Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Long time posting

I knew it was a long time but was actually shocked to see my last post was in August. A LOT has happened since then!

Red Bird Knits has stopped selling yarn and I am just going to be promoting my patterns and will add to the list now and then. Pattern sales won't keep food on the table but I have been lucky enough to find another job that allows me to work at home and give me the flexibility I need/want/crave!

I am doing freelance copyediting

How's that for a change of pace?

Other happenings:

I have a fence and it has changed my life! The dog goes out in the morning and we have a walk later in the day when the sun is up. Hallelujah!

I have barely knit a thing since I stopped the Sock of the Month Club - finished my Hoxbro shawl knitted in Noro Silk Garden Lite (discontinued wouldn't you know) and wear it daily. Warm and cosy winds the day. I also made a pair of wrist warmers from the left over bits and although they are only about 4 inches long they are greatly contributing to my overall warm happiness.

I have been obsessively making bead crochet necklaces and bracelets (and have sold 2!) from my bead/semi-precious stone stash

Silver metallic and turquoise:

Gold metallic and random bits of shell and leaves

Matt black and swarovski crystals - since ripped out and redone with only the clear crystals - made thinner and more delicate I thinks

There are more - and I will post some more one I get them photographed.

DS is about to go and shovel us out so I will go and help. There are about 8 inches of snow on the car!