I haven't updated all week! I promise I haven't forgotten. This blog has been in the back of my mind for a while now, but everything else keeps pushing to the front before it. :)
I have been crocheting, though. Most of it has been for Etsy. Since joining Etsy, it seems to be eating away my time, with little given in return. Everyone on the site says that summer is a slow time, and that things pick back up in September, but it has been a month and I have only made one sale.
I did, however, receive an amazing request. A girl apparently found my shop and now wants me to make her a crocheted version of a lace mantilla, similar to this:
The idea I have is to make the middle part a simple mesh design, and the edges be complex and lacy. We've exchanged a few messages and she agrees that that is what she wants. I'm waiting to hear back from her on the size and material...so many choices, and all could be so beautiful! I will definitely update when I get started on this project. A lot of it will be testing out patterns, which I find exciting.
Wrist warmers are the item as of late. I should be making felted bags, but instead I am making wrist warmers. The pair I'm working on right now is made from Lorna's Laces, rainbow colored. It was part of the yarn that came with my free batch of Noro. The wrist warmers are beautiful...and nearly finished. I really hope someone buys them on etsy, or else I might be tempted to keep them for myself!
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