Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thorn Rainbowfly

We got two coats of paint on the wall of my studio/craft room. YAY!  Still need to do the trim, but that won't take too long.  Jim still has the closet shelving to do.  We keep debating, exactly what to do there.  But, I'll be able to get my desk unit into the corner, and be able to do a few things in there.

It's impossible right now to do polymer clay or paint.  But, since the weather has turned cold, I've been doing some knitting. I don't knit much in the warmer months.  Can't even get myself to work on small projects like socks or hats.

The Jane Thornley Group over on Ravelry is having a "Knit Your Fae" KAL.  Jane is my favorite knit designer.   Her knitted garments are wonderful works of art!   Here is herweb site in case you are wondering:

Your fairy is called Thorn Rainbowfly
She is a fortune bringer.
She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears purple and green like berries and leaves. She has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.

I am currently working on gathering yarn for this project.  The two yarns on the left and the one on the bottom right, I bought at a local Renaissance Fair Last summer.  All three are hand-spun.  The one on the top right is Manos del Urugauy Wool Clasica I bought at "Knot Another Hat" in Hood River back in September. 

Those are four of my yummiest yarns.  I don't have a whole lot of yummy yarns, I just can't afford it.  I plan to fill in with some wool yarns, and whatever else I may find.  I also may kool-aid dye some yarn. That has been on my to-do list forever.

Here are  few other yarns added in.  Some Cascade 220, and some KnitPicks  Merino Style yarn.  I'm not sure about the yellow-green yarn, but it does give jazz it up a bit.  But, I'm still working on this.

Oh and speaking of fairies:

Yes, that's my leg and that's a tattoo. And it hurt like you wouldn't believe.  Anyone who says otherwise is not being very honest.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I have been remiss with my blogging (again)

It's not that I haven't been doing anything :)  But I'm not really very focused right now. I did manage to finish this afghan that I started last spring.  Rosie is sure enjoying it. :)

I don't really do much crochet and every time the mood strikes me, I have to relearn how to do it, lol.

I have a couple of knitting projects I'm working on right now.  The weather must have turned cold.  I'm pretty much a fair weather knitter.  Okay, make that foul weather knitter.

Haven't done a lot with the "room", hubby and I seem less that motivated right now.  But, we bought a corner table and computer table.  We've decided to use the closet for storage, so he's going to build some shelves for it.  We looked at some wire shelving, and boy does that get expensive fast!

He is also planning on making a work table for my polymer clay, a book case and some shelving the room.

I have been trying to focus on finishing the painting.  I've been working on it off and on.  I'm just not focused enough.  But here is a little "sample". :)