Tuesday, April 10, 2012

stress and sharing

First of all I want to apologize to those who read this blog because I am not posting very much.

Sorry guys.

I've had some life changes that have caused me a little stress so consequently I don't tend to share as much as when life is cooperating.

Nothing brings me more joy than sharing with others because, thanks to the likes of Youtube and Ravelry, I have already learned so much from others who have shared. I am still obsessed with knitting, crochet, and sewing (Don't worry). I am working myself back into "sharing mode" as the stress in my life becomes less and less. I have some machine knitting demonstrations I want to film and I'm trying to write up a pattern for my copycat hairpin lace top to share with everyone who has kindly asked me to.

It's coming, I promise.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

All done

I finished my take on a hairpin lace top I saw on Etsy. It isn't an exact replica because I wanted it to swing at the bottom. I'm looking forward to my next project.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yes. I am a copycat.

I know that it has been a long time since I last posted but life has been playing with my emotions again. I have been knitting and crocheting but most of the rest of my free time has been spent job hunting and play the feeling sorry for myself game.
Anyway, I was cruising Pinterest a few days ago and came across this crocheted gem on Etsy by The Sunroom UK.

The power of the want was strong within me but alas it was already sold. So I decided to try and create my own version. I love hairpin lace and I had some yarn in my stash that would fit the bill already. This is how it's looking so far.

Not too shabby. I've been working on it for about two days. Most of that time was just spent staring at it though. It hasn't taken long at all to crochet (that is the beautiful thing about hairpin lace). It won't be identical to the original but it will be cute. I'll keep you posted.