Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kalapana Shawl

Named after this merino tencel sock yarn I purchased from Etsy's Stringtheoryfiberart, this colorway is unique and truly represents the silvery charcoal of molten lava. Kalapana is a beach in Hawaii where the sand is black and occasionally the area gets changed by an active volcano. I crocheted in pearl beads making the shawl appear to be a net with pearls trapped in it. This shawl was difficult to photograph and the closeups turned out fuzzy. I'll probably try again tomorrow. I plan on listing this in my shop in July. I could see this shawl partner with a black evening dress on a cruise somewhere...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Liquid Gold in Shawl and Purse

One of the goals I've been trying to achieve this summer is challenging my knitting skills, thus here is my first purse. It is a small purse for a night on the town and it has some sparkle to it, though the picture doesn't show it at all. The button came from an Etsy seller and it was a perfect match to the color!
Both the purse and shawl are listed on Etsy and I hope someone
makes a wonderful home for them. The
colors remind me of a sizzling sunset.

I have a couple more goals to reach this summer, one is to learn how to knit a hat-which I can check off my list-and the other to knit a pair of socks.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I came out of the closet!!


Sillies!!! I moved my yarn stash out of the closet into my studio and to sound like a Billy Mays infomercial-"Wait! That's not all!" I haven't moved in my cone yarns and ribbon yet.

Hey Darlene, I moved the painting in too!! I'll have your inspiration, even after you move away.

Love you all and have a great week!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Etsy shop now open

Well y'all, I've done it!

The listings have begun today and I'll add some each day.