Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cherry Heaven

And finally.

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

Parade Mittens

It was a lovely St Patrick's Day in Dublin. We treked to the city by car, train and on foot to find ourselves in a good spot for viewing the parade and basking in spring sunshine for the morning. See that there blue sky? The sun does shine in Ireland folks, honest!

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

At Last Miss Potter

Rowan Tapestry

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

Everyday Apron

After all that glamour, this is a more everyday version.

It's made from red and yellow pincord fabric with a small pink check trim.

It's still pretty jaunty tho'. Can't see anyone gutting fish wearing this!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Holiday Glamour

And what 60's hostess didn't have one of these in her wardrobe?

It's impossibly glamourous. Tiny. Sheer. Frilly.

Oh la la. Mama Mia!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Word up

'I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying'
-- Oscar Wilde

Just wondering.

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.

His Excellency Zez-zzul. A royal advisor to an ancient Court of Kings.

Fanciful? Moi?

Whatever gave you that idea.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Parade of Aprons

Here's another parade of items from the Knitting Mama. Of aprons this time.
'Vintage' I guess you could call them, altho' since I remember some of them in use, that makes me feel all Miss Marple-ly.

I liked the aprons so much that I even got out the iron before the photos.
When non-essential ironing takes place, you know that says something.
This is one of my favourites. Love the Georgian-type white-on-blue pattern combined with those lovely stripes.
The fabric is really crisp yet tender soft from frequent washing.
Nice one Mum!

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's a Hodgepodge Life

The Lovely Leslie has included me in a list of blogs under the Hodgepodge life Tribe Talk banner which aims to link up bloggers with new and inspiring blogs of all kinds....I'm honoured!

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.