Hello and happy 2009, oops..hopes I wasn’t to late to greet all of you.. I been extremely busy and start off the year with serious flu…and other bad news, hope and pray will be better soon.. Anyway, please meet our new family member Jessie!!! After very long consideration, yup.. I decided to get my hb a puppy as a Christmas present instead of a hand knit jumper..hehe less work for me!
Well as for my knitting progress didn’t go too well, I am still stuck with all the WIP, some lacking one sleeve and some still sitting in the drawer..but I am still knitting, just a bit slower then usual.
At the other hand, I finally try my hand on book binding, I been wanting to learn how to bind a leather book since I saw it 10 years ago in Spain. I been looking up and down in Barcelona last year trying to buy one but no luck, just can’t really remember which shop.
Anyway, after doing some research online, I decided to bind my own book instead and ..I really enjoy it. I still at very beginning stage trying to figure out different type of stitching/binding technique, and still trying to get the right material especially the the waxed linen thread which are no very popular over here and most online shop is only willing to send by global express which the shipping cost is much more expensive then the thread.
The different of stitching I experiment with
The finish products…all been claim..hehe , I quite happy with the outcome but still have to do more research on the material and hopefully can find some really unique leather next round.