Thursday, June 29, 2006

Also did this scarf knitted from a Paton's Velveteen and Ostritch kit. Don't mock - it was gift and I knitted it last night, finished it off this morning and will have it at TASDA as quick as I can to add to the raffle prizes.
Here's a closeup of the tassels. They remind me of cranberry coloured lamb's tails. They are made by casting on then immediately casting off and they get a cute little twist in them. The colour is a rosier colour than the photo. It got a lot of attention at the morning tea table today, so it should be a welcome prize for someone.




OK, so what else?

SnB with the usual supsects, Tupperware Party for Margit's first every demonstration at Mon's place. Finally got listing sewing patterns and stuff for sale on e-Bay so will be busy posting stuff off come Sunday. I have only scratched the surface, but it's a start.

By the time you read this another ex-poncho hat will be finished and quite soon another matinee jacket. I'm even making headway on JEC's cabled tunic (due last October, but she didn't know about it so she'll get it this October as a lovely surprise) . It's no longer a chore to knit this, I'm enjoying it! I can't tell you how relieved I am to have recovered my joie de tricot!

Mum delivered two matinee jackets last week to a very enthusiatic response from her physiotherapist whose wife is expecting their first child - most gratifying. Note to self, two more babies are due quite soon - knit more baby stuff.

Oh, I finished knitting up the test fabric from Lynne Johnson's workshop. I darned in all those hundreds of ends as little rosettes to add to the texture, leaving a few still flowing free. Need to find a pinky/mushroomy fabric to line it and make a little clutch bag. Again, night photography does not bring out the colour very well.



And I'm officially addicted to podcasts. I can now listen to them and I'm all caught up with Cast-On and making headway with KnitCast.

6 comments:

The Shopping Sherpa said...

You put me to shame...

happyspider said...

good to see you out and about again ^^ am loving the opal, socks are turning out brilliantly. you're a star, it's exactly the right colourway for her too :) i'm calling it socksual healing :p

Sheep Rustler said...

Gorgeous bag! Love the colour of the scarf though not sure about the Ostrich ... :) I love that technique of casting on and immediately casting off again, I've seen it done beautifully in sea-coloured yarns, different lengths, and a few pearl beads, to look just like seaweed.

Our Victorian school hols finish this week! So DS is back to school Monday and DD off to music camp (which is normally during schools hols but is in Albury so it hasn't worked out that way this year). DD has decided that I must make her a beaded pin to wear up there, which means it has to be finished by tomorrow night. I am busy...

kylie said...

considering that youve been so amazingly productive i forgive you for not posting. (big of me yes?). did miss you tho :)

Dood said...

I bloody KNEW you would get addicted to podcasts!

YAY for CAst-on!

Bells said...

woo hoo. another Cast-on devotee! I'm missing Brenda so much right now. She rocks.