Knitting

Finally A Little Progress


 

Finally showing a bit of progress on the Shell Cottage Socks!  I have to admit that this is NOT my favorite yarn to work with.   It’s really nice and soft but tends to get fuzzy and is super sticky. Seems like it’s always snarled up with itself. 😠

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.  Albert Einstein

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A Bit of Shameless Self Promotion


Hi ya’ll!  Here’s what’s new……

As a crafter, I wear several hats, but my faves are knitting and pottery. To be honest, I’m a potter whose creations have reached critical mass.  So much so that after a couple of weeks mulling it over and researching it to death, I opened an Etsy shop called Potshards and this is an invite to hop over and check it out. I’m slowly but surely getting it stocked and organized. There’s definitely a learning curve so any gentle constructive criticism would be appreciated. TIA. 🙂

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. Toni Morrison

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On My Wheel This Morning


Newest pot –

Sorry about the background clutter….it seems to pile up faster than I can put it away!

I’ve been encouraged to open up an Etsy shop and am in the planning phase.  It all sees to be so confusing!  Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!

Hands in the clay, feet on the ground, head in the clouds!

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Knitting

Ch-ch-ch-changes


In my last post I shared about my Shell Cottage Socks project, part of The Handmade Sock Society, Season 2. Unfortunately, the original yarn I used became so fuzzy after even a couple of rows it drove me crazy enough to put that project aside and try a different yarn.

I found a nice JoJoland Melody yarn in the stash and cast on right away….

I think the JoJoland Melody was a good choice, even though I can never do the colors justice in photos.

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Napoleon Hill

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By the Sea


I joined The Handmade Sock Society’s Season Two sock club this week.  Since the theme is “A Sanctuary by the Sea, I thought it fitting that the project yarn I’m using is Knitpicks Stroll in the colorway Seashell Tonal. I love the soft pink and grays of this yarn!

 

You can find my project notes here.

One more thing – I’ve started a pottery blog, The Insomniac Potter. I hope you’ll pay us a visit!

An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts. John Junor

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Fire When Ready


I hope to bisque fire these tomorrow.

 

 

I threw these using some clay I bought on sale at Hobby Lobby. I hope I’m not disappointed………

I have some glazed pieces ready to fire also, but I’m not sure they will fit into kiln.  Keeping my fingers crossed. 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

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A Bit of Background and First Look


Hello!  Yes, I am an insomniac and a potter.  I’m starting this blog to share some of my middle of the night projects and see what other middle of the nighters are working on.  Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy thia post.

Here’s what I pulled from the kiln this morning –

Bowl and tumbler set

Amaco White Clay

Duncan Blue Berry Spice Glaze

Mixed Clay pot

Low Fire Red Clay

Bisqueware

That wraps up this first post.  I hope you enjoyed it!

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Knitting

New Pots


Here’s a look at what’s come off my pottery wheel these last few days.  I’ve been practicing this particular shape, which finally jelled a couple of days ago.  I hope you like them.

#1

Low fire red clay

#2

Getting more comfortable with shape, still

needs practice but coming along🙂

Thanks for reading!

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happy February!


 

Despite my vow to myself that I’d not start anything new until my WIPs were finished, I found I could’t exist one more day without at least casting on the Abella Pullover from Knitpicks Sunday Morning patterns and so caved.  A word to the wise – Beware the 279 stitch i-cord cast on. 🤪

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. Jonathan Kozol

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