Sunday, May 18, 2008

At the end of the weekend

Friday night, I sat at Bead Obsessions and made a ring:
Finished ring

I like it. It's a little loose for me when my finger isn't naturally swelled up. Yes it is for sale if anyone wants it.

I taught class at Bead Obsessions. It was the calla lily class. I've decided that I must ban the use of gold wire in class. For whatever reason, gold wire is extra fussy and kinks and coils all over the place. While there, I also started work on a beaded hyacinth pattern. I know there are patterns that already exist, but I wanted to do one myself, that also involves a bulb. I like the look/scent of forcing hyacinth bulbs in the winter. The one thing that bothers me about those is how short their lifespans are.

beaded hyacinth in progress

I also visited evil Amber at Stitch DC Georgetown where she was working. She was knitting with some Be Sweet Bamboo on Thursday night and it felt REALLY GOOD and she mentioned they still had sweater quantities available. And there was a last minute sale at Stitch DC. So I went and picked up some of the stuff in a nice Barbie pink.
Be Sweet - Bamboo

I also finished spinning up the Spunky Eclectic romney in the "Sangria" colorway. It has been washed and is now drying in the bathroom. Therefore, I started spinning up some of the new Autumn Harvest Glitz I had bought at sheep and wool. Spun up a small amount and Navajo plied in the hopes that I would get worsted weight yarn. Set it, dried it and yes! Worsted! Whoo hoo!
Autumn Harvest Glitz - the start
Autumn Harvest Glitz - the start
Autumn Harvest Glitz - the start


knitfriendly said...

Wow - busy weekend! I am still finishing up the second 2oz of the Spunky Eclectic. I love how the autumn harvest is coming out. Beautiful. I got to battle a cold this weekend - fun stuff.

beadexplorer said...

The hyacinth is looking great so far. I was already wondering, if you are still making flowers. Now, I know. I can't wait to see the end result!