Current Projects.

Here’s a little bit about what I’m currently working on.  I don’t know about many of you, but I’m notorious for having multiple projects going on at the same time and often starting new projects before previous ones have been completed.  However, I haven’t met a crafter or artist yet that isn’t the same way!  On to the projects!

First up, is a pair of socks I’m working on for my mom.   I’ve become obsessed with knitting socks lately and just finished a pair for my boyfriend’s mom, who absolutely loved them.  Sadly, I forgot to take pictures of those socks to post.  Just so happens that they are made with the same pattern as the ones for my mom (except N’s mom’s are pretty greens)!

The yarn is from Etsy seller Black Sheep Dyeworks and the yarn is in the Wisteria  Multi colorway (N’s mom’s are in their Ink Multi colorway).   The yarn is 100% superwash merino wool and so, so, so soft!
The pattern is Seaweed Socks from Wendy over at Wendy Knits.

 

What I liked most about this pattern is that it is available in a women’s size small. Most sock patterns are written for the average woman’s foot, which is about a US size 8. My mom, N’s mom, and I are about a woman’s 5-6 US. N’s mom and I can even wear some children’s shoes! I have learned how to size down different types of sock patterns, but I was thrilled that someone had thought of us smaller footed females and did the work already! Not only does it come in a lady’s small but it’s also very lovely and easy to remember!

Next is an art journal that I started at the beginning of the month kind of as a New Year’s Resolution. I tend to get a little … distracted when it comes to keeping up with doing something every day. I made a promise to myself that I will work on this journal every day, even if it’s just a little doodle. I have to do something with every day. So for so good and I’ve been able to keep my promise!

Next, after my quest of trying to find a recipe binder and searching through different sites, I couldn’t find anything that I liked good enough to spend $30 or more on. I also really didn’t want to use index cards, even the really cute recipe cards, because I have a hard time writing small enough to fit everything on those cards and have it legible at the same time. My solution? I’m going to make one myself! I bought a 5.5″x8.5″ binder, some page protectors, dividers to get me started.
 I was going to use regular lined paper, but I want it to be more special and have it suit me. I plan on making my own recipe pages, but here’s where I am a little stuck. I’m thinking Illustrator may be the best place for this project, but I’m not really sure. Also, does anyone know of the best way, or even a good way, to put writing lines into the paper? Can any of you more graphically, digitally scrapbook-y inclined people help me out?

Lastly, I’m working on personalizing the bog’s banner.

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About Kerrilynn

I love all things arts and crafts related, including (but not limited to) fine arts such as photography, watercolors/chinese brush painting, pastels both oil and soft; fiber arts such as knitting, crocheting, and spinning. I have a few obsessions such as fountain pens, all things steampuck, penguins, and all things nail polish and nail art related! I also have a rare genetic connective tissue disease that affects collagen production in the body called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Having a chronic illness takes up a lot of my time and even feels like it's a full time job just to keep track of everything (Dr's appts, symptoms, meds, etc.). However, it's not my whole life. I started my blogs to showcase my many hobbies as well as bring awareness to rare illnesses.
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6 Responses to Current Projects.

  1. SoniaBarton says:

    It would depend on where you are going to get the graphics from whether you use illustrator, or photoshop or elements. I get scrapbook graphics from: http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/ and those are easier to manipulate in Photoshop. There is a lot of information on their site. For lines I would find a line paper template I’ve seen them but when I went to search just now I couldn’t find one.

  2. Kerrilynn says:

    Thanks so much Sonia! I will check them out!

  3. Julie says:

    You can easily add graphics grabbed from the internet and put into a word document – or open office writer. Those two programs easily do lines to write on, and if you have the page set up as a template, you could even type your recipes – which I have to do because I sometimes can’t read my own chicken scratches.

  4. Those doodles on the blue and green look JUST like mine!!! I drew that design down the legs of a pair of jeans in Sharpie and got tons of requests to make them for people:)

    I LOVE that yarn, but I can’t knit to save my life! I’m too A.D.D. and I can’t focus. Those socks are beautiful, though! Wow!

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