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


Planets in Space - Take 2

Yesterday I finished the second version of Planets in Space, the necklace I made with my first polymer clay cabochon/cane project. 

I incorporated the moon, 3mm Swarovski crystals, and star beads plus I added some AB black teardrops that I found when I rummaged around in the stash. I also found some 5-petaled flower beads to use as spacers on the ends of the peyote tubes.

And I even had enough of the peyote tubes to make a matching bracelet.

I am infinitely happier with this one than I was the previous one.


I heard right away from the winner of my little contest. So it is officially done.

The Entrelac mitt is coming along fine. My method for making it smaller is working out fantastic. It fits so much better now. I'm one tier of squares before the thumb. The thumb is supposed to be done flat then seamed. I am anticipating doing it, figuring out how to do it in the round, frogging it, and doing it over my way (the thumb, that is). We'll see how it goes.

Last night we attended a party for my nephew Tyler. He has joined the army and will be shipping out for boot camp later this week. This was our opportunity to say good bye, good luck, keep yerself out of trouble, etc. I took the mitt with me to work on during conversations. I got a lot of compliments on it. Entrelac is fascinating to look at as well as do.

We got a lot of rain the last few days. I was beginning to wonder if I should get the kayak out of storage.It cleared up though and the sun is shining today. Rumor has it the next few days are going to be warm and sunny. As in, 50F degrees and warmer. I am so hoping that happens. If it does, I just may sit out on the deck in the sunshine and knit. Woot!

I am so sick of winter and it's drab color. I want spring with its bright green leaves. I think we are going to get an early one. There isn't nearly as much snow right now as there was this time last year. Hurray! The Parkarosa Bird buffet has been extremely busy with customers of late. The cats were finding it entertaining to sit on the windowsills and watch them.

Well, I need to sign off soon. Sweet Hubby is champing at the bit. On Friday our satellite dish signal went down. We're getting no signal at all. I've set up an appointment for the repair guy to come out on Monday. However Sweet Hubby went out and did a little investigating and figured out what was wrong (water got in and rusted out a wire connection). He wants to go into Coeur d'Alene to buy parts. If he can fix it, that'll save us the $95 to have repair guy come out.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Very beautiful. You did a great job on it.

  2. Very nice set love the colors you used.

  3. What a marvelous makeover! I love the way it drapes, and the accent beads really balance it out nicely. Very well done!

  4. wow.. me likes.. that is pretty!

  5. What beautiful beadwork! Glad your entrelac is coming along, too. Can't wait to see pictures (hint, hint...). :-)