I haven’t been updating as of late, probably because nothing has really been going on.
It is a very snowy and cold winter in Europe, and I actually enjoy it a lot more than the regular winter around these parts. I really like the cracking of the snow under my shoes, and if you are well dressed, it is enjoyable to have a walk.
I haven’t been enamelling, and failed at feeling guilty about it. I sometimes think it is because of lack of equipment and comfort in my workshop, but this may be an excuse. In any case, I am going to Barcelona in two weeks, and I have decided to bring (ship back) a very nice jewellery table from the jeweller’s tools shop there. It is massive oak and with all the fittings I like, and a set of big drawers. My previous table was from these makers and I was very happy with it. I should also get some silver because I have almost run out, and hopefully all this will motivate me a bit.
I haven’t been idle however. I’ve been knitting ;P a lot. It is a very nice hobby I think. Easy to learn the basics, but with many possibilities to learn and improve. It is portable, it is clean, it can be picked up for just 5 spare minutes, some simple things can be done while chatting or watching tv. The investment in tools is minimal (at least with my Chinese bamboo needles, which are great I think). And you are handling yarn all the time.
Today I made a few wire brooches for my mom’s scarf. I will give it with one or two of these. Help me decide?
All the pics are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157623179465874/
These are quick to make. Maybe I should put some on Etsy?
Edit: I did put some: http://www.etsy.com/shop/medvssa?section_id=5872103