Saturday, 14 August 2010

This week I have been mostly...

...making coil bowls and taking pictures of random things while out and about in London. And knitting of course. Random first.
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Crayon Shoes
Pooch thinks it is wrong to take pictures of people on the tube without asking them. And I agree that taking pics of people's faces or up their skirts or something is very dodgy. But I think bags is justifiable. And shirt pockets when suitably positioned.
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What would YOU keep in that pocket?
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Is it possible the bag says something in braille?
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An adult woman was using this. Perfect

Thinking back to the bracelets - when I channelled by inner-17-year-old - I took another challenge on this week and finally made some coil bowls. I'd bought the stuff about 5 years ago but had convinced myself it would damage my sewing machine. But then I saw them being demonstrated again at Knit Nation. 
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It really was that easy just to run one up. A few 1" strips (much less than I would have thought too) and there I was. And it is already in use at work!
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Then to top it all Pooch asked me to make him one - he never asks me to make him things!? He wanted turquoise. 
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I used up some other bits and bobs too to make stripes. 
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Hoorah!

It is Pete's birthday today and so I finally finished the zip of the Steggie I made for him. There is a party tomorrow so I just hope it fits. 
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I've also been doing some more 'normal' knitting too. Using the unique sheep yarn I bought online about 6 months ago, but then was reminded about when I saw it for sale at Knit Nation. 
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I may not have bought much there but it certainly has caused me to get crafty! The socks use 4 mini skeins which I move between to get the colour variation. It's not seamless but I quite like the effect. These are the first xmas presents I have made - which reminds me! I'll post the winner of the podcast competition very soon....

4 comments:

kaet said...

No, the bag doesn't say anything in Braille (which I learned to sight-read for work). It's pretty though (but I'd rather have one of your bowls...

Miriam said...

I really enjoy the way you look at things. I'm inspired to make a messenger bag with the outer flap covered with this gorgeous washed silk scarf that I never wear.

Nic said...

Those coil bowls were opposite us at Knit Nation and I couldn't understand how to make them without breaking my (very precious) sewing machine. So it's easy then? They look great.

Kate said...

Yes, I am still alive - I've just got back from KnitCamp and feel as if I could sleep for a week. I should be back at the blog face soon.

Love your pics.

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