Friday, May 30, 2008

Work Space

On Etsy I often see people sharing photos of their work spaces so people get a little idea of their creative environment. I must admit I have never posted a photo, but have definately snooped through them to see where people work and live. As I considered this I thought I would share my work space with you all since you've gotten to know me a bit through this blog. I will warn you, it probably won't be very interesting.

The photo above is me at my desk at work. I put this up because this is really where I do a LOT of my knitting and spinning even. Whenever there is down time, which is often because I mostly teach and that is in the evenings, I get out my project and work away.

These next photos are a couple shots of David and my apartment. It is really little so I don't exactly have a work room, but rather commandeer the living room / dining area.

You can see my swift clamped onto the table. Laying on the table is my hand spun cotton bolero that is now finished - don't worry I'll show you the finished product soon.

Here on the futon, yes that is right, a 25 year old woman that has a futon for a couch, you can see my knitting bag. Those little cubbies on right house my stash, needles, and my Gourmet magazines.

And other than on the road those are my creative spaces.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm Back and they are DONE

Hi all. I have returned home, and what do you think of these beauties? Though these are not my first pair of socks they are the first for myself. They were super fun to knit! The self striping was exciting, I just never knew what color would come next. And the zig-zags makes it way more interesting too.

My travels went well. The journey included Estes Park Colorado, Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, and Churchville Virginia. Yeah, it was quite a lot of traveling, but so refreshing. I feel rejuvenated to continue living in this windy, dry, desert and to continue doing the work I am doing.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yay Socks!

My husband and I are getting ready to go on little extended weekend get away so I, of course, am lining up knitting and spinning projects to take along the way. These lovely socks are my number one project!

I'm going to be (alright, to be honest, I couldn't help but start a couple inches)knitting a pattern from Ravelry called Jaywalker. The pattern makes the cool zig zaggy stripes like in the photo on the top right. On Monday I'll be home for a day before heading out again so I'll share my progress!

Monday, May 12, 2008


Take a minute to check out Dragonfly Gems blog, she has featured many artists and today I am one of them!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Photos! Photos!

Last night I took many, many photos until late into the night. Now, I just have do a bit of photoshop tweeking (if only I could do that at my full time job). All this to say I promise my blog and shop will soon be interesting again soon! Check in again!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spring and Fall

While up here in the northern hemisphere it is Spring (well in most places) down in the southern hemisphere is it autumn approaching winter. For those reasons thought it would be the perfect time to feature the items in my shop made from this upcycled hand dyed Alpaca.

My first project with this yarn was these cute mittens. The mittens are wonderfully snuggly and what makes me most excited about them is that they are 100% my own design. Also they are the fitted type so they don't slide all over your hand!

Also this headband is unique because it has a lattice type pattern knit into it. These knit headbands are really great, I know some folks are leery of trying new headbands but these are worth it! I model mine for you in my Etsy listings of headbands.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these fall/spring items and feel free to come have a look around my shop at other items too! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The World of Cozies

Well, I haven't been blogging much and I won't bore you with excuses, but today I decided to focus on the cozy section of my shop. This section in my shop is growing bit by bit and I'm excited about some of the recent and coming additions.

This photo on the left is of my newest to go cup sleeve (cozy) added to my shop just today. I really like this stitch pattern because it rather exemplifies how folks feel before their first cup of coffee- a bit discombobulated.

Also I'm excited to share that this cozy not only is eco friendly because it keeps you from using a cardboard sleeve, but also because it is upcycled yarn.

Here are a few other of my cozies, enjoy browsing...