I love to make things. Whether it's crafting, making art, or cooking a delicious, vegan dinner for me and my fiance, I love it all. The satisfaction of spending hours, days, or even months working on something and having it finished is one that can't be beat easily. Even better when I can use recycled materials, because transforming something old into something new just adds to the fun.
What This Blog Will be About
If you haven't figured it out already, this blog will mainly be about things I create. My main craft of choice is knitting. I have been knitting since I was 15 (I just turned 21 about a month ago) and am obsessed with it. I also dye yarn, which I sell in my Etsy shop (www.gynxyarns.com) so there will occasionally be updates about that. I can crochet, but I prefer to knit if I can. Most things I knit are from yarn I recycle from thrift store sweaters, both to benefit my wallet and my environment. I also started spinning yarn about a year ago. The only thing I haven't done is sheared a sheep! You can expect pictures of projects, tutorials/patterns as I come up with them, links to patterns I'm working on, and anything else yarn related as it comes up.
This is the first sweater I ever knitted back in 2007. It's an altered version of the Big Sack Sweater from the Stitch n Bitch book.
I also sew a bit and reconstruct clothing on occasion, but not too terribly often. I have really gotten into the idea of restoring and re-purposing furniture, and am currently working on a table that I will post as soon as it's done. I just got engaged to the future Mr. Gynx (a.k.a. Jose) on June 10th and we are having our wedding in January hopefully, so you can expect some wedding crafts as well in the coming months. Here you can expect more of the same: pictures, tutorials, links, etc.
I love cooking and baking, so there will be some deliciousness from time to time. I'm not too terribly creative in the kitchen and tend to loosely follow recipes instead of try to create my own new recipe, but there will be some original recipes along with links to others that I love. Oh, and everything I eat is vegan. If you're not vegetarian or vegan though, don't let that scare you away from trying things!
Vegan chocolate/raspberry cake from Vegan With A Vengance for my 19th birthday.
I love my own handmade swag, but I also love supporting other artists. I will from time to time feature artists or products as I come across them that I think are worthy of having a shout-out. Anything I post is because I truly do love it, not an endorsement.
I'll keep the personal stuff to a minimum, but there will probably be a fairly regular mention of my two cats, so I should probably introduce them.
This is Othello. Othello is just a bit over a year old and is an orange male tabby. We adopted him from a shelter when he was about 7 weeks old.
This is Augustus. He's just under a year (his birthday is next month!) and is a male tuxedo cat. He was adopted from the same shelter Othello was.
This post has already been quite long, so I will leave it there for now.