Saturday, March 20, 2010
This little number is just beautiful. Lovely crisp cotten, and so soft from lots of laundering. And still fresh.
Speaking of laundry, I think it's best suited to Wash Day.
It's more like a clothes peg bag than anything.
(Or a particularly jaunuty pair of boxers.)
Friday, March 19, 2010
At the Dublin Parade we present Gulliver and 2 of his teeny lady friends. They were having a great time and the crowd loved 'em.
A snatched pic of some beautiful huge blue flowers that I loved. It also gives you an idea of the size of the giant green hat we had to contend with for a view. Native readers will be able to pinpoint the very tree we were standing at by the street view.
And here are the Parade Mittens, my last-minute entry to the St Patrick's Day Celebrations competition over on Ravelry.
These are what you might call a novelty entry, knit on the fly, knit on the Dart on the way into town and finished while waiting for the parade to start. My thanks to the young French woman who kindly picked up my dpn when it plunged into the crowd amidst the many feet.
These are kinda cute and Little Monkey was delighted with them. So that's a win in my book. Hop on over to the competition thread to see the wonderful knits that have been posted already. Some really lovely things there.
Voting doesn't start until after 6pm on 20th March, so don't click the love until then, or it will be discounted.
Hope ya'll had some St Patrick's Day fun. Slainte!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Finally I have finished re-writing Miss Potter Mittens and published them on Ravelry.
As a single-skein-leftover-yarn project, these make a quick and stylish knit in lots of different yarns.
Just in case you fancy 'em, here's a link.
Artesano 100% DK Alpaca
Sublime Merino Mohair
My next pair will be in bamboo or silk merino. They'd probably be lovely in Manos silk too if I have enough.
Ah the possibilities. Love 'em.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Am I the only one who unconsciously tries to pronounce the word presented by the word verification thingy?
Bed-asta. Like bad-ass, only not quite.
And sometimes in in funny accent.
Suupp-elle. (French accent of course.)
And wonder what it means. Wingen.
To be on the wing, i.e. birds or fairies in flight.
Pire-a-dab. Definitely something unpleasant.
In the medical line.
And my personal favourite.
Fanciful? Moi?Whatever gave you that idea.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
So here's my list of sites to check out. Definitely a hodge podge.
Irene at Yarn Classes for inspiring crochet, fibre love and chat.
Nicola at Clasheen for fantastic felting and fibre.
Elaine at Jaboopee for quirky and genius artwork of all kinds.
Kneehigh from She Knit Up That Ball for fab knitting and entertaining reviews of all kinds of knitting stuff.
Sinead from Knit,Inc. for creative and stupendous knitting.
So get your groove on guys and pick some bloggers to add to your next blog post. Then go back to Hodgepodge and link yourself in at this post. At least, I think that's how it works.