Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Moving On......

Thanks to everyone who lent their support to yesterday's post - I'm glad it's not just me that thinks that's a bonkers way to run an exhibition. I got a more detailed explanation from one of the organisers today and it still makes no sense to me at all - I completely understand that they want to give new artists a chance and that space at the venue is very limited, but to cut people alphabetically? Selection committee, people, the clue is in the title. Apparently I can enter again next year.........great.


Anyway, enough of that, it's not good for my blood pressure! Here are some potatoes.....not just any potatoes though - I grew these! First time in my life growing spuds - aren't they pretty? And it was half an hour between getting them out of the earth and serving them on a plate for dinner. Yum!


I've been knitting this camisole top from a pattern in this month's The Knitter magazine. A bit complicated but well worth it - I just love the zig-zags & the way the cables make it pull in at the waist. I still have to sew in a bit of narrow elastic around the neck to stop it from gaping as the cotton is soft and flops a little. Considering this batch of yarn was £10 on eBay and has stretched to two summer tops, it was a real bargain.


Now that is finished, it is time to get back to knitting little creatures - depressing though the thought is, Christmas will be upon us quicker than we think and I need to be stocked up beforehand. So this little dog is the latest addition to the menagerie - he's a bit more butch than the pups I have been making lately. So butch in fact that he deserves a specially designed coat.....


.......although if he was really that tough, perhaps he wouldn't wear a coat!

He will be on Etsy as part of a set later in the week.


Don't forget that the giveaway - Eldritch the witch's cat - is still open and will remain open until the end of August. Click here to leave a comment and enter yourself in the draw.

4 comments:

soggibottom said...

Mine starts with V.... trouble is I can't paint !


I missed yesterdays post but have caught up......



Looks like your spuds have a pedigree though. S or is that P. ?

Magpie Magic said...

You have been busy! Love the skull and bones coat. You should make some wrist warmers with skull & bones. They'd sell quickly! How did your potatoes taste? I still have to dig up mine! xo

WoolenSails said...

I have never done potatoes in the garden, we tend to get too many potato bugs around here. I have tons of tomatoes though, way too many.

Wonderful knitted pieces. That is something I could never get into, I have no patience and I made too many mistakes;)

Debbie

natural attrill said...

I like the potato with the pink spiral.
Penny.