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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Productivity

The last two days have been quite productive for me. Feels good being productive so it does.

Yesterday I got out some older FO's to wash and get ready to take to a craft sale on Saturday. While I was doing that I blocked my Meditation Shawl. I could not believe how much time it took to shape properly! If I am going to be doing many more shawls I need to get some blocking wires!! I laid everything out on my bed and prayed they were dry enough by bed time. They weren't quite but dry enough to move....not that I had much choice in the matter!

Kessie was a little put out because she did not have access to my pillow. Yes, mean Mommy, I closed the door.


And here is the finished result in the backyard. Do you think I should put a fringe on it?

It is interesting how the sun changes the grey so much isn't it? The first picture is more true to colour.

This is a purse I felted. I really, really like it! Done in Peer Gynt 100% wool and knit in the round. I decreased every 5th or 6th stitch at the top of the paler red band then knit till I felt done and then increased at every stich with a YO, knit 3 rows and cast off in a picot edge. Cast on 2 stitches, cast off 6 and repeat. It was very floppy before felting and I love how it ruffled! I think it needs a bit of embellishment but I haven't hit on anything in my stash of goodies yet. I was thinking maybe some black seed beeds scattered around the brim...Do you agree or do you have any better ideas?



Last night I went to see a family about doing some respite care for them. I think it is going to be a good type of job for me. I have to spend some time with the family first and get to know the young man a little bit but I have a good feeling about it. If it seems to work for me I will probably try to get some more placements.

I feel happy today! Do you think that maybe I made the right decision in leaving the daycare? Well...YA!

8 comments:

Monika said...

I'm happy for you! It will all work out for the good, you'll see. I like the shawl very much. I like grey with color mixed in. I don't know why I don't use it more myself. The felted bag is cute too. What are you going to use for handles?

Gina said...

It's great to hear you sounding so positive again Martina. Obviously you made the right decision. I'm a spec ed teacher out here if you need to bounce something off someone... confidentially that is...no names...you know...

Jo said...

Yes, Martina, you're on the right path now. You'll grow from this experience although it wasn't fun at the time. LOVE the felted bag and especially the picot cast off. I'd put a couple of big statement pieces on the sides rather than a lot of small beads, but your own taste should dictate - you're the best judge. REMEMBER THAT IN EVERYTHING!
And Kessie is so like Sophie that I can't believe it - even down to the desperate need for WUV every second of the day and night...
Jo
http://celticmemoryarns.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

The shawl looks great and so the purse is really cute! Glad things are looking up for you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Charity said...

Both the shawl and the purse are great! I don't think the shawl needs a fringe, but it wouldn't hurt if you're a fringe-loving kind of girl. It makes me happy to hear you sounding happy again! :0)

barbp said...

Your shawl and purse are terrific, I love the wavy top to the purse. Fringe? I don't know. I have one scarf that I have put fringe on and I play with the fringe whenever I wear it. Wear the shawl and see how you feel.

Your sounding happy again. That's wonderful!!

twig said...

What great projects. Glad to see you animated again.

Dorothy said...

I'm not big on fringe, so I vote for no fringe on the shawl.

Love the purse. Very cute. I would probably add a beaded detail to the top. Were you thinking of something like a beaded flower or more along the lined of Fair Isle around the top?

So glad you are happy about leaving your old job.