Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
(My wrist warmers are about 6 inches long now! Will need to do some serious knitting to get them done this week...plus I want to knit a corsage for my friends birthday...there goes my cooking time again!)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
(Just please excuse the insipid pink DK yarn I use for experimental purposes!)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Haven't done any more corsages because I plan to go through my wardrobe soon and sort out what I need to do with all of my clothes. I am also reading Victoria Beckham's 'The Extra Half Inch' which will hopefully help me decide what I am actually never going to wear again. Plus what I need to make to help me make the most of my wardrobe. Planning to start tonight....wish me luck!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
1. My first Aplique
This is actually the front of a needle case I made to test the sewing machine I borrowed from my mum. There are a few issues, as my Dad likes to say "Measure twice, cut once" which I need to work on, but generally am pretty happy with it.
2. First time knitting with Wire
Trickier than I thought, but in time i reckon I can get it tidier and have some plans for wire, bottle tops and beads.....
3. First Proper Sock Knitting
I have knit one sock before (didn't even manage a pair!) on straight needles that ended up about 3 times the size it should have been. I found this yarn and free pattern and got the right size needles free with Let's Knit magazine so figured it was fate! Will see how we get on.
4. First Time seeing Pixie in my Yarn Basket
I don't know how long she's been sneaking off for a quiet moment in amongst my yarn, but she looked so comfortable...and at least the kitten couldn't find her in there!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I then had to go out for lunch and shopping, and spend Sunday in Ikea. However I wore both corsages on my bag to the pub Sunday evening and had a lot of people asking where I got them and showing a bit of interest, so there may be something in it. Will need to design my own though... I'm thinking of an orchid....watch this space.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I have so much stuff in the house that I could use to make other stuff! So tonight I am going to set me up a little studio. I will tidy up a room and lay it out for me to work in, collect my crafty bits from it's various positions throughout the rest of the house and go from there, I think. Will post photos tomorrow.
I have beeen thinking about doing this for so long it's time to get off my backside and get something going! So watch this space for mini displays of craftiness!!