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Showing posts from April, 2008

Niki Jin Crafts is Back!

Last you heard from me (from this blog, anyway) was almost two years ago when I said goodbye and went exploring new directions. I started another blog (it ... didn’t last), and wrote a post here and there for my portfolio website, mostly talking about my professional art and design work. Nowadays I stick to posting mostly to Instagram.

So what have I been up to? Life has been busy, taking care of two young kids and building a freelance career doing book design and illustration. In between, I keep myself busy with various projects related to my art.

I let go of Niki Jin Crafts for a little while, but recently, it came back to my mind. I thought about what I want to do with this site. Just let it sit there? Delete it? Well no, I’m not ready to get rid of it quite yet! It could use a little updating, though, that’s for sure. I’ve given the site a new look (I hope you approve!) but that’s not what you’re here for, right? We need some new content, of course. I promise, new stuff is coming…

My Knitting Projects

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was about 10 or 11. I never really finished a project, but I remembered the basics. Then, while in college, I was walking through a craft store and found a free simple scarf pattern. I thought it might be fun to try, so I gave it a shot and haven't put down my needles since. In the picture above, you'll see a few of the scarves I finished, including that first one, which is in the middle. With some practice, I eventually moved on to sweaters. Here are some of my more successful projects. (Please excuse my ugly green carpet...)