I’m moving my blog over to Tumblr. See you there!
I finally redid my website. I’ve been wanting something that would be really simple to update, and that wouldn’t need a lot of design tweaking. Something I could just focus on keeping up to date.
My sister suggested http://www.grandportfolio.com, and so far so good. So far it’s free too, and that is always helpful.
My package of fabric came in the mail yesterday, from stefaniexu. She has a really great shop full of really cute fabrics. I have been a fan of Japanese prints for a while and finally bought some, as well as some nice plain linen cotton blends for embroidery. I’m hoping to make shopping bags out of some of the prints.
I also crocheted these fingerless gloves on the weekend for my mom. They were my first project in a while, and I really like how they turned out. I wanted to make some for myself too, but since I am a bit sensitive to wool I decided to make these ones for my mom out of wool I bought last year.
I found the pattern on Ravelry.com right here. – except I flipped them inside out after for a more flat texture. Then I added the fringe to it, out of Super Stitches Crochet, which has a really great selection of edges, as well as stitches in general. I want to crochet more so I can try out more edging patterns!
I’m going to try a different pattern for my fingerless gloves. I want to knit them, and I haven’t picked the pattern yet for sure, but I bought some merino wool, and I just need to get some double pointed needles now.
I want to learn to knit! But only to make these. So soft, and cozy, and warm. Who knows where knitting might take me from there (I already crochet). So, I think I will take up knitting, as soon as I have the mental space and some knitting needles. I am allergic to wool though, so maybe alpaca? Or maybe wool won’t bother my hands.
I love alpaca fibre, and alpacas. I think I will own six one day.