We've got a couple of rose bushes flowering in the garden, a bit half-heartedly, but then that's my fault, because I haven't been feeding them properly, and they are very greedy for nutrients, are roses. I should have been giving them feed once a week, and I haven't. Must try harder.
We've just come back from the beach, which was soaked in golden light, very beautiful. But it has made me a little later than usual in doing todays blog post.
I haven't sewn the lining for my fair isle dress yet, because I've been procrastinating. After all those sewing in of ends, I was having withdrawal symptoms from not knitting. So I picked up something I left off of a while ago, you might remember it.....................
And I've been having a little think about what I might do with this top half.
Well, the plan is to extend it into a dress I think. I'll be trying it on to see how it looks as it progresses.
I was looking at photographs of Clare Tough's latest collection of knitwear, on her website, which you can see here, and saw this jumper, above.
Interesting sleeves don't you think?
It made me wonder if I could do something similar on the arms of this striped dress I've started working on again.
But in crochet. The puffed bits might be easier to do in crochet, and Clare Tough's earlier work, the pieces from her graduation show, mix knitted fabric with crochet. There are some photos of her extraordinary creations here, I love this early work, very inspiring, and more adventurous than her later work I think.
I'll see how it goes, it could be interesting.
Cheerio then! Have a lovely weekend. Ta-ra. Love Vanessa xxx