Friday, May 29, 2015

Still fun to knit

This is my favourite part of knitting a shawl.  I'm about a third of the way up.  There is enough knit that the pattern starts to show but the rows aren't drearily long yet.  From now on, it's going to require some perseverance to keep on knitting.

The pattern is 'Blossoms by the Brook' by Ilga Leja.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

More sea creatures

Want to see more creatures?  There are polymer clay creatures made by my little lady.  There are origami shells (designs by Robert Lang, Toshikazu Kawasaki and DavorVinko) and knit marine life (designs by Hansi Singh).  The creatures were well received in my kids' zoology session and served their educational purpose.

My educational obligations fulfilled, I'm on to other projects.  I should be sewing this 'baju kurung'.  I cut it weeks ago and I need it to replace all the faded, old, disreputable looking ones in my closet.

Here's what I did instead.  I wound a skein into a ball and started knitting a shawl.  Sigh.  Sometimes I have the attention span of a flea.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Knit sea creatures

I'm knitting little sea creatures.  Ostensibly, these are for a zoology study session my kids are having.  Truthfully, I was just looking for an excuse to try some designs by Hansi Singh.

The purple one is a nudibranch, the other is a sea snail (modified from the garden snail from Amigurumi Knits).

Here's the sea snail giving me the eye.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fish curler kusudama

Looks like I'll be making kusudama for a while.  This one is a fish curler from the Kusudama Me! website.

I made it from 30 sheets of a pack of 100 differently coloured sheets.  I'm tempted to make 2 more from the same pack.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


I'm trying to get back some blogging mojo by doing some origami, my craft of choice when all projects seem to take too long.  Strangely I chose the most time consuming type of origami there is; a kusudama made of 40 small units.  This is from Kusudama Ball Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi.