And can you explain it to me?!? I found out by accident the other day that my blog is currently not only in the Top 100 list for the Arts on Technorati, it has been hanging tough in the No. 3 spot for the past couple days (you will note that the excellent bead blogger Carmi of Carmi's Art/Life World occupies the No. 2 spot - unless you are reading this several days from the posting date, in which case, who knows where either of our blogs ended up). While I take this as a good thing, I do not understand it at all. My blog traffic hasn't changed appreciably, the last time I checked (admittedly probably 5 months ago), my Authority Rank was in the 30s - and now it's...897? Eh?!?! I really don't get it. Not that I'm complaining, of course.
I'm starting to lose momentum in my yarn destash, so I imagine it'll be drawing to a close pretty soon. Above is my favorite of the lot - Noro Iro in the best color ever. This seriously is my favorite color of Iro. It looks 100 times better knit up than in the skein - the tiny stripe of apple green in the middle of the pinks really makes it. When Noro went and discontinued this colorway, I bought a couple bags of it. Now that I've come to my senses, I'm putting one bag of 10 skeins (more than enough for a nice cardigan) up for auction.
The new stuff is listed here, and I have deals on Colinette Skye (I'm asking only $1.00/ skein for those), should you be interested.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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