As you may or may not know, I make jewelry for a living. I went to school for jewelry design and metalsmithing back in the day, and am super hashtag blessed to be able to put that edjumacation to use in a field I truly enjoy. I work from my home studio (hello pj’s even before Covid Life!!!) and sell to retail stores as well as online (think Etsy and Amazon) as well as festivals and shows.
Well, since the world started slowly burning to the ground in a pretty terrible and scary way, festivals and all that face to face stuff has been cancelled. So! I am hosting a super fun live stream shopping event on my business Facebook page. Woo hoo! I’m working on some brand-stinkin-new designs to be unveiled during the show and you can shop from my website:
I’m super excited. I’m super nervous. But I’m also super stoked. I am going to try my hardest not to swear, but I promise to have some super badass new designs. Will I see you there?!
I always have a candle on the stove, especially when I am cooking for someone else (it’s an earthy kitchen witch thing). However, somehow today I was out of my regular jarred candles. What?! This just cannot be. Of course standard tapers were on hand, but definitely not a standard taper holder.
Solution? Simple. Raid the pantry for jars and dry goods and ta-da! Let’s get cooking.
So, I am more little an little enamoured (ok, obsessed) with all things Tudor and England in general. With one of those milestone birthdays this year I am taking a trip to the land of pork pies and Henry himself. And while I would love to take all of you with me, I am celebrating with a sale in my Etsy shop instead. Huzzah!
Use coupon code UKBirthday at www.anniepants.etsy.com through September 1st and save 20%. What?! Can I get another ‘huzzah’??
I cannot possibly be expected to travel any sort of distance without at least one knitting project in hand. Last week I plane, trained and automobiled my way to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England and had some lovely yellow ochre yarn with me. I have challenged myself to not buy any yarn this year unless I need it for a specific project (this came after several episodes of Hoarders. God. I love that show. Read: please don’t let that be me.) and this lovely bit happened to be leftover from a feather and fan baby blanket I made for a friend.
It just so happens that this blanket is for the friend I was visiting! So it’s all very appropriate blahdy blah. Anyhoo.
- Cast on 42 stitches on a size 7 round needle and knit 10 rows
- K3, K2 tog 3 times, yo 6 times, K2 tog 6 times, yo 6 times, K2 tog 3 times, K3
- Knit the next 2 rows
- K3, Purl row, K3
- *Slip the first stitch of each row as if you were knitting
Oh look! Baby yarn factories!!
I made this pin years and years ago but have never had the perfect thing to do with it. Until now. I love how these pieces go together.
And just in case you aren’t into knitting your own scarf, or smithing your own pin, I have them both listed in my Etsy shop – just click on the respective links.
And what is the next project you ask? A grey scarf similar to this with yarn I bought in England. Why did I buy it? Because I had finished this beauty and could not possibly be expected to travel without something to knit! I think that’s a rule at US Customs or something….Really. Look it up.