The learning curve of life

I have been busy. I have been learning some remedial lessons from the Ye Olde School of Life. And they have been hard lessons. For those of you that follow along on Twitter and Facebook, you will be aware that one of those lessons was “Don’t use your face as a brake on asphalt.” Hour 4 …

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Oh it’s been fun! The pain, the concussion the accusation that I’m a fashion victim for matching my face/skin colour to my hair! I maintain that I just had commitment to a theme, but there you go. Also, I would never dye my hair green, or yellow. Doesn’t suit me. Day 5 … Would you like to know more?

Today’s Table – Death of Shawls

Yes, I have done it again. I have completed my most recent large art piece.

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A wonderful friend of mine very generously purchased me some gorgeous, luxuriant silk back in July last year. Would you like to know more?

Handwerkbeurs 2015

The annual pilgrimage to the hand craft fair in Zwolle was last week. As has come to be expected, it maintained its reputation for being a crafter’s dream come true!

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Upon entrance we stampeded our way directly to the ever popular, all time favourite; Bart & Francis. Not only to pore over their amazing selection of fibres, but I wanted to show off a project to them which I had made from their gorgeous yarn. (The details of which you will see in a coming post later this week!) Would you like to know more?

Todays’ Table – Stole and Shawl

I finally finished my fox stole!

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Isn’t it wonderful?!? So I’ve moved on to a new circular shawl. Apparently all is not right with the world unless I’m working on a giant piece of lace. Would you like to know more?

Today’s Table – Catkin & Silk Scarf

I have been working my little heart out, slaving away trying to get these finished! Partly so I can move on to new (and therefore more exciting) projects.

The Catkin is somewhere in the middle of the last chart. It really is an ingenious pattern. Though it looks like colour work it really isn’t. It’s just slipped stitches! And I love the texture that was created through the pumpkin section using just knit and purl stitches!

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The rows are over 500 stitches each at the moment, so it’s not exactly fast going. Particularly when I realised I’d missed a button hole, and had to un-knit a row to get back to where I needed to fix it.

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