Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Highly Commended

Originally uploaded by makeandboo.

Finally up and blogging again so thought I should blow my own trumpet (once more) for my Biastripe Top. It was shortlisted for the National Knitting Award in the UK this year. All the finalists' work was displayed at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC which was a pleasure to attend.

As well as drooling over the other entries on display, my stash runneth over with new purchases - photos to follow.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Love Hurts

Originally uploaded by makeandboo.

I've realise that my knitting frenzy has taken over; Since this is supposed to be a 'creative' blog, I thought I'd post another bit of Make and Boo I've recently created.

As part of the UK's Red Nose Day on Friday, we were challenged to make something using a load of Monopoly hotels, Connect 4 counters, red Play Doh and an Action man figure. This is what I came up with. You can just about make out Action Man's boots sticking out underneath the giant heart which has crushed him. Working with Play Doh's inherent drying quality/weakness, I was quite pleased as the cracks appeared across the heart, showing its fragility... :-~

Friday, March 11, 2005

Fluffy Belle

Originally uploaded by makeandboo.

Finally finished my dark red number. Sorry for the lack of full length shots... these are self portraits and despite my mate's best efforts, her pics came out a little too dark to use.

It's knitted in some random Israeli yarn which roughly translates to Twilley's Featherspun 75% acrylic 25% mohair. 7mm needles and 6mm for the lacy collar (with which I am most pleased). Designed by myself, the pattern is available on request but only in a large size at the moment!

more fluffy

Originally uploaded by makeandboo.

another shot showing the ruffle collar in all its glory (and the blingin' charity-shop brooch that holds the thing together)

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Thanks, Secret Pal

Originally uploaded by makeandboo.

A wonderful package of handspun chunky wool in a beautiful pale turquoise and pretty stitch markers decorated with rose quartz arrived for me on Monday. Thank you, my Pal for the lovely gifts.

Now trying to think how best to make use of the yarn, perhaps combine it with the creamy coloured Rowan Polar and Big Print I've got to make a wrap or...