Sunday, 24 August 2008

Pinky-Purply -Knitted Necklace!

I had a completely free day today - by that I mean no housework, no cooking, no shopping - doesn't happen often! So got LOTS of things done - including the above necklace which I have been planning ever since ordering the fantastic knitted tube from Habu over a month ago. I just haven't had the time to make it until today, and I am so pleased with how it's turned out. The tubing stretches considerably, so I have stuffed it with various wooden beads, alternating with beads on the outside too, each separated with a small coil of dark blue wire. It's gone straight into my Etsy shop - but I have lots more of the tubing left, so there will be variations on the theme coming up in the future.

Also re-framed one of the three paintings I have had accepted into the Best of Hampshire Artists Exhibition, being held from 1st September at Hillier Gardens in Romsey. Wish me luck and that all three sell!

And started potato painting No.5 - wish I could show them as I go, but don't think I should reveal any more until the book is published!

5 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Hi Caroline,

The necklace looks great! What a cool idea to 'fill' it with beads as well as thread them on and then to separate them with the wire. Very unusual!

Have fun with potato No 5!

:-)

Sallie said...

Oooooh! This is so pretty.

PG said...

Thanks so much for alerting me to Penguin and Fish! Good luck with the potato paintings, that has to be one of the quirkiest jobs I've heard of. I got through my marathon with audio books, it allows you to kind of concentrate and zone out at the same time...

PG said...

PS - as always I am awed at your mastery over the knitting needles - what is the background that you have photo'd this latest lovely on?

Caroline B said...

Thanks Gretel - the background is a piece of fabric I bought from Fabric Shack on line - brilliant American cut-price fabrics - it's where I got the toucan material too and some others that I haven't used yet.