Friday, September 21, 2007

Some knitting, some beading, a visit from the Harlot

Well, first off, I would like to point everyone to pictures of the Yarn Harlot's visit to VA. Picture set here. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot is a great comedienne. The talk was hilarious and knitters from all over came out. Amber and I got there early and managed to get front row seats. Whee! If she is in your area, definitely make an effort to go see her.
Stephanie with Me

You'll also notice among the picture set that I have started in on something that is BRIGHT LIME GREEN. Yes, I know it is bright. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought it other than, "This yarn must come home with me to be made into a top down raglan!"
The start of my bright lime green sweater (with flash)

So it is getting turned into a sweater from Fitted Knits. Stockinette body with ribbing.

And in case anyone is curious, yes, I have been beading as well. I still need to take some finished object pictures though. For now, here's one of my work area
My current work area

I'll point some things out. Front and center is a serpentine strap designed by Patricia for part of our cabochon class at Bead Obsessions. I think I need a highly artsy beady project each year and this would be it. It will be the kelp like strap on a necklace on which a lampwork mermaid will be swinging off of. In the upper left quadrant, you see a spiral necklace and the blue Chinese torquoise stone. If I could find my silver end caps, I would go ahead and attempt to finish it...


beadexplorer said...

hooray for spirals!!! :)

Mary said...

It was nice to meet you and Amber at the Yarn Harlot event!