Friday, April 16, 2010

10,000 Hours

I finally decided on a project for the whole 10,000 hours idea. That's where you do one thing for 10k hours and will become a master at it. I decided to learn to draw/paint, all of that art genre. I've a friend who is teaching me some of the basics, I'll take classes and all that. But to start off my friend had me draw a tree adn human form. I think I did alright all in all.
My First tree! And my first two people:


See? Not too bad for first attempts! I'm pretty pleased with myself all in all. In other news, I finished my S3x in the Knitty Scarf in Malabrigo Ravelry Red:

And am about to cast on a sock in BMFA Grimm's Willow Wren. I'm thinking RPM's since I've never done them before. Of course, I need to get some latin done first. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hello! Happy Friday! Guess who has some projects to show you? :D The first is my most recent finished object; Swirls Socks in Fleece Artist (Cedar).
They were a nice, busy-work sort of knit. With everything that's been going on you could say I've needed easy thigns. :)

My current project otn is Carrie's Scarf (rav link). It's inspired by the new Sex in the City movie-of which I've never seen the prior or the show. But I got it as a lovely gift from my friend and it's in MALABRIGO! A bunch of us are doing it at knit night as a pseudo KAL. The color is Ravelry red and I'm well into the second ball of the 4 I got. The picture was taken when I was still working on the first ball so imagine it way longer! And sadly, the second ball is NOT the same shade of red despite begin in the same dye-lot. Way to go Malabrigo. Ah well. I'm really not that picky and also, so not willing to rip out the work. :)
(but longer) That's really all I'm working on currently, I've packing and school to attend to as well as deployment (ah, yes, that's coming up again) and COLLEGE GRADUATION! :D

Monday, April 5, 2010

Etsy Jewelry

Well, time slipped by didn't it? I've gotten some knitting done, and will get to photos soooooooon(ish). But for today I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite Etsy Jewelry Sites (I've many categories so maybe this'll be a theme throughout posts?).

First up is one I just bought from today called birdzNbeez. She features all jewelry types with an emphasis on Lockets. Here's the bracelet I just bought.

Infusion Glassworks is up next. I was in a pottery throwing class with the artist so I was able to see first hand how careful she is with her (very, very nice) artwork. Jenny is fantastic and her jewelry is stunning!

Skylark Studio's has a few necklaces (lotus) and earrings I want but it's a bit pricey for myself at the moment. Looks like quality pieces though!

Biliana Art Things is another fave shop. I've a necklace and pair of earrings from her. I love her drawings, though I will say that the earrings I have is a cutout of her art and adhered to the jewelry piece. Doesn't bother me but it may some. Crazy fast (and cheap) shipping when I bought from her.

The next few are steam punk/goth/fantasy esque shops. I like costumes, and sparkly things as well as neat looking things sooo:

Trash & Trinkets- I adore gypsy type jewelry and she has such neat things!

EJP Creations- because everyone needs a wicked tiara!

BellaLilli -Shiny pretty things

And Finally, London's Gate, for all your steam punk needs!

So that's some of my favorite things (feel free by the way to buy me stuff from them *wink*). Enjoy!