I have to face facts - the Short One's Halloween costume is simply not getting knit. I need to sit down and devote a few nights (the SO attacks yarn with the enthusiasm of a herd of cats, so I can only knit when he's asleep) to nothing but knitting. By the way, I'm aware I probably don't need a 1.2 lb cone of Crystal Palace chenille to knit a vest for someone less than three feet tall, but this was all I had in cotton in the right (sort of - I wanted black) color. This is just the gauge swatch, too - I have to write up the pattern still. Considering that the only piece that's done so far is the parrot, and that he is supposed to start wearing the costume next weekend, I feel it's probably time to start panicking - which I do very well, thank you.
So, I will be back to post the usual Bead & Jewelry Link Love this weekend, but if you otherwise don't see me around early next week, that'll be why. On the other hand, hopefully, I'll have a cute costume to show off for my pains in a few days.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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