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A Two Post Day

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This post is for Saturday.

I know I said Tuesday-Friday posting but, technically I AM posting on Tuesday it’s just Two separate posts in one…Make sense?

First off I’d like to tell you about the first sale of my Folds pattern on Ravelry, WooHoo!

I got the receipt in my inbox yesterday (Friday) from paypal for $3.50, very very exciting! I also got a few lovely messages on Ravelry commenting on what a great pattern it is, thank you to those people(you know who you are I’m sure) if your reading this.

 

Klaus Nomi – Lightning Strikes

 

Tuesday’s Post:

Hip Hip Horray! I’ve finished my August Designers challenge… X2! I made two projects and I’ll have to choose between the two of them, I’m leaning towards the second one though 🙂 Anyhoo here they are!

 

The first one is called Pidge and It’s modeled after my brothers pet pidgeon who is mostly white with gray wings…and named pidge :-):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second lovely bird is called Too Cool, I ended up entering him 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wish me luck in the challenge!

David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things

 

~Eleni

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A New Craft

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In my last post yesterday I told you that I’ve taken up painting, yes? Well here are a few of my pieces (Remember I did warn you that I wasn’t to terribly good)

A sketch of David Bowie

A sketch of David Bowie

Made in China USA in Acrylics

Platform Shoe with Mod background in Watercolors

I have made some others but I’m afraid their not much better 🙂

I am now going to inform you of the release of my newest pattern Folds on Ravelry.

It’s for sale for $3.50 on Ravelry here!

And now for your video Today, this is The Kinks ‘Lola’

Keeping up

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Horrah I’m going good on my promise for every day of posting so far!

Now I don’t think I ever showed you my June/July Designers Challenge entry, did I? Well here It is, I call it Flowers and Folds.

A front view (The back is exactly the same)

The challenge was to design a Top, with Stripes, and an Oragami theme. Well I most certainly have stripes on this top and the flowers on the bottom were modeled after oragami flowers I saw 🙂 .

I absolutely love the website Pinterest. I made a board here of all of my inspirations for this and that made it so much easier to remember everything.

Oh, before I forget I wnated to say something about this months designers challenge! You can of course see it here on Ravelry (Which you should because the prize yarn is beautiful), but I like to put it here too.

Object: stuffie
Theme: birds
Technique: using less than one skein

I was thinking of making a pidgeon scince they usually aren’t considered the most elegant of birds and aren’t that inspirational (aside from those pidgeon childrens books which are, undeniably, very cute).

Have I mentioned that I’ve taken up painting recently? I’m not terribly good but I’m hoping to learn more as I go, Perhaps I’ll take some pictures of some of the things I’ve done to show you 😉 .

Ah well I’m afraid thats all for now but I’ve decided to give you some music in each of my posts at the end now. This is one by David Bowie called ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, It’s been done by many other people and groups since including Nirvana who are very good too but none shall surpass David Bowie.

One Pig, Two Pig…

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One day recently, I was sitting at my over abundant stash of really, really acrylic-y, disgusting yarns thinking, “What on Earth am I going to do with all this! There isn’t enough to make any hats or decorations(not that I need any more) and there’s too much to make any small toys(not that I need any more of those either plus, anything that would take that much is always doomed to be started but never finished {see my Granny Square Blanket started July 2010}) So I went surfing(web not ocean since it is winter and a bit too cold for my taste) on Ravelry and finally found the wonderful Chichester The Pig Pattern By Helen Apocalypse! Her Blog which she posted it too read exactly what I was looking for;

Chichester the Pig was born when someone asked me for 26 knitted pigs for an event and I was forced to come up with a pattern that I could knit 26 times without it making me crazy.”

Perfection! I printed it out and knit up oh…2…or 3…or…cough, cough, 7, cough, cough. But in my defense one did escape my picture taking frenzy 😉 Here they are:

From left to right: Betty, Letty, Netty, and half a Jetty...

 

...Half a Netty, Jetty, Petty and Earl

 

 

 

 

 

The only piggy missing from this lovely family portrait is Jim-Bob III. He was light blue and the same size as Jetty!

 

~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~

Happy (be-lated, or is it just lated?) Valentines Day 😀

~ Eleni