Friday, April 20, 2007

Two weeks since I posted?!! Bad blog-geek, no biscuit!!

Okay, so I've been gone a long while. Not much interesting to report on the knitting front. I continued doggedly knitting on the Action jumper.

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..