Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Something Green

I am making something green with sharp teeth. All the greens need to be limey and the same so I dyed some material in the washing machine with mixed results. I am now ready to create my green sharp-toothed monster.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Knitting part deux

So I started off practising with 10 stitches. I dropped about 3, then gained 3. Rachel had to unpick it and fix it along the way as I can't gp backwards, but eventually I made this: my new neck scarf. I am very pleased with myself and have bought a new ball to wool to celebrate.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Pins and Their Cushions

Time to make some more of these I thought. The last ones I made were given away very quickly so I thought I'd do a few more as they're so easy.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Pin Cushion

Sometimes simple is good.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Baby Quilt

This is an old quilt I made for my best friend's baby and is the hardest, longest project I ever did. There was a lot of work involved in that and I didn't really know what I was doing. I think I watched a whole season of 24 whilst stitching this. It's a traditional Durham baby quilt and I just thought I'd put it up for posterity.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Rock Sock Monster

The only item I bought in the January sales was this pair of black stripey glitter socks for £2 in Oasis. Behold, here is Queequeg. He likes soft rock, tattoos and studded belts. His badge reads: "I'm Lazy" which is probably quite true. Queequeg spends a large portion of his time time sleeping. When he is not asleep, he is awake until he is asleep again. He eats until he is not hungry, then waits until he is hungry again. When not being lazy, Queequeg spends the little time he has left thinking about Boethius and ACDC. This probably accounts for constant snoozing. I am considering making him a sweatband with a streak of lightening on it. Decisions decisions… I best be quick though as this monster is winging its way to the big U S of A on monday. He's going on tour.

Monday, January 01, 2007

To the Dogs

I had a problem with moths a while a go. Luckily I'm far too cheap to go natural fibre, but poor Simon's jumpers took the fall instead - 100% cashmere ones. Even the all time favourite cardigan was shot down in its prime. His love for it was so great that he couldn't bear to throw it away so I found it hidden at the back of the cupboard the other day and decided to immortalise it by making it into a dog. I couldn't decide how big to do it to I made two. They a beautifully soft. but I didn't quite manage to avoid all the moth holes hence the stripey patch on the paw. I don't mind much. I reckon a dogs life is a down and dirty experience so I quite like their rugged edge.