Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Creative Space

Progress Report Project 01
Some Mara knittery using this glorious stuff (the heavyweight sock yarn). I’m nearing the finishing line. As much as can be nearing finished when every rib row takes the best part of half an hour. More than once, I’ve pondered switching to that speedier, continental-style of knitting.



Progress Report Project 02
Best hold your nose. If you’re right up close to the ex-Dinosaur Egg, it is possible to catch a waft of the delight that is two-week-old Moss Spore and Yoghurt Milkshake.



Excitingly, I read something (misguided?) that such mould is good. After, six weeks and following simultaneous planetary alignment, a lottery win, the unearthing of a pair of matching socks chez Myrtleandeunice and the discovery of a fulfilling career allowing work/life balance and all else that currently seems a smidgeon unlikely (I never buy lottery tickets), the moss should begin to sprout. Fingers crossed.



Please note: that stuff looking disconcertingly like two-week-old Moss Spore and Yoghurt Milkshake, is not. When not wet, that there is a delicately-furred, living, (mildly stinky) organism.



Progress Report Project 03
20 x 20 centimetre squares of knitted love to be combined with others from the school community into a blanket of care, warmth and support.



One heck of a lady has a fight on her hands and even if the prognosis wasn’t FABULOUS, I’d still back her for a knockout win any bloomin’ day.



Small Print
In the interests of full disclosure, there are no less than seventy three other projects-in-progress and at various stages of completion. Some have not been touched in years.

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42 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That egg is looking good- I cannot wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

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Oh-oh, I just read the fine print. You have to BUY a lottery ticket in order to WIN the lottery...? well, there is the flaw in my financial planning strategy...

mel @ loved said...

Those squares are so lovely! The eggs looking great so far & those colours & stitch in your top pic are heavenly, there is NO end to your clever, crafting ways..

Vic said...

I am just loving your mould experiment - can't wait for the next instalment of the ex-dino egg...

momma rae said...

i really the small print. ;) so true here, too! can't wait to see how the dino egg evolves!

One Flew Over said...

Mara is looking lovely!

TammyJ said...

Adoring the colour of the Yarn in project one.
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of green Moss on project two.
Loving the sweetness of project three and looking forward to seeing even a small quantity of the other 73 completed ;)

flowerpress said...

Oh, I just adore your new header!
Love the mould, the knitting and the fact that you may just have more unfinished projects than me (just 72 here).

Seaweed and Raine said...

Grow moss, grow!
I switched to continental style of knitting two years ago - it's brilliant!!! Give it a go for sure - there are great youtube tutes if you get stuck :)

Tania said...

Will be interested to see how that moss project works out. That yarn is just beautiful.

Kylie said...

Seriously impressed with authentic aging process and belongs-in-the-garden cred your egg has going there, Tania ;) I'm sure the moss will flock to its gorgeousness. Really loving those squares - must show the Big Girl and see if she can knit me some :) Kx

Hannah said...

these no such thing as to many projects! THe dinosaur egg looks like it will be amazing with little growing stems shooting up from it! xx

Leonie said...

i was wondering how the wiff was going. Gee it would be special in the height of summer!!

furrybees said...

Have recently discovered your blog and it is delightful. You have inspired me (from your last post) to Get Some Things Finished. Let's see how I go.

inner pickle said...

I am deeply excited about your dinosaur egg which is exactly the kind of crazy coconut project we love around here. Genius idea. I hope it grows! And if it doesn't, awesome work for living with it.

Amanda said...

Oooh I totally love that gray color..It's gorgeous and that egg is so dang exciting I almost feel silly..Literally watching moss grow..I even told my sister about it :)...

The squares are so so cute..LOVE it all as usual.

Umatji said...

oh yeah, I keep meaning to post about the progress on project 73a but somehow keep forgetting - you do amazingly well I reckon!

Madeline said...

Ha! I'm trying to get to the bottom of my pile of projects that haven't been touched in years. Despite a good start, I'm betting against myself. My love of starting might very well take back over soon.

