It’s easier for me to commit to printing, painting and some minis than knitting right now with all my aches and pains, so this is a Christmas ornament for a friend.
She received it today, so I can post a photo. It’s just a painted cabinet from a craft store and I printed some tiny book covers she might like. I really need to make myself one, so I also painted a cabinet for me, but I didn’t make any books or filler for myself yet. I better hurry, since my eyes aren’t what they used to be!
While I have my new pattern in testing, with a lovely group of people, I usually take this time to cast on something and pass the time while I wait for the suggestions and corrections to come back.
I’m at a total block of what to do with myself. I straightened up my workspace little, but before you pat me on the back, keep reading. I cast on some things, a crocheted hat test (confiscated), a shawl (ugly), a beaded sock (strange pooling), a sock test (broke a DPN on some stitch acrobatics I was unfamiliar with), another shawl (might be ok). At least I finished the crocheted hat test, right?
So, I baked, snacked, destashed among friends, shopped online, snacked, browsed patterns, exercised a little then snacked some more. I’m really restless during pattern testing. I’ve made 3 projects from this pattern, so how can I be so anxious? The testers have been very patient and sweet. I should relax.
I have to hang in there until next weekend, then all the notes will be in and I can make one more project from those. I have no idea if that’s the way people do it, but I like doing it this way. Makes me feel like I’ve checked as much as I can.
In the meantime, I’m doing kind of weird, but fun, things. Thanks for listening. 🙂
This is a crochet/knitting basket pin I like to wear when I go to the dollhouse shows and stuff. It’s a collection of small pieces in a basket woven out of paper. It has a crochet hook, thread skeins, embroidery floss, books, scissors, a tape measure, leaflets and a baby hat.
Made this for one of the mannequins in a miniature LYS I’ve been making. It’s been on hold though for a long time. So many tiny yarn skeins are needed to stock the shelves, but that’s another story. Eventually…
The shawl pin is 3/8” and the scarf is crocheted with a .4mm crochet hook and one strand of embroidery floss in many colors.
I can’t throw away scraps of handpainted yarns, so they’ll be tiny sweaters in my Dollhouse Little Yarn Shop I’m working on. My little yarn shop is really sweet. Jack made it for me when I was recovering from a major surgery. He’s kinda nice like that.