Crafty Bird

Welcome to my nest of fibre, fabric, paper, and beads...

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for dropping by! I have a passion for all sorts of crafty goodness. Creating items with my hands and heart is a perfect complement to my working life.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Things that make you go Ahhhhh

When I was on my thrifting flurry a few weeks ago, I picked up a lovely necklace made of glass beads - clear with blue in them, and joined with metal pins. I love the clear colour and simple design and think I'll get lots of wear out of it.

And here's a bit of cuteness to look at (ahhhh).

I wanted to post about the first pair of socks I knit, which were a gift for my mum.

  • Mountain Colors yarn in Alpine colourway
  • 100 g / 350 yards 100% worsted wool
  • Ripple Socks pattern
  • 2.75mm needles
I really enjoyed learning how to knit socks. The pattern was easy enough and clearly written,and the yarn was wonderfully soft and beautifully dyed. I did find a spot were 2 of the 3 plies were broken, but otherwise I would purchase this yarn again. The colours alone made it wonderful to knit and I loved looking to see what colour would come up next!


Anonymous Anonymous said...


The shawl looks smashing!
And who knew you were hoarding all those good books! That looks like fun! Maybe your thesis will turn into a anthropological dig of knitting through the ages...there's a thought!
hee hee. the necklace looks great too. very nice. I like the color - very pretty.

March 02, 2006 1:51 p.m.  
Blogger cally said...

Hi Robin, thanks for your comment on my blog, I get so excited when someone comments and it's great to link back and see your great blog. Loving those blue beads and that iPod cozy - woo hoo!

At the moment I make (non knitted) holders for other peoples iPods, but I want my own iPod so much.

I see you are a pisces girl too so happy birthday for whenever it is. Must go read your blog properly, I only looked quickly at pics and got excited about them.

And I LOVE macrame but can never find good books, your book is the same age as me!

March 04, 2006 6:59 p.m.  

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