Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm So Behind!!

It seems that the past few months I just haven't had the time to do half the things I want/need to do- much more so than normal. Blogging has been one of the things that has been neglected, but I am trying to check in (if you have noticed the abscence of my comments lately I am still reading!).

I mentioned in my last post that Melanie had given me a blogging award. The award came with instructions to pass it on, link to the original creator, etc. In my "breaking the chain" tradition I am not going to do that. What I am going to do is tell you about 5 blogs that I enjoy, that I don't think I have ever linked to before. So, here they are: Dave makes LOTS of wonderful socks, and has some free sock patterns as well as a few other fun things. Jeannie has recently started doing some of her own designs. Watch out for her. I think there is a wealth of untapped knitting and crocheted talent waiting to come out. -Sunny is another new designer. Just like Jeannie, I think she will continue to to flourish in her creativity. I expect wonderful things! I met Sarah over at yahoo 360. She spins and dyes and knits, and has some beautiful projects. - Jenny always has something interesting OTN. I found her through ravelry, and have been following her blog religiously since the first time I saw her work. Her knitting is truly art.

Just to have a photo to put into this post:

These little turtles are actually crocheted soap sacks. The turtle is part of a reptile bath set that will be available on the Peaches & Creme website this August. It is also going to be the focus of one of the crochet work shops I will be teaching at the Peaches & Creme facotry this summer.

The rest of the set is complete, but no photos will be posted until the kit is available for sale.

Later this week I will be getting together with a friend to learn a new craft! So, hopefully there will be more blogging soon.


Joansie said...

Tease, tease, tease....not even a hint to the new craft!!! :>).

Love those turtles. Lots of fun in the tub for kids..and adults!

Anonymous said...

Love the new patterns, the bags! the turtles are too cute. You have been busy!

A new craft? Oh ya, and you are going to do this in your spare time!? LOL! I am dying to find out what you are doing now.

Dave said...

Thanks for the "shout out"!

I hear you about being behind. There are just never enough hours in the day, or days in the weekend, especially the weekend. :-)

Lil Knitter said...

The turtles are too cute!
Don't feel alone...I've been a bad blogger too. Who is stealing all this time?! We gotta find the thief and severely punish him/her.


Deb said...

Welcome back! Thanks for all the great links. Love the turtles, too!

Crystal said...

OMG, the turtles are too cute! I would use them to decorate my bathroom(which is beach theme). They would fit right in!!!!!
Can you say new project for me!
Thanks Brian

SunnyCan said...

Thanks for the shout out Brian! That was so sweet of you to say.

I may need to make a few of these turtles for my boys. They will love them. I can wait for the pattern to come out next month.

Jeannie said...

Briley, I just saw what you posted about my lil ole blog, thank you! You just made my day, heck, you made my week! Thank you so much for the kind words, encouragement, and support. I hope I live up to it!


Susan said...

The turtles came out awesome, as I expected! Love the silk paper bindings on the notebooks. Brian, I think it is safe to say there is nothing in arts or crafts you can not conquer. But, can you kill aliens? Really, can you? 'cause I have to work out at CMP again...and I'm a little scared. Smile and HUGS!