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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Retro Socks

If you are not a knitter, you might think these retro socks have some complicated color work going on.

Ahh, but if you are a knitter then I can't fool you. All the color changes are in the ball. It is "cheater yarn" because it is easy to do knitting but has an interesting color pattern going on. It makes knitting plain socks not so boring, I keep waiting to see what color round is coming around the bend. I'm using size 0 needles for longer wearing socks. I am heading down to finish off the toe where I'll face the dreaded kitchener bind off. (You knitters know what I mean.)
Now that our daughter has moved to the cold environs of Chicago I can knit up warm things for her- Yeah!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yes, it IS a dog bed!

After throwing out our dog's old bedraggled bed and replacing it with a cushy clean one we have yet to convince him it is a bed. He will sit in it if we give him a cookie but never looks at ease. Maybe it doesn't smell right, maybe it seems too plush...... ah but to the cat, Whisper, it WAS a bed upon first sniff.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beads Don't Have To Be Jewelry

I keep finding new ways to use my beads. My mailman appreciates the change to my mailbox.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hollow Beads

I've been trying something new, blowing glass. These are large shell focals but are light because they are hollow. They make great simply wired pendants and I like wearing one just slipped onto a silver cable choker necklace.

This black shell is dusted with reactive raku frit and a gold powder which gives it a subtle metallic shimmer.

Catalina Glass on Etsy

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Basically I love working with my hands to create with color and texture. I fill my days with lampworked hot glass, teaching, spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, gardening, reading, cooking and traveling. Come to to see my current work