Monday, 9 July 2012

Sleep Is For Wimps....


This week I am attempting to knit three more of these......
........do a bit of work on this....
...and who this scantily clad young lady is, I just don't know, but she's been hanging around my living room for three days now!
To put you out of your misery, the first picture is a mascot scarf, the second is a knitted rockpool - or will be eventually - and the third is a hammock.

I've been knitting the main part of the scarves first this time in an attempt to get the boring bit out of the way before making the heads.  I don't think it makes the work any faster, but psychologically it feels better with the 'carrot' of the heads dangling in front of me.

Knitted rocks....so far I have a pebble - still thinking about how to make yarn look angular and hard.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve, don't worry...

The bathing beauty will be going all the way to the Seychelles - I should really keep a record of all the far flung places my work has found it's way to!  If anyone else is thinking painting on a hammock is a good idea, I strongly advise against it....the fabric is incredibly difficult to work on as it soaks up paint and the first layer comes out rather blotchy.  What would have taken me an afternoon if it was on a wall has stretched to far too long.  On the other hand, it has been quite a fun project - I do enjoy painting life-size occasionally.  This has been painted in acrylics - it needs to be durable and waterproof.

I've also been emboidering something on something else for the animated film, but that's all cloak and dagger for now.  Wish I could show and tell, it's hilarious!

2 comments:

Sybille Sterk said...

LOL You do get all the best jobs. ;-)

xoxo

Soggibottom said...

I know for sure that beauty isn't me :-) But when she is finished she could be on the cover of some hot shot mag..:-) x x x