As promised, here's a preview of the latest works off my needles made from the wonderful organic cotton yarn I recently received. I'm really enjoying working with it, in part because it is a much thicker yarn than I've previously been using, so things seem to knit up very quickly compared to what I'm accustomed to.
It is also fun to see how the fabric unfurls from the needles with this thick-and-thin yarn, which gives a much more irregular, handmade appearance than my usual fine and even work.
Above you can see the boxy garter-stitch cardigan with drop shoulders I made. I love this raspberry pink! Above that is a glimpse of a shell top in aqua. There is also another style of shell top that is nearly complete in a very subtle sage color. Once that is done, I'll take more photos and put all three up for sale in the shop.
With any luck at all, these should be available for purchase next week.
So I thought Pinterest was fun and a good marketing tool for me, although a bit of a time-consumer. Well, having heard of Polyvore before, I finally took the time to check it out. For me, it feels like Pinterest on steroids. It allows one to create boards and connect with others, just like Pinterest, but much more fun to create boards, because one can be so much more creative with the layout. I did my first today, but this is only the beginning! After I created the one below, I saw how others are doing theirs and some are exactly like magazine layouts with text and backgrounds and special effects. And it is certainly not just for fashion. You can curate anything you like in a collection. They call Pinterest addictive, but I think my drug of choice now is going to be Polyvore. Its a shopping site, in that you can search for something and it brings up pages and pages of items (although its a good idea to really narrow your search, such as "blue clutch", rather than just "handbag"). And, as with Pinterest, you can collect items from anywhere on the web as well. Oooh, I already feel like I spend much too much time on the computer. Here goes a few more hours!
Connie is a knitter and gardener in love with life on a small ranch in rural Mexico.