Friday, 21 September 2007

It's good being a bum!

I've made my decision on what I'm going to do. I'm going to transfer to 2nd year psychology with the OU in Febuary. I've told my Mum, she's clearly not happy about it but tough. (She is a psychologist as well). I've not told my uni yet, I need to get the transfer forms and stuff and sort it out. Then I'm going to get on with selling my drawing board and Architecture books if I can part with them, and getting psychology books. I already have loads, so shouldn't need many more. Then I'm going to get reading up on my psychology, which I absolutely love! I always wanted to do psychology - I should never have let Mum talk me into Architecture, but that's one of those life experiences isn't it. At least I now know what I don't want to do!

Anyway, I'll start off with a nice view for you, from the Isle of Man. You may need to click it to get it bigger.

The other day I went round a few charity shops and picked up a few woollen jumpers, for a few quid, brought them home, and put them in the wash at 90 degrees. They came out fantastically felted, and I have enough to make quite a few things! How's that for recycling!

First I made Rainycloud and Rainydrops from

That is the cutest website ever! I'm going to add her blog to my blog list, her patterns are brilliant.

Mine's a bit darker, plus is different because he's felted not knitted. But he's hanging in the hall so you see him as you walk in the front door :) He does have eyes, you just can't see them that well in this piccy.

And the next thign I made, which I've just finished is this evening bag. It's my friend's 21st party tonight, we're getting a bus to Edinburgh, so I made myself a bag! It's totally off the top of my head, and I'm quite pleased with it.

Here's a closeup of the flower, which is grey, it's sewn on using a shiny blue thread, you may just be able to see it. The button's a handmade peruvian one :)

And yesterday I had my first attempt at Cables! Yey! I'm following the Beginners Cable KAL, which you can see here: if you're interested. It's brilliant, it's a really good way of learning a new technique. I though cables would be very complicated, but now I've got the concept of them, as with a lot of things in life, they are really quite simple.

The only thing is that down the left side of the cables, both on the left and right twist, I'm getting big holes as I transfer from knit to purl. This seems enhanced by the fact that I'm cabling, because I'm pulling it tight and there's still a hole. Apparently with practise that will occur less, I hope so!

In stitch-markerly news, the ladybirds flew away to a new home almost sstraight away! So I might get some more, but would like to try and find some leaf beads to go with them, because I don't want to sell the same sets, I want them all to be unique. I'm surprised the monkeys

haven't sold to be honest because they are easily as cute as the ladybirds, or so I think! I've got some lovely freshwater pearls coming which I'm going to make into stitch markers as well, I am just so addicted to beads, and making stitch markers is such a cool way to use them!
Ciao for now!


Viknits said...

Hope you like the new layout and name! I thought it was time for a change, and a more graphic look.

Linda said...

Those monkeys are sooooo cute! Where can I buy them?!

As for the rainclouds, cuter than cute!! :0)

Linda said...

YAY!!!! I got the monkeys! I am SO pleased with myself!

Linda said...

Can I have rings for up to 4.5mm needles please? Thanks! :0)

Soo said...

I love the new layout - looks fab and easy to read.

Congrats on deciding what you want to do. Life isn't a straight line and these detours (like some time studying architecture) isn't wasted - it just adds to the overall experience.

I've done a few changes of direction myself and don't regret any of them!

The Caked Crusader said...

You have quite an imagination!

PS. You simply have to try the custard cream recipe - heavenly!!