Tuesday, 23 October 2007

October catch up

One of the things I like about the CraftyPod podcast is that she has these periodic catch ups and so that is what I'm seeing this post as. I have been a bit of a lazy blogger recently and there really is quite a lot to share.

First we have a little bit of jewellery. One of the things that held me back from spending my limit at ally pally was the thought that I already had one of everything. That 'everything' included a necklace kit from one of the fabulous bead stalls bought at last year's AP. So out it has come and we've got this far.
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I think it's rather pretty and is pretty easy to follow.

That spurt of jewellery making saw me get out a few beads I had been maeaning to make into a bracelet for a while. Queue my yarnstorm moment...
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and a slightly more practical shot of memory wire creation:
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I got the beads in america earlier this year. I am always a sucker for polka dots and I just adore these little ones.

That is the non-knitting content out of the way. So now two finished objects to show off. We have the bag...before felting:
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and after felting:
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No real difference to the untrained eye but looking rather good nonetheless. Will get its first outing tomorrow.

The second are the fabulous socks using the custome dyed yarn Fabienne gave me during the last secret pal round. I have worn them already and they are perfect - the yarn is wonderfully smooshy.
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Then (well I did say there was a lot to catch up on) there is the mermaid which has hit a wall because I've screwed up the colours. The light pink just isn't working and looks positively dirty next to the other two which definitely work together. I was thinking maybe a dark blue instead. Thoughts?
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And finally the current WIP next to me on the sofa, a scarf. Yes, I know it's a bit boring but I'm a knitter and I need a scarf and so I'm knitting one. Not to make it too boring I'm using this pattern from ravelry and the texture of it really is pretty amazing.
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Made all the better by the coordinating needles. Oh go on then, another yarnstorm moment...
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7 comments:

Knit - R - Done said...

Great photo of the afghan. You look very cozy.

Nic said...

I love the so called scarf. I have just knitted a mini toddler-sized one but need to make a me-sized one now. I have found an ace hat to match it too.
You do indeed look very cozy under that afghan, it is freezing here!!
Nic

Spinningfishwife said...

That Yarnstorm woman gets everywhere.....;-)

Lynn said...

Awww to the photo and I suggest something bright for the mermaid..like a teal, bright purple, even a neonish green would look great. I'm afraid a dark blue would just look drab and get lost. :)

Emily said...

I think the pink looks quite good. And I don't like pink!

Have a look at Radioselma on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/radioselma/mermaid she used a full on red with pale and dark grey, and it looks wonderful! (Replaced the mustard colour in the kit).

Fabienne said...

yay for cushy socks! i need to get cracking for my socktober socks for myself but they are just being bad and required a time out. the afghan pic is sehr suss, you both look so cute under it!

Jamie said...

I dunno, I think a blue might look quite nice on the mermaid. I guess it depends upon the overall look you want, BRIGHT or something else. I was thinking maybe a steely blue. But maybe that's just the way it looks on my monitor. :)

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