Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bunny Rattles

I've finally finished editing my pattern for the Bunny Rattles. I thought it would be a lot quicker than it actually was, since the body is the same as one of the options on the Monster Rattles. However, I ended up having to knit several of them for pictures and to show different ear options.



I accidentally ended up with for ear options! I really like it when things are customizable. 
All the editing also took longer than I thought, it seems that there's always one more thing to fix or adjust. And this was the simplest pattern that I have in the works! Now I'm diving back into working on the Farm Hand Puppets. I also still have the pattern for Little Red Riding Kitty on the back burner. Hopefully those will both get finished before school starts!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My new studio

I had a very exciting addition to my studio recently. I was feeling buried in baskets full of yarn and projects, so I got some wonderful new shelves from IKEA. It is amazing what a difference it makes! There is so much more room now that I'm using so much vertical space.

This shelf is completely dedicated to works in progress. I had a few more than I thought I did. 
Here is some of my yarn. I organize by fiber, so on the left is the wool (and some felted sweaters that I'm using to sew things out of) on the bottom right and middle right is the superwash wool, and in the middle and on the top right are cotton and cotton blends.

More wool. I know I have a lot of brown... I sort of stocked up a while ago for  making hobby horses. 
A few of my knitting and crochet books and magazines. I put these on the shelves first, I love the way they look!
I kept my knitting needles and crochet hooks in the glass containers, they are just arranged a bit differently than before. This is still my favorite way to keep them.
I picked up a few dowels at the craft store to keep my ribbons on.

I'm loving having enough shelf space for my works in progress. Before I only had shelf space for my baskets of yarn. All of the baskets with things I was working on would be on the couch or on my sewing table. It is so nice to have a place for them, I can just grab a basket and work on it for a while, then return it to the shelf when I'm done, or trade it for another. The best part is that I am now able to use the table!