Monday, April 16, 2007

Mad-It-Myself Monday, in which I discourse of various FO's



I have been thinking about other nice things I can put in with my secret pal's socks...(Why do I keep thinking of this knitter as my victim?) I also make jewelry as one of my hobbies.

Grumperina (No idea what her URL is, followed a link) gave a little prezzie of a nice shawl pin to whoever posted the 700th pair of Jaywalker socks. I liked the pin, and have been working with things like that, so between that pin, and the latest volume of a magazine I get every now and then, I made up the following pins. This first one did not photograph very well. I am pretty happy with it, but next time I would use slightly thicker wire, and hammer it more.

This next piece is based loosely on the one in the magazine. I did not have the right guage of wire, and I think I did hammer it too much on the left side there, but I like the way it looks in general, and will probably work on variations of this.



The very last one is actually the same design pin you just saw, made with a different bead. The second wire did not fit through the hole, so I just made the top part. It is actually kind of cute all on its own...




What do people think? So far I think the one in the middle with the green bead is nicest, so I am going to work with variations of that design for now... especially since I think with a bead that has a slightly larger hole, and just slightly larger wire, that one will work nicely, whereas for the other wire may have to be gotten from I am not sure where...

9 comments:

junior_goddess said...

I like them all. You should get busy on those socks, kid.

Andrea said...

They're all lovely, but the green and silver is definitely the nicest. I likey!!

CatBookMom said...

Grumperina is a friend of mine. Here's the link; http://grumperina.com/blog

Keep making those, T, and all your buddies will keep taking them off your hands. Me included. Pretty, pretty!!

Grace Yaskovic said...

I think they are lovely too, and you should have a little shop like Jayne!!! I would buy some!

Lesley said...

Those are cool, T!! Don't you just love the purple bead with the silver showing the lighter purple stripe where it goes thru the hole? I have to touch them to decide on a fav!
Les

Jennifer said...

Very nice indeed.
The pattern I used on my socks is called Curvy Lace Socks from the March 2005 issue of Creative Knitting. If you would like I can get it to you. Just let me know at jcmybox at aol dot com

Denise said...

I like them all! I would love to learn to make them.

Denise said...

I really, REALLY like them all! Hey, did I say that I REALLY like them, I'll take some too.

Suzann said...

They are beautiful T. I love the purple one, but hey I wouldn't turn my nose up at any of them. Of course it would help if I had a shawl :-)
You should get an Etsy shop