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A little less conversation


A little more action ..

and I have a new progress report:

Not the best photo admittedly but this is the front of Peggy’s dress all finished and languishing in a hebe bush at dusk. I would have finished early enough to take a decent photo but I was finishing a book and then we had a barbeque.

The book (the Da Vinci code was a light jaunt for a Sunday) and the barbeque was fabulous – H has serious BBQ skills and accordingly he cooks twice as much in the summer because we eat outside.

I now have a sleeve, the collar and a bit of sewing up to do and the dress is finished – just the shoes and possibly a small fluffy sheep to knit before Peggy’s birthday – no stress!

Interestingly for all the knitting I do in public on a daily basis on the train I rather missed out on knit in public day as my parents came to visit and when we went on our impromptu expedition both the camera and the knitting stayed behind. I knit in my garden and the bees and the red and black butterfly that sat on my toes were duly impressed!

Today we went to hear Tony Campolo who is travelling in the area and speaking at a number of churches over the next week. He is a very good speaker; challenging in all the right ways and was well worth hearing – lots of food for thought!

Now after my exhausting afternoon sat knitting in the garden I have to go and darn in some ends!

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Project Spectrum – the new triad


June welcomes in our latest colour triad, red, black and metalic. If I’d had my camera over the weekend there’s a perfect room at Upton House– an art deco inspired bathroom that has black floor, red accents and walls coated with a thin layer of aluminium – you feel as if you’ve fallen into a fire engine!

In terms of crafting this one if a bit of a challenge for me as nothing currently on the go or waiting in the wings really fits although there are a few things on the boundary ( a cardigan covered with metalic buttons and some sock yarn that is red, pink and purple).

Instead my challenge for the weekend was to find my PS triad in photos.

Happily the garden has not let me down:

A beautiful deep red poppy with a black inside
A row of Salvia “fury”, chosen for their brilliant colouring and set off by lots of silver foliage (you can just see the cotton lavender in the background).
But that’s all a little easy, how about something more complicated – can you guess what this is?
Clearly it’s a picture of my ceiling ( a nice tidy bit of the house to show you!) but the patterns are my metalic, this is the light reflected onto the ceiling by a jumble of upturned CDs lying in the sunshine – like this

See, red and metalic – and quite intense light – probably doesn’t do the CDs any good though!