Wednesday, 9 April 2014

WOYWW 253

Goodness, it’s time for the World’s Best Nosey Fest again – What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? Come on, take a photo of your creative space and hop over to Julia’s blog (click on the link in my sidebar) and join in the fun.

I’m composing this post on Tuesday night. Not a great deal on my desk this week, although I was quite productive yesterday when I created a card using my melted nappy liner. On my desk today is the second of my diamond-pattern teabag drying sheets, and on the left you can see the large piece of roofing felt that Andy, one of the builders who did all that wonderful work on our new house last year, brought me yesterday. It is not actually Tyvek but resembles Fibertex, the “fabric” type of Tyvek. So far all I’ve done with it is cut off a small piece and melted it with the heat gun, with quite good results. In the centre of the desk, at the back, you can see my super-duper glue gun which I got running yesterday to stick my melted nappy liner onto the card base. Teabags in various stages of drying, emptying and embellishing seem to be a permanent fixture on my desk these days!

WOYWW 253

I’ve made a bit of progress on the first sleeve of my knitting – here you can see the back, lying on the desk from left to right, with the picked-up sleeve at the top of the picture. The green and grey pattern strip is deceptively difficult – each time I work this pattern I go wrong, and the poor artificial light in the sitting room was blurring the colours together and making it quite impossible! In the end I took myself up to my ARTHaven and knitted it up there, but I still went wrong and had to spend hours undoing the wretched thing! Success at last, though.

03 Early Progress on First Sleeve

Finally, a picture I took this evening of my hubby tucking into a salmon fishcake, with both kitties showing intense interest, with lots of neck-craning and woofly twitchy noses!!

Going After Daddy's Supper

Next time we meet, I should have some exciting news for you. Meantime, wishing you all a happy and creative week.

28 comments:

  1. Very fun! And that cracks me up with the kitties because night before last we had baked salmon with a yummy Mediterranean crust, and I left a few bites and my kitty Minnie ate every last drop! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #1

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  2. Oh...the bottom photo is so much like our home!! 2 of the same waiting and watching the food. And salmon..that is a special treat during lent. Good luck with your projects. Enjoy the week

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  3. Look at those kitties! They appear to be waiting somewhat patiently??

    :)trisha
    #13 this week with
    fairies, a please, and
    a thank you!

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  4. lol.. I just had to show my hubby the photo of your hubby.. our cats sit on the floor and beg and it makes him nuts.. lol I askd how he would like them on his side. I totally love it!!! The knitting I will leave all to you. Thanks for the great share gotta get to bed. Roberta 15

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  5. I think I can smell the salmon from here....just LOVE salmon!

    I've used the TYVEK that is envelope form, but haven't see any that is more like fabric......very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing

    Krisha #19

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  6. Wow that is one fancy stitched sweater looks great hugs Nikki 3

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  7. wonderful work there Shoshi on the knitting just love the pattern clever you indeedy patience plus - thanks for sharing, Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #32

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  8. G'day Shoshi. Happy WOYWW. I'm a past WOYWW member just coming back after a six month plus break. Oh I love dying stuff with tea bags but haven't done so for ages...I paper craft plus make jewellery and I thought your glue gun was a drill and I got excited for a sec LOL. Lovely knitting too...I haven't done any for 30 years but I am going to try this Dry. Cute pussy cats there.season(winter)
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #23

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  9. That's the fourth tidy desk I've seen this morning, beginning to get a complex about mine now. Love the knitting, don't mind a more complex pattern but I'm not keen on stocking stitch - boring.
    Happy WOYWW
    Ann B
    40

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  10. I am chuckling away at your hubby eating the fish cakes with very intersected kitties.. So glad you shared that with us its so funny.. your knitting looks so pretty you are doing fantastically with it..
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :) #44

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  11. It looks machine knitted. That would do my head in, I barely sew! This would send me off the edge. Love your kittys. They sure do look like they are hoping your DH will leave them some. #39

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  12. well I have never heard of crafting with nappies before! sounds like you are having fun! thanks for sharing!
    #54 inkyfingeredcat *♥★*

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  13. Wow Sue, that knitting is something else - congrats on your staying power and incredible patience! So, where di the nappy liner idea creep up form? Good grief!

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  14. Hi Shoshi. Trust it was actually hubby who got to eat that gorgeous looking fishcake!!! More teabags! Is your tea consumption going up in the household at present??
    Trust you get the knitting sorted.
    Margaret #25

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  15. Loving the teabags as always. You have a lot more patience than me as that knitting would have been out the window by now :) Poor hubby trying to eat with the naughty pussies there. I have the same trouble with a certain big fat parrot if I eat in the family room. Can't wait to hear what the news is.
    Have a great week,
    Von #53

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  16. Stunning knitting but oh that lurking cat photo! Big smile for that - poor hubby. Did he share? :)

    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (15)

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  17. Hi Shoshi - you sound just like me, flitting from one project to another! Your kitties are like mine, too, always hovering for food - especially over DH, who usually sits in his armchair to eat. Have a great week, Chris # 35

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  18. Lovely puss cats, we are fortunate that ours shows no interest in people food.
    I have some tyvex, must go and play with it soon.
    Chris #41

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  19. Thanks for sharing your desk with us. That roofing felt sounds very interesting.

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  20. Love the teabag prints still, so different. Very amused by your puss-cat picture! I almost feel it looks as if hubby will lose something off his plate at any second, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #44 xx

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  21. a very interesting desk, can't wait to see what you make with those tea bags, thanks for sharing Donna #49

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  22. Hi Shoshi the photo of your DH eating his fishcakes with the kitties watching so intently really made me laugh. The knitting is amazing - you must have such patience though. Happy WOYWW Anne x #48

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  23. Amazing knitted design. I'm a crocheter myself. Read your post about the melted nappy liners, really interesting texture.
    Here from WOYWW, Happy Wednesday!
    Cathy #80

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  24. Oh poor hubby- can't enjoy his fish cakes without a coupla little Moochers on the prowl!Cut pic!!
    Cleve you with the jumper!
    Judy #8

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  25. Hi there... I can't knit worth beans. Can't wait for the exciting news!
    Now if messy desks are fun (which they really are) , then I am having a super duper FUN time. LOL
    Thanks for sharing your desk.
    happy WOYWW
    hugs,
    kimmer #103 (last again for the 4th time , I really don't plan this) LOL

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  26. Those kitties know just how close they're allowed, too, don't they? LOL Too cute.

    Hmm Nappy liner on a card? You use some interesting things hehe Love your repurposing approach. Creative Blessings! Kelly #82

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  27. You certainly push crafting frontiers with the stuff you create with, that's for sure! I've never heard anyone using building materials before :-) and well done for persevering with the knitting!!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xxx

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  28. I love the photo of the cats checking out hubby's dinner. They are so sure they are included! We lock the cats out of the room when we eat. Although we don't really care if Poppy or Charles is in the room. Poppy hates the very concept of people food and Charles loves to have a sniff but doesn't ever want to eat any. It drives the other cats mad though.

    The sweater is looking good. Sorry to hear that the pattern colors are such a bear to work with because it is coming out so nice. I came looking for teabags and was not disappointed. I still chuckle over the melted nappy.

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