Thursday, March 24, 2011

On a Thursday...

To be completely honest with you, over the past few days waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much of my creative space has been spent staring at this pile of deliciousness. I love, love, love this little rainbow of linen I bought from Leah's gorgeous little shop.

Now I have to decide: a quilt, a couple of little dresses or maybe they just have to sit on the side board for a little bit longer as eye candy.

I've been knitting little bits of a cardi for Miss Pepper.

I have knitted this pattern before. Last year when I was first learning to knit garments. It took so long that time and I undid bits and googled how to do the stitches the entire time. This time I feel like I know a bit more about what's going on. Its a great confidence booster.

I must admit though that I'm not entirely thrilled with the mess of colour. When I bought the yarn, the skeins looked like the colours were broken up into chunks of solid bits. I guess that's just another knitting lesson I've now learnt.

I am crocheting granny slippers. Well, granny slipper anyway. Another one of Michelle's wonderful patterns.

I am cutting and over locking and pinning and sewing little dresses.

And I am spending most of my time over a hot cauldron stirring sweet, sticky quince jelly.

I hope your Thursday is a creative one.
We are off to creative dance and then story time.

See ya. X

39 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are going to have a lovely day. I'm off to the gym! How Hip am I Rofl :D Have a good day and I hope the day is as happy as you wish for.

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  2. All looking lovely at your place - the "eye candy" is divine. I'm a bit addicted to quilting right now, so I'd vote for a quilt! Have a lovely day! Nic

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  3. ah, I visited her shop too (so lovely) and I can see we chose 3 of the same sheets - aren't they just gorgeous?

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  4. Thanks Kate your ace! X
    You have a lot on your plate, enjoy your day, I'm off to see Edddie Vedder tonight with my man so excited!

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  5. I find that with wool too! What looks wonderful as a skein or ball may not look how you imagined it once it is knit up. I think your cardi is looking very sweet however.

    :)

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  6. I love the yarn you are using for Peppers cardi! and you stack of vintage sheets is so pretty. T. x

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  7. Love the slipper. How are you at finishing pairs? I only ask because the odds are always pretty low around these parts. Mmmmm. Quince jelly...

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  8. quince jelly.....with cheese and rye bread....yes please!! Have a wonderful creative day,TK xx

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  9. I've never had quince jelly... I don't think I've even ever had a quince...?!

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  10. So busy! Wow you have been doing so much :) Love the fabric, so retro ... i'm just a tad jealous but i really can't buy any more fabric until at the moe i have no space at all!!!!

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  11. Is quince jelly nice? I have never had it. What do you like it with? What does it taste like? xx

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  12. I would probably stare at those linens for a time before deciding on a use for them...I love the colours :)
    I have never tried quinces before...but seeing as your jam looks like honey I think I'd love to try it.
    xx

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  13. I LLOOOVE quince jelly. YUM yum and I bet your would be the best. Hopefully i can nab some before it sells out.
    love that lone slipper,xo

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  14. I miss the quince tree from our old place. As soon as we moved in here we planted one :) In a few years I will be able to make quince jelly and quince paste once again.

    I don't mind the colours in your 'In Threes'. I have to make another one for Possum soon as I finish my shawl.

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  15. I should make quince jelly, bad experiences of quince paste and stirring for hours and then it burning in the last 10 minutes. Quince jelly just is beautiful to look at, even if you didn't do anything else with it. I need to do some apple jelly too. NIce to see how your thursday is unfolding...panning out (ha!) Kate, may it be a nice one x

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  16. I LOVE the yarn, was oogling at it before you said you did not like it! What yarn is it? Oh, the vintage sheet envy, I say go the quilt!

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  17. I think the cardi for pepper looks lovely, though I know what you mean, I found the same thing with a gorgeous skein I bought of soft blues & browns, it looked totally different when I worked with it! I've been looking for a slipper pattern, that one looks sweet & I love the green!

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  18. I love that green granny slipper! Just gorgeous. So too that beautiful fabric.

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  19. So much going on at your house. I have to say that fabric is just so pretty. I really like the way the colors have gone in Pepper's cardi too. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  20. Loving it all but those granny slippers are FANTASTIC! My nanna used to make me those when I was little... miss them :) Kx

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  21. Couldn't resist, I just went and bought some too!
    Lot of clever stuff happening over your way, wow. The quince jelly reminds me of Great Aunty Jean who whipped some up one time she came to visit :-)

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  22. Oh man! Can I come round so you can teach me how to make jams and the like?

    The background cloth/sheet you have used is identical to some dresses recently at mine, hah!

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  23. I love the way the knitted top is looking. A gorgeous mess of colour :) Lot's of lovely vintage sheet pics too.

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  24. the linen is really pretty.
    read yesterdays post and thought what a great mum you are! very inspiring. will keep that idea up my sleeve :)

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  25. You know I love your creative world, Kate. Thanks for the gems. x

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  26. Such a pretty rainbow. I love that cardi and tempted to try it but firs so many things I do want to make first.

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  27. Oh goodness that fabric does look so sweet...And I actually love the colors on that cardi, just sayin :)

    You always have such a lovely place to be going on :)

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  28. Yum to the quince jelly. It looks wonderful...& of course I"m particularly taken with the eye candy too. x

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  29. Loving that colorful bundle of fabric you have there!

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  30. I really like how that wool is knitting up into Peppers cardi, like a rainbow! I made a few pairs of Michelle's granny slippers last year and they have not been off my feet in the cooler weather....they make fantastic bedsocks as well if you edge them in SC round the cuff with some knitting elastic added into that row...brilliant and they don't slip off!

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  31. Hi Kate,
    I love love love that fabric. If it were me I would admire it for a wee bit longer. Can I ask if that fabric is available I clicked on the link in the post and it did not seem to be working. Also I really like the collies in the cardi that you are knitting. Just right for our southern hemisphere autumn and winter.

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  32. Make a quilt!!!
    Make a quilt!!!

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  33. The cardigan is beautiful and I love the yarn. Those fabrics just need to sit on the side for a little bit longer, in my opinion. x

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  34. Ooooh Kate, what yummy fabrics!! I can easily imagine being slowed down by them. Such a pretty creative space and how sweet are those slippers! : )

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  35. Wowzers! I so enjoy your blog Kate :o)
    All gorgeous things you're working on... So lovely to be able to take a peek, thank you!

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  36. Yay, what a great sense of creation and potential projects you have shown us this week! So inspiring :)

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  37. Actually, I really love the colors in Miss Pepper's cardi. And your quince jam sounds sooo lovely.

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  38. I love that cardigan and the colours...

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  39. Ohhh kate your quince jelly is a beautiful colour! I cooked mine too much last year I think. You inspire me to improve this year!

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