Thursday, August 22, 2013

the horse kind of bolted

I mastered a ball (except for the finishing bit which annoys me more than I can say)

So totally loving myself sick, glass of red wine in hand I spent some time on Etsy

And bought a whole rainbow of yarn from Planetpenny. I think yarn could be just as addictive as fabric, now that's a quietly sobering thought is it not. I already think this stuff is too nice to use ( until I get better at crochet) so its just like the fabric I can't cut. Surely this 'stashing' is some kind of diagnosed condition.

And rainbow shoes can only signify one thing: The rapidly approaching end to Long Service Leave means the time has come to think about sensible shoes and work pants and lunchboxes and practicing the 'meeting-face'.

But its not over yet and in about 15 minutes I am heading off to craft camp at Sewjourn. So I hate to love you and leave you but I'm outta here honkies, have a great weekend !

21 comments:

  1. Those must be Docs, judging by the yellow stitching. Give them to me.

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  2. Love the shoes - and the yarn - and the ball. So far after having crochet lessons I've only made a washer - love using it though. Must do more to justify the cost of the lessons! Have a great weekend.

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  3. Ah, I remember those heady days pre-knitting obsession when I stressed about the amount of fabric in my stash. It seems like chicken feed now that I am also stashing wool around the house in copious amounts and am about to put myself on a yarn ban.

    "I think yarn could be just as addictive as fabric"...famous last words, heh, heh...

    Have a great crafting weekend.

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  4. I love coloured shoes! I have 4 pairs of the same type in different colours and one i think i would like to wear one pink and one blue! I will do it one day. Love that crochet and the yarn is to die for! All mediums of crafting is good!

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  5. Love the shoes, love the yarn, and LOVE THE CROCHET! I knew that you could do it! And of COURSE yarn is just as addictive as fabric.
    Have a great Sewjourn weekend! Miss you from ours!

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  6. I have just found a project that will start using up my fabric stash

    http://www.craftygardenmom.com/2011/12/jelly-roll-race-quilt-tutorial.html

    Now to find something to use up my yarn stash.

    This would make the other half so very very happy. But then when it is gone i get to beginning hoarding - sorry I mean to say collecting again LOL

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  7. well done Jod you can crochet,have fun making more balls,lol,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  8. Woohoo, have fun and wear those yummy yellow.shoes.

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  9. that crochet ball is mighty fine Jod...... well done you! I have loads of little hiding places for wool around the house so that Brian doesn't realise the scale of my collection...... it would {literally} knock him over otherwise......

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  10. My yarn stash rivals my fabric stash (we won't talk about fibre when you take the plunge into spinning your own yarn...)

    The crochet ball looks fabulous.

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  11. yes, yes, stashing yarn is just as bad. Especially when you start with the hand-dyed stuff. which is too nice to knit, or too pricey to buy enough for a jumper and I don't knit socks or shawls very often but it's pretty and I want it and I don't care that I have ooooodles of yarn in the house already.

    do we want a cure?

    be havin a BLAST at CraftCamp missus.

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  12. Oooooh Sewjourn!!! Have a FAB time!!!!

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  13. Yep, wine and Etsy are a great combination!

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  14. you are so clever now you are a crocheter too!! and I LOVE your Docs, they are so cool such wonderful happy colours

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  15. Love your choice of shoe colours. I have a couple of pairs of court shoes in exactly the same style but very different colours - one being purple!
    Crochet seems to be kind of working for me at the moment as the arthritic bits of my hands seem to take it better than knitting.
    I can create ball shapes as well, but they are usually the unintended consequence of trying to make a flat circle shape! So well done to you for doing it on purpose. :)

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  16. Oh, Jodie -- my experience as a knitter first and a quilter second tells me that collecting both yarn and fabric is very addictive! And you have the Bendigo Woollen Mills almost right on your doorstep!

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  17. Seriously? Those shoes are GORGEOUS!!! ;p

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  18. You know one of the cool things about yarn is you can knit it, and then unravel it and knit it again. I am sure that crochet works the same. I have a yarn stash, but it is under far better control than my fabric stash.

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  19. Just a couple of colours to get you started I see.
    Lovely ball you've created. Gorgeous shoes.

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  20. Why haven't I been over here recently? I am clearly some kind of prized dunderhead.

    A BALL?

    YOU ARE CROCHETING IN 3 DIMENSIONS??????

    I'm not sure I am friends with you any more.

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Hellloooooo !!!!