Mid May Crafting

Thank you to everybody who’s left such lovely comments on my previous blog posts.  I really appreciate that you’ve taken the time to comment on my crafting efforts.

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CARDS:

The only card I’ve made the last few days has been an entry for a card making competition, and as the entries are to be anonymous until the end of voting and the results are know I won’t show you the card until then.  Keep an eye out at the end of the month to see what I made.
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KNITTING:

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This is a knitted bag made of the same yarn as the finished scarf I showed you in my previous post – here. It was knitted on the same circular loom that I showed you I was knitting the scarf on in an earlier post – here. The strap and the first three rows of the bag body were knitted with the yarn as a whole, slightly twisting the ribbon yarn and wrapping the whole yarn around the pegs on the loom.  I knitted the strap over 4 pegs until I had it the length I wanted.  I then took the start edge and put the first four stitches I’d knitted onto the loom the opposite side of the loom to the one I knitted the strap on.  I then wrapped the yarn around all the pegs on the circular loom, even over the pegs with the beginning and end of the strap.  These stitches I hooked over as normal, I then went round completely three more times, hooking over the whole yarn after each winding row.  After that I went back to my usual method of knitting with this year, just putting the loops at the top of the ribbon yarn over each peg and hooking over.

The knitting with the whole yarn is far more hard on the hands than knitting the loops of this year.  There’s all the loops and texture of the yarn to cope with and make sure that it all gets hooked over at the same time, and the fact that the thread that makes up the yarn doesn’t have much give to it so a very loose wind around the pegs is needed or the loop won’t go over the peg.  I could only do a few inches at a time of this “whole yarn” knitting, whereas I can do thirty minutes or more of knitting with just the loops.

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JEWELLERY:

1J0009 04  2J0009 03.  3J0009 01  4J0009 02

  1. Blue Glass Jewellery Set with Fancy Pendant
  2. Closeup of necklace showing double strands and pendant
  3. Closeup of bracelet showing two feature beads and double strands between
  4. Closeup of matching earrings

1J0010 01  2J0010 02  3J0010 03  4J0011 04  5J0011 01

  1. Wooden Bead Bag Charm
  2. Closeup of wooden beads on charm
  3. Closeup of double link chain and decorative detail on clasp
  4. Purple Glass Bead Necklace
  5. Closeup of one of the feature beads and smaller beads used in between feature beads.

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CRAFTYBOB.COM UPDATE:  

I’ve got several more items I’m sorting out ready to upload to the site.  It’s little things like inserts, bagging and weighing, finding how much the postage will be, writing the blurb, etc., that needs to be done after the actual crafting is complete that takes time.  Hopefully I’ll have more items uploaded to my craftybob.com website before my next post.

I’ve put up 3 items since my last blog post:

Have a look – here – at my whole shop on craftybob.com.

CUP UPDATE:  

CUP Mailer – The CUP mailer sent out on Monday 21st, May, can be seen by clicking – here.  As per usual there are a lot of lovely designs being showcased, as well as lots of news snippets about several CUP Designers and Registered Crafters.

May Card Making Competition – The entries are all in and the voting has started for the May card making competition.  You may remember that the theme this month was “Wedding Card”.  You can see the 55 entries by clicking – here.  If you are a CUP Designer, Registered Crafter or customer then please log into the site and place your votes.

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it.  Comments will only go live after I’ve had a quick check to weed out Spam/advertising posts – usually a couple of times a day.)

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