Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Learning to be a good blogger

I need to remember to keep my camera with me, so I can be a proper blogger. I've done loads on Starsky now, but I haven't taken any photos to prove it. Progress photos seem to be an important part of knitting blogs so I'm failing on that already!

So instead, I'll ramble a bit about projects I'm planning on doing...

I've already mentioned The Sunshine Sweater, by LilyGo. Hopefully mine will look something like this -

Mine will be a bit more dark sky rather than sunshine, as I'm using the blue/black variegated yarn I wound up before I went to Yandi. It'll be my first top-down raglan type thing, and will probably take me forever because it's 4-ply. This is all part of my attempt to exist without a large stash of yarns. I was starting to grow a big stash in Wales, but I downsized before I came to Australia. I'm still using up what's there though! After Starsky and the Sunshine Sweater I'll definately have to go shopping though.

As well as knitting, I've been thinking about sewing again. This is mostly due to inspiration from lupinbunny. Last summer she sewed a dress from the butterick pattern below - and I want one too!

I've got some nice batik fabric I bought in Malaysia a long time ago, it'd look great with a contrasting plain fabric I think. It's been so long since I sewed anything (about 10 years) that I'd try it in a cheap fabric first. Of course, I don't have a sewing machine, so visiting Mum would be essential - having her clever sewing brain nearby is helpful too!

The new Harry Potter movie opens tonight!! I'm going to try to see it, because I am a sado obsessive Harry Potter fan. I'm really hanging out for the new book too.


Clementine said...

Hello sneaky lady!

I LOVE that butterick pattern, have been wanting to do it for ages. however i suspect it may not be the most flattering on me, and also, ms bunny might turn ferocious if we ALL start wearing it. so have set the challenge to find another pattern i like as much.... could be harder than it seems.

Can't wait to see starsky all finished— it will be vicarious finishing action i think. i haven't finished anything since March. Eeep!

Michelle said...

hooray! you have a blog! I should get off my butt and actually write on mine as well, but life gets in the way.