Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just giving my blog some love

I'm not really very good at keeping my blog up to date, I never seem to get the time, so I am going to try and post something everyday, even if it's just my ramblings, which I do quite often anyway, and sometimes get very carried away!

I have been really busy knitting, I have completed 4 bags all except the handles which I make in i-cord, which is pretty slow going as they need to be around 6 feet long.
One of the bags is for Jessica, my great neice, who will be 6 in a couple of weeks, so I really need to get it finished. I am also making some knitted flowers to sew on to the front of it, it looks really pretty so far so I hope she likes it.

I have also had my order of rings for making chainmaille jewelry, I have made a sterling silver Trizantine weave bracelet for my friends son, luckily he's only got a little wrist as it took 138 rings to make it to 6", but it looks wonderful, it's the first time I have done this weave, I found it a little tricky to start with and had to undo and redo it twice before I finally got it right.
I have also just started to do a stainless steel byzantine 3 weave for my husband, it's tough going and makes my hands ache, so I do a little at a time, can't afford to damage my hands as then I won't be able to do any knitting!


Tizzalicious said...

I wish I could knit!

Alsoooo, I saw your reply in the link exchange ad on Etsy, and I'd love to do a link exchange. I added you to my links, I hope that's okay! :)

Bridget said...

I wish I could knit too...I tried it a few times...I'm much better off with one hook (crochet). I'd love to learn chainmaille someday too. I'm looking forward to seeing your knit bags.

bijouxboutique said...

Thanks for the comments, tizz i've added you:)
Bridget, I find knitting easy, but crochet more difficult but I am practicing.
Chainmaille is also quite simple, there are loads of tutorials on the net, if you are interested I can send you the link to a great site, it's really quite addictive once you start, so beware.

Athena's Armoury said...

Stainless steel is pretty hard on the hands, but you've got the right idea. A little bit at a time. I bet it'll turn out great!

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