Happy Holidays to all

Hello everyone,

Zion here with you once again with a brief update on all the awesomeness (craziness..ha ha) of Zynful Creations.  This week has been led to Zynful trying some new uncharted territories with yarn.

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These images above are very miniature versions of knitting projects in progress.  The green project is a scarf, the purple is a baby blanket, and currently Zyn is finishing up a miniature red sock (which I will post pics of when it is done).  Now when you look close those are in fact toothpicks as knitting needles, and at one point Zyn was actually knitting with them – which totally blew me away, because I didn’t even think that was possible.

If this happens to be the last blog post before next week, we here at Zynful Creations would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and to all the other faiths – we celebrate with you.

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Shingle Bells

Zion here with you again with a Zynful Creations update.

Every year around this time something unprecedented for us always seems to rear its ugly little head, just to keep us on our toes and this year is no exception.

Since our last post (which has been awhile I know), Zynful has been hard at work on new projects and designs, all while dealing with multiple car incidents (one involving a deer and the deer won), a stray affectionate/needy kitten who likes to visit our place here and the there, and to top it all off – a Christmas bonus of finding out that Zynful has a very painful bout of Shingles which quite possibly could last for the next 4-6 weeks – which could make the holidays not so jolly.  So a word to all – please get your Shingles vaccination (we just found out that was an option 2 days ago), because watching Zyn go through the roller-coaster of radiating nerve pain is just awful.  That being said her creative flow is still going strong despite all the pain-meds she’s on.

To keep her mind occupied and off the pain she is working on a very special cowl in honor of her step-daughter – who unfortunately took her own life a few months ago.  This cowl is a thick cream-colored material with red tatted rose-like flowers.  As you can see she’s jumping from very fine skinny yarn, to a thick British Wool – but that’s not unlike Zyn to jump from one extreme to another extreme (especially in a matter of minutes).

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The pictures below are a couple hats she completed (and wrote the patterns) a week or so ago.  The purple hat was another (in memory of) dedication piece.

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These socks that Zyn conceived and made had her doing the happy dance because they turned out so warm and comforting.  I think I actually saw her tear-up when she had to take them off to wash them.

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This black beanie was a custom order for a close friend of ours, and as you can see it lengthened slightly for added neck warmth and protection.

All of these items can be custom-made, and the patterns are also available on both Etsy and Ravelry.

In case this is the last post for the next couple weeks, Zynful Creations and I would like to wish you all a Happy Holidays and a fun and safe time with friends and family.

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Woo-hoo! An awesome week we’re having.

Greetings to all!  Zynful has had some awesome things happen this week and we wanted to fill you in.  Earlier this week (I believe it was on Tuesday) one of Zynful’s items caught the eye of one of the admins on Etsy and not only did the “like” it, they also added it to their own favorites category.  This was HUGE, because it amplified Zynful’s exposure dramatically just in the past couple days.  Needless to say there was some bouncing off the walls and a few tears of joy and thankfulness had I kid you not.   On Wednesday Zynful Creations was also chosen to take part in a craft show from a local (to northern California) shop called Ambee’s Bloomers in Oroville, CA..  So Zynful will be show-casing her work in an actual established shop – which is just fantastic and adds so much opportunity for networking with other designers and the general public.  These next couple months are going to be busy rolling out new designs and holiday products…no rest for the weary.

It also dawned on me that in my last post I didn’t really identify myself other then being a knitting dumb-ass, but my name is Zion and as I have watched Zynful Creations bloom over the past few years – I have come to learn something exciting and new about the yarn-arts everyday.  Stay tuned to Zynful Creations as I will be updating frequently on all the fun craziness.  🙂

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New blog Managment

The author of this blog has drowned in an ocean of creativity and going forward this blog will be given from the perspective from a knitting-dumb-ass…me.  I will keep you all apprised and up to date on all the marvelous conceptions and executions that Zynful Creations unleashes to the world.  I know very little about the specific intricacies of the yarn-arts, aside from living with someone who lives and breathes it…literally.

So lets move on to the events of the week.

Yesterday started off with a catastrophe because in our house when anything related to knitting and/or crocheting goes missing or lost in the shuffle – everything else comes to a screeching halt until it is either found or immediately replaced.  What made yesterday such a mystery was a very nice crochet-hook set went missing in action, and what made it worse was that a couple of the hooks had some serious sentimental value.  Damage-control equals an immediate trip to Hobby Lobby.  What made the urgent urgency you ask?  Well a specific pattern design came to mind 4 days ago, and sense then had become a nagging monkey (worse then Crack) that just wasn’t going to subside until this pattern was birthed into existence.

One thing I’ve learned over the years; specifically with Zynful is that when an idea comes to mind for a new design pattern, and is least written down – very little (including bathroom breaks) interrupts the creative flow.  The upside to the day was this beautiful cowl called Sabone (Japanese for the word “spine”), which is now on sale and will be posted on Etsy shortly.  The pattern for this cowl will also be made available for purchase either today or tomorrow.

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