Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Lacy Throw and an Ambitious Project......

A few weeks ago when I was going through my black dog stage (!), the creativity mojo was on vacation in the craft department as well, so I started a simple throw which didn't require any deep thought or effort, just nice repetative soothing knitting! It knitted up really fast and I've completed it as well as getting on with other projects around it.


It's knitted in a rather nice cotton mix yarn which is slightly slubby and has flecks of colour throughout. The lacy pattern combined with the size of needles used has produced a lovely stretchy throw, just right for either arranging prettily on your sofa or pulling around your shoulders to keep warm on a cold winter evening. It is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.


Never one to do anything the easy way, I have embarked on a new painting using a fantastic photo given to me by a very kind client of mine who went to Namibia last year. This is the second attempt at sketching it out - first was abandoned due to choosing a rubbish paper which left smudge marks when pencil was rubbed out. I'm about a third of the way through sketching - still more zebras to put in and as for the stripes........well, wish me luck! This will be a watercolour painting eventually.

4 comments:

natural attrill said...

That looks like a very difficult project Caroline, all those stripes and parts of zebras bodies next to each other. Yes, I wish you luck! but you probably wont need it, bet it'll turn out as a beautiful watercolour painting.
P.x

Magpie Magic said...

The shawl is really pretty. I like the yarn and the lacy effect. The tassels at the corners are a nice touch.

The zebra painting does indeed look ambitious but also great fun. Can't wait to see the finished painting. Good luck with all the stripes!

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Love the lace throw, and can't wait to see the finished painting! Good luck!!

Sallie said...

What a beautiful throw! Very nice. I can't wait to see the zebras. I know the painting will turn out fabulous.