Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why I love Autumn - Part 1

The scent of these magnificent beauties is so good that I'm sorely tempted not to cook them as planned for Easter Sunday lunch.

I guess I can always get more...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

my creative space

Four narrow strips of crochet destined to become button loops being beaten into submission with water and pins.

We'll see if it works!

Visit the home of My Creative Space here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

100 posts and a giveaway!

I've been preparing (rather inefficiently) for this post for a while now. However, I do have something to show for it, even if it's not quite complete! To celebrate making it to 100 posts, and to thank you for joining me for the ride, I'm giving away a string bag, made by me, from Louet Euroflax Linen in Caribbean. (The colour is a lovely rich, bright blue that my photography skills don't do justice!) If I can find a couple of spare hours over the next week, I may actually have a finished bag by the time the giveaway closes. Ahem.
I'm really quite amazed that I've made it this far. My usual journalling efforts peter out after a few weeks at best, so this really is a significant achievement for me. I suspect it's related to the interactive nature of blogging, and that I've met so many lovely people out there in blogland that I'm motivated to keep going. It's also very nice to have a record of all the projects I've worked on and completed over the last few months!

So thank you! Thank you for commenting to let me know you're there, and thank you for letting me get to know you a bit better. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. I will close the giveaway at 7.30pm (Melbourne time) on Tuesday, 16 March.

P.S. I will post anywhere!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Knitting Olympics update

There was no gold to be had in this house this time. However, my unfinished hat is much further along than any previous attempt, and is likely to get finished in the not too distant future.
Hopefully by winter. Hopefully it fits. And hopefully it looks vaguely decent!

If I'd knitted in the right direction the whole time rather than some rather extensive bouts of unknitting, it probably WOULD be finished. Oh well! I'm glad I tried.

To see a ridiculously amazing item knitted for the Knitting Olympics, visit the host, Stephanie, at Yarn Harlot. It is seriously worth a look. Remember that to win gold (which she did) the project needed to be cast on during the opening ceremony and completed by the end of the closing ceremony. That's 17 days. Seven-teen Days. Go and look.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

my creative space

A very small hook and some fine cotton.

It's possible I may go blind in the process, but I'm hoping to have some passable button loops before too long! No matter what, it will be easier than button holes.

Join in all the creative fun at Kirsty's.