These past three weeks have been extremely unproductive. Especially last week, for personal reasons.
I’ve started another crochet shawl, and have started and frogged twice. Erratic crafting leads to questioning your decision making.
It looks okay now so will continue with this.
I picked up the oddly cabled colourful cardigan again, and knitting the shoulders before binding them off. I still have sleeves to knit, then the bit for the buttons and not buttons. Used a small needle, because those needles are being used for something else. I’ve decided the rest of the year will be spent finishing up as many projects as possible. There’s too many, and really need to stop starting too many to handle.
Finally applied the last layer of gesso, using a brush. I applied three layers of gesso with a roller and it didn’t full cover it, as patches of the canvas peeked through.
It took longer to open the container, than apply the fourth layer. The hairdryer trick worked except it happened after watching the episode of SNL with Chance the Rapper and alternating between the hairdryer and an X-acto knife. The episode was over for two minutes before I was able to open it successfully. And after using it, I closed the container without wiping off the excess on the lid, so will have to do it again, when I next need to apply gesso.
Finally put the small weavings in a frame. The white background was glaring, so washed a layer of pale grey on the white.
Was hoping to have finished this last Thursday, when Tuesday morning I suddenly found myself with almost no energy because of something that happened Monday night.
I have no control over the whole situation and rather not go into that here. Plus, I’m pretty sure everyone who follows me on Twitter, who follow this, want me to stfu about it.
The friend I’m doing this for said to take my times, so there is much less pressure on me. I want to be done with this soon, so I can give it to him and be finally done.
I’m having issues attaching the sides to the back. Once I’m past that, the rest will be a breeze.
I finished the pillow for my cousin. It’s really simple and I’m chuffed it looks pretty decent.
My sewing skills need more practice, at this point in time.
Progress on the shawl.
I’ve not finished up all the triangles, but started attaching each row.
To take a picture, I folded it in half. The second row down’s bits aren’t weaved in.
It looks a bit odd, but will look much better when it’s finished and blocked.
I had so much fun knitting The Knob House, that I’m knitting a second house.
I’m not doing it the same way as last time.
In case, anyone was wondering, I decided to go with Big Cartel for an online shop. Looks like I need to change the seller’s permit but I’m good with the other stuff. For the time being, it will be under my name. Need to call BOE tomorrow. It would be annoying if I have to completely fill out a new permit with everything the same except the name. I do like the other name but I’m tired of waiting. It’s hard but I need to have more faith in myself. I’ve been putting it off and it’s time. When it’s finally open, I’ll link to it in my About page.