Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can't put it off much longer

Yes yes yes... guess what's finished? Amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Can't wait to wear it. Probably most of all because I'll be wearing it in Scotland. Yippee!

But, unfortunately, finishing one task means time to tackle another. And this one aint a pretty one. Yes that's right, it's been Spring for one month and three weeks here in Melbourne, and I am yet to do an ounce of Spring cleaning. This good virgo girl did manage to write a list of things that needed cleaning, but it didn't get much further than that. And this is where it starts... the craft corner.

Oh dear. No, I didn't style it to look like that. Yes, it does look a bit top heavy. Yes, that is my fabric stash looking like it's trying to crawl it's way out from the bottom of the drawers. And then there's my desk...

And no, I didn't style it to look like that either. It's just my natural flair for complete chaos shining through. This weekend though, it will be mess no more. That's a promise.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The pressure is on

Don't talk to me about unfinished projects. Or maybe, do, if you've got some, because it might make me feel a bit better.

Unfinished projects are different to abandoned projects, because they're things I still consider "in the making", even if they've been "in the making" for a very long time. There's Peanut Pigs. There's Antique Key Horses. There's two paintings propped up against the wall in my bedroom that really aren't that far away from being finished, but just aren't. There's the washing I did last weekend that never quite made it into the wardrobe. And then there's this scarf. I started knitting it about... last June. I know, it's terrible. I started it with all the best intentions... anyway, you know how these unfinished project stories go.

But I am pleased to say that I have picked it up again, and I have a goal - I am going to finish knitting it in order to wear it for Scotland trip which is in 32 days. I know! The heat is on! But look! I haven't got that far to go...

BTW, the scarf is in seed stitch which is really just knit, purl, knit, purl but done in the opposite way each row so that you get a nice bumpy look. It's kinda like anti-ribbing. The easy way to do it is to start by casting on an odd number of stitches, then always starting the row with a knit stitch. Oh, and the only reason it is on circular needles is because I had lent my other needles of the same gauge to a friend of mine at the time... she has returned them since having finished her scarf... yeah ok, she wins : )