Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vintage Sweater

I am using some GORGEOUS yarn to knit myself a sweater.  I purchased the yarn from a fellow Raveler for about half the price of retail, since she was destashing.  It is comprised of alpaca, wool, and angora and is called Fresco,  by Classic Elite Yarns.  I'm using a size #3 needle and am getting about 6 stitches per inch.  The pattern is Vintage Pink Cardigan from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005, and designed by by Norah Gaughan.  It is a lovely pattern with some cable interest on the button band.

Can you see the angora halo in the second picture.  It is stunning.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pod Necklace with Green Seeds

Here we have a copper pod necklace I just completed.   It is a little rough but will do for a prototype.  It doesn't quite rest flat on its back so I will have to figure that out.  I do like the heavy copper wire armature from which it hangs.  Fabricated from 24 g copper sheet metal and 16 g copper wire with a few beads for some color.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Playing with Copper

These copper pods were a blast to make even though I may have struggled a bit.  I used 24 g copper sheet and 16 g copper wire with a few assorted beads.  Chains need to be added now.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ruffled Peyote Bead Necklace

I made a series of these circular ruffled peyote beads this summer while cruising on our boat and I put them together today to make this necklace.  I have a few more beads to make another piece, but that's for another day.