Monday, August 17, 2009

Cat's paw

Ho hum that's my holidays almost over. i didn't get done what i wanted to do, but that's because the OH was being unhelpful, but we did manage to do some things that I hadn't planned on doing. We've almost got a laminated kitchen floor for free. We got the laminate from freecycle. It's no where near perfect, but that's because we're laying it and it's not new. Although it's SO MUCH better than what was there before. Hopefully by the end of this week we'll have it finished and we'll also have the new work surface put in. The work surface has been in the hall for at least 3 years now.

I've been a busy beaver crafting for swaps and having a great time trying new things, more sewing projects.
This one I'm really proud of. My first rag doll, she's a day of the dead doll that was inspired by one in someones wists.





I think she rocks.

I also tried my hand at Kanzashi, Japanese folded flowers. Not a craft I'd do again,I've decided I hate working with glue. So I made a few and then added some crochet flowers...much more fun to make.



I've done some more spinning, this is a core spun with some of my food colouring dyed Shetland and a some brown wool mixed with white alpaca. Came out quite nice. I'm working on making a finer yarn. It's going to be one strand of the brown/white alpaca plied with a strand of dark red and green Shetland. I hoping for something a bit like some of the noro shades that you see.



Finally I've been getting on really well with my Cat's paw shawl. Mine is done on smaller needles with finer yarn, as I really want to use it to wrap around my neck. I was inspired by the Aestlight shawl Roobeedoo linked to on her blog. Here's pics of how I'm getting on.





I've got 44 more rows to do then I'm going to have to think about how to finish it off.The original pattern calls for a fringe, but I'd rather like a decorative edging like the Aestlight shawl has.

Anyway I have a day of holidays left to enjoy and on my crafting list I have, reuseable sandwhich bags, crochet bowls, crochet flower earrings, crochet flower scarf and loads of halloween stuff.

4 comments:

niceguyrichy said...

hey well f*#! you. b!atch

Roobeedoo said...

You are knitting the shawl using straight needles? It is an awful lot easier on circulars! I bought a set of Denise interchangeables and they are just fantastic 'cos you can use a different length of cable to suit your project - and they don't un-hitch themselves either. But I do admire you for inventing that way of knitting a triangle with straight needles - ingenious! Cool doll too!

niceguyrichy said...

ZC voiced her concerns to me that peeps might not realise that I was kidding above.
so... I was kidding above.
well, about the first bit anyway. she's still a biatch.

Kookie said...

hey cazz, just a msg to let you know we're not dead or in jail or anything like that ;)

love your rag doll !