|Me blowing a raspberry to the rude fools of the world!|
Having a go
At Cross Stitch. People who knit, will tell you they also dabble in other crafts. I'm afraid I'm no exception to this rule. I will try my hand at any craft. I embroider, sew, dress make, crochet, knit, draw, weave, spin and now I have added Cross Stitch.
|My favourite The Poppy|
On the knitting front, new knitting books:
|Rowan Limited Edition Members Book|
|Rowan Limited Edition Book|
|Little Red in the city by Ysolda Teague|
OTN- Off The Needles
Not a finished product. I'm talking quite literally, off the needles, as in frogged =(
Yes, I've been bad and I'm sure I'm going to regret it later. My Sunshine Cardi has been sitting in a corner waiting for me to finish it's collar, for over a month. I was loving this knit at the beginning but as times gone on, well..... To be honest I just don't think it's me. Don't get me wrong it's a lovely pattern, however everytime I looked at it, I just couldn't face finishing it. I'm not sure if it's the colour or me procrastinating over my body image and not feeling quite right within myself, I've put a lot of weight on during therapy and it's dragging me down. Anyway, I've only gone and frogged all of my lovely work, I know.... I know.... I'm trying to look on the bright side. What would I rather have, loads of lovely yarn for a new project or an article that just sits in the corner gathering dust. So I voted for loads of lovely yarn.
|Anais waiting to be blocked.|
It's not all doom and gloom though. I've finished the sleeves on my Anais Cardi, I couldn't wait to see what it looked like, so I laid it out on the bed, piece by piece. I'm so excited, I can't wait to block it, attach the shoulders and start on the neck band. It looks gorgeous and I know I'm going to get loads of wear out of it.
I have also found a new project for the recently deceased Sunshine Cardi yarn, well.... that didn't take me long did it. Lol.
|Shimmer by Kim Hargreaves|
|On Knit Pro Needles|
It's another Kim Hargreaves knit called Shimmer . Easy pattern to remember as it's a 4 row repeat, with alot of yarn overs and knit 2 togethers to give a lace affect. Which in turn helps the garment to knit up quite quickly.
These are the squares for the month of July that Caloubear made for my Friendship blanket (the year long swap I mentioned previously in past posts) we should all accumulate twenty-four, 8x8 inch squares at the end of the year. I'm also going to add my own squares in a variety of Autumnal colours, as I want my blanket to be super huge, for the winter.
I just had to show these off. I have collected these kind of items for along time but never really shown them off. I now have my mum hooked on them too.
|I had to have the card, it has a squirrel in it =P|
|The little Goth mirror is my favourite item.|
Gorjuss by Scottish freelance artist Suzanne Woolcott. One day I hope to be a proud owner of an original piece of her artwork.
Comments that make me smile from ear to ear
The little bags and other bits and pieces I make, have being going down a treat over at My Folksy Shop
The comments people leave really make my day. I craft because it relaxes me and each item is made with genuine love. Pauls role is kind of - quality control. He scrutinizes the work I make and gives me honest feedback, anything from- colour combinations to "theres a loose thread", "that ribbon is twisted", "I like that zip but not that one". Off I go to tweak the not so right bits. Doesn't happen very often but it's got to look good and feel right. 9 times out of 10 I get it right =D.
So here are a few of the comments that have made my day (I haven't included the peoples names, privacy and all that).
Comment : It's such a cute little bag, I LOVE it!
Comment : I adore this, thank you very much!
Comment : Absolutely perfect!!! Love the item and SO well made!!!
Comment : Lovely product, beautifully packaged.
Comment : thankyou Sun Rae this little bag is adorable. the amount of detail in the finishing touches is amazing, i love the tiny little button details on your label tucked away inside as a secret surprise. the size is just right to keep a 100g ball all neat and tidy whilst i'm knitting. x
Thank you to all my customers so far and hello to all the new ones to come.
On The Pod- please click the song titles.
Black Sheep by Metric
Daniel by Bat For Lashes
Tightrope by Janelle Monae
Metronomy by The Look
I'm also listening to this but it makes me cry everytime I hear it: Max Richter -On the Nature of Daylight it's very emotional and very beautiful, the violin (what would life be like without music) makes me feel very teary.