Where has the week gone?
I intended on posting much earlier than this but it seems to have been a continual race from once task or venue to another. In fact I feel a bit like a hamster in one of those wheels but without the comfort of the cute furry coat and twitchy nose!
When we visited the exhibition at Exeter last weekend there was also a fantastic exhibition of knitting. It was all put together to make a gigantic book.
The first photograph shows a section of one of the pages. Everything that you see has been hand knitted!
Some sections had been made using felt or handmade felt.
I really liked this little bird and you can also see the detail of the knitted leaves.
This is a different page from the big book and a slightly different colour scheme due to the change in season.
The above picture shows the hinge where two pages meet. The pages show a knitted garden with a vegetable patch and flowers.
The field's with knitted sheep were lovely and there is so much detail. Whoever put this giant book together certainly had a task on their hands but I also suspect there was a lot of fun as well!
This little chap is my favourite. Reminded me of the 1970's Macrame owls. I have a vintage book on it somewhere.
On a different theme - knitted seagulls and the open sea.
I can not remember how this fitted into the giant book but seeing as I live in Cornwall I thought a picture of this was a must.
As we moved on I suddenly had the feeling of something behind me........but I was not expecting a giant knitted dragon. This was linked to a Myths and Legends theme.
I always love the crafted challenge exhibition that they have and one day I might actually be able to find out in time to see if I can take part.
I did buy a few items on my visit. I managed to avoid buying any fabric until the very last minute then I succumbed as I was near the exit. Oh well.
As the evenings draw in I like to have something to do in front of the television and my eyes can not always deal with hand sewing. A bit of nip in the air this past week or so prompted me to buy some lovely wool. I am half way through one of the projects and I shall post it as soon as I finish.
My evening class is now under way but I feel that I have rather lost my motivation with it. Too much going on at work to really sit and concentrate on other things.
So I am going to sign off and try and get some marking done (yes it is Friday night but there you go..) so that I can have Saturday and Sunday with Sophie and my sketchbook. There is some washing, vacuuming and dusting that needs doing too but hopefully some free time as well.