Oh My Goodness!
When I started blogging the world was such a simple place.
But now, everyone, and their sister has blogged her baking and babies. Is there really anything of interest left to blog about? I'm afraid I've lost the motivation to keep my own blog.
However, I now keep a blog for Loop. I'm more motivated to do this since there are always new things in the shop to talk about and I imagine our customers are interested. I'm posting patterns as well as interesting ideas over there.
Check out my pattern for the Crow Waltz Shawl.
Will I still keep my own blog about non-knitted things? I don't know yet. I'm afraid that it's just vain and self-promoting. These days, I get so much irritating spam ,I have to approve all the comments. Yet, it is a place to have a voice and a web identity. I'd miss that, if I gave it up. I just don't know.
In the meantime, I thought I'd show you some recent non-knitting. I went away for a weekend, just to bead. I mostly finished off old projects. Two bracelets:
I was very inspired by my friends Marilyn Phipps and Zitta Smith. They both have astonishing collections of bead jewellery that far surpasses anything else I've seen. Their colour and design sense is first and foremost. They make wearable delights, but not for profit. Mores the pity really because I can't direct you to much on the internet. Marilyn is teaching some of her collage beading in the summer and autumn. I find her collage style really inspiring. It got all my juices going! I have all these lovley bits and love what they do when you put them together. Here is a little play on my bead table last week.
I don't have time to make anything of it at the moment but it puts fire in my belly!