"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Ndebele Wave #2

As promised, here is a pic of the second Ndebele Wave bracelet I made earlier this week.

The difference between this one and the first one is I used size 15 silver lined crystal beads for the little triangle bits, and size 11 silver metallic beads for the outside edge.

I also beaded a toggle in tubular Ndebele.

I like this one way more than the first one I did. It looks much neater, and lies better on the arm.

I've also finished knitting the Nook case.

On Wednesday I unraveled the whole thing because I was not happy with it. It just didn't fit my needs in a case. I reknit it using the pattern I was going to use originally. I was kind of worried that after felting it wouldn't fit my Nook because, as you can see in the pic, it's not much different in size. Surely shrinking it is a bad thing? I felted it today and it's drying. It looks like it's going to fit just fine. I need to sew the button on too. Oh yes, and I got a silicone skin for my Nook, purple of course. I'm such a klutz I felt it needed the extra protection.

A new bird showed up at the Parkarosa Bird Buffet today, a male Evening Grosbeak. It is super duper camera shy. I've been trying to get it's pic for hours. It flies away as soon as I move even just a tiny bit. I'm hoping it will come back tomorrow and I'll try again with the camera.

Speaking of birds, right now I have a small turkey on the rotisserie slowly roasting for dinner. Yum!

Last night we had freezing temps and though I covered the tomatoes and everything on the deck, they still froze. The marigolds are all dead too. A couple things survived-purple Alyssum, dahlias, and the Cilantro. I am officially giving up on tomatoes for the year.

Have a nice evening.


  1. Hi LJ, love the bracelet. I think the case will fit your nook, even if felted the case should have a little give to it. Give it a try girl, I have a load of confidance in ya!

  2. Love the Ndebele bracelet LJ - cool colors too.

  3. Beautiful bracelet. I'm always so impressed with the beaded jewelry you make and this one is no exception!