Sunday, September 25, 2011

Added to my stash: Hand-crafted Glass Buttons

I went to the Knit & Crochet Show in Greensboro, NC, this weekend. Lots of yarn, but I was a good girl and only bought one ball of the Kauni variegated wool from Denmark in colorway EQ. I'll probably make it up into yet another scarf or may felt it into something.

When I shop at shows like these, I want to find things I can't buy locally. After all, what's the point of driving 70+ miles each way and paying an entrance fee just to see what I can get at my local yarn shop? (Yeah, I know I can buy the Kauni locally, but it was an impulse buy after seeing the finished items in the vendor's booth.) What I did find that I haven't seen locally were the glass buttons designed and made by Di Irvine. She sells her work on Etsy, but online photos can't capture the iridescence of some of them. I limited myself to 4 cards. I'm going to use the single buttons in jewelry making and I have some sewing projects where the other sets will work.

Friday, September 23, 2011

On Friday, September 23, 2011, at 6:00 pm Eastern time, 127 tatters around the world tatted the same snowflake motif in an effort to set a Guinness world record for the most people tatting at one time. I was one of the tatters participating!