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Monday, March 26, 2007

So much better now

Thank goodness my shoulder and my wrist are now both back where they belong. They are aching a bit but much much better. Was able to knit over the weekend and did lots of sewing up. I didn't get any embroidery done, but when I looked at the project which I was going to put it on I realised it really didn't need it. Now I've got to get some patterns typed up. It seems to be the computer which gives me the biggest problems so I'm trying to make sure I sit straight and my feet are both on the ground and use the mouse as little as possible.

I've decided to do some design work based on themes, to give my designs a coherency and a common thread. I live near a typical english seaside town, so for summer I'm going to think about the seaside, fairgrounds, sunshine, and what they mean to me. I'm going to dig out some of my childhood holiday photos which I'll post later in the week, then for autumn I'm going to focus on my friend's black andalucian stallion and what I would want to wear to ride him and also my brother in law's barn that he's slowly converting and the countryside around it.

On a completely different note I've just got back from a comedy night at my daughter's school. 12 really brave youngsters have been learning how to write and deliver stand up and all got up and did their routines in front of us, the audience. Wow, they were fantastic! So brave and so funny. A couple of times I was crying with laughter. Back to the maths and the patterns now,

for now,
Ruby x

Friday, March 16, 2007

must really be Friday 13th not 16th

What a day. There are some days which don't go right aren't there? A horrible customer in my day job shouted at me today in a very very nasty and unnecessary way. There are some very unpleasant people out there. And...
both my wrist and my shoulder were dislocated and my sports therapist had to shove them back in! And it really hurts now and I couldn't knit yesterday or today as a result. Boo Hoo!

On a much happier note I have chatted with both my upstream and downstream secret pals and they are both lovely. Who needs the real world?

Tomorrow I am going to knit no matter what and I have been told some of my new patterns will be out in the next issue of knitonthenet in the next week.

I have some embroidery to do tomorrow aswell and I'll try and post a pic of some of it over the weekend.

for now

Ruby x

Thursday, March 08, 2007

My pattern in for spring

"Paper bag" has finally made it. I just love this bag and i've waited a long time to be able to show it.

Its made from 4 strands of Habu Textiles raw silk covered paper knitted together. The Audrey Hepburn styling was suggested by Amy Singer and works a treat with the bag. Charlie looking fab as always, wearing my great grandmother's evening gloves. I've had some lovely comments today. Thank you so much.
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