Thursday, May 6, 2010
It was either the eight year old trousers which ended up as two year old trousers or the endless toddler snot (non-sleep). Hauling out the sewing machine is too much like hard labourer work when I could be cosying up to a ball of yarn. So the short-lived sewing mojo has taken another hike – and besides, I have serious brownie points to win.
We’ve already missed Mothers Day in the UK and now there’s a mother-in-law birthday looming and there is no doubting the urgency in the reminder (WARNING!) call I just received from the father-in-law.
Thanks to Kate’s excellent gift-giving notion, I am gobsmackingly on the case. There was only understandable, uneasy, gobsmacked silence, filled with uncomfortable disbelief when I declared as much to the father-in-law. Nonetheless, I can confirm that the Anne Scarf is finished, was quickish, (I’m slowish) and excellently portable. It’s amazing how much you can achieve at an extended (red) traffic light.
There is also Mum and Granny craft to achieve for Sunday and given I am unable to predict extended traffic light opportunity, my advance apologies if I quite literally bump into you or your stand at the Stitches & Craft Show on Friday. I’m the one crocheting on the hop, while no doubt very much enjoying the day’s soirée.
I did came over uber efficient knitting the on-the-edge-of-your-seat-because-it’s-supposed-to-fall-apart-at-the-end Destroyed Cowl, for a friend’s birthday. Then I tried it on, to, you know, see if it worked and all that and appear to have neglected to take it off. Which means I have to come over all last minute, as per usual, whipping up version two with some more of that gloriously soft, chunky stuff.
Oh. And I do have a nose. It’s just that self portraiture while displaying Destroyed Cowl in Action can prove somewhat unwieldy. It struck me that I am hardly ever in front of the camera (not just not on this blog) and looking verrrrry tired (partly due to kid snot but mostly admittedly not) and there are wrinkles. Fourteen crinkle wrinkles per eye – no need for you to zoom in – I COUNTED THEM FOR YOU.
Oodles more ‘My Creative Space’ action over with Kirsty...