'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Thursday 22 October 2009

Just to prove


that self-striping knitting yarn doesn’t always work.  It’s OK for socks which are pretty much the same circumference all the way along – but on a sweater you get odd variations in the width of the stripes.

And it was going to have a hood, but I wasted so much yarn getting the stripes to match up there wasn’t enough left.

Still – perhaps the little one [currently on holiday with mum, dad, dog and bikes in Derbyshire] can wear it for mucking about in.


Something much more successful were these, the result of the Ruth Smith workshop today,






which will be even better when they have been united with their insides.

For those who don’t know, Ruth wrote this and this, and is an expert on these booklets [scroll down for lots of pictures].

In a day we could only get started on a small sample, but I bought Ruth's pamphlet on how to make one like the dragon decorated example in the photos, plus instructions for some pretty little boxes and an Advent calendar. [I already have both her books and her previous project pamphlet.]

It was a very enjoyable workshop – embroidery in the morning and paper cutting, glueing and folding in the afternoon. Perhaps not a inspirational as Jackie Langfeld's last week, but very good fun, especially for a book making fanatic!Top-16.BMP


Speaking of books … another unsketchbook page.



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