Tuesday, 26 October 2010
This weekend I spent almost all of Saturday in recovery after a rather splendid, gin-cocktail fuelled, 1920s party on Friday. To make amends, I got up at 6am on Sunday to watch the grand prix and then busied myself around town:
• Wooden parrot from the market.
• Embroidered sweater from Frock me!
• Cardigan in progress.
(These dark evenings are not brilliant for photography).
Monday, 25 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
I've been inspired by Sandra Juto and have taken up a neck worm style project so I can have a break from knitting complex patterns.
I've given myself the rule that I have to change colour every day so the finished piece will end up being a bit like a knitting diary. The sequence above shows a week's work. I expect my progress to slow a bit from now on.
...especially now I have a proper job. Career woman.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
I received a mixtape in the post from Joe this week and it's nothing short of amazing. Cut paper, dancing illustrations and 2 discs of music - GREAT! This definitely makes up for not receiving one last month.
Joe has posted a video to the flickr group which shows all the moving parts in their full glory. I think I'm going to have to up my effort with next month's attempt.
Sunday, 3 October 2010
I've just finished knitting my first jumper. I'm not sure about the sleeves on this one yet (although I'm sure they'll grow on me) but I think the lacy pattern looks pretty grand.
Next on the cards (or the needles): some warmer winter projects and treats for christmas.
I'm going to try and have both a crochet and a knitting project on the go from now on so I can pick and choose. I also need to do more reading. This is a must.
Friday, 1 October 2010
Three weeks ago I skipped the country for a few days and travelled to rural France for a long weekend away.
It was such a perfect end to the summer - we swam in the river, ate our weight in cheese, attempted a bike ride, played sunset featherball and spent the evenings eating, playing games and doing some stargazing. The only thing I wasn't so keen on were the house visitors.
And now it's October...gosh.