Thursday, August 2, 2007

New Yarn, New Craft!

Friday is a happy day. Last week I went yarn shopping. And this week I get to show you my favorite of the fruits of that shopping trip!


Blue Heron Yarns, colorway "Chesapeake"
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I love it. It's rayon with sparkliness in it. Yum! It's got the most luscious drape.

Also, an update. On Wednesday, my friend Joyce came over and we learned a new craft. Chainmaille! I've been wanting to learn for a while. So we were talking about it at work and finally decided we'd both learn. Ordered a couple of beginner kits from www.theringlord.com and when they came in we got together to learn together. Here we go!

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Ring-a-ling-things:
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Joyce at work:
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I didn't get any good shots of my finished product, and it was just a strip anyway, but here's a pic Joyce took of hers:
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I don't really need another hobby, but hey. I wanted to learn, and I think it's a valuable craft to have in my repertoire. I've got grand plans. We'll see how well it works out...

3 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Oh, man. That Chesapeake color IS gorgeous - you guys weren't kidding.

And I can't wait to see more chainmaille. That's going to be nifty.

Mindie said...

The Chesapeake is going to make something great and I can think of a few people here who would love things made from the chainmaille. Lucky my son didn't see it, I have enough things on the go!

Parramatta 1807 - A Fiction said...

Hello there - I came to your blog because our profiles have things in common, but funny enough not fabrics! I do have an Ashford wheel at home and a carder, but don't have time any more to do more than wear a hand spun, dyed and knit vest that my wife made for me. On chainmail - apparently a full suit may use thousands of rings - I saw a TV show called "worst jobs in history" (English) that ranked making the chains and suits as a poor career choice! Best regards, David.