After the push to get as much as possible done for Birka, I needed a break so I slowed down a bit for February. I did not, however, stop completely. I managed to get at least a minimal amount of arts done every day in February.
Here are the things I completed or worked on last month, both SCA and mundane.
I embroidered some more on three Queen’s favors that I had previously started. Reverse chain stitch was used to outline the V and split stitch was used on the flower petals on the middle favor shown.
I made another set of weaving cards for my own use.
I have been crocheting for many years, off and on. This past November, I found some patterns for scrunchies in Crochet One-Skein Wonders, a crochet book I own. They are crocheted around a store-bought hair elastic. Since they are quick and easy to make, I have been making a lot of them lately. I have also started to do my own thing with them, although they are still similar to the patterns in the book. This is one, done using orange and gray variegated yarn, I did in February.
This next project is a commission for a friend. It will be a special gift to someone special to my friend. For that reason, I will keep things vague here. I warped it with 60/2 silk and began the weaving in February. Although it will be finished shortly, it will likely be a while before I can show the finished product.
In addition to the previous commission piece, I also warped another loom. This piece will become silk trim that will likely go up for sale in my Etsy shop once it is done. [https://www.etsy.com/shop/APStasiasStuff?ref=search_shop_redirect] It is warped with 60/2 silk and is a simple 4F4B pattern. I neglected to take a picture of it before I started weaving, which didn’t start until March. So you will have to wait until next month’s blog to see it.
The next piece is another crochet project which I found in the same book that I found the scrunchie patterns in. It is a water bottle holder and will be a gift to a friend of mine. This is the fourth water bottle holder I have made since finding the pattern and I tweaked the pattern a bit to my liking. It was made using black and gray acrylic yarn.
That’s it for February. I’m off to play with string again. See you next month!!