Every once in a while, I like to participate in a good craft swap. Sometimes there's a theme, sometimes it's a random match-up, but it's always fun! My most recent swap was a random match-up, but awesome because I was paired with someone who likes steampunk. Inspired by this theme, I made an epic collar:
I picked a crochet pattern, Hardware Heaven, which always a challenge for me and doubly so because I'm not great at reading written crochet patterns (I'm better with charts). Still, between the awesome design and my skills with wire wrapping, beads, and chains, I could not pass it up. I think it turned out pretty well and my swapee seemed to like it!
It took me a very long time to finish this collar, so I'm really glad to be getting back to knitting again. As fun as this project was, knitting is so much easier for me. So look for more knitting projects on the blog going forward!