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I'm a woodworker and a leather artist/crafter. Photography and astronomy are my passions.

I'm descended from the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk who was killed in 1777.

I am also of Scots-Irish descent and VERY proud of my heritage and my culture. I do not apologize for my culture, nor am I "politically correct", and do not tolerate others who think that it is a necessity to be so.

Visit my Etsy site at: http://aeryckdesade.etsy.com


Monday, August 13, 2007

First entry

So, I seem to keep putting off making any sort of entries here. I've been rather busy with college and all lately and just do not seem to have enough time to write anything with all that's been going on and with all of the projects that I seem to delve into.

Lately, I've been doing a lot of knitting and such, and have recently made a couple of hats using the Ultimate Sweater Machine (or the Bond, to those who know). I made a 3 foot long black and white striped stocking hat, as well as an adaptation from a hat that appears in the new Charmed Knits book about Harry Potter clothes. When I get around to it, I will post some photos of some of my projects. But for now, here is a (rather low quality) pic of the stocking cap.

It is modeled (loosely) from the French Voyageur's, or fur trader's, caps of days gone by. It was a lot of fun to make, and did not take much time on the Bond knitting machine. I've been considering doing some simple socks, but they seem to take me forever to do and then I always have to make two of them. Isn't there an easier way? I haven't got it down on the Bond to really do socks very well, so the hand knitting just drags away with that one. Currently I'm doing a pair using Wool-Ease in a gray color (because Jo-Ann's didn't have any black skeins when I went to buy the yarn).

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