Day Nine Progress and victory dance :3

Tonight, I completed up to row 71. I’m aiming to get to 90 tomorrow, so there’s some hope. I notice there’s a couple of times and places where I randomly decided to knit super tight, but it’s not too noticeable, thankfully. I’m feeling confident with this project, though it’s time consuming I’m super confident.

Also, I’m brimming with happiness over my resin charms up there. My lucky penny pendant charms came out well, there’s one with a bit of a  fall leaf in it that I decided to keep for some reason, I’ll make another one to replace it and keep the imperfect one for me. I’m considering making Polymer clay bezels for them and covering the inside with scrapbook paper so my [boring] pendants have backgrounds that aren’t monochrome. I’ll be adding these to the shop shortly, within the next week most likely.

I have ideas, and I sketched my Goddess idea onto Aida 11 count fabric and it wouldn’t look right. So, I’m going to do it in embroidery and sketch it tomorrow. I’m also going to put some small drawstring bags on my shop tomorrow, possibly.

I got my Dog tags for stamping yesterday, but I still don’t have a steel block for stamping. But, for actual stamping [with rubber stamps] my Lino tools should be here tomorrow, and I want to make really intricate flower designs and stamp a fairly large piece of clay and then split it into different charms. I’ve seen it on the internet and I’m curious.

I’ll cut this off here. 😀

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kitty scarf progress day eight

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Got to row 64 today, I skimped a bit today in lieu of spending time with my better half. But it’s coming along. It looks about 10 inches…..ish. Knitting is slow. But I’m getting a bit faster with it. Still slow, though. Luckily I picked some yarn that doesn’t make my hands feel weird. :3

OH! I made resin! It dried. I am about the happiest thing in the world right now. My actual Envirotech Resin stuff that I mixed worked. I have some molds done and I need bales…So I can make them into pendants…. But I’ll get it, I’m sure. Right now, I almost certain I screwed up on them…But it’ll be okay. You have to learn somehow. All of my rubberbands are here and I’ll probably play with my loom tomorrow :3

As for my Resin stuff, I made a couple of ‘lucky penny” resin pendants. Basically, super shiny new pennies in Resin. Viola. But, I think I messed up, because I realized  I should have oriented them differently, as they are, I think the backs aren’t flat enough to glue a bale to it. On second thought, I should have used my Bezels. Oh well, I guess.

You may be seeing some sketches at some point. I talked myself out of buying a thin chain for Jewelry because I couldn’t tell myself for sure what I wanted it for. I have a vague idea, but I don’t actually KNOW. So there’s that. But I think for the most part, I’m trying to narrow my hobbies down and figure out WHAT I want to do. I like Jewelry design, but SIMPLE jewelry design. Ya feel me? I enjoy bezels and backgrounds and resins, but when it comes to intricate designs and whatnot….Not so much. I think I’ll keep my Jewelry lust at a minimum and do simple stuff. After all, I really have so much that I do. For the most part, I know I quite like Cross Stitch/Embroidery and the like. Needle crafts, yarn stuff and sewing. I think though I’ll stick to experiments with clay and plants and see what kind of jewelry and such I can make. However, I know I want to learn Wireworking :3

I’m at this really, really doubting place in my path. I don’t know what I want, which leaks into my crafting. I’ll get it though. Sorry to ramble! 😀

Rolling in the round [Biweekly Update]

Last night I learned how to knit on DPNs and it’s probably the most annoying thing ever; but it’s not hard. I mean, it’s weird and awkward; but not hard Per Se. I was planning on making gloves but I figured I’d learn the basics and figure the mechanics out first. I JUST learned how to bind off, so I finished a bangle sized swatch [I guess] and bound it off and it’s cool looking. Too big for my small, skeletal wrists, but I learned something new.

Also, my resin pendant. The leaf one, I’m beginning to suspect that enough hardener didn’t make it in. Which sucks. But oh well. My Horned God Pendant has a finger print. The back of it, somehow, had gotten some of the over flow resin stuck to it. Me, in all of my finesse and wisdom, decided “hey! I’m gonna pick this up and scratch the resin from the back.” BAM! Fingerprint. Imagine my despair. Oh well. I guess. It was a first experiment, so I guess it’s only natural that I botch it a little. I figured I have to put the pendants and such in front of the heater to cure. Which is cool, I guess.

So, my complete unhappiness with this friggin scarf has me procrastinating. Since I DID manage to pump out multiple things this Biweekly Period, I’ll call this a success.

  1. I learned a new hobby [and have made like 8 bracelets with it]
  2. I made two Resin pendants [quotey fingers]
  3. I finished my Knit headband
  4. I learned how to bind off
  5. I figured out how to maneuver DPNs

I mean really. I think I’m just bored with Crochet. I’m hungry for a challenge. A real challenge. Not something that I don’t know yet, like that beading challenge that I was totally unprepared for, but something that uses a skill I possess to make something just a smidgen above my current level. I think, dear readers, that I’ll begin an attempt on the kitty cat Hood Scarf…I may have to grab the yarn Monday or Tuesday, which ever day I get coffee with my new found [and much needed] friend.

I’m also going to attempt to make Floral candle holders for my…well, candles. This will be a possible side project, which I’ll start attempting possibly tomorrow, depending how bad I want to knit this Kitty Hood.

Also, I’m going to try to make another leaf pendant using my EnviroTech Resin [which I’ll actually have to mix. oh no!].

Craftiness Today!

 

Today, I successfully picked up the Rainbow Loom thing. It…was touch and go, since it took me about 20 minutes to realize “Oh! I can relocate the pin rows.” I thought for a moment that I had received a defective one. But, no. It was just me. 

  Also, I received my DPNs and my Teeny Tiny Circular Needles [12 inch]. I’m a bit… ashamed that I didn’t envision the 12 inch thing and thus was a bit disappointed by the needles themselves. Oh well, I ordered some 24 inch circulars that should be alright.

  In the gallery, there’s a few pictures [obviously]. One of them is a resin pendant, with my very first Wire piece enclosed. It’s either the Horned God or the Taurus, depending on which is less offensive to you. But for me, it’s the Horned God. I made circle! A circle! I’m so proud! Also, My resin leaf pendant has been curing for like 4 days and it’s still not effing dry. Curse this Alabama humidity and also Fall, the whole reason I can’t just stick it outside in the heat. :c

 The other things I’ve made are rainbow loom bracelets. So far, I’ve learned the fishtail and the uber basic one that came with my kit. I was a bit snobbish about it before, “Oh,” I said. “I won’t be wearing these,” I said. I lied. I’m wearing them and I like the little pop of color and the immediate gratification that isn’t afforded to me with the friendship bracelets. Already having thoughts about putting sets of 3 up for grabs on the shop with different color schemes, and dare I say, charms? 

  That’s what I’ve been up to today. I did get some rows done on my Knit headband and I’m seriously balking with the GIANT scarf. But, I’ll complete this purple block and then the last blue and figure out to do with it, I’m sure.