More Coiling Fun...

26 Apr 2008

Well, so my two days off. I spent the first one in bed, dealing with some hybrid allergy/cold thing that's much better now. Sad to miss one of Portland's rare sunny days, but every now and then, my body forces my brain to stop moving.

While laid up, I noodled around some more with the coiling. This is a pendant, coiled on some bulky rug yarn, wrapped with some lovely wispy yarn with little metallic inserts that I picked up in Vancouver.

I like the result. I used a different stitch technique than I showed in my tutorial - this time, I stitched the coils together in a figure-8 pattern, which made the stitches invisible.

Here's one with the regular stitch pattern, for comparison. The texture is interesting, but I think you lose the overall impact.

. . . And of course, coils don't have to be round! I made several attempts on a freeform bracelet based on this idea, but it needs more development. I think this could be a good basis for earrings, too.

Today was a true day off. I took in some, ahem, highbrow entertainment, played both Galaga and air hockey, walked in the sunshine, got some great news in the mail, and went downtown for a celebratory dinner. Now we're off to listen to some awesome CBS Radio Mystery Theater from the 70's.

Hope your weekend is going splendidly!

Comments

Sounds like a *great* day! Even the one in bed isn't all bad. :) I can't wait for you to share your mail-news with us. I'm sure is super-exciting!


Oh! I really like it! I also like that these are done in a more timely fashion, I don't know when I'm going to finish my basket!

The figure 8 stitch does look nice.

Hope you are feeling better soon!


i'm glad you're feeling better. i love that freeform coil!


so pretty!


You need to stay still more often, even when you're not sick if these come to life then! I really like these, I have to check out your tutorial again.

Take care!


Sounds like a *great* day! Even the one in bed isn't all bad. :) I can't wait for you to share your mail-news with us. I'm sure is super-exciting!


Oh! I really like it! I also like that these are done in a more timely fashion, I don't know when I'm going to finish my basket!

The figure 8 stitch does look nice.

Hope you are feeling better soon!


i'm glad you're feeling better. i love that freeform coil!


so pretty!


You need to stay still more often, even when you're not sick if these come to life then! I really like these, I have to check out your tutorial again.

Take care!


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