That gray yarn is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished.

Stomper Girl said...

I regularly purchase lottery tickets, it's how we came to own an upright freezer and a matching blanket box/chest of drawers. It's really my ONLY financial plan.

Good wishes to your friend, fight on.

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Good luck with the egg hope you get something growing on it soon :) ... I hear you when it comes to 70 odd projects all at once hahahaha

Michelle said...

The squares look great - that is going to be a beautiful and special blanket. Nothing wrong with a huge pile of ufos - never know when you might need something to do. Hope your egg sprouts soon.

Creative Mom said...

Love the small print :)
The dino egg is looking good can't wait to see the moss growing.

Tracey said...

adore all your projects on the go, but I am mostly impressed with your new header and the creative bird who made the wee nestie

Sarah Slaven said...

Is it strange that I'm very excited about your Dino egg hope it's all green and alive the next time we see it.

Andrea said...

Somehow i don't think you are suffering from talking to the wall syndrome...not on this post anyhow!!

grrl + dog said...

hmm,

much like the seventy hundred ones I have..

the moss is looking good.. yours is looking moister than mine was.

Tas said...

All that time and (smelly) effort...you are gonna be seriously bummed if the ex-dino egg isn't in fact "ex" and hatches. Then again you'd get paid lots of money to show the dino (meh- who needs the lottery?)...

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I love the disclaimer at the bottom! I was just about to comment on how impressed I am that so may projects are progressing along so nicely, be they smelly or not :)

teddybearswednesday said...

what's that old saying the worse it smells the better the effect.
Your mould/moss experiment is putting you even further in my esteem, which I didn't think was possible, but whoah, bing off the charts.
I'm still yet however to understand what this continental knitting is exactly.
xoxo

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

as usual Mrs - the photography is simply stunning... so glad to hear that so many others amongst all have 50 basquillion projects on the go - next to the kid/family raising minor-ish project. Cheers. p

Shannon said...

excellent work. Love the knitting (all of it) Egg looking most fantastic, glad I cannot smell it from here (I have a very efficient gag reflex). Oh! and LOVE your new header.

Alisa said...

It all sounds productive and entirely healthy to me! Phew!! : )

tea with lucy said...

loving the egg and loving the nest too.

june at noon said...

Well, you can't complain you have nothing to do, can you? Don't get too close to the stinky egg--not just yet--wouldn't want you growing your own spores!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Unfinished projects?
Do you mean the current Works In Progress , the Works Awaiting A Free Afternoon or the Things Buried At The Back Of The Cupboard ?
At least the dinosaur egg is its own WIP and can be left to get on with it ..... or not .

Andrea said...

Ahh yes, the continental style of knitting - I remember watching in awe as my friends greek mama speedily knit...and my sisters mum does the same. I have a hard enough time with old school knitting.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and love the grey yarn by the way :)

L'Atelier said...

looking forward to seeing the egg in its full glory
your mara is looking AMAZING..
the small print..sigh i am heading in that direction slowly and am trying to take actions...(knit on a old project one day a week) but failed totally the last couple of weeks already - a week after i decided to do so...

Monica said...

I hope your egg comes out nicely, I love the doily look on it, so very pretty. I've never had luck with the "milkshake" approach. Anytime I've wanted moss growing on something I just dig up the moss I want to transplant, break it up into smaller pieces and mush it onto the rock (or whatever I want it on) and water liberally.

Mel said...

Mmmmm i can almost smell the funky goodness coming from the egg.

Love love love the new header. And of course that gorgeous yarn (tell me why I don't yet own ANY of that?)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Reading the fine print you say?

Well I read... no less that 73 projects. This means there could conceivably be more than 73.

Takes one to know one!

Tam said...

Right yes... those last rows are pesky...but Oh so worth it:) xxt

Fer said...

All good things come to those who wait..... even unfinished projects!

Nice to see your Space is entertaining as ever. :-)