Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Insomnia and Back Pain

I should be in bed fast asleep! But my back is bothering me tonight and I just can''t get comfortable enough to nod off...so I'm up, at least temporarily until a little sleep aid kicks in. Tomorrow starts early, and I have plenty on my desk to get done. What better time to update my blog with some things I have been working on.

Finished the table runner! I do like it, and actually made it for the dining room. But as you can see it is a little too casual for that. It looks really pretty on my kitchen table with my aloe sitting proudly on it.

The only downfall...it's FREAKISHLY long!! I don't know what I was thinking when I was measuring...it seemed a perfect length when I measured. Something certainly went wack on me. These colors look great in my kitchen so I think it has found it's new home for the time being.

Check em out! Soda Can Cozies! How much fun are these? I have been working on ideas for my etsy shop (www.whooville.etsy.com), and I think these might be the perfect thing to go into it. I am trying to come up with a price for the pair. Any suggestions?

These don't take up much time at all to make, in fact I did the pair this evening! I love the little foo-foo fun fir trim on them! What gal does not need to slide her diet coke into one of these! They are also perfect for a bottle of water, or a little case for your digital camera to protect it from getting banged around in that dark whole we all call our hand bag!

So, my next plan was to drag out Babette and finish her up....but, I have been commissioned to crochet a skirt. I have ideas, and of course they involve granny squares and some punches of color. The skirt is to be worn over leggings...I have a picture of what I see it to be lurking in my dead, so I am about to start working on squares, probably tomorrow evening.

I wanted to take a moment to show props to so many of the talented folks I have had the pleasure of meeting on flickr.com. Alessandra Hayden is one of those ladies. I have instantly taken a liking to her! She is awesome with a crochet hook! If you get a chance check her out, you won't be disappointed! There has been so much inspiration for me on flckr! It does get my brain cranked up into that creative mode.

For those who cannot recall my Babette Blanket, I am posting another photo of it. It is very close to being finished!
She is quite pretty, and had originally started out as an etsy custom order, which the customer had lost a job and asked to back out of the deal. I do not mind allowing that...I prefer that my work go to a new home that truly wants it and loves it as much as I, and I have to admite I had become a bit attached to it...I imagine it will be hanging on a wall at some point.

Well...I can honestly say my eyes are beginning to get very heavy so I think I am going to take advantage of the moment and go back to bed!

I have a new commission project in front of me, and that is for a skirt which is to go over leggings! At this point the design is in my head and hopefully tomorrow evening I will begin with making some granny squares!

For now...in this little bit of time my eyes are very heavy and hard to keep open. Good Wednesday morning to you all...I am going back to bed!


Just be happy! said...

Dawn, that is very kind of you to mention my work in such a nice way - thank you so much, I feel really flattered!

Since I read your post, I wanted to share a picture of a granny skirt. Here it is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24727785@N08/2332267691/in/set-72157604117831125/

Isn't it beautiful???
This might work as inspiration, I thought you should see it.

Have a wonderful day!

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

Alessandra!! That is perfect!!! What kind of yarn did you use??? It's very very close to what I had pictured in my head.

I have been sitting here working with different squares trying to get an idea of what I want to do...this is pure inspiration for me!


Lauri said...

Hello Dawn!
I love your work!
I know very well about insomnia and back pain, since I started knitting at 5 years old! now I'm 39 and I still knit ocassionally, it is like a therapy to me!

Thanks for showing your work! it is an inspiration!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

That babette is gorgeous. I mean, really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

Thanks guys! I promise the Babette will soon make her reappearance!

ballofyarn said...

Wow! So FUNTASTIC! I love this blanket! - hope you dont mind me stopping by and checking out all your fun projects! Its great to see fellow crocheters at work!

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

ballofyarn - thanks...and I love you checking me out...I'm the same way! Other crocheters inspire me constantly!