I've now finished all the pieces that make up the front and back, and have started on the first sleeve. It doesn't make for interesting photos, but here's the proof -
Also, on other vaguely knitting related items, one of the lovely Bibnbub at knitting gave out these pretty Easter gifts - Aren't they nice? Every one's was different. :) We all felt very spoilt.
Today I wandered around in my lunch hour avoiding eating food that was bad for me and I ran into the Contemporary Art and Craft gallery (not sure if that's its exact name) on Murray Street. I bought this lovely card which I intend to frame for my room in the new house as part of my attempt as designer-beautiful-things-at-a-price-I-can-afford. It's so pretty, isn't it. (a Kelly Hyatt design according to back of the card).
Also on that last point (not the pretty bit, the house bit) I have succumbed to the sewing/quilting thing and ordered two books via Amazon (damn, isn't the Aussie v. US dollar good at the moment!)
- A copy of Amy Butler's In Stitches via the Marketplace (long wait through Amazon proper at the moment).
From Amazon itself, via the lovely Fitzwilliam and his book addiction-related ordering. hurrah!
Both books have a number of items I am interested in making, as due significantly to Lupinbunny's influence, and general web surfing of blogs, I have decided that I don't hate quilting. I hate country-style quilting. (No offence to lovers of the form, just really not my thing.) And now while I doubt I shall ever be a 'quilter/sewer' as a major hobby designator, I can happily see myself getting into it in so far as a way of getting the designer style pillows, throws, maybe even napkins etc that I can't really afford to buy.
I'm even considering trying my hand at a little sashiko in order to see if I am interested in hand-stitching a doona cover for our master bedroom of the types I admire. Now there's an(other) area I never thought I get into. But I like the Japanese indigo and white sashiko thing very much.
I have time to consider these things as my books won't be here for 3-6 weeks, and so I'm hoping to finish the Action jumper by then and be able to start the sewing etc with a clear conscience ;-)
With hope, I might even get back to.. Raspy!! The weather perfect for it now..