Friday, April 13, 2007

feast or famine

I have come to the conclusion that my approach to many things in my life is either feast or famine. All the time or not at all. Regularly or never. A lot or none. This blog is just one example (the irony is not lost on me as I write a new post for the first time in a couple of weeks...)

Yes, I know that the best blogs and more widely read blogs are those with frequent posts. I often think of things to post about, I do. But if for some reason there is a long enough delay between the seed of an idea and sitting in front of the laptop, nothing happens. The longer I put things off, the easier it becomes. I am sorry. I will try to do better.

So, what have I been up to? I did manage to create some scarves...

...they are a lot of fun to make, and I am thinking that they will be my handmade gift for most of my friends and family this Christmas (it's too late in the season for new scarves now). There is a real opportunity to play around with colours and use up leftover bits....while diving into my stash of novelty yarns.

I modelled the design on a scarf I purchased here a couple of weeks ago -- sorry, I forgot to take a picture -- but they are practically unrecognizable from the original, anyway. I was going to sew my knotted "ropes" together with a bodkin and yarn....but ended up using them as warp threads and weaving them together with yarn. Maybe I follow in my mum's footsteps and take up weaving one day...