Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW 151

Well, what’s on YOUR workdesk this Wednesday? Hop over to Julia’s blog (see WOYWW link in my sidebar) to join in the world’s biggest nosey fest and see how messy we all are in our creativity.

First of all, thank you so much, everyone who left such lovely comments on my blog last week, about my Venetian mask zentangle. I’ve never had so many “Wow’s” in my life!! I haven’t done any serious zentangling since finishing that project, but I’ve done a few sketches in my Art Journal (yet to be photographed).

As for this week, I’m afraid not much has changed on my desk apart from the absence of the mask picture which has now winged it’s way to Spyder who is giving it a good home!

The reason for the absence of change on my desk is because I’ve been doing things away from the desk (i.e. mostly on the recliner…) – I’ve done quite a lot more of my knitting, so I thought I’d show you that this week. I am now up beyond the armholes on the front, and it’s coming on well.

Here’s another view of it. You can see that I have started the patterned yoke section a few inches above the armholes.

Here’s a close-up of the hem.

I thought you might like to see what the reverse side looks like – when working with two colours I always weave in the inactive yarn with every stitch so there’s less to catch on the inside – I hate those long strands you get on the inside of machine knitted garments. The whole thing will look better once it’s completed and blocked.

 

Also on my desk you will notice my everlasting Choc-a-Bloc project and the little bowl of mint imperials (sorry, air dry pebbles lol!) – I am still waiting for my clay extruder to come, after which I should be able to get on. Also this week I’ve been continuing to work on the video of the making of this project.

Not much else has been going on except for a bit more clearing in my ARTHaven. This week I got all my huge sheets of mounting board down from the top shelf, and put my big self-healing cutting mat on the floor and cut them all down to a manageable size, and they are now stacked up with my other card and paper ready for use.

Here’s hoping you all have a fulfilling and creative week with lots to show us next time! Happy WOYWW, everybody.

35 comments:

  1. Your sweater is really coming along very nicely. You do SUCH beautiful work - always amazing.

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  2. Never know what you are going to get up to next!

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  3. I love the muted tones of your knitting, and it's neat and tidy back. I also like to weave in the threads as I go. I am now free of visitors so I am hoping to get some serious crafting done before our visit to Uk in three weeks time. Kate x

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  4. Love the new look to your blog. I am awed by your knitting, it is so neat. I am one of those people who can knit, but only just. I've tried a few times over the years and it just never really engages me, so I can't do large or complicated projects.

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  5. ah your knitting is beautiful - such even tension, really that is SOOO hard to do,

    I think your colours are fabulous too, what a marvelous thing to have on your desk this week,

    dx @98

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  6. Knitting looks great love the pattern, dont forget to model it and get N to take a photo when its finished

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  7. You really deserved those wows last week! Your knitting is amazing, so neat - and I love those brown colours - gorgeous.

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  8. You are such a talented lady, that sweater looks amazing! Now I am going to tell you that I gave zentangling a shot but I cannot do it! My hands go to sleep, I think I am gripping the pen too hard plus repetitve motion like that just hurts too much for a prolonged time, so I will just have be content in looking at y'all's art! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #139

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  9. Your knitting project is gorgeous! Love the earthy colors!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Nadia 117

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  10. As a knitter myself, I love your piece, the colours are lovely, like natural dyes. Have a good week and I look forward to seeing the finished piece. Hugs Rita xx 67

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  11. Now that is some serious knitting, I can just see you sitting and twisting the wool at the back to get the pattern right and unravelling the twist again. You must have the patience of a saint.

    Eliza #26

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  12. Oh wow, that is a great knitting project, I love the pattern! I can't knit, only crochet..it's just not the same. Thanks for visiting me #159

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  13. you are such a neat knitter
    have a crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay #98

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  14. Gosh, but you're a neat knitter - the back is as tidy as the front!! The garment is going to be fab :) Hope you're ok!
    Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

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  15. Hi Shoshi.
    I tried to comment this morning but my message didn't come up.
    I love the muted colours of your knitting, and the nice tidy back too. I like to weave my strands in as I go too, though I haven't done much fairisle for a while now. I look forward to seeing the finished project. Kate x

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  16. ooh, I so wish I could knit properly when I see lovely creations like this!

    happy WOYWW

    kyla
    #137

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  17. Love the knitting... great colours, Hugs May x x x No10

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  18. Happy WOYWW! Your sweater looks great! It's amazing how much work gets done in other areas of the house. ;) Warmly, Tracy #100

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  19. OMG how neat is the inside of that knitting? Clever girl! I hope the recliner ref means you were on holiday and that you enjoyed a good break. Best wishes, Cindy #43

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  20. Love the yarn you are using. It looks so soft. That is going to be one great snuggly sweater. Great colors too! At first I thought you were going to say that your work on the recliner was because you were napping or were ill. Glad to hear it was just a different place to do something different.

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  21. Yay!! and a few more WOWS! Your lovely zentangle mask was moved back to the craft room last night for it's picture to be taken on my WOYWWdesk (Donna's book peaking in the back ground) Can't remeber who it was now, but will check later, was looking for a zentangled maskpicture, shell I send her (when I remeber who it was) over to your latweeks woyww? and can she copy it from there or is that a no no!? Love the knitting, did used to have a go when my girls were little, BIG jumpers scare me a little,Pattern is lovely!
    ! Have a lovely crafty week!
    Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn))
    Late this week! #102

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  22. anxious to see the finished sweater. love the colors/design you used on the hem. will you repeat it anywhere else?

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  23. Your knitting is beautiful and I love the colours you have chosen. Sounds as if you work even when you recline!
    Sandra #17

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  24. Super knitting, love your attention to detail, fab. Take care, enjoy this WOYWW, am working my way through the list in shifts! Zo xx 77

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  25. Love the knitting, such warm and comfy colours.
    Bridget #1

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  26. Beautiful sweater! I love that pattern! I saw the zentangle mask at
    Spyder's blog and it is so awesome! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #41

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  27. your knitting is very neat (as is well made not the Ameican type )the back looks as good as the front. thanks for the peek ... running late this week
    janet #29

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  28. I don't know a thing about knitting, but that's a very pretty sweater. I do, however, also enjoy working from the recliner. Ha. Love that line! Darnell (184)

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  29. You are a beautiful knitter thanks for sharing xx

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  30. What a gorgeous piece of knitting. I can't knit (too many big holes) so always hugely impressed by other's efforts. I loved your Zentangle, saw it over on Spyder's page. You have been a busy bee .... Thanks for sharing. Liz at 194

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  31. Catching the wool strands in at the back and keeping the tension is quite a skill. Your work looks terrific.
    Cheers, and thanks for comments.
    Ros.

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  32. Fab knitting and I near too, my you are talented, love the mask drawing it is simply stunning. Thank you for visiting me. Hugs, Amanda #133

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  33. OMG - I love your knitting! Yum. I haven't had the nerve to try patterns using different colors of yarn. I kind of got stuck making simple things - baby blankets, dish cloths, scarves..... The inside of your sweater is so neat! WOW.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay #144

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  34. No wondèyour zentangle was so spectacular, even your knitting is so neat!
    Happy belated WOYWW

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  35. Knitting is one of those skills I would love to be able to master, so I'm always in awe of someone else's knitting projects...your's is lovely!

    Thank you for visiting me a couple of WOYWWs ago...I'm catching up on my comments.

    Have a lovely Mother's Day!

    Angi

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