Monday, October 4, 2010
In reality, I have been doing things other than knitting the shawl (which is turning out so great!). I just haven't been able to share any of it. Most of it I can't share for about a week, but once my swap partner gets her last package, I'll have loads to show you! :)
So in the past 2 1/2 - 3 months I have knit 5 projects (not including Mom's Haruni), sculpted 2 sets of stitch markers, sewn 3 swap projects, started/completed a custom Etsy order, baked a batch of cookies and dyed 2 skeins of yarn. That's not so bad! You've already seen the cookies and the yarn. Now you get to see the Etsy project!
It's been awhile since I've really sat down to my sewing machine and dedicated a little time to my projects. I guess it's taken some fast-approaching deadlines to get my butt in gear! I had a woman convo me on Etsy for a custom ordered KnitBook. She liked the idea of the case I had posted, but wasn't a fan of pink. After showing her the fabric I had at home, she picked out a design and I went in search of coordinating fabric.
I took it home and quickly got to work, cutting all the pieces and laying them out together. She wanted extra pockets included since she had so many tips for her cables, which wasn't a problem - that was an easy solution. But as I began sewing everything together, I started doubting my choice. You see, I'm not a huge fan of red. I like it sometimes, but I tend towards blues, greens, purples, browns and black.
the finished product. That's most certainly a happy ending to this story! :) She should be receiving it in the mail today - I can't wait to hear what she thinks after she's had the chance to flip through it, play with it, add some needles, etc. And the more I look back at pictures, the more I can appreciate it's look. It just goes to show you how different people's tastes can be!
Posted by Rae Lynne at 1:14 PM