Well, I did it. I used my gift card to purchase a large portion of the supplies I need to start experimenting with metal smithing. AND I got payment for the custom orders I did before Christmas (which I forgot to take pictures of… Lame). Which means I can purchase the rest of my supplies from another site.
One purchase down, one to go, and then I get to start playing with fire. *evil laugh*
I’m still totally intimidated. I usually learn quickly once I get started, so hopefully it won’t take me long to get the hang of things. If I can just get myself to take that first step…
I feel like so much is riding on all of this. Say a prayer, send good vibes, wish me luck. Or all of the above. 😉
Thanks for joining me on my journey. I’ll keep you posted. 😉
So. I have been crocheting more lately. Why is this going back to the beginning? Well, crochet is how I got started on the journey of accessorizing the world (well, maybe just my friends). I started spending more time in craft stores, which, as you all know, leads to a lot of aimless wandering. And one day I decided to buy one of the cheap-o beading kits and a whole new world opened up. And since I really like instant(ish) gratification, jewelry kind of took over. The bags I made took hours and HOURS to make. I loved them, and thought they were amazing, but I also was giving my time away with them. I have kind of kept my hand in with crochet over the years though. Scarves have always been present since they are fairly quick.
I decide a couple of months ago (after more aimless wandering and finding some irresistible yarn) to try to merge the two crafts and came up with these:
And then one day I was in my favorite local craft store, The Rabbit Hutch, and saw some AMAZING yarn. It was pricier than any yarn I have every purchased, but I had to have it. So I made an infinity scarf out of it. It turned out well, so I made a couple others out of other yarns I have been finding here and there. I might have to consider, at some point, using up more of the yarn I already own, but that really isn’t as fun. I have a problem… yikes.
On Black Friday, I hit The Rabbit Hutch again. And of course the yarn was on sale. So I MIGHT have bought another skein. I seriously have a problem. It’s just so fabulous. The colors are so amazing. And it’s super soft, too.
I have to admit that a lot of my motivation is laziness. I can sit and watch TV and still get something accomplished. That counts as multi-tasking though, right? Yeah. I thought so.