Thursday, 22 November 2012

Moving Swiftly On

OK so that's November almost done too.  Someone has definitely speeded up this year too fast.  Could we have a slower year next year?

I've felt a little disjointed of late, not sure why.  Trying to settle to something has been weird and so half the time I've just done nothing instead!  Not very proactive.

I decided I had better do something for the Christmas effort this year.  I have some lovely pieces of glass, not too many colours but I did find a nice green and red.  After cutting and foiling I tried remembering the soldering knack.  Hmm, passable I suppose.  I will string these up in a window perhaps with some beads too.

At the begining of the month I went to a bodices workshop to make the bodice below.  Of course it being red is a pig to photograph but you can see the shape.  It was to make a 'mini' bodice which actually turned out to be a full size one but only for a size 8/10 body.  

I decided to leave a part of the lining seam open so I can see the layering at a later date.  The white is the domette, canvas and boning. A lovely workshop to do. 

When I went to the Westpoint show in September with Elsa I saw a really lovely crochet throw kit.  I so wish I had gone back to buy it (Elsa remind your Mother not to be so daft next time will you).  I had hoped I would see it again at Ally Pally but I wasn't really well enough to do to much in depth searching. The other day how ever Su at Living on The Edge blogged about a beautiful throw she had knitted.  The colours and texture were WOW!  Again I thought about it, a dangerous occupation obviously, and eventually kicked myself into buying a kit or two too.  The wools arrived yesterday.


That photo was taken last night, it was so grey outside anyway.  Again the reds have come out wrong and show better in the photo below.  Much more earthy.  I loved the reds, plumbs and greens and John liked the blues so I couldn't make up my mind.  I'm lucky I could whittle it down to those colours, they were all so gorgeous!  I mean look at all these here!! 


Anyway, they have all been on the swift and I have started knitting.  A lovely easy pattern and good for TV work.

And finally these three are convinced there is something under this step.  I'm not quite sure what it could be as the floors are solid concrete under the oak and tiles.  Perhaps something has fallen into the old cavity wall just there and the noise is carrying (yes we do have mice, we live in the country).  It's still keeping them amused several days later.  

I hope this terrible weather is not disrupting you all too much!

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12 comments:

  1. Maybe you are feeling a bit disjointed because you have been unwell and sometimes it takes a while to get back into things. You'll get there..... I love the christmas trees they will look stunning. I saw the throw on Su's blog it is lovely and it made my fingers itch to get out the knitting needles, but I need to keep going with the projects I have on the go already! I'm looking forward to seeing yours finished, I hope it doesn't push me over the edge.

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    1. Oh Miriam, it was worth it just for the lovely yarns and colours. Is it sad that I'm hoping there will be a fair bit of them left over when I've finished?? lol

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  2. That bodice is stunning (and beautifully made)...I would love to have the figure to wear something like that! And your knitting looks intriguing; I need to visit Sue's blog I think.
    As for the dogs....they are so funny :-D
    xx

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    1. You and me both wanting that figure. Then I think of the high maintenance it would be too. I'd rather have the wine ;). Dogs are still looking, but we think we have some of the answer now.....

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  3. I love your Christmas trees too, they look very well made! I'm sure you'll feel more like your usual self soon. Your poor dogs ;-)

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    1. It's all in the head Julie, it just won't materialise into reality! If I could just make half the things I think of. Dogs on a mission in this weather is good, stops them nagging me. :-)

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  4. I'm glad you've bought the yarn to make your throws - glorious colours! I love the shape of that bodice, reminds me of some work I did for my A level textiles (a VERY long time ago), Happy crocheting :-)

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    1. Thank you for the inspiration Su! This internet thingy is a wonderful place.

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  5. I have learned if it is calling my name, I had best buy it then, because I won't be able to by it later! Love those colours!

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    1. The amount of times I say that to John!! You would have though I would listen to myself by now though wouldn't you.

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  6. What a great post. I love the colours of thewool for your rug it is going to be beautiful. I always find if you let something you really like pass then when you need something there is never anything worthwhile in the shops.

    There was a time, many many moons ago, when that bodice would have fitted me like a dream....

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    1. This is true Shirley and I was kicking myself for ages, especially as I couldn't find it at Ally Pally too.

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