Yesterday I made a really neat belt for the wedding, I will have to get you a photo of it. It's got three floral medallions in the front and back they are put together with 2 strands of chain, all of which is an antiqued brass. In the center of the flowers I glued turquoise crystals. Then I made a tassel from all kinds of beads and rocks. I used headpins, loaded them with an 11, 8, large decorative bead and another 8, looped the pin around the chain and hey presto... after an hour or so I had a cool tassel of these turquoise and green beads. The belt got us into beading and man did we bead! DD made a lovely necklace to wear for the wedding which matches her bridesmaids outfit. It's pink and lime with this hand coated real magenta flower in the center that matches the wedding flower. I then proceeded to make a dozen tiny lace markers out of what? yes! flowers!!! As well as another dozen in animal glass for size 10 or so needles that I never use so they will possibly become gifts. Cute little things though.
I have a quick knitting update for you... took all these photos rather quickly this weekend... so forgive the quality just wanted to show you what I am actively working on.
I'm finally getting out a free pattern, it's this 2 skein shawl of sock yarn,,,, cause all of us probably have too much multi colored sock yarn! :-) Surely I'm not alone in this? It's going to be a great winter shawl and what with using about 1000 yards you will end up with a lovely large enough shawl. I just need to make a border chart and it will be done. Next we have Indigo... this is a top made from a denim dyed yarn that I fell head over heals with. This isn't as active as some of these project but she's still here.
Here we have the EZ's February Lady's Sweater. It also isn't as active as it could be but then I'm knitting like a fiend on a few other things around working on my book.
This is Jane's Tippet from the What Would Madame DeFarge Knit... fell head over heals with the title long before I saw the finished product and then when I did LOVED IT! New I had to spin up my cashmere and silk for it... this is a 50/50... SO SOFT!
Here is Whispering Pines by Ann Hansen this yarn is my Trees in the Dark... also something I fell head over heals for immediately! When I first saw this pattern I thought of dyeing individual balls for it... starting with night, then sky snow etc... but then I did up this yarn and knew it was perfect for this shawl.