I never seem to dedicate enough time to my knitting & jewellery making as I want to. Knitting is easier because I can do it in front of the TV and it’s a lot easier to take places with me so I do it more, but I’m not a quick knitter. When I’m making my jewellery, especially if I have ideas of new designs that I want to try out, I love it, but I need to order materials and get all the kit out so it really takes over. As a result, it’s been a while, but, inspired by my efforts for the Frock’n’roll last week, I’ve added some new creations to my Folksy shop.

First up are my super chunky moss stitch scarves. They are knitted with 2 balls of 200g chunky 100% acrylic wool. It’s a simple pattern but hugely satisfying, as it grows quite quickly. I can attest to how warm it is, as when I’m knitting the scarf, it keeps me extra toasty! I knitted four scarves: 2 in the teal below, one red and one cream and I’m in the process of knitting a purple. They do other colours too, but for now I just need to sell the remainder before buying any more wool.

Hand Knitted Moss Stitch Scarf

Hand Knitted Moss Stitch Scarf

I also made some new silver jewellery for the Frock’n’roll. I’d had a few ideas for a while, so I was glad to be able to dedicate an afternoon to making some and trying out some new techniques, like the bracelet below. I’d never made a bracelet like this before & I really like the simplicity of it, even treated myself to one! I think this design has more potential too & am going to have a bit of a play around with it so watch this space! I also wanted to use uncut chain to make different styles of pendents. This was partly inspired by a necklace that my sister wants. The Trinity necklace below doesn’t have a finished chain, but has uncut chain attached to it using a few jump rings. I really enjoyed making these & am excited to develop this range even further and make some more earrings. Using uncut chain opens up a lot of other design possibilities as well as commissions for people.

Thin Circle Bracelet

Thin Circle Bracelet

Trinity Necklace

Trinity Necklace

I’ve also retaken some photos of stock that I already had but felt that they needed to be given a new lease of life. I also had more stock than I had listed on my site so wanted to make sure everything was up there.

Knitted iPhone Cover

Knitted iPhone cover

Knitted Flower Brooches

Knitted Flower Brooch

While I was sitting at my stall on Saturday, I decided that I want to focus on my knitting, jewellery & making cards (Got some ideas for those too!). I also decided that I need to dedicate a few afternoons a month to making new stock, developing my techniques & simply enjoying the skills I have.

It’s fine to make new things & try new crafts, but I shouldn’t let my passion for these crafts fade. By dedicating time to them, my folksy shop should be regularly restocked with new items and if I decide to do another fair, I’ll have plenty of things to take!

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