A new Knit Along in the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics on Ravelry. 11 pairs of FGF's in 2011!! I am loving it! I got the kit for some awesome color work gloves from my daughter Nici for Christmas and I started on 01/01/2011 five minutes after midnight. (My 13-year old says I need a life, but what does she know...).Here's a pic of the first glove finished on 01/03/2011.
They even look cool from the inside! LOL.
I still plan on proposing a book and I am currently working on some patterns.
I had this great idea where I would incorporate beads into the pattern. On the first and third round of a purl stitch that pretty much runs for five rounds in the pattern.
(Every round does not work. It makes it all bulgy. Ask me how I know..lol)
And the beads showed up wonderfully! On the inside of the glove.....Back to the drawing board.
Test Knitters will be needed. But it will be like a CIA operation. Read pattern, memorize and eat it. No evidence is to be left behind. And if you speak about it, you will disappear. Just like that.
I am also determined to finish the Agatha Cardigan I started last year. Here's a picture.
Now...how did I make that work?
Never mind. I am a lot farther along in the knitting. I ever so gingerly tried it on and it fits perfectly!!!!! I am so excited to finish this one.
I am also participating in another test knit for some long FGF's with the option of knitting fingers. They are really cool and I will post a photo when I have the first one finished.
My friend Cozy Spirit's yarn was on the front page of Etsy!!! That's awesome.
I had quite a few sales last year and already a custom order from a repeat customer. Those are the best. It means you are doing something right.
I bought some awesome yarn from a fellow Etsian last year. You should check her out if you get a chance. Here is the link to her shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Toplyfiberarts?ref=pr_shop
Please check it out. Her customer service is great and the yarn is so squishy soft and just mmmmmmmh. If you know what I mean. Guess where I will spend part of my next paycheck...lol.
Speaking of work....it is achingly slow at the dentists office. Lots of cancellations, a lot of people have lost their jobs and therefore their insurance.....whole afternoons and days are empty in the schedule.
Sign of the times I guess. I have more time off to do my crafty stuff. Which is nice, but doesn't pay the bills....yet.
Working on that.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!!!!
This will be my Mantra for the year 2011: