October 28, 2009

Chain maille victory

I am so proud that I was able to finally complete my chain maille bracelet that was started in a class I took on September 20 at the Canadian Bead Oasis Show. My turmoil with this task centred on the fact that I have tremors and cannot control the tools. So half of my jump rings were flung like tiddly winks around the room. I was determined to do a link a night, even if it took me the whole night to achieve this often insurmountable task. It's hard to see the detail because of the reflection on the silver but I love it - it's so fluid on the wrist. Good thing I have a small wrist so there were plenty of extra jump rings in the kit and less overall work for me.

Then it's knit, purl, rip out, cast on again,...nothing but problems with these little dog sweaters. The commission I had for a chihuahua sweater was a failure since the dog is 3 sizes smaller than the smallest size I made. He's a mosquito. And he lives in Peru so the fellow who commissioned me is now back home visiting and will measure every square mm of him and I can work from that. I must get cracking since the Holly Jolly sale is in 4 weeks and I don't have enough stock. So much to do, so little time.

I love this time of year for all the horror films that are on tv. I just saw a 1968 film called "The Power" with a very young and handsome George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Earl Holiman and a bunch of other familiar faces. And now the original "The Haunting" with Julie Harris is on till 2:00am. I don't think I can stay up that late but the ending is terrific. I have to make it to Fairview Mall's Apple Store to attend a class on how to use the MobileMe feature on my ipod touch. I love this little device but don't know how to use half of it. The Apple store gives one on one tutoring on different aspects of any of their products.


Carmi said...

That looks beautiful! Congratulations! Wait till I tell you about my sashiko stitch issue!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

You are SO GOOD! I just finished one of my class projects and still have one on the go.

Good luck with all your upcoming ventures. Glad to see you back.

Karen said...

I just don't have the patience for chainmail. It is great Sharon!

Irene said...

Bravo, it looks great. And those little dogs, you do have oodles of patience. What exciting things will we see at the Holly Jolly?