Saturday, February 25, 2012

Paddywacks: Azure is up!

Alright everyone, Azure is in the shop!  Please feel free to admire her and share her with your friends.  Or, if you'd rather, snatch her up and claim her for your own!


Another Favorite Thing

So, in the midst of a pile of homework and projects and my friend's upcoming wedding, when I'm running on the last drops of energy (a coffee, a couple diet cokes, some breakfast tea) it's nice to sit and reset my rushing brain at the piano.  It's nice to hammer out a few songs, close my eyes and listen to the sweet notes dancing out a melody, and then hear the quick clicks of my puppy's paws as he comes running into the living room to hop into a chair and watch me play.  He comes every time, faithfully.  He curls up on the cushions and swings his big head over the arm so that he can watch me and then he just sits.  It doesn't matter how long I play, he stays and watches and listens, and it always, faithfully, makes me smile.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Coming to Paddywacks: Dragon Scarf - Azure

Finally!  I am so sorry about the delay, my homework load became insane for the past two weeks but I've finally gotten time to get pictures!!!

Here is the new beauty that will be showing up in my shop: 
Meet Azure.  
She is five feet of thick, beautiful yarn that was carefully knit, by me, using my own pattern.  Her body at its widest is approx. 8' and at its thinnest is 3' (that's only right at the tip of her tail.  She is made from a blended yarn featuring chocolate brown, toffee tan, ice blue and lime in her body.  Her spines and tail have rich sapphire, aqua, emerald and lime.  The flames from her nose are approx. 10' and made from a super soft yarn (they're one of my favorite parts of her, honestly).
I couldn't believe how much character it gave her when I added those eyes.  It seemed like the dragon I was making had just been asleep the whole time and when I stuck the first eye on she woke up and looked straight at me.  

This dragon is the third of its kind for me, I created the pattern to make a scarf for my little brother for Christmas.  
This is Grove:

I've made a few alterations to the pattern since this one, but I'm still thrilled with how he turned out.
Aside from him I've made one for a friend's little brother, that one was gray and green and I didn't get a picture or name it...but I'll try to get a picture if anyone would like to see it.
Anyways, I've started one that's a mixed yarn of red, pink, yellow, and orange.  It's looking beautiful so far but I'm not sure when it'll be finished.  I'll try to post pictures of the progress.

Look for Azure in my shop soon!


P.S. If you are interested in reserving Azure, please, let me know! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paddywacks: Surprise update!

Hey everyone!

So the project that I promised to reveal at the end of January is late...sorry!  But I'm putting the finishing touches on it tonight and should have it ready for preview by Friday!  :)