Saturday, 17 October 2009

Fashion Obsessions #1

Statement necklaces are so 2009! (The first three-quarters of 2009, that is). I'm completely obsessed with scarves now! I hit up Ebay big time the other day (shhh, don't tell Boy!) and I can't wait for them to arrive. Meanwhile, here are some that look nothing like the ones I ordered:

As for what I'm doing craft-wise, just refer to my last post! I'm still working on the same projects as you see there. I haven't done any art or writing because, frankly, I can't be arsed.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Works In Progress!

Work In Progress No. 1:

Remember a few weeks ago I reviewed Jane Austen's Sewing Box and I mentioned that I was enthused by the needlepoint project? Well, soon after I rushed out and bought a needlework canvas and some crewel wool and got to work. I went to Morris and Sons, the (relatively) new knitting and needlework shop in the city. I was pretty impressed with the place. I'd never seen actual Noro yarn in the flesh before, only in photos on the cool kids' blogs. I immediately rushed up and fondled it a bit. I chose a small needlepoint canvas from the huge range, and two staff members helped me choose some coloured yarns for it. Morris and Sons certainly isn't a place you visit in a hurry. It's also a little more expensive than other craft shops. Or maybe it just seems that way because they only stock quality merchandise. But the service is excellent, and I'll be going back.

Work In Progress No. 2:

Mystery project!

Work In Progress No. 3:

I started this just today. It's a pouch. Instead of crocheting it and then sewing the zip on (I hate sewing), I'm going to try using the zip as the base and making it from the top down. I have no idea if it'll work. It would be great if I could finish it!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Crochet Darlings

Just when I thought the wool urge had passed me by completely this winter, I'm suddenly struck with a need to make knitted throws and cosies for everything I own. I haven't actually started yet, though. I have an equally strong urge to play computer games until way after my bedtime as well. Perhaps I could consolidate my obsessions by making a laptop cosy?