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).
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.
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.
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.