Just a quick post to show you the goodies I picked up while out on the Left Coast.
Since I am one of those "I've done that, what's next?" type of gals, I felt like I needed to learn to knit. I got a varied supply of yarns in San Diego in a shop called The Black Sheep. I had tried my hand at knitting about 20 years ago, but wasn't really into it. But fibers are so wonderful these days, that I am ready to get down to it. I got out my book and after several false starts, I decided my hubby was right, I needed "regular" yarn to learn on. I took my coupon and off to Joann's I went. I got some basic yarns and a less complicated book and am having pretty good luck. I know no one wants to see the knotty, loopy sample of my first knitting attempt, so I won't bore you with that, but here are the supplies I got in Cali, for when I get better and ready to attempt more complex projects.
I always try to check out the art supply stores when I'm there, so we went to a different shop this time. It's not Dick Blick, by any means, but I did find some things I really wanted. I have been wanting to try Cernit brand polymer clay and I always need new markers and pens, so I stocked up on Jelly Roll pens as well as lots of markers and some pads that work well with my Copic markers. I only shop like this about once a year, so when my items arrive home, it's so much fun sorting through things and planning projects and such. Anyway, here is what I got...
The absolute next project has got to be cleaning up my studio, so I can get down to business. My hubby is so good about my stuff being everywhere, somehow it migrates upstairs to my side of the sofa, because I love to do something while I am watching tv. If I kept everything in my studio, I would have to stay down there to work on stuff and I want to be upstairs with my cutie pie, when all our shows are on.
So, be on the look out for lots of new stuff coming from me this fall. Most of you know what I like to do, so if you have any ideas on a good project for me, let me know. My altered vest turned out so well, and it was all because of the ideas of my creative friends.
Well, that's all for now. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.