Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WIP Wednesday: Wisp

I thought I should start posting some of my WIPs to keep me motivated and also put some pretty pictures on the blog.

This is Wisp from the Summer 2007 Knitty, and it's part of me extending myself with craft, by knitting (because I find it a lot more work than crochet). It's made with some random yarn I bought from the op-shop. I'm not sure how it's going to block, but hopefully I can stretch it out a bit once I'm done (eventually)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Needle Felted Turtle

I've used the lovely turtle needle felting kit that Miri gave me in the Ravelry Discworld swap, and I've still got quite a bit of roving left. Yay!

Isn't it cute? It's my first needle felting project too, lots of fun.

In non-crafting stuff, I've also had laryngitis, which wasn't fun, and unfortunately we had staff away so I was very nice and worked through it (which made me tired, and also very difficult to understand in consults as I really had no voice). And that's my excuse for not posting much, but I am going to try and do better.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

More on Deefa

Deefa is going fine. It was actually a complete shock when I saw the needle on the radiograph, and initially I went back and checked to see if there was anything in his fur!

I suspect at some point he's eaten the needle and it may have become walled off now. Because he hasn't had any clinical signs we're going to leave it in there for the moment. If you look closely you can see it almost looks like it's rusting in the middle - and it's been quite a while since I've embroidered and ages since I've lost a needle, so for the moment we're just going to keep an eye on him. Poor little boy.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Crafting gone wrong

Up until now I've been pretty lucking with crafting accidents. Other than projects that haven't quite turned out as planned, unfinished projects and the occasional poking with a needle it's all been pretty smooth sailing...or so I thought.

Anyway, I took Deefa in to work for his vaccination and heartworm injections and also some radiographs (because I'm paranoid, and he's a bit lumpy - all lipomas though) just to check his chest and abdomen.

Guess what I found?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Babydoll Top

This is the third project I've started from the CrochetMe book, and so far, the only one I've finished (admittedly, the second one I was working on when Barney was sick and I picked up the wrong hook size for the last's now hibernating). This was actually a project that I wasn't initially planning making from the book, but I bought some Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton on special and thought it would be a nice project for it.

The colour is somewhere in between both pictures and the pattern is the Babydoll dress by Amy O'Neill Huock, which I've modified to be a top.

Made with 8 Ply Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton in Parchment.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Curious Squid Square

Gosh I have been a bad blogger haven't I? Partly it's because we ran out of internet, and then I've been on jury duty...not on any trials but almost. This is a bit of an old project, but I've just been slack about posting it.

On Ravelry, I took part in making a square for the Pratchgan, an afghan for Terry Pratchett, after he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors, and it's really devastating news.

I made a curious squid square with the squid investigating the next square and the other tentacles all dangly and free.