Tuesday, April 06, 2010

More Chalcedony

This glass is still amazing to me. The variations in colors has kept my interest and lately, it is all the glass that I want to play with. I am still making beads for Beads of Courage but I didn't photograph them before they were shipped off. Our bead group, The Houston Society of Glass Beadmakers (aka Houston Hotties) has sent over 2,000 beads so for this year and that was only three months worth. Keep it up!

Luscious Yarn

Here is a photo of my latest project and the yarn before I started. I am rather proud of myself for knitting this since I am still a novice knitter. Thanks to Ravelry, I have a whole new world of knitting that is at my fingertips. When I saw this pattern for the first time, I knew that I wanted to knit it but had to wait a while since I had no idea what I was doing. It is the Cedar Leaf Shawlette, by Alana Dakos and it is a beautiful pattern. Her site is Never Not Knitting if you want to see more of her work. The yarn I chose is Madelinetosh Sock yarn in the colorway Copper Penny. It wasn't my first color choice my first choice (Cove) was sold out. I am happy with my shawlette and will do another one soon. Blocking made a huge difference in the final outcome. I will be blocking everything from now on. I have more beads too but that will be in the next post.