Sunday, 6 November 2011

Knitting in New Cross

Sat in a cafe the other week with Eleanor (debating a suitable name for our theatre company) I saw a notice for a free afternoon of knitting. I signed up thinking if I was free then I'd enjoy a Sunday of knitting with locals. Might even progress past regular stitching!

By some miracle of scheduling on my part, I was actually free to attend. I had a lovely time whiling away 2hours with yarn, needles and cake. Under the patient instruction of Emma, our knitting guru, I even learned to purl. I can now knit one, purl one. Actually it was more like knit one, purl one, have one bite of cake, knit one, purl one (you get the idea).

I feel this is achievement enough and was perfectly happy to butcher a ball of yarn with my childish knitting while others created moss and stocking stitch creations. Someone had even done a Fair Isle pattern!

But hey, I'm not striving for knitting Nirvana. I'm perfectly chilled out from the afternoon's activities (which is more achievement for me than any knitting pattern). Definitely returning on the 4th December. Might attempt another stitch... Who knows...
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Finished Jeremy Kyle Skirt!

Finished! One simple elasticated floral knee length skirt. A very good JK episode too. Cheating Italians, confused gays and paranoid (and ugly) guys suspecting their innocent (and way more good looking) ladies. Standard.

I think I might add pockets to the skirt at a later date. But I can wear it out happily. An excellent morning's progress.
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the Jeremy Kyle Skirt Challenge

Its begun!
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The Jeremy Kyle Skirt

Currently on my bus home after a lovely night at work Had a drink and a gossip with my boss afterwards, a very nice night. I'm also enjoying my ability to blog on the bus using my BloggerDroid phone app and newly acquired 3G internet!

I've been so busy travelling about and working that I've been neglecting the sewing. I do enjoy seeing my floral material covered pride and joy sat on my desk. Its definitely keeping my projects at the forefront of my mind. Just need time!

But (as I sit on my bus mentally planning beautiful items and despairing at my lack of free time) sometimes these things are so simple and quick that they can be whipped up in no time at all. There's just no excuse.

I'm setting myself a challenge. I intend to sew a skirt tomorrow morning, during an episode of Jeremy Kyle. God help me I do love that show, its so chavvy!

It would be right to wear my skirt out on my lunch date with Lucy tomorrow, thats the ultimate deadline. But I did just buy a beautiful dress in Camden and I'm determined to wear it immediately. I refuse to be precious about new clothes. Otherwise no occasion is ever good enough. I did also buy a cute Pulp Fiction hoodie which would look great with a floral mini. We're hoping to have a work social to a matinee of Broken Glass at the Vaudeville so I'll wear it then.

Ok! Tune in tomorrow for my finished breakfast skirt!

Its my stop now. Bye!
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