Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Return of Mr. Pocket

Greetings and happy (almost) Spring, Pocketeers!  I regret to inform you that I have no new work of my own to post.  Mr. Pocket and I have been rather occupied with moving into our own place and trying to settle into a routine.  I've been doing some knitting, but it's not really in a fit state to be photographed (a shawl on straight needles was not my brightest idea), but all my paper crafting stuff (i.e. the stuff that will make a mess) is staying home with Zingala so I don't spill stuff on the nice white carpets in our nice rented condo.  But fear not!  Mr. Pocket has been chaining to his heart's content, and my jewelry addiction's satisfaction ;)  Here's what he's been doing...

This was my Christmas present.  It's a matching necklace and bracelet set, in stainless steel and jeweler's brass.  I wear them all the time.

So.  Shiny.  <3


Don't you love these groovy purple earrings?  Sorry the pic is blurry.  They're swingin'.

This was my Valentine's Day present.  (Yeah, ya know how I love V Day?  I was sick this year.  So, no cool V Day stuff of my own to show off.)

It's 3 half-persian chains braided together.  Cool, no?

And now...


Drumroll please...


Ta-Daaaa!  The Coif is finished.  It's about 5 and a half pounds of stainless steel, and he finished it in about 10 days.  It's real armor.  He plans on wearing it if there's ever a zombie apocalypse.  Meanwhile, isn't he handsome in his shiny hat?

Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of Mr. Pocket.  Here's a preview:




Mr. Pocket has also issued a challenge to yours truly.  He says I need to blog at least once a week.  I say he's probably right.  So, no matter what I have to show or not show, I'll post something at least one day every week.  It might be knitting.  It might be paintings (got a few in mind to decorate this place).  It might be cookies.  Maybe I'll do more spinning and reinstitute Handspun Monday.  Who knows.  But watch this space.  If nothing else, there will be more chainmaille.

4 comments:

Lola said...

How heavy is the chain helmet?

Maryanne said...

I love the purple earrings and your Valentine necklace. But, you didn't show the lovely custom, handmade clasp on the necklace! I understand that the person who made it is quite talented :)!

turtlegirl76 said...

Those are some beautiful pieces! I can't pick a favorite. But I will say I am SO happy to see you blog again!

Aaron said...

The chainmail is very impressive. Excellent work! Hope to see more.