Monday, February 28, 2011
This won't come as a big surprise after my previous post - I knitted a cushion cover. It's something I have always wanted to do, and resisted doing for my own house as one or other of the dogs would be likely to pull threads and make a mess of it when they occasionally need to 'reorganise' the couch to achieve their preferred seating arrangements. (Yeah, the dogs are allowed on the couch. They are useful in winter, that's for sure - though unfortunately this household is only rated for a two-dog night.)
The wool is probably Cleckheaton Country Silk - I got it, unlabelled, in one of those bargain packs from Lincraft. I think it was seconds as the colour was weird, it seemed to vary between slightly pinker and slightly purpler shades. I actually liked this subtle effect, and I knit with two strands together which helped it blend too. I made this up as I went along - knit a large rectangle flat (I did think about doing it in the round - but I was half done by then). It's possible that a bit of planning/research might have resulted in a neater closure. It is slightly weird the way the two edge buttons (there are actually four across the back) are out on the sides. Luckily my loved ones are accustomed to receiving 'prototypes' from me.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A quick birthday present washer for the sister who hadn't had anything knitted from me in a while. I used this pattern - 'lacy dragon'. Made from scraps of (I think) Jo Sharp Desert Garden. The colour is a bit washed out here - rainy morning + doing a course but skills not there yet = frustrating photography.
Details about the thing underneath, coming soon.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
These photos are old now (from my trip to see the Sydney Biennale with my mum and sister in June last year) but I still really wanted to share them.
There was one large installation in the Concert Hall Northern Foyer of the Opera House, and it was such a pleasant environment we lounged around for a while. One of the staff told us the purple carpet was part of the installation. The piece was Julia Morison's Myriorama #7: Network.
I spent some time with the art but also enjoyed the whole complex space.
It would probably be an amazing space even if it didn't loom out over magnificent Sydney Harbour. But it does.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
My friend was inspired by the fishing game I made and put her own stamp on it for a little friend of hers. I took my hot glue gun and leftover magnets around to her place to assist, and the project came together very quickly. How much do we love the googly eyes? And the cute octopus, starfish and seahorse?