Before I get into my WIP run, I wanted to let you know that I am going over apprentice apps now. So, if you sent me an email and you haven't heard from me yet, you will. Sit tight.
Okay, let's check out them thar WIPs!
So, I started weaving on my tri-loom this weekend and as is my way I began weaving with THE most difficult yarn I could have chosen to use. Yep, it's fuzzy and because of the fuzz factor, pulling the weft yarn across from one side to the other tends to be a tangly nightmare. As a result I ended up cutting my first weaving off of the loom, sighed heavily and went out to dinner with my husband and mother. Returning home, belly full and two glasses of wine happier, I was determined to try again WITH the same yarn. Hey, I'm persistent if nothing else!
This process was definitely better the second time around. I figured out that if I comb through the warp before weaving the weft, the tangle factor ceases to exist.
I'm little more than half way done at this point.
Next up, I'm trying my hand at embroidery!
Crewel embroidery to be exact.
Last Wednesday evening I took a crewel embroidery class at the Urban Craft Center and have been gittin' my thread on ever since! Really though, the class was illuminating. I learned a few tricks that have allowed me to work smarter and cleaner. Even stitches make me very happy!
There is also much knitting and crocheting going on, but I'll wait a bit to show you what's occupying my sticks and hooks.
Now on the publication front, I received my contributors copy the Crochet Today holiday issue. I've got two patterns in there: the Retro Reindeer Tree Skirt and the Stained Glass Afghan. The tree skirt and 'ghan look wonderful, which is good because making those two things simultaneously just about killed me. Aside from my pattern contributions, the magazine also a featured me in an article! And I don't come across as a complete dumb ass! I'm so excited!!
Anyway, also on the pubs front, Bag Style is now available! Yes, now you too can crochet market totes to your heart's content. Cool huh?
Lastly, but definitely not leastly, one of my peeps, who happens to be a weaver, sent me a pic of a weaving he created using my Jolly Roger Chart.
Round of applause for Steve's amazing handiwork! Love it when people share their versions of my patterns. Makes me very happy!
Happy Tuesday everyone!