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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Slacker that I am

Wow it has been ages since I have posted. I wasn't feeling up to much there for awhile but things are much better now. We made two trips up to Oregon this past spring, one for my brother who came home and one for my sister who graduated high school. It was nice seeing family but also hectic and exhausting. 1200 plus miles round trip and twice in 1.5 months.
Mike and I are doing really well. We decided to give things one more try before we give up for good and get a divorce. I guess we both realized what we would be losing and that we do love each other still. The good news is we are getting along really well.
I am also getting in a ton more beading time.
Best of all, I finally learned to do viking knit. Yay me! I had such a hard time finding a tutorial on this so I ending up piecing together info from lots of different sources.

The top piece is my first ever attempt at single viking knit. Then I tried again with I think much better results.
The bottom one is double viking knit and I am in love with this one. I will be working on piece tonight to make into a bracelet. These were just short pieces so I could see how my tension was working out. Now I just need to figure out how to finish the ends and add the clasp.

5 comments:

Marie S said...

Hi Jax, this is all awesome news.
So glad you are doing well.
So glad.
I love your viking knit is just beautiful.
Love and hugs,
Marie

Jax said...

Thanks Marie, it does feel good to be back in the swing of things!

Jewels said...

I. LOVE. Viking knitting! I wanted to try it ever since I saw it in one of my friend's books. I couldn't read a stitch of it, since it was in Danish, but the graphics were so good, I just knew I'd be able to follow it. That last piece of yours looks fantastic. Keep it up!

And as for your personal news, it always makes me happy to hear when couples hang in there and try to iron things out. Unless there's severe abuse (physical or emotional) involved, it usually just winds up being simple lack of communication, or learning to let go of the past and learning to 're-love' your spouse they way they've grown. Hubby and I have gone through plenty of those phases in the 12 years we've been together. We've even come close to separating, but we always found our way back to each other. I wish you much luck, and nothing but the best. I hope it works out, for both of you. :)

Jax said...

Thanks Jewels. I have been practicing with cheap craft wire for the time being, but I can't wait to pick up some sterling silver and give it a try. And thanks for the words of encouragement and the well wishes. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Dear Jax,

Wow, you create such beautiful jewelry. I admire you for teaching yourself new things and working with new materials. And I'm also heartened to hear about you and your husband. I hope things are still going strong.

I wanted to thank you for the thoughtful message you left for me earlier this summer. I felt your warmth and your prayers, and I'm grateful for the solance and strength that they brought me. Thank you.

xoxo
bella