Thursday, June 24, 2010

Laser Cut Wooden Jewellery

While today we had a pleasant reprieve from our wintery weather, with some sunshine and blue skies, I have been busily working away getting a few new things ready for my stores. HERE

I have added a few new laser cut wooden jewellery pieces, with more to come soon.

So stay tuned for more updates :-)

You may also like to look at this post about LASER CUT JEWELLERY

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Work In Progress 22.06.2010

I have a few friends who are due to give birth soon, which is VERY exciting, so I have been busily trying to come up with some special handmade gifts for the new arrivals.
Booties are so cute (there's something extra sweet about tiny shoes) and they are a great way to use small amounts of yarn left over from other projects, and, more importantly, it's very cold around here at the moment! I didn't have a booties pattern that was quite right as I don’t know if the babies are going to be girls or boys, and all the patterns I currently have are a bit lacy, so I decided to attempt designing my own pattern (writing it down as I knit, so I can make a matching pair). I wanted to knit in the round, to avoid sewing up too many seams and I like the look of having minimal seams on a garment. I started it last night and I think the pattern is going well so far… I’ll have to wait and see what the first one looks like before I decide whether it’s going to be a success :-) And of course, if it is successful, I’ll put the pattern up on Ravelry :-)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Finished Scarf

Well, I had the knitting part of the scarf finished by the17th, but it took me a few days to complete the project by finishing it off with the picot crochet edge.
I’m REALLY happy with this scarf and the pattern used. I’m already thinking off all the other scarves I want to make using this pattern and some different yarns… I just need to find more time :-)
I'm pretty keen to get my hands on some more Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn and might have to make a trip into town to get some this week. I have been thinking about maybe using it to do some weaving on my Ashford Loom (which I haven't used for almost a year now! Eeep!)
Also this week, while I recover from my silly hand injury, I'll be finishing off some more designs for some new laser cut jewellery!! Hopefully I'll be able to stop being a little bit obsessive about the designs being "perfect" and actually have them made and in the store within the month :-) That would be nice!!
xx Shara

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Work In Progress 15.06.2010

I managed to do a bit more of my scarf/shawl last night (although I am a bit slow, as I have injured my hand). I think I'm about 25% of the way through to the finished product, so I can't really complain about that progress :-)

Maybe I'll have it finished sooner than I think?!

See my previous post for more information about this project :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Work In Progress 14.06.2010

I have had a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn sitting in my yarn stash for quite a while and I knew I wanted to make some sort of scarf/wrap/shawl from it, but I didn't have a particular pattern in mind. So far I have started (and almost completed) 4 things with this skein, and have frogged them all (translation for non-knitting folks: frogging means to pull out all your stitches and re-wind your ball of yarn and start again).

Last night while browsing RAVELRY I came across this PATTERN.

I think this is the sort of thing I had been searching for all along, so I have started it today and will try to keep you up to date with my progress, in the hopes of having it finished and blocked and ready to wear in a week or two :-)

If you're a member on Ravelry too you can find me under the name: SharaDesigns. I'd love to have a few more contacts on Ravelry :-)