Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ripple and Tipple

I'm having trouble settling back into pre-holiday routines, I can't quite settle down to embroidery just yet. Sooooo, what's the solution.... fondle a different textile for a bit! It's all Meshell's fault, she's making a very gorgeous ripple blanket, in keeping with the world explosion of ripple crocheting. Hence my craft interest for the the week, I can't quite cope with the thought of crocheting a whole blanket, so guess what I'm doing...... yep, a CUSHION! I'm so predictable. :-)



And, and this is also Meshell's fault, I've just spent a fortune on yarn at Knit Happens. She just happened to mention that there was an online yarn sale, so, what does one do when the Aussie dollar is measuring up well with the US dollar?..... you send all your Aussie dollars to a US yarn store. :-) I might point out before you go racing over to have a look that there's not much left, I was sad to see that there was no Koigu yarn left - that is something I covet.

I don't do a huge amount of knitting or crochet, but I've been trying to build up a stash of various bits and pieces for a while now. I'm interested in doing some wool felting after seeing some of the fantastic felted backgrounds in the TAST group. So, I'm kinda leaping about from one craft interest to the next at the moment, depending on what mood I'm in. Woolly girl this week and hopefully Embroidery chicky babe next week.

And the tipple in the title, Tamar Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, nothing gets that crochet hook running smoothly like a nice glass of Tasmanian wine :-)

3 comments:

Miss Dot said...

welcome back! thank you for your vote on my figures. I bit the bullet and set a sumo and a Kimono today so we shall see.. fingers crossed. Oh, I just found this crochet link that you and Meshell may enjoy, check out http://hellejorgensen.typepad.com/gooseflesh/ amazing work.

Susan said...

Love your ripple!

creativeowl said...

nice colours