I have been unwell for a couple of weeks now. I have a terrible chesty cough that shows no sign of abating anytime soon. Why is it always worse at night and especially when you lay down and try to get some sleep? I have managed to complete the goodies for Melanie's cosy swap despite feeling so awful and hope that my partner likes what I have made. I can't show you the pictures just yet.
So, here at the Fairyglade, projects progress, albeit at a slower pace and on really hot days, not at all. A friend from my craft group leant me this book from the 70's. Oh my, did we ever really dress like this...
Firstly, check out those nails, how awkward to work with!!!!!!!!!!!. So glad that they are not compulsary.
Any one for cocktails darling!
Anyone takers for the psychedelic ripple boots, form an orderly queue please! What a great way to use the ripple pattern, very fetching and just the thing for the weekly tesco's shop wouldn't you say?
I recently found a knitting chart for an afghan which I think is stunning. However, the instructions might as well be in Russian, knitting backwards and other jiggery pokery. I sometimes think that charts are a black art, either that or I am just thick. I have actually printed out reams of instructions on this method, and have glanced through it briefly, but am completely baffled.
Isn't it to die for?
Now comes the reason for the book. This pattern is slightly similar in that it creates large and small patterned waves which is what I like about the afghan. So my reasoning goes that if I use the recommended wool and crochet instead of knit, and use this chart, then in theory I should get something similar looking. What do you think?
I have this pretty thing underway at the moment, what is it going to be I hear you mumble? Well I am going to leave you in suspense for a while! I love the colours though.
I bought this magazine a while back, I was swayed by the cupcakes on the front and the gorgeous wool included in the pack and the purple metallic hook, etc, etc. The afore mentioned things are lovely and I have begun to create a culinary masterpiece, but it was almost the price of a craft book and there are only one or two projects that I feel are worth making. No, no, I hear you all cry in outrage, a bit of a let down I would say. That's the problem when you are easily swayed by gorgeous coloured things in little bags on the front of magazines. I am a retailers dream and fall for it everytime.
On the subject of books, I have gone a slightly mad on ebay and Amazon, but I am only human and have been out in the sun too long. At least that is what I tell the man person! I will share when they arrive, promise. I am also eagerly awaiting my swap goodies. In the meantime, it is the pool followed by the apple tree, followed by the pool and so on and so on......
Bye for now Dev X