What do you do a saturday evening, when you don’t feel like studying or going out and need to relax some? Handcrafting! I had seen some tutorials to make beaded stitch markers (like this and this) and since I’m planning on making the clapotis, I’ll need some (18, if I recall correctly).
On friday I went shopping, and on the way I took this nice photo of Ex-Wilma, the hurricane that left the Caribbean islands completely upside down, and left some tourists with ugly memories of their holidays and honeymoons. Wilma visited Madrid, and covered the sky with very dark grey clouds. The pic is taken around 6p.m. friday (28th October 2005) and I can tell it was very very dark. Once we got into the ‘eye’, it started pouring like there was no end- but we got a clean car *grin*.
So anyway, I did some shopping and got some materials for making stitch markers. I bought some silver platted eye pins and 8mm. glass beads (with ‘cracked’ effect – they look like they’re broken inside … on purpose) in orange. I added some small beads, jewelry pliers, a metal knitting needle (instead of the pen that shows the pic) and made my stich markers.
Searching the web I had also seen a “rudimentary” row counter, based on an abacus. So I took my jewelry wire and more beads in two different colours and made a heart shaped one (sooo cheesy!). You can see mine in this pic:
And, on the needles (or better, off the needles) is my Windy City Scarf. It only needs sewing in the ends that I will do in no time, because I want to use it on monday. Pictures of my fluffy pimp rabbit modeling the scarf:
Ain’t he cute? It was a present from a dear friend, and now he’s a top-model!
That is all, folks!