but flowers first - seen at the Gordon Street Garage where we went for a meal. Interesting concept for a restaurant in a huge garage.
We have been spoilt again - not only do we have Ace Pizza - our favourite new eating house - but last night we went to Solomon on Beaufort Street - holistic food and organic etc. Lovely staff - so friendly and the food was wonderful. The guy was proudly showing us his handiwork - he made all the tables. Ian gave him a lesson on salt having been reading Jarrod Diamond and wanting to share.
Anyway back to the knitting - I have been knitting since I emerged from the womb - pretty sure I was born with a pair of knitting needles and my boys will verify that they had almost every knitted garment from the Mon Tricot knit books from baby to about 6 - then we came to Perth and it was far too hot - also it became too expensive and there were much cheaper options. But I have still knitted since whenever. I thrive on a challenge and my claim to fame was the pale green jersey I knitted at boarding school after hours (we went to bed early) in the dark all in 3 cable and not a dropped stitch. Every summer when we drove across OZ towing yachts for sailing I knitted up some garment on the way over and another on the way back.
Nowadays I like to knit little things - using ends and embroidery threads - I have little and big knitting needles all over the place but little knitting is great when worked into your other work. That strip above was felted into some felt.
One of my favourite sort of knitting - big needles rayon embroidery thread to be worked onto a background and burnt. This is going to be a journal cover cover. Before too long.
Little knitting attached to felted pieces and linking them up - never go anywhere without my plastic container full of themed stuff and a few little needles inside - every now and then I have to buy a new set.
Been busy this week as always - I am chasing my tail to get my piece finished for the WAFTA exhibition - tomorrow is the deadline and hand stitch sure takes some time and there is a lot of time placing hanging looking and thinking. No good while watching rugby though - need to concentrate. Sadly Ian's team beat my team yesterday but it was very exciting game.
I have written two blog entries on the threads.In-fusion blog http://threadsinfusion.blogspot.com.au/ which people might like to peruse and I am just putting the touches on my playings for my Dale's Delight newsletter. This is to go to all the subscribers to the e-mag in the in-between months. Lots of lovely comments about the e-mag and the free pdf I produced. Never too late to subscribe http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/infusion/text.htm The other very interesting thing we have received this week are the Porcupine Quills http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/embellish/quills/text.htm - have a peep....
Nearly July - yikes - I am going to try to blog more often - May was good but June I was hopeless. Plenty of ideas in the head and on the surface though.