Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Day Out

Ah-ha! Don't think I didn't see you there, rolling your eyes, thinking I'd forgotten the blog. Nuh-uh, nosiree. I've been thinking about it heaps in the, uh... Five months... Since I last posted. But, it turns out that moving back home from overseas and recontstructing life out all the crap you put in storage is more time-consuming than I expected. I've not had an awful lot of time for making stuff, unfortunately, so there's been nothing to report. In the last five months, I have made exactly four things, and that's including some very utilitarian curtains that I'm not even going to bother showing you.

The projects that meet basic interesting-ness criteria are:

Dice bag: Mega-basic stash-buster, knit in the round (really, only just meets the criteria). As you can see, it's in colours to co-ordinate with my new toys. (Shall we roll to see if I'm massively geeky? Oh wait, it's an automatic success, hehe.)

I like how just changing colour every row with plain old stocking stitch gives a really bold zig-zag effect. Coincidentally, that same effect is in my current WIP, a pair of fingerless gloves (the pattern is 'Fade Fingerless Gloves', a free Ravelry download by Susan Letourneau). These are for dear SO, who has recently been on a glove-losing binge and so needs replacements. Also, random tachikoma for your enjoyment.

The yarn is Morris Estate, bought at the new-ish Morris and Sons yarn store in town. It seems like a pretty nice yarn store. They sell many lovely, lovely yarns, and the shop brand Morris yarns seem rather nice. And you know, Australian and stuff. Shop local, etc, etc.

Continuing in a similar colour scheme, but a different craft - voila! A skirt made from two t-shirts. Check it, yo:

It's made mostly from a Big Day Out t-shirt I bought at BDO in... 2007? Maybe? The year Rage Against The Machine were there, anyway. I was trying to avoid buying more t-shirts, because I had (still have...) so many. But, I really liked the all-over print on this one, so I just bought and XXL one to sew into something else. Three years later... Here it is finally.

(And there you have it, the justification for the preposterous post title.)

Well, come back soon y'all. I reckon things might be going to pick up around here now ;)

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