Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday



We’re smack bang in the middle of some GLORIOUS weekend weather. It’s the inlaws’ last day with us before they head off to New Zealand and then home to England and I know things will get a bit tricky this evening. Before all the tricky we have a day at the beach and a barbecue (we’ve entirely indoctrinated the visiting Poms to the joys of perfection-grilled kangaroo). It’ll be a day of lazy and all about the kids and maybe a stitch or two in between for me.

My girl and I are loving the collaboration happening with all the red up there (see, we’re not really up to much mischief – it’s not like we’re yarnbombing a traffic light or stuff).

I suspect, I have pushed things a little far with the latest Olearia, broken ALL the rules. I’ve, um, run out of staples. The Olearia pattern runs over quite some number of pages, and the page numbers didn’t print and there are quite a few style options. I sort of lost track of the pages and where I was and after a few days, thought I should maybe consult that pattern properly. I’m happy to say I’m now back on track, after a shrugging of the shoulders and the tacking on of EIGHTY missing stitches into the fifth last row of the bodice section. About thirty rows too late and possibly somewhat abrupt.



Oh, ye of little faith.

20 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Oh. Don't you hate it when you have to go back and read that pattern. I'm certain those stitches were optional any way...

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That stitching!!! what sticth is that? it is so neat!! I am wal impressed.
...and patterns were made to be broken.

Fer said...

That Olearia pattern seems to be quite the challenge, and after reading Nikki's post about it I think I might give it a miss! Pity though, it's so sweet.....

Kylie said...

Amazing stitchery going on at yours! I think the two of you should collaborate more often - it's looking beautiful :) Not going to pretend I know anything about your Olearias (sounds a bit rude if you read it out loud)... can only admire how gorgeous it looks from here. Have fun winging it :) Kx

Stomper Girl said...

Loving the look of the strips of red. Hope all goes smoothly for the last day.

teddybearswednesday said...

I have nothing but the upmost faith in you.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

You mean me, don't you?!

Just cos I read patterns and rip stuff back if I make a mistake. I'm boring, I can't help it! Your stuff always looks like you meant it like that anyway.

Red + linen + embroidery = yummy.

clare's craftroom said...

Loving your reds ! I'm glad you popped over today I have been wondering how you were .

Nikki said...

Without wanting to jinx myself with any premature congratulations, I think I'm finally on track with the Olearia.... although I didn't count stitches (boring!), it looks ok ..AT BLOODY LAST. I got page numbers.

Anyhoo - it looks like you're up to all sorts of loveliness with that young one of yours, and I can't wait to see the results!

midge said...

eighty lost stitches has to be some kind of wold record me thinks. exquisite stitching

Janet said...

Oh, I'm sure the Olearia will block out and look fine.

The red project looks intriguing too.

Sandrine said...

Oh I looooove that red and linen combination of yours,is that the mischief:)x

june at noon said...

The red and linen looks so great, and the stitching is perfection!

I love your knitting-by-the-seat-of-your-pants stories.

Kirsty said...

Loving the Ruby Red progress & shall look forward to the not-so-naughty reveal. x

jorth said...

Pschwah... what's 80 stitches between friends, eh?

Jodie said...

Maybe a instruction guide to how to achieve that most beautiful,even stitching and what thread to use?

Loz and Dinny said...

I cannot comment on the knitting - it is still a dark art as far as I am concerned ... but the red you beaut work of sewing art is HOT! Enjoy your farwell BBQ avec skippy x

Suse said...

EIGHTY. *snort*

Meh, it'll block out.

Em Callaghan said...

Yarnbombing a traffic light...now that sounds like fun!!!

Cheers Em

Nell said...

That is awesomely good. Beautiful stuff x