What’s not fun about a makeover?!
Except all the work…
The time had more than come for an investment of effort. My Etsy shop is 8 years old now and I’ve been on Ravelry since 2007. Needless to say, many photos needed updates – some still need to be scanned for upload. Things like links, tags, SEO, other social media weren’t around then and sadly some of my early posts and listings were very ‘bush league’.
Today was the day that I made time to update some old knitting project photos and with that came the motivation to do a massive revamp. I focused on Etsy and the trickle-down landed on Flickr and Ravelry. The task isn’t quite finished but close to it and I’m glad with the results. Part of the update process was to unpack, evaluate and post or pitch my many counted cross stitch kits and supplies. At one time, I was as obsessed with this craft as I currently am with knitting and the CCS stash accrued shows it! The bottom line is – I will never be able to do it all (36 kits x 1 month to complete = 3 years of samplers and that isn’t all of them!) and I have the same dilemma with my knitting. Knitting won. The prize is more room for the yarn because all of my ‘Just Nan’ sampler charts / kits are listed on Etsy and you can find those here: JN Cross Stitch. If you have any friends or family who might be ISO of these retired patterns, feel free to pass along the link. If you’d care to ‘follow’ or ‘favourite’ my shop – KeiB Designs and Knits– please do! It’d make my day.
I took the time to update several FO photos of scarves that are in my Ravelry projects and also listed on Etsy. My ‘M’amselle’ mannequin is new and a much better model than the kitchen table, floor or Ikea cot that was my background for years :). This led to tweaking my LinkedIn and adding proper tags and descriptions to all that stuff in Flickr.
There are times that I really like this OCD thing!
How was your week in fibre and life in general?
A few of the ‘Do Overs’:
SPAF Collection I – ‘Pearl’ Knitted 2013
SPAF Collection V – ‘Shell’ Crocheted
SPAF Collection III – ‘Sky’ Knitted
SPAF Collection II – ‘Rhodonite’ Knitted
SPAF Collection VIII – ‘Rhodonite’ Crocheted
SPAF Collection IX – ‘Pearl’ Chrocheted
SPAF Collection X – ‘Jacaranda’ Crochet
SPAF Collection VII – ‘Shell’ Knitted
SPAF Collection IV – ‘Jacaranda’ Knitted
SPAF Collection VI – ‘Sky’ Crocheted
Geode Unisex Scarf 2014
Cairo Unisex Scarf 2015
A few of the Just Nan samplers available (Careful! They’re addictive 😉 ):
A Breath Of Spring – charted sampler from Just Nan
Be Scary – charted sampler from Just Nan
Lady Scarlet’s Journey Part 3- charted sampler from Just Nan
A Lady’s Heart – charted sampler from Just Nan
Surreal Knitting Photos by Daniela Edburg…
Always a bridesmaid…
I am always surprised, perhaps shouldn’t be, at the amazing things an artist can create with fibre. Not just fibre but with the most common fibre fabrics, knit and crochet goods. As an artist, it’s a constant inspiration to keep working at my craft.
To quote: I aspire to inspire before I expire!
More examples here: Surreal Knitting Photos by Daniela Edburg.
Have a wonderful Wednesday – Hump Day and I do mean camel, dromedary… what was I knitting? 😉
If any of you are in my “neighbourhood” today, and looking for something fun to do, swing by the Atomic Lollipop convention at 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, Ontario; the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and with additional programming at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel.
My “Comrades in Arts”, Michelle of Stellar Forms and Cady of Dark Sunlight (see Art for Art’s Sake post:) are sharing their work there. Two very talented artists and they’ll have a range of items and media to see.
Here’s the event link: http://www.atomiclollipop.com
It’s on from August 2nd to the 4th and all details are on the site and promises to be an artistic and entertaining weekend!
I’m having post-project let down after completing my Mayflower Shawlette. I know. I have elevnty-hundred WIP’s and a ridiculous amount of yarn but… Doing a little bit of photography and some writing until my yarn muse sings something I want to hear.
I did order this pattern keeper for knitting on the go. Slipped Stitch Studios has some of the cutest project bags and accessories. I want the entire Crazy Caveleras line! They even have snips on a wristlet – could double as a key chain – that are airplane approved.
This is going to make travelling with a pattern so much easier!
We are off to explore. It’s a misty, warm morning, the rain is still making up it’s mind whether or not to fall. Perfect for some moody and romantic photo opportunities. Or, maybe just hanging out at a coffee shop
Cheers all, Kei
dark sunlight art prints:
CobbleStone II at Society6. Love the use of light and composition!