Friday, February 27, 2009

More on beading

Bead Therapy Bangle is now available for download here. I haven't edited the website to include it yet but will as soon as I find the html software (it's always something).

And speaking of beading, I just received an email that this book will be available in May -

I love weaving with beads and this one is 3D loom weaving. Very exciting as I love creating 3D beadwork.

A couple of my 3D creations -

Bead woven using mostly peyote stitch.

Beaded on weaving loom with 3D leaves.

Bead Therapy

So much knitting leaves little time for beading. But I needed a few minutes of bead therapy. Here is the results

A simple bangle, loom knitted with left over cashmere yarn.

I plan to upload this as a free pattern as soon as I get the new computer set up with the software I need to make it into a pdf file. That's the only problem with having a new computer.

But at least I don't have to share now. hehe

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Signs of spring

As Bill Engvall would say, here's your sign....

The wasp picture was borrowed from the web. I never intentionally get that close to a stinger.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yarn sale

JoAnn is having a 30% off yarn sale with free shipping (over $25). So I thought I would spend a few minutes browsing. Each time I click on a yarn, I get an error.

Hey yarn-aholics! Save something for me!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Knitting Daily

Since everything I've worked on this year (so far) has been for publication somewhere, I haven't been able to show pictures of what I'm knitting. So blogging has been about whatever I think of...sometimes having nothing to do with knitting. (What? You didn't notice?) Regardless, I am knitting daily.

And speaking of Knitting Daily, have you signed up for the Interweave newsletter yet? Yes, I'm speaking to loom knitters also. While the newsletter is about needle knitting, the techniques can apply to loom knits also. It will be done a little differently but with a little imagination you can apply the techniques to the loom. Most recently has been how to pick up stitches. Check it out.

Back to knitting.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's next?

This past weekend, we had an early Spring. And in Oklahoma, Spring brings tornado weather. Thus, the weather happenings yesterday. We were lucky...missed us totally. But did make me thankful we had the storm cellar added to the property last fall. And it reminded me that we need to put a few basic emergency items in it, just in case.

Over the past month, there has been the ice storm, an earthquake, grass fires and now tornadoes.

What's next? Flood? A shortage of wool?

Monday, February 09, 2009

My computer is dead... least temporarily. Norton found a virus Sunday...which morphed into 7 different bugs. My computer geek (aka husband) attempted to revive it from backup CD's. But the CD player is acting goofy and is most likely a piece of crap broken.

I'm now sharing the family computer and subject to being booted off because that's the meaning of SHARE. Can anyone please remind me why I taught "share" to my daughter...only to have it thrown in my face? sigh...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Special Olympics scarves

Did you know that there were so many scarves sent for Special Olypmics that there was excess? Yep. The extra's were sold at Walmart in Boise, ID to benefit Special Olympics.

Knitter's and crocheter's are an awesome bunch of people.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Square Knitting Neeles?

Knitting with square needles? Well, I thought knitting needles with lights were strange and found I like them when knitting with dark color yarn (an age thing).

So who knows? These might be great for for those of us who ache after hours of knitting (at least that's what is said here). I definitely need a trip to the local yarn shop to check these out.

I mean...I did accidentally step on one of my bamboo needles and broke it. Perhaps I'll replace that size with a square needle. Hey! It's a good excuse!