Monday, 23 August 2010

A Bit of Sleeve-ish Progress...

Steve the Sleeve is slowly coming along... I can't wait to be finished!

I'm thinking of doing a 'Pick of the Fringe' post, but in the meantime, you can read my reviews here as they go up. Has anyone else seen anything good in Edinburgh this August?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Jock the Sock and Steve the Sleeve

I have been having a super busy month performing in and reviewing shows at the Edinburgh fringe. In whatever little pockets of time I can find, I whip Jock the Sock out of my bag.

I'm just starting the gusset decreases on the second sock, and I am very much looking forward to having toasty toes this winter!

In slightly more capacious pockets of time, I have been working on Steve the Sleeve:

Steve is all that stands between me and completion of my Kingscot cardigan, which has been meekly hibernating for months.

It has been a long time since I completed a cardigan or jumper - I seem to have been knitting industrial quantities of lace of late - and I have rather missed the feeling of creating a new garment (as opposed to accessory). I have got my eye on several sweater patterns, including the aforementioned Buttercup (ravlink), and several of Kate Davies designs (Manu, and the hopefully forthcoming Tortoise and Hare).

Thursday, 5 August 2010

It really is quite a big shawl

The bath-time plesiosaurus...

... took 231 pins to block...

... and now has a wingspan of about 3 metres...

... that's about the same as the wandering albatross

Modelled shots to come once I can find someone to take them, and figure out how to stop it trailing along the ground as I walk.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sock Art

I've finished a sock! It made me rather grateful for having small feet - it seemed to whizz past after I turned the heel, though it remains to be seen whether I'll fall prey to the dreaded SSS. This is a sock-ish sister to a series of paintings by Martin Creed which I went to see today in a most excellent exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, which slowly grade between colours. 
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