|so, i have been fighting a headache since i woke up, put off going to hang out with heather until to-morrow, but i got a lot done today, headache or no.|
so...what did i do?
i have been working on my fall collection of knitted and crocheted things, including this convertible shrug. if you go over to flickr, you can see all of the different ways to wear it. it is hand dyed and handspun merino (of course) and i crocheted super soft organic brown cotton all around the outside and made some big circles in it which can be just ornamental, or you can buttpn through there, and there is also a little button loop. really pretty. i love it. working with my own yarn is a treat i don't usually allow myself. i need to start shopping my wares around, and i am just no good at marketing myself. no good at all. it drives me nuts. i asked my mom to be my iowa rep, which she agreed to. i am just not sure that she will understand enough about what goes into each thing to know what to tell the buyers. we will see. it would definitely be easier to do with her closer by.
i also experimented with papercutting. most of them turned out junk. i am still figuring out what does and doesn't work. i have a hard time thinking in 2D, plus i tend to get confused as to what is outline and what isn't. one of the elaborate paper cutting artists i saw actually makes an outline for the entire area to be cut, and i think that would make it easier for me. i just don't think in terms of flat images. go figure.
i am really nauseous and feel icky, so i am gonna go and crochet a bit.
Labels: crochet, etsy, papercutting, scherenscnitte