Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Glob "the biscuit snitcher" Octopus

Embroidery of one of the charaters from a friend's book called The Whispering Sand. Glob is a talking octopus who can be quite friendly and helpful...when bribed with biscuits or blancmange. Described as an off-cream colour with a domed head but unfortunately against the black background the stitches look whiter than the greeny-beige I was going for. Might yet fill the back in somehow but I do like the idea of Glob floating in the blackness, dreaming of processed sugar!
Some in progress pics:

Friday, 9 July 2010


I should really change the name of this blog, it's been so long since I actually knit anything. In fact since my last months in education overlap with starting full-time job it might be a while before I have chance to craft anything much, let along picking my sticks back up. In the meantime I seem to have had everything aquatic on the brain as I've sketched out the beginnings of two new embroideries, check it out:

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Happy Birthday!

Well I've finished the crochet shawl. Its around 2m long, difficult to photograph but here goes for now:
It was a birthday present for my mum along with a carrot cake:
 which was absolutely delicious. It's Nigel Slater's recipe but with the traditional cream cheese topping since I didn't have any mascarpone on hand and was without a car for the weekend.