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Sunday, October 14, 2012

This finger of mine, the one that most recently had surgery has kept me from doing any serious knitting so with that in mind, I had to come up with some other less " finger strenuous " activities.

I had purchased this pair of cheap gloves from the local pharmacy, not a chain store by the way, for 99¢  and added felt beads to the edge creating a berry nice cuff! I used pearl cotton and wove the ends in so from the inside, you do not see the pink thread ends. I bet you could make many gifts with one package of felt beads, gloves and pearl cotton. Next, I think some beads and sequins are in order on the beads on the gloves!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It took me awhile but I finally did a nice crocheted scarf from this ribbon. I love the bit of sparkle in it and how that sparkles winds and twists its way through the scarf. The yarn is moving pretty fast in the shop and we have made it available in 6 yard skeins for all the kumihemo crafters out there. We next head to to the Portland Bead Society show in November and they have requested we bring lots of fiber. Their wish is our command and much of this ribbon yarn will be with us in Portland.