Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Anyway here are some quickie gifts I made using some of Vickie's Vegas yarn (love love love this stuff!) that didn't take me too long -- about an hour for the cozy, and the blue scarf knit up pretty quickly as well.
coffee cozy... or wrist cuff?
As I said, these took me about an hour to make (hope this post is helpful if need something fast!), I knitted them up using size 7-8 needles:
cast on 41 stitches
1st row: k4 p2,then *k3 p2 (repeat from * to end, 7 times)
2nd row: k2, then *p3 k2 (repeat from * to end, 7 times), p4 to end.
Continue in this pattern until desired length (mine are about 3 1/4") then bind off loosely. Sew together into a tube, then turn rightside out.
I love that this yarn is so soft and just a bit glittery.
I imagine you could use this pattern to make a longer wristwarmer if you continued knitting (I slipped mine onto my wrist after finishing my coffee before I trekked back to the office & put the cozy back into my purse pocket) , even leaving a hole for the thumb when seaming into a tube?
My mom has been making a bunch of these using different worsted weight yarns she has as well since I sent her one of these along with my notes.
Also, I made some pretty drop stitch scarves, one on jumbo needles, see closeup of stitches... love the thick and thin of this yarn!
The second scarf is much longer and less lacy in the pattern due to the needles being much smaller, size 10 I think they were.
Purple scarf was two skeins of yarn, the teal was maybe one and a half?
Quickies in Vegas Originally uploaded by jna designs.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
The Blue Genie Bazaar has just started in it's NEW location! The Blue Genie folks have made this space look spectacular.
Featuring over 80 artists, and running 20 days this year: from December 5th-24th at the Monarch Events Center.
The show is open daily (weekdays from 10am-10pm; until midnight on Fri-Sat) every day until X-mas eve Dec. 24th!
This is a FREE event. Go have a beer and check out the really cool stuff there! There will be DJ's, a bar and lots of amazing goodies to choose from.
Map to the Monarch Events Center: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monarch+events+center+austin&
(The Monarch used to be the old Lincoln Village Movie Theatre at the s. end of Lincoln Village, a couple of doors down from Radijazz -- between Highland Mall and I35, near Little Jerry's Artarama ).
More info: http://www.bluegenieart.com/art_bazaar_2007.html
Thanks so much for your continued support, and feel free to pass on this info to friends you think might enjoy the event.
Please have a safe and joyful holiday season, xoxoxo
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
2 40 oz (2#, 8 oz) cans yams
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
Drained yams, discarded liquid. Arranged in baking dish. Pour orange juice over yams. Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar. Dot with butter pats. Sprinkle with marshmallows, if desired (I am not a fan of marshmallows in my yams, but some folks like 'em). Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or in any oven temperature (i.e., right along with the turkey) until marshmallows melt and liquid is bubbly.
Cooked night before and reheated!http://www.culinarycafe.com/Vegetarian/Vegetarian_Dressing.html Vegetarian Dressing Serves: 6 Ingredients: * 1 loaf day-old bread, torn into small pieces * 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup * 1 (10.5 ounce) can vegetable broth * 2 tablespoons water * 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning * salt to taste * ground black pepper to taste * 1/2 cup wild rice, cooked * 1/4 cup dried cranberries * 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms * 1/2 cup chopped pecans * 1/4 cup cubed apples Mix together the bread, cream of mushroom soup, vegetable broth, water, poultry seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Add rice, cranberrys, mushrooms, pecans, and apples as desired. It will be sticky. Shape into a loaf and wrap in (nonstick, sprayed) foil to bake. Bake for about an hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). You can slice it like a meatloaf and serve.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Check it out!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Saturday October 20th 11am to 5pm & Sunday October 20th 11 to 4pm And A Recycled Fashion Show Saturday Eve from 5pm to 6pm
At the Travis County Expo Center, Austin TX
A ticket to Maker Faire plus any size bag of your unwanted clothes required to enter, leave with all the clothes you can carry plus learn to modify and make new from old. Save $ with Advance Tix: http://tinyurl.com/yolpga
"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. And while your there explore the massive creativity of Maker Faire celebrating art, engineering, science and the spirit of DIY.
It's easy to make the move from consumer to creator - and it's fun. At this Swap-O-Rama-Rama you'll find a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used duds into works of your own.
Check out the extraordinary crew of artists and designers & the workshops being offered, which include local groups: Craft O Rama, Craft Mafia, Sublime Stitching, Goodwill, First Samples and Studio 3 as well as artists Zimka, Mary Keene, Andee Knutson and Gretchen Elsner. You'll find T shirt mods, conductive textiles workshops, silk screening, wool re-spinning and a whole lot more!
Together the creative reuse community of Austin bring you: DIY Stations where you can learn many wonderful ways to create out of textile reuse, Sewing Stations where local designers will teach you fresh clothing mod tricks, on site Silk Screeners with a host of original designs to refresh old duds and extraordinary local designers who'll show off their work in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama reuse fashion show MC'd by Jennifer Nordstrum.
Of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing (several thousand pounds!) sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes so clean out those closets and let go of what's no longer inspiring. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders go to Austin's Goodwill.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I will be at the Maker Faire Swap-o-Rama-Rama DIY & Sewing Stations: Unique Mods Taught by Local Artists at the Travis Co Expo Center. There will be other members of the Austin Craft Mafia, as well as Craft-O-Rama folks, looking forward to meeting some other people who love making things.
Here's the skinny:
Saturday October 20th 11am to 5pm & Sunday October 20th 11 to 4pm; And A Recycled Fashion Show Saturday Eve from 5pm to 6pm
At the Travis County Expo Center in AUSTIN TEXAS
Bring any size bag of unwanted clothing, leave with all that you can carry and of course - modify!(All remaining clothing will be donated to Goodwill, a supporter of Austin's Swap-O-Rama-Rama)
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Here's the skinny:
Come by, have some food and a drink, and check out some recent work! I have a new batch of totes and some other great stuff.
Thursday May 10th
5pm - 8pm
Moxie and the Compound
909 W Mary, Suite B, Austin TX 78704 (map)
Thursday, May 03, 2007
2007 ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Jenifer Nakatsu Arntson / JNA Designs
Sunyong Chung / Ginko Studios
Jaime Jo Fisher
Stephanie Lindsey / Baby Jane
Melanie Schopper / M. Schopper Ceramics
See you there! I have lots of new work and special show prices.