Friday, October 31, 2008

6 Random Things

Wow! Thanks for all your lovely comments. It was exciting to come back to the computer seeing all those comments.
I've been absent from blogging as we've been busy cleaning and sorting the inlaws house to get it ready for sale. I've also been doing lots of driving, of course, so I haven't been at home much and the dishes are mounting up.

Jacqui from Life in the Dome has tagged me for six random thing about my self. So here's six random thing about me:

1. I'm an Art School drop out - one day I would love to go back and finish what I started.
2. I would love to travel the world but I hate flying - it really freaks me out.
3. I lived in Ireland for about a year.
4. I love mangoes. Mango season. Yippee! - just bought a box for $10.
5. I just joined the parent choir at Katie's school. I'm a shower singer from way back. LOL
6. My most exciting opp shop purchase this year is the Le Creuset cast -iron frypan in practically new condition that I scored for $5.

Now I have to pick 6 other bloggers to tag -

1. Mel at Seastar Craft
2. Cadi at Coffee Yarn and Nirvana Please
3. Lynne at Too Hot to Knit
4. Kukka-75 at Soft Side of Life
5. Julie at Four Leaves
6. Amber at The Nutrients of Life

I did find some time to do a Summer Maiden. I've been working on these dolls to sell for Katie's school fair. The kindy teacher has bought 2 of the dolls already, so I have to get my needle poking and whip up a few more for the craft stall.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Apple Maiden

I passed! I am officially driving. Finally, I got my red "P" plates - Yippee!

Now for the next challenge which I think, for me, is scarier than the driving test. It is to be driving own my own with the 3 children on the back seat!
On a lighter note, here is the latest needle felt doll I have done.

I was inspired by all the apples I have been seeing in blogland lately.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Little Loopity Lou is fascinated with water.
What a fun way to play when you have a Flow Form to wallow in. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oblique (disaster) Openwork

I've been absent from blogging due to sickness in the family. Little Loopity Lou's Poppy had a heart attack - he is ok for the moment.

Nanny's dementia has gotten worse while Poppy has been in hospital. She really misses him - 51 years of marriage on the 19th of October. The saddest thing is, Poppy is not coming home. My inlaws have moved to the next stage of their lives and we have been spending a lot of time with them. Time is really precious at the moment - Poppy has been on borrowed time for while. So, I haven't been doing much crafting.

I picked up and dusted off my knitting needles. Well, this blog started as a knitting blog but I seem to have been sidetracked by other woolly crafts. Anyway, a few months ago I bought 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden Col 255. Yep, another scarf!

I was looking through my Reader's Digest step by step guide to sewing and knitting (I got this book at a fete years ago for next to nothing. It was to fill a bag of books for a couple dollars. It is pretty daggy but I have gotten so much use out of it.) In the section on different stitches I saw this this stitch called Oblique Open Work. It consists of:

Multiples of 2st

Row 1: K1 *yfwd, K2 tog*,K 1

Row 2&4 : Purl

Row 3 : K2 *yfwd, K2 tog*

I thought the Noro would knit up nicely. It started off nicely but the book did mention that this lace stitch had a tendency to slant on the bias. I thought for a scarf it would be ok.

I did quite a few rows before it started to curl up at the sides. So, I decided it was just not working. It wasn't meant to be.... 8-(

P.S. I failed my driving test. My nerves got to me but I'm going to try again tomorrow.

Wish me luck. LOL