Today has been kind of busy, but I wanted to tell you about what I've been working on this week! For Christmas, I made Arlyn and Damian project bags for their knitting projects (or whatever else they wanted to carry in them). Not long ago, I decided to make myself one and also found fabric for Arlyn and Damian that I couldn't resist. I ended up making them each another. A few weeks ago, Damian asked if I would be willing to make more bags for him, and of course, I said yes. So, last Saturday, we went on an adventure to pick out more fabric for more project bags. On Monday, I sat down and made two for Damian and two for myself.
The process is super easy. I plan to make a tutorial to post here at some point. Ideally, I'd like to be able to sell the bags, but they're just so simple that I'd probably just be better off making a tutorial to show you so you can make your own. I started writing the tutorial down as I was making these ones, but I forgot (of course) to take pictures. So, next time, friends!
Also, on Monday, I finished my Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief! I blocked it that evening and wore it on Tuesday. I added three extra repeats since I was using a lace weight/fingering gauge yarn (Zitron Filigran in the Ocean colorway) when the pattern asks for DK weight. It's a little bigger than the original.
Right now, I'm working on a Glam Shells shawl. The yarn I'm using is just so perfect, and I didn't even realize until I started making it! The yarn is Itata Solid by Araucania and contains wool, bamboo and silk. The mix of these three fibers gives it a certain texture that reminds me of nets, which is very fitting since part of the shawl looks like a net. I didn't quite get the best in progress picture, but I'll be sure to post a final picture when I get to it so you can see the pattern better.
So, yes, that is what has been happening in way of projects. I did try to start working on antlers for my felted deer yesterday, but everything I was trying didn't seem to work out. I tried crocheting around the antlers, sewing fabric around them...nothing was really working out. I then decided to make wire forms and then I'll cover them in foil and felt around them. I'll write about that in another post soon.
See you tomorrow!