Wednesday, February 18, 2015

District 12 Sweater Finished!

I used my favorite pastels instead of the gray in the free pattern from Patons or the brown from the movie Catching Fire.  The finished sweater is soft (Caron Simply Soft lives up to its name) although I could have made it at a tighter gauge and been even happier with the results.  The sleeves I made extra long to cover my hands if I get cold.  I did the finishing during a cold snap and will probably wear it tomorrow as our morning low will be around 10 degrees (ridiculous for North Carolina!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Unique Jewelry Books

This is an amazingly creative book.  While there are many titles that tell one how to use pricey beads and ready-made ornaments, this book elevates often humble ingredients to designer jewelry status.  Bobby pins--really!  The bobby pin collar necklace alone would be worth the price of the book.  Even if you have many jewelry books already, I'll guarantee you want this one.

I received an advance digital review copy of this book through NetGalley.  The book was published April 15, 2015.  You can order it now.

While waiting for The Jewelry Recipe Book to arrive, check out Priscilla Bead Work Book as well.  This is book is available for immediate download on ClickBank.