Well, I have 3 testers so far for my Daughter of Dragons Shrug, so I am now focusing on working on the shrug for my Grandmother, until I’m needed to do editing and stuff.
I have 10″ out of 15″ for the first sleeve done, 5 more to go, so there is a chance I may finish that tonight. Then I’ll work of the back and then the second sleeve after that. This shrug is actually working up faster than the 3 I previously made lol
This shrug I’ve modified a bit though, because I have it written for long sleeves (up to 20″ long) and she wants 3/4 length sleeves, so that could explain why it’s taking less time.
Last night, my husband went to a MTG booster draft at one of the local game stores and used his new pouch for the first time. When he came home afterward, it was filled with cards! He said he got a lot of comments on it from some of the other players last night too. I couldn’t get over how many cards he fit into it! LOL
I was also thinking that I should make up a bunch of necklaces for “ready to ship” for hopefully holiday sales too. I think I want to make at least a couple of the necklaces and a bracelet or two in the gold metallic thread I have.
I have finished the dice bag order for my friend. The original order was for 2 small bags and 2 large, but he added on for another large,and will be picking them up on Saturday. I sent him this photo and he seems happy with them.
I also squeezed in an additional project, I made a necklace for my best childhood friends upcoming 45th birthday. It’s made from my Isabeau pattern. I hope she likes it 🙂
I’ve also been working on Keely’s Daughter of Dragons Shrug. I’m about halfway done with the second sleeve, then comes the seaming, the neckline, and the wrist-lace to match the 1st sleeve. The lace that will be on Keely’s will not be in the pattern for the shrug, she chose it from a pattern online that she liked. The lace I will be including in the pattern will be a simple honeycomb openwork design that I thought worked well with the scales of the shrug. (info for testing this pattern in THIS POST)
Keely’s chosen wrist-lace
Wrist-lace for the written pattern
I am still working on my grandmothers shrug too, but I haven’t any photos of that yet. Her’s will be a modified version of my original Dragon’s Scale Shrug. She wears a 16″ back, but wants looser “large” sleeves that are 3/4 length, in tan size 10 thread.
I also have a barrette order to make yet. Another friend of mine ordered it as a Yule gift for another friend of hers. I pre-purchased a wide black barrette for which I will be crocheting small thread snowflakes and gluing them to the barrette.
Still working on Raven’s Dragon (Scale) Skin Dice bag. It’s my “Purse Project”, I keep a wrist pouch with the project in it in the backpack style bag that I use as a purse that I take everywhere with me. I’m making it in Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Glamour in the Lapis (dark greenish teal with sapphire blue metallic) colorway. It’s very sparkly and shiny, so it doesn’t photograph well. I’m thinking about writing this pattern too when it’s finished. This one is going to be rather large, I’m almost done with 1 ball (202yds) of the yarn and I just bought a second to be able to finish it. I think he might want to be able to fit a deck box (Magic: The Gathering) in it along with his dice.
Yesterday, I was able to spend some of my yarn allowance and got 5 balls of Patons Lace Sequins in the Smoky Quartz colorway.
I want to make a shrug out of that for myself. I did up one pattern round in the Dragon Scale and, because of the sequins, I used the recommended hook size on the label and adjusted the stitch count for a size larger hook. The shrug is written for a size 3.25 hook for gauge, and the recommended hook is a 3.50, so it was easy to figure out. I think it’s going to be a cross between my original shrug and Keely’s shrug in design. I guess I’ll figure that out when I get to it. Now to put this aside for later when I have Keely’s shrug done and more on my grandmothers shrug done. I have a bad habit of needing a minimum of 2 project going at the same time.
Now on to a night of Crochet and MacGyver on Netflix 🙂
this is what happens while sitting around with only battery powered lamps and candlelight.
I think the last one needs some embellishment though, like some little flowers or something.
We just got our power turned back on yesterday afternoon after it was turned off on July 4th and today was the first time I was able to get onto the laptop.
I am planning a Facebook Only Sale on already made Crocheted Jewelry, so why not check out my Facebook page, by Midknight, and “Like” it for updates and to watch for when the sale will be.
Well, I went against my doing things “one at a time”!
I now have everything, except the earrings, up and ready for custom orders!
What you can find in my shop:
I am also offering Crocheted Ribbons! You can purchase them by themselves, or get extras in different colors for the Simply Petals and the Layered Petals necklaces to give them different looks!
I decided to started adding items for sale, gradually, one at a time.
I have ready for custom order my Cascading Petals Necklace now!
You can find it HERE in my Shop.
Keep watch for more announcements as I add more items.
I think this is my favorite out of all of them so far 🙂