OSSP Goodies and New Designs
The weekend brought lovely goodies in the post from my One Skein Secret Pal. She sent a shawl that she'd knitted in handspun, hand-dyed yarn.
She also sent me a bag that she'd made which has little pockets sewn in to hold knitting needles and both items are in my favourite colours, too!
The pal who sent these to me is Mary and she blogs here. A big thanks once again, Mary, for the wonderful gifts! Lizzy was my lovely One Skein pal recipient and she blogs here!
Still no knitting to show but more to tell about that soon! I did, however, work on a couple of new designs for Knitz & Glitz. Firstly, I was asked to design a scissors fob and, after seeing the lovely one that Mandella made, I was inspired to want to make one immediately! However, as the one I was asked to make is to be in a particular colourway and with particular charms, both of which I didn't have at the time, I thought I'd have a go with the Metallic Rain beads that I got from Earth Faire some time ago and came up with this.
I made two of these out of the beads that I had and still have enough to make another!
Lately, I think I've become much more confident with my wirework so have been able to branch out a bit in my designs. These are three of the pins I designed at the weekend. The first I called Cobalt & Crystal.
Amazingly, this one was snapped up almost as soon as I put it up for sale!
Secondly, I called this one Ice Maiden!
And, lastly, one which includes Swarovski Crystals which, because of the colour combination, I named Mochaccino and Cointreau . . .
. . . - both of which I love! Yum!!!