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Friday, February 09, 2007

Busy busy

I've done quite a few little projects in the last couple of weeks that I haven't posted. The first was a gift for the lovely Josie. She was clearing out her stash in preparation for her move to China and offered me some lovely mohair-y type wool which I snaffled very quickly. I wanted to knit with it immediately and somewhere between casting on and row four it struck me that I could make a stole type thing for her with the wool to take with her to China! I knew she'd like the wool - she did buy it after all - and I did one of those "wind the wool around needle twice then knit" stitches. Any way, she loved it. And it can be worn as a stole, a scarf, a shoulder warmer or a snood! Talk about versatile. Better photos will follow...

Then I made this bag.

Nan had given me an old bag from her next door neighbour's mum, who had just gone into a home. It had these beautiful old handles.... so i unpicked the fabric, painted the handles and used two materials from Nan's stash (which seemed made for each other) and voila! I love it.

And finally, Golden Sun Moth (Synemon plana) - an attractive moth with green eyes, clubbed antennae, and no functional mouth parts. It lives for about 2 years, which they live almost entirely underground as larvae. They emerge after about 1 year, 11 months and 29 days, with their fully developed eggs, search for a mate, lay their eggs and die. They only live for two to five days, as they cannot feed. Its another of my threatened species series... this poor little mite is critically endangered.

Anyway, got to run - meeting the girls for Indian - Yum!


The Shopping Sherpa said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your friend - and she can even sleep under it on the plane!

And that bag is brilliant. Lovely fabric. Lucky you having a Nan with a stash...

Lilly said...

If you could pop back to 'Molene's' and rustle up some more of those fab handles & totally to die for fabric, then hurry back and whip up another of those bags. In time for July. That would be grand!!

As for the moth. We'll he may only live for a few days but if they weren't endagered they'd manage to hunt me down and club me with those antenna. Betcha. Ok, it's....nice.

me xoxoxo

Bianca said...

Wow you've been busy! They look great!