Monday, December 9, 2013
I've updated the shop this morning with another limited set of knitted mushrooms - the fly agaric! This is one of my favorites from the 52 Forms of Fungi series, and from what I gather it's also a favorite of those that have followed the series... so if you'd like to have one of your own, be sure to check out the listing!
In addition, Society 6 has some holiday discounts on their web site this week, and today's deal is $10 off on all framed art prints! If you've been thinking of getting some framed art for your walls (or those of a loved one), now is a great time! You can check out my Society 6 shop here.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Happy Weekend and happy shopping... Today, you can get $5 off my art prints + free shipping using this link! This ends after today, so if you're interested in supporting independent artists this holiday season I hope you'll check out what I have available. Have a lovely day!
In addition, don't forget about the knitted fungi available on Etsy! More coming soon.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
In the spirit of the holidays, I have decided to make a limited number of knitted mushrooms available for purchase in my Etsy shop, beginning with this Jack O' Lantern fungus! Each of these little guys is 2" tall with a 3" diameter cap, knitted with love from 100% wool yarn. Now you can have your own little piece from the Decomposition series/52 Forms of Fungi to add to your art collection! These also make great accent pieces for terrariums or indoor plants! (I know from experience)
Have you thought about giving the gift of handmade art for Christmas? Check out the listing here.
I will be making additional shop updates in the weeks to come, so stay tuned! Sorry it's been so quiet around here - we've been in the process of moving to our new house, but I will be back in the swing of things soon. Happy Holidays!! Thanks for your support.
Monday, December 2, 2013
It's a foggy morning over here today. These are some images from the front part of my back yard. We are moved in, and finally finished cleaning up at the old place for the end of our lease. Most of our stuff is in the garage, but we're gradually starting to unpack and figure out where things will go. Since the weather was so nice this weekend, we (Emma included) were able to enjoy the yard a little bit and get the bird feeders filled up to watch for little winged visitors. With all the huge pecan trees in our area, there are a ton of wild birds hanging around. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I will have a small announcement at the end of this week...
Monday, November 25, 2013
I can't help but be blown away when observing the different types of lichen I see on our hiking excursions. Such intriguing organisms! My friend Sarah Hearn makes some incredible artwork focusing on lichen. Check it out!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Top - Athleta, Skirt - thrifted, Tights - Target, Shoes - Minnetonka, Shawl - Color Craving by Stephen West knitted with Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine
Since Momentum Tulsa ended, I've been trying to knock out all of my pending projects so I can start anew once we move. There are a couple I've started on that haven't even been shared in an On My Needles post. Soon!
Despite falling about a month behind, I continued with Color Craving using the mystery KAL instructions (although if you're interesting in knitting this pattern it is now released in its entirety on Ravelry. Color Craving was designed by the talented Stephen West, and this is the second shawl of his that I've made (the first was Daybreak).
I'm not sure if I got too hasty in trying to finish this up or if I got distracted by the sob-fest that was my Parenthood Season 4 marathon on Netflix a few weeks back... but my stitch count was waaayyyyyy off on clues 2, 3 and 4. Because of my determination to get this dang thing finished, I decided that fewer repeats would not change the appearance of the piece that much beyond the size so I just winged it and did as many as I could before running out of stitches on the short rows. I think it turned out fine and I'm happy with the size, so no harm done. Isn't it nice when accidental modifications work out?
Being the Ultra Alpaca fan that I am, I used some jewel tones in the Fine gauge, and man is this shawl ever cozy. The breeze was a little crisp when I was taking the photos, but my arms were nice and warm underneath the shawl. The large end is wide enough that it makes a really great hood/head wrap (as you can see below... too far?)