It has been a strange week for me, workwise it was not very productive: I have been working on this proposal for the last few weeks and just when I thought I'd got it, it all fell to pieces. And for some reason I can't seem to get it together in the way I wanted, and on top of that, I'd missed my deadline (self-imposed). So, you might say I was a little frustrated.
Vivian told me to get knitting when my brain's got scattered, so I did. I managed to finish the Sugar Veyla that I started last week. They came out quite well I think, and I decided to give these to my cousin for her birthday, hope she likes them.
On the spinning front I made little progress, still trying to grasp the drafting technique. And, not content with having just one spindle I made one myself using this tutorial except I made mine a bottom whorl.
This was my first try at making anything with polymer clay, the centre cracked a little bit when I pushed the dowel (bamboo super chopstick cut short) through the hole even though I did let it cool. I dabbed the cracks with super glue so hopefully it will hold. It spins a lot faster than my top whorl which is quite nice. Next time I will make the hole bigger before baking.
Oh well, that's me wrapped up for this week, it hasn't gone as planned but one can't always has one's own way, such is life. I guess we'll have to make the best of whatever there is :)
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Glad I was able to provide some sound advice, or at least it helped with your cousin's new mittens (which are super adorable!). If I'm looking at it correctly, that's one super heavy duty chopstick! I've never tried polymer clay yet, it's on my to-try list, at least to make some buttons.ReplyDelete
You know I always take your advice seriously :) ... yep, that's a super heavy duty chopstick, only c80/pair, now I have another stick to play with... I'm planning to make some buttons as well, should be interesting!Delete
Those mitts are gorgeous! A beautiful gift, indeed.ReplyDelete
Your spindle looks great. I have been meaning to play with polymer clay...now I really want to try.
Thanks! polymer clay is fun, I think you'll enjoy it :)Delete
Those are super-fancy wrist warmers. :-)ReplyDelete
I had an uber-challenging couple of days with the day job this week too. But Vivian is right, a little spinning and/or knitting can do a lot to make things better.
Love your mitts! They're really pretty and girly. Nice job on the spindle and your spinning looks very good. Hope your proposal gets itself together without giving you any more trouble :)ReplyDelete
I just adore the fingerless mitts. Such lovely detail in the lace inset, edging and the buttons. If you ever come across a pattern like that in crochet let me know!ReplyDelete
I think it's awesome that you made another spindle! Every time I see a project with polymer clay I think - I have to try that!! It's happening right now... Buttons are an excellent suggestion... or maybe beads to use as stitch markers...
I have yet to try beading, but it's definitely going on the list :)Delete
I love those mitts! And I already have the pattern. Those may have to go into my to do list.ReplyDelete
Those mitts are great! Lucky recipient. And I, too, haven't yet tried polymer clay, but buttons might be a nice thing to play around with. Hmmmm ..... :)ReplyDelete