Saturday, July 10

Change is in the Air

I has been a while since my last post, and I've been able to complete a few things in the mean time.  I have seen a few tatted earrings posted on other blogs and thought I'd try to make some myself.  I created these as a simple introductory project, but I absolutely love them.  These earrings are motif #7 in the 25 Motif Challenge.  I made them out of a variegated purple and white thread and the color bisection was accidental, but I quite like it.  The picture doesn't show it well, but I also included three seed beads on the bottom of each earring.  These add some weight to keep them from flopping around.  I like these enough that I can definitely see myself making more earrings in the future.  They are fast and easy ways to use new designs.

I started this simple shrug in the hopes of wearing it to the wedding of one of my best friends.  Unfortunately, with work and school, I wasn't able to get it finished in time.  However, it is done now. The short sleeves keep it from getting too hot, but it adds a layer to your shoulders and back.  It helps fight off a slight chill by keeping your core warm.  The original pattern is the Circular Shrug by Julia Allan.  I changed the stitch pattern in the center section from a mock rib to a seed stitch.  I just love the texture of a seed stitch.  It also helps that there is no wrong side.  I made it out of plain white cotton.  What is sometimes called kitchen cotton.  It's the same stuff I use for dish cloths etc making it very easy to take care of.  All in all, I think this will become a solid accessory in my wardrobe.

As the title of this post suggests, changes are coming.  One major change is that I will be moving.  I am leaving this little college town and heading for exotic destinations; first the Washington, D.C. area then onto Ireland and Sweden.  After my jont across the pond, I will be finished my master's degree!  I can't believe I'm so close.  I hope to continue posting while I am in lands far far away.  Wish me luck!