I would tend to use the word mess rather than muddle for most of the disorganised areas of my environment but I found this which is one of my bags where I have dumped balls of yarn where I have not got around to deciding which drawer to put them in, plus an accessory for my circular needles that got shoved in there when I tidied up quickly before my son came round. Normally the only place to sit is one half of the settee!!
Not being especially interested in rust, 😦 and not having much rust in my life, I have decided to go to the archives for part of a photograph that was not taken especially because of the rust but which contains a lot of rust none the less. This was taken on the Danube Cruise at Durnstein. There were a few metal decorative panels there which were rusty all over. This is part of one of them. Not an especially good photograph. I think the light contrast rather overwhelmed the camera.
The photographs for the weekly challenge that I shared this month were: Point, Sharp, Found, Beach, Orderly and Shadow.Apart from this I shared both crochet and knitting. There was my golden angel that I was able to finish at last, and the pair of socks for my granddaughter, ditto.
I finished the main body of my latest blanket and am now working on the border which I will be able to show you soon. I finished one side of my Celtic plaitwork cushion cover. I am already working on the other side.
I don’t really have anything yarn related to share with you today so I thought I would start the week with a photo.
I am very fond of including shadows in photographs, especially the dappled shadows you find under trees that look especially good along a path but I felt for this that I should chose something more specific.
Now a couple of years ago, late winter time when the leaves were off the trees, I was going to Crafty Coffee on a Friday and I noticed the shadow of a tree on the wall of a house and thought it would make an excellent subject for Monochrome Madness. I did not have my camera with me at the time but decided that I should take it with me the next week.
Now, to cut a long story short, it took a little while before a Friday morning was sunny and I had my camera with me but eventually I decided that it was getting to be now or never and took a photograph. It was not as sharp and clear as my first sight had been but I think you get the idea.
I do not have the original colour version available but this is what I produced for Monochrome Madness. Passing the other day, I think that the wall has been repainted so maybe in a few months time I may get a chance to get an even better photograph!
This is a photograph from when I had just bought my merchant’s chest. With time, I now have even more varieties of cotton thread and so although they are still arranged into bags of the same sort , they are no longer so ‘orderly’.
Similarly the draw with Stylecraft yarn in it, Not so good for this post because of the knitting needle case, now with balls of all sorts of different sizes, is much harder to keep in such a nice orderly fashion.
I expect you can see that I like to arrange balls in a rainbow order zig-zag.
Given the recent inclement weather it is not the time to use the above topic as an excuse to go to the seaside.
So I looked through my archives and decided that this, though a recent photograph, is probably as good as any to share. One of the few photographs I have taken which aim to show the beach more than the sea.
Not an easy subject this week but here is my offering. I love the sea and standing on a beach but Southampton, although it is a port, is so given over to commerce that the nearest paddle and build a sand castle beach is quite a few miles away. So I am always a sucker for any thing like a beach when I am out and about.
In this case I was in London but the sight of a stretch of sand along by the river was really attractive and I was especially pleased to find this very worn piece of shell which made it seem even more beachlike.
The other side is really smooth and lovely to hold, so I decided to keep it.
Having made a mistake this morning, I have now reverted to something closer to what I originally had in mind. I liked that I actually appear in the photograph! so decided to settle for this.
Wasn’t sure what to choose for this but since Sandra at Wild Daffodil had done sharp things I decided on this. You may remember seeing it before as it comes from one of my days in Dorset.
Lots of pointing here!
I shared both crochet and knitting this month. All about my three latest patterns on Ravelry: partly planned and partly because of the hiatus in actual crafting caused by my damaged elbow. So there was a crochet Celtic Hot Pad, Three Small knitted Angels and an updated version of my crocheted Real Snowflakes. I also shared quite a few photographs. Three for the Photo Challenge: Lane, Thrift and Fold. I missed out on Point as I was just beginning to cope with living life with only one hand! Lastly, I shared some photographs of Chichester, especially the cathedral, that I took on a visit last Autumn.