Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Almost ready to weave a basket...

Each week is so full of changes at present...the renovation is progressing and I am beginning to sort out this house ready for a mid-September move. I am hoping my garden blossoms before then as I would love to see it one more time! DS has been home for a mid-semester break...it is always lovely to have him here and he helped with some spring pruning and rubbish dump runs. I am working on my last uni assignment which is naturally due the week before we move- the most boring topic in the world has not been very motivating when I have so much else to do.
I would have to say my mood is generally elevated at present (did you guess that from my title?)...so many changes happening at present and I seem to have lost the ability to sleep...one dear friend noted my mania on an email...that was scary! So I am trying to do a little something creative to offset my imminent psychosis (the sewing machine is pretty much out at present as I could really do some damage with that!).
 I have been knitting this bag from a recent Country Style for my DD (hmmm knitting and repetitive actions...calming?) the kit and pattern are available here...
leadlight patterns for the front windows...
and a freshly dressed facade (before anyone laments the blank wall, there is a small flowering tree ready to go there!). It is looking really good and we now have windows except for the bay.
Changes have been happening with work too...I have left one job as of last Monday...very sad as they are a great bunch, some I have worked with for twenty years, so I just left without fuss to avoid any public tears. They gave me these beautiful flowers...I shall miss them. I have committed to my other job until early October to allow for a handover period. On the new job front, I have had one interview and have another next week...no issues picking up work in Newcastle. Any wonder the mood is high????
Have you been watching dear Lea race around the Outback? Watch her adventure on her blog...she even has hold of the yellow jersey!
Cardygirl xx

21 comments:

Too many eggs said...
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Too many eggs said...

your knitting is so neat....i never get even stitches

love the headlight window design...

looking forward to catching up

Susan said...

I agree with Trish....how do you knit like that? I'm feeling for you with all that is going on, but it's exciting too. In a years time it will all be a distant memory. X

shez said...

Alison i love your knitting that pattern is very nice and looks good and love the design for the leadlight window,and good luck with getting a new job,lots happening your way.xx

Deb R said...

The house looks great! The leadlight window will be soo nice...
The bag looks good...a nice idea for a pressie!

Marg said...

I can totally sympathise with you. I can't sleep, my brain is going at a million miles an hour. I'm moving in Sept. too.
Love the knitting, your stitches are so neat.
The leadlight window design is lovely.

Maree: said...

I saw that bag love the colour you are knitting it in...
Designing your own windows WOW that's so Cool...the new house is coming along so nicely...
I'm sure you will do Very Well on the Job Front..don't Forget to Breathