02/24/2008

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!