamin c i'll be downing again all day (yes, plenty of water too). Please go to the event though (and remember handcrafted things have special powers, so buy up!), there are many beautiful items available. (www.ConcordCARotary.org/ArtInTheYard.htm)
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Spent the better part of the day knitting another ipod cozy -- the design is getting closer to professional enough to publish on the blog -- stay tuned. No pictures yet, I will one day show the evolution of the design. I did take loads and loads of pictures for the collage a day pendants to go into the *soon*to*be*etsy store.
I also fiddled around enough to figure out how to upload clickable links with images! (note to self, be a little careful about what you put up...so many cool KALs to join, podcasts and more...)
Tomorrow, after church, i'll be settling in to the etsy store design.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
joyful, joyful! the worship service was wonderful, the music glorious, the sermon, the reception..it was all so beautiful.
there were so many people there with cameras (and one with video equipment) that I didn't carry my camera with me, so I'm posting these roses as representative of all the scrumptious bouquets and baskets present. (These are roses from an earlier birthday celebration) I'll post the rest when we get all the photos from the other cameras.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
family and friends are in town for a big celebration. of course we went to Half Moon Bay to show off our favorite area beach. I've been knitting away on one of the Mason Dixon rugs...
We're off to the Farmer's Market for some treats for today and tomorrow, maybe a few more photos for you all too.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I was invited to participate in this great event -- such a wonderful idea, to transform a beautiful backyard into a dream -- a glorious abundance of handcrafted goodies. White pop-up booths, all manner of interesting display items - a lot of buddhas (I'm a fan from way back), flowers, smooth stones, this very cool display for necklaces that a glass bead artists husband created for her - I'm totally borrowing this idea one day... There are individually etched wine glasses for the first 200 guests, a free flowing wine and non-alcholic drinks bar going all day, and yummy goodies all around the artists booths. A great day. *However*, the weather was *so* hot! 112-118 depending on the report - gallons of water downed, ice packs on my feet, ice on my head, those awesome cooler kerchifs around my neck. So, afterward we all thought - "hey, maybe we should try this great event in cooler times!" So....
if you are in the east bay area September 30th, stop by http://www.concordcarotary.org/artintheyard.htm. It really is a great time. I'll have my
silver jewelry, soldered collage pendants and a few of my mixed media collage pieces for the wall.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
scanning. took down all the two(ish) dimensional pieces of my art in the house to scan, oh and the pieces small enough to fit on the scanning bed. next up, the camera for the three dimensional and larger items. this little gem is great, it faxes, copies, scans, connects to my camera directly, and of course prints. all in such a sweet little footprint. soon, i will get those scanned images on the blog, it the meantime, here are some silver handcrafted goodies....
Monday, September 11, 2006
- a couple of commissioned pieces. the center one is for my sister-in-law. lovely though my photography is...it's time to post a little something that I handcrafted, so here are a couple pieces of jewelry. In October (maybe earlier, we'll see) I'll begin a collage a day posting.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
we had a wonderful time exploring "the ranchland", feeding the ground squirrels peanuts, and going on long walks. the sunsets were beautiful, sunrises spectacular, and the weather was great - perfect in the morning for bundling up and sipping coffee on the front balcony and watching the waves!
yes. i finally started the much anticipated blog!