Monday, October 25, 2010

Love Ravelry - Swaps & Gold Jewels!

I have been loving Ravelry.  How could I not?  It's simply the best social network out there, and better than that, it lets me organize all of my myriad yarn projects.  I have to say- the readers of Art, Like Bread only get a small sampling of my crafty endeavors.  I wanted to share a couple of cool collages that I made with the Picasa Photo Editor, which is available free from Google. 

The first is a swap package that I received as part of the Lion Brand Swaps Group on Ravelry (free login required to access group).  I was lucky enough to be paired with a pro swapper, Deniseworld of Voie de Vie Blog.  Boy, did she ever spoil me!  Here's a picture of all that was included in my package.

I'm lucky, right?
It was great to see the Windmill Bag of Crochet! Magazine up close and personal.  Denise did a great job and the bag is really useful.  Lucky me! I received a copy of the very magazine containing that pattern (Ravelry link) at the CHA show! 

For each swap, we choose a theme and this one was all about color.  I requested a natural color palette, and Denise kept it earthy for me.  :)  Very pretty.

The other thing I wanted to show you is part of my Halloween costume.  Maybe after seeing this, you can guess who I am going to be.  Needless to say, people, I'm taking it back & kickin' it old school. 

I got the pattern for the chunky chain and the earrings from who else but Afya Ibomu, the brilliant author of Get Your Crochet On! Fly Tops and Funky Flavas.  I wish she'd come out with a third crochet book, but we'll see.  :)  The gold jewelry was a quick and fun project.  I think I can use them after Halloween, but we'll see.  I think the chunky chain needs a very special outfit to look current.