And the woven thing
This is actually a very, very fun knit. It's Knit Weave and it is meant to be a cowl but I'm thinking about making it more of a shawl size and not a cowl. I'm using two colors--one is the gold one, and one is blue with shots of gold in it (Ravenclaw colored sock, maybe, I think from BMFA?) and that isn't exactly optimal (two solid colors would be optimal) but I like how it is looking now. So we'll see what happens. It is a slip stitch pattern with a six row repeat that is easy to memorize, so stay tuned. I think I really wouldn't wear it that much as a cowl, with that giant point on it, but I would wear it as a shawly thing.
And little stitches
I'm not thrilled with the satin stitch, as doing it in a small space got it all tight, but here is one more mandala (not in the frame, so it looks messy).
I started another one immediately. I'll take this one (and another few finished ones) back to Eugene (I'm bopping over there on Monday with a list of errands to run) and iron them and plop them in the frames.
One more card
This was the last one I did before the stupid Fiskars punch broke.
I kind of upped my game on this one, though.
I got another set of washi tape and this is my first experiment with the new tape.
And blame it on Carole.
Carole mentioned she ordered a Cricut and that was interesting timing because I've been shopping around for something to cut paper for cards. The punches are fine but I can't have them breaking all the time (apparently Fiskars punches are know to just stop working, and they even have a very simple to fill out online form when they do break so they can be replaced. Um). I had been looking at a few Cricut machines (both manual and computerized) and also a few competitors. I was leaning toward a Cricut manual machine (the Cuttlebug) which, as Carole mentioned, has a nice sale on now. However, the Cuttlebug with just a few dies is just a bit less than a bluetooth computerized machine, such as the Cricut Air Explore and the Silhouette Cameo.
TL:DR: I could get a manual machine that would cut out three or four shapes, or for a bit more money a computerized machine that would cut out any shape I want, plus would do a gazillion other things that Tim thinks would be very cool.
I'm a bit intimidated by the design software, but I pulled the trigger on a Silhouette Cameo 3 which should be here next week. There are lots of comparisons on these two machines but I think the Cricut was able to do a lot more things than I really needed it to do, so simpler is better perhaps.
I think when I realized how cute a card could be really made me think that card making is something I'd like to do a lot more of. And I have the space out here to do it (not sure where I would store this all in Eugene, but maybe this becomes a 'coast' craft and not a Eugene craft, because I have a lot of more portable crafts.
We'll see. Stay tuned.
And just because.