Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Four Year Old hasn't shown any interest in having one, and got quite stubborn about it when I suggested it....
Looking through my saved links for ideas (because I need more!) I found this one, which got me thinking of combining Four Year Old's current fascination with letter and writing and fancy stationery (and my need to hand sew something).
|Top diagram based on original design, bottom diagram show some of my changes....|
|More changes by me, bottom diagram is 'final' design using original sizes|
I'll need pretty fabric, sparkles and amazing stationery to sell it to Four Year Old...
Monday, 27 September 2010
- snow shoe scarf
- not mobius cowl
- finish my handwarmers
- pink hat for Four Year Old
- I would like to do something with this yarn and this pattern book OR
- Knit this for Four Year Old with this yarn.
what could bethis my new obsession... Balustrade
- vest, dress, cardigan, socks and shoes for Rosie
- hair and new face for Rosie too!
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010
We have a stall at the St Monans Art Festival on 18th September.
We are me (ta-da!) and Karen (professional artist and business partner).
We'll have a small display of yarns and needles as well as a yarn tasting. We hope to show how varied and accesible knitting can be.
To encourage new and experienced knitters we're offering two kits. One to knit, felt and embellish a bag and another for a garter stitch scarf. We're also having a Start Knitting class in October.
Our goal is to have our own shop but whilst we search for the 'perfect' bricks and mortar we're going to do other stuff - design and sell kits, promote our stitching group and offer classes.
It has been a lot of work! But once we get the first 'event' out the way it'll get easier... won't it?
(Not sure how I'll balance this blog and The Woolly Brew site - I'm keen not to duplicate entries.)
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
I have the yarn (99p bargain bin) and I thought I had the pattern.
However I have now discovered a really lovely stitch pattern called Snow Shoe in Lace & Eyelet Stitches
I've knitted up a sample and I think I'll need to cast on 44 stitches to get a good width.
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
- Start a 'work' to do list at the top of the page and work your way down. Start a personal to do list at the bottom and work your way up. As seen here.
- There is a fuller explanation here. I need a master to do list! I especially like how things get moved forward to each day to do list. So even if you don't actually do everything that day you do get to put a mark in the box...
- There is a big hack list here.
- I quite like this reminder on mind maps...
- I think I should end each day or week with an I Did It list.
- Some paper inspiration can be seen here on Ahhh-Design. I especially like the layout for blog post planning here and also here at 74 Lime Lane.
- There is also this layout for projects along the lines of Getting Things Done (GTD) which looks interesting. Its inspired by this.
- This is also a good idea - doodle and explore on the left hand page, formal list on the main part of right hand page with actions broken out in separate column.
I think its more about how to use a blank page of paper to efficiently capture random ideas, to do lists and calendar...and if it looks nice all the better!
This is a nice post about how different people use their Moleskine notebooks. I like it because it shows them rough and ready - so many photos of Moleskines in action are quite intimidating or is that just my insecurity?
Anyway in my searches I was reminded of Cornell note taking. And then I remembered I'm supposed to be doing a AS Level in English Literature and Language...
How did that drop of my to do list?
Saturday, 4 September 2010
I took advantage of an Amazon order to buy my new diary for 2011...
I'm currently using a Molekine weekly diary/notebook. Its an 18 month diary, it started in July 2009.
I really like the format, a diary down one side and lined page down the left. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get another one for just 2011. I don't like the 18 month commitment!
I found an extra large format (19cm x 25cm).
I took the cellophane off but haven't written in it. Is it bad luck?
To stem my excitement I looked at what others have done with their Moleskine... especially given that 2011 will be a busy year here - Four Year Old starts school, my self employment and ongoing involvement here.
I found this list here - 100 Moleskine Hacks - which obviously leads to lot more - sometimes useful but mostly a bit obsessive compulsive...
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
My Nearly 4 Year Old is now 4! The exclamation mark is important. The rainbow birthday cake was surprisingly easy to make (especially as I bought the icing precoloured!) Although I have to confess I'm not keen on brightly coloured cakes... not very appetising...
She is now at Nursery too, so I'm no longer involved at the local Playgroup although I am still trying to get a garden built...
I also need to get organised for this. Lantern is finished. Current works in progress include more stones, Miller Terrace, Pom Pom,
I also need to register my interest in the Fife Art Exhibition which is on during October. This will be my 4th year (2009, 2008, 2007). I would love to do something HUGE and bright but it'll likely be small and black and white.
I need to hand the work into the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery on the weekend 18-19th September. The same weekend as the Arts Festival...