Monday, 29 September 2008

Remember how I'm in a sculpture class?

Well, the sculpture class is tomorrow, and I'm going to be handing in the sculpture as well as a paper (which I've yet to write). Just a preview of the finishing touches....

I also have another exciting post I'll put up tomorrow. Hint: it has something to do with what I got in the mail!!!

I haz a spinning wheel!

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Originally uploaded by jenamberautumn
Okay, really it arrived last week, but I've been busy spinning and with my sculpture (which is almost done, and then I will put photos up!) so I haven't been able to do it justice.

As for the spinning wheel, it runs like a dream. It's gorgeous. I purchased it from guinnessfan-tastic on ebay, and they worked well with me when confusions arose (all on my part).

As for the spinning wheel itself, it runs like a dream. I love the whirring sound, and the extra bobbins they sent me were a plus. Really really nice.

So I've been spinning up some yarn, and my best attempts I'm putting up for sale on etsy. (just so I can recoup some of the costs of roving and the spinning wheel itself- check out my store on the left!) I must say myself, I have a pretty smooth draw from my drop spindle, and as a result I think it carries over very well to using a spinning wheel.

I'm thinking about a contest in the next few weeks. What do you think? I'm thinking about offering up some handspun, as well as another treat, perhaps.

Any ideas for another small gift to go along with the handspun in a contest? I'd love some suggestions! Leave them in the comments.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Up late

I've been up late working on my second sculpture which involves a lot of crochet. The concept is a little like, "rebellion against the sampler" and "Dr. Seuss" combined.

I've been lazy, so I haven't gotten any pictures up, but I'll promise I'll get some up soon.

Monday, 15 September 2008

My Sclupture Class

Originally uploaded by jenamberautumn
So I'm taking a sculpture class for my art credit at college, and this is my first sculpture. I'm including it here because aspects of it are crochet.

Not much more going on today. Got some roving in the mail... I'll get up pictures later.

Blog still isn't totally fixed, but it's getting there. Bear with me.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

I did something really really stupid

And I can't figure out what's wrong. So bear with me as I try and recover what was lost when I tried to update my template.

*mutters and curses*

EDIT: (one hour later) Well, I got it so there's my Ravelry progress bar back, and put some links in.

Firefly Shawl

Originally uploaded by jenamberautumn
So I told you that I had a bit of a surprise. Last Wednesday I was supposed to be doing homework, but I was really thinking about how I couldn't find a pattern for a shawl that I liked. I wanted something that hinted leaves, but all of the shawls I saw either had leaf patterns, but were too "airy" (I wanted something a little more solid) or they were solid, but didn't hint at leaves the way I wanted.

So I picked up some spare ty-dy that I had from another project and started crocheting my own pattern. After several stops and starts, and a fair amount of frogging, I came up with something I like. This is just a glimpse of the finished project.

I decided to name the shawl "Firefly" in honor of Wash from Firefly and Serenity, a television show and movie.

Now I'm taking the pattern to make another shawl, a bit bigger, to see how the pattern would fare with another yarn. I'll post my progress in a bit.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Musings, and what's been going on

Well, I've been amiss in my blog, and various other things, but I'm making it up, I promise!

Things have been active around here. I've moved into a single, and I'm still adjusting to having my own space for the first time in what seems like forever. I've got a shelf entirely devoted to yarn, and I love how it's visually accessible.

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So, I've been able to see my yarn more, and that's quite exciting.

So what have I been working on? I made a shawl, out of some yarn I won, but I'm not quite sure if I like it. It was an experiment, and it's ok, but ended up really long. It's such a disaster that I'm not posting it up, but the one thing that redeems it is the color, a deep deep purple and grey color.

I've been working on my ripple afghan, and it's slowly coming along.

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I also bought myself a spinning wheel out of some money I've been saving for that purpose. I'm hoping it is all right, because I bought it sight unseen, but the company has good reviews and I have faith. I've also bought some fiber to start me off, though I don't think it's going to last me that long.

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I've got some other exciting thigns going on that I'll talk about later. (hint: see my works in progress!)

Plan to see more of me!
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