Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So, as you may or may not have noticed, I did not post last weekend. This was intentional, as a means of easing us all into a new way of doing things. For the next few months at least, I am going to suspend my normal system of posting every week. There are several reasons for this, the chief one being that my next few planned projects are for people who read this blog. Another reason is that I hope to do a bit of to-ing and fro-ing between my Donegal homeland and other places over the next whileen, which also brings disruption to the post every week ethos. I hope that by just posting when I feel a genuine urge, when I genuinely feel like I have something cool to show, will encourage me to spend a bit more time both on the projects and on the posts themselves. My prose of late has been rather functional, I'll be the first to admit. I'm sure you'll be inconsolable at this news, but don't worry, it will never be too far from another post. Who knows - with the 'pressure' off, they may even become more frequent! And what celebrations we will have then. Ok, for now, tirrah.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Winter preparations

This week saw the beginning of another jigsaw - as I mentioned last week, my sister asked me to complete another 1350 piece monstrosity she needs for an upcoming exhibition. Having already done one, I'm attacking portions of the all-blue sea as early as I can this time. The more pieces you get out of the way, the quicker you progress. Some of these pictures are quite poor quality, being taken on my phone.
Day 1.
Was busy doing some things on day 2, so nothing was done. Day 3.
Day 4.
Day 5 (today, only an hour or so at it today).
Jigsaw aside, I managed to squeeze in some knitting at Stitch'n'Bitch yesterday. I made some small mistakes in my cable gloves, but as they're for me, I decided, as I generally do, to just live with it. When I broke for the thumb where I did, I didn't think the cable would lie so much to one side, but I quite like the accidental asymmetrical slant. 
This week I also remembered I was supposed to be making a crocheted hat for the boyfriend of a friend. I hooked it on in the middle of August and promptly forgot about it. Once remembered, it didn't take long to finish.
Have an interesting (in a good way) week everyone