A chronicle of my reading and needlework. During the growing season, a week by week profile of my Community Supported Agriculture shares from a local organic farm.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I have been sewing, knitting, and even doing some stitching. This has resulted in a nice looking Halloween bag for an exchange, a pair of socks, a beaded scissor fob and a lot of unfinished projects. I can't show off the bag yet, it was just sent off to its new owner, so I am going to share my completed Golden Darner Scissor Fob by Fern Ridge. I really enjoyed doing the peyote work, but got tired of the fringe at the bottom long before it was done. It looks great though. Now, I am working on the needle book to go with it.
I am also going to share my Cookie A Summer Sox. They are knitted out of Eat your Vegetables Claudia's Handpaints sock yarn. I love the name of the yarn and the socks are beautiful and very comfortable. I used slightly smaller needles than the pattern called for and the socks fit perfectly. This is a wonderful thing because a lot of sock patterns come out too large for me when they are knitted up. Since these socks went so well, I bought Cookie A's new book of sock patterns, Sock Innovation.
I work full time as an engineer and have a small craft business, What Jenny Makes. I love needlework, textiles and jewelry of all kinds and am very interested in color. I also am an avid reader, a very good cook, and an amateur photographer. You can find my work for sale at www.whatjennymakes.com or in my Etsy shop: What Jenny Makes. If you are interested in sharing my love of literature, I am the current owner of The Book Group List and The Literature Study Group in Yahoo Groups.