Wednesday 24 December 2008

One month later

bus scarf 2I'm a bit amazed- I actually finished the scarf! It is warming my neck as I type this. I do like the colours and the feel of it. It is a bit on the scraggly side, a few dangling bits of yarn. I will have to see how it wears and washes. I don't think it will totally come apart.

Also, I have learned that it is really hard to take a picture of yourself; hence the scarf is on my little set of drawers in the photo, rather than on me.

clangerI haven't blogged as much as I wanted to. I meant to write about the death of Oliver Postgate, whose work I've really enjoyed. (The clanger pattern was a pre-buscraft project. I spent a lot of time making a clanger while riding on the train to work. I'm not sure how I would feel about sitting on the bus using foot long metal spikes, um, I mean knitting needles.) But Mr Postgate's work deserves more than a brief note from me, and to be honest I'd prefer to watch the Clangers and Bag Puss rather than to write about them. So simply, a farewell and thanks, Mr Postgate, I do hope to always be  inspired by your work.

And Finally, I've been trying to think if I want to have a paper-based journal, like I used to keep, for tracking what I'm up to in 2009, or if I should just use this blog. No conclusion reached, so I'm going to start the year by doing both, and seeing how well both work. (I was happy to be able to check when I started the scarf, so am please with blogging at the moment.)

Friday 5 December 2008

Someone spoke to me!

Going to work this morning, an older
gentleman sat beside me and asked what I was making. I'm afraid I
didn't answer very well (I can't hear well in noisy environments, and I
wasn't familiar with his accent), but he did say the scarf looked
pretty, and so it started my day well. This is the first time since
starting the blog that anyone has commented on my buscrafting. Scarf progress: 3 rows are put together, the next one is started, then 2 or 3 more to go.

clear sky foggy window

And here's a picture from when I wasn't
crafting, just staring out the window. The weekend before, it seemed
all of England was covered in mist. On this day, the sky was clear(ish)
but the bus window was fogged and patterned with splashes, hiding
things in a similar way.


Also, I've been struggling to finish a
project for the Embroiderers Guild meeting on Saturday- a runner
decorated with felt patches we made earlier this year. I feel like a
student, rushing to finish at the last minute!