What have I been up to?

Posted in Knitting, Socks, Stamp carving at 11:32 pm by Jennie

I would love to say tons and tons of knitting. But that isn’t so. Another little hobby has caught my eye. I became super obsessed with the idea and task of hand carving rubber stamps. Miss Violet from the well known Lime and Violet podcast spurred my interest when she mentioned hand carved stamps and letterboxing on the podcast. But see, I’m definitely a lazy bum so I doubt I’d go letterboxing, but hand carving stamps are really fun. Especially when I can make some knitting related stamps.

First Tries First Tries. I had to do the yarn ball over on a bigger scale since it was so small the first time around. The yarn image is from microsoft clip art.

Flower Stamp1 This is my little doodle of a flower and it actually turned out to be a semi decent stamp.

Stamp Carving Tools ahhh, my tools. I kinda get really obsessed when it comes to crafts and have to have the tools and such right away. So off to Hobby Lobby I went.

I obviously need a lot more practice. A few books are on their way for more stamping inspirations. Yippee!

Well, I do have some knitting news. I finally finished the corded rib socks. I think I’m on an SKS kick since I’ve already started another pattern.

Corded Rib Socks
Pattern: Corded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Ruby Sapphire – Sapphire yarn: 75% merino 25% nylon
Colorway: Ivette
Needle: 32” Knit Picks circs US1 (2.25mm)
CO: 64sts
Started: 1-11-08
Finished: 2-22-08
Total Foot Length: ~8inches

I hope everyone had a good weekend!


  1. becky said,

    most very cool stamp making (translate to- I’m not listening I’m not listening) copy cat that I am!

  2. Elemmaciltur said,

    Those are some sure cute stamps!

  3. stacey said,

    What a fun craft – love the stamps! And the socks are great, too:)

  4. Ingrid said,

    Wow. I remember doing lino cuts in high school art class. It would be fun to try again . . .

    And those socks? Gorgeous.

  5. Valerie said,

    You’re stamps are real cute, sounds like another fun craft to have : ) Love your new socks too!

  6. Trish said,

    The stamps are cute. I can’t draw to save my life unless you count stick figures. 🙂

    Your sock look great. I love SKS.

  7. Shannon said,

    Cool stamps! I used to do that too and I even have the same carving set. I used to buy cheap erasers at the dollar store for carving too.

    the new socks are great. I love the corded rib.

  8. leah said,

    Awesome! I’ve never heard of this, but very cool! Now if you can’t find a stamp you want it is no problem! 🙂

  9. Rachel said,

    The socks look great…and I hear you about obsession with craft supplies and tools. I have way too many craft hobbies but it seems I’m still on the lookout for more! Cool stamps!

  10. Heather said,

    love love love the socks and the stamps are so cute. Great job…now should I join the stamp bandwagon….I think I will someday 🙂

  11. Alex said,

    Very cute stamps!

    Love the colorway on the corded rib socks.

  12. Rasa said,

    I’ll just repeat what has already been said…cute stamps and really cute socks! I too love SKS and MSKS!

  13. tiennie said,

    Great socks and very cute stamps!

  14. mel said,

    Those stamps look like too much fun! I had an art teacher in jr. high who did that with us – I always wanted to try again (no more hobbies right now!!) They look lovely – and the socks – another great pair!!

  15. Heather said,

    That corded rib pattern is way cool…

  16. jane said,

    Love the stamps. I’m just like you. Whenever I start a new craft, gotta have the tools…

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