Thursday, October 15, 2009

My creative space - dream time

The new Interweave Crochet magazine arrived in my mailbox today. As usual a new issue arrives and I want to make most of what's in there. It's ridiculous. I'm ridiculous. But this time I've promised myself that I won't start anything new until:

a) I've stitched down the latest row on my quilt (ooh! done!)

b) I've finished the red malabrigo scarf which has been dragging on for months

Mess mess mess

c) I've tidied up my sewing table


Between you and me, I think a) and b) are more achievable than c).

And then I can start these, already posed with preferred yarn during an hour of dreaming and stash diving late this afternoon.

Blue Ridge cardi

Blue Ridge Cardigan in some strange khaki/donkey/grey colour, preferably without the added leaves. Perfect cardigan for this strange cold windy wet weather we've been having, but my sources (i.e. the Bureau of Meteorology) tell me it's going to be in the mid-20s by early next week, so I should perhaps hold off until early next year.

Adirondack socks

Adirondack Socks in a red/green variegated yarn. It feels like ages since I made any socks, and they would make the perfect portable project once I've finished the Malabrigo scarf.

More creative spaces here.


28 comments:

  1. Hmm that sewing table is very similar to the one you find in this house!!

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  2. I love the look of that cardigan!

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  3. Hehehe... I love your sewing table - looks pretty familiar...!!

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  4. Glad to hear youve sewn the last row onto your quilt, and Im loving the cardi, you may need it yet with this weather!

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  5. Love that cardi. It is so hard to discipline yourself to finish one creation before you start another. The passion for new adventures just takes over! Good luck :) Anita. xx

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  6. Oh gosh... I can surely relate to your dilemma... sometimes I get far too excited for my own good and have half finished projects here, there and everywhere!

    Love those socks btw!

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  7. Oh dear. I can understand the need to be disciplined! The temptation to start those new projects must be virtually irresistable.

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  8. I am repeating the thing about next week being in the 20's like a mantra at the moment. Good luck with finishing the old projects so you can start the new ones, they look so exciting.

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  9. we have similar goals i see...:)

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  10. You are so clever - I can't do anything with yarn. Love your messy space too - lots of lovely things on that table!

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  11. Hmm, I'd totally avoid (c) if I were you, as you'll only find it covered again in a matter of minutes. Unless you need to find something important, like a lost family member...

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  12. That's it, I'm heading out to stalk my letterbox too! Lots of gorgeous projects on the go or about to start there Michelle!

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  13. Oh gosh, your sewing table looks exactly like mine. Except yours is neater!!

    It was a good issue, this IC. In fact, the last few have all been pretty good. If only I didn't already have 20 wips!!

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  14. That's what my sewing table looks like too!!!

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  15. Oh wow! So many beautiful projects... I think I love those socks the best :) K

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  16. That is one amazingly full sewing table with delightful wares and exotic haberdashery. I love it.

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  17. Yep..Lot's of starting and not finishing here too..I say we should be able to invest in a few extra robotic hands or something.....

    Love your creative mess and I hope you get all your stuff finished on the to-list so you can get to another one :P

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  18. Hanging out for the nice weather too! Love your table ~ looks very creative and busy.

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  19. Good luck with that sewing table!

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  20. I just want to dive onto your sewing table and swim amongst the creativeness... maybe not the iron though hehe.

    xo Steph

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  21. That red/green yarn looks A-MAZ-ING!!! I'm about to go on a yarn ordering blitz given the state of the dollar today - hope i'll get some nice stuff :-)

    PS I'm a fellow sewing table mess-maker and not cleaner-upper-er! No time to clean. Too much to do.

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  22. So ambitious. I need a little to do list going on here so I can finally get the the projects I'm excited to get started! I love the yarn, the colors are lovely.

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  23. I really like the color of the sock yarn. I always have more projects in my "hopeful" list than I could ever accomplish, but that's part of the fun, isn't it? ;)

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  24. how can yarn be so beautiful?

    ...socks get my vote!!

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  25. What fascinating yarn, it reminds me of moss or lichen.

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  26. I reckon you should ditch c and leave the sewing desk as is, there's so much great stuff on it!

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  27. love the cardi and socks and cannot believe how colour coordinated your "mess" is

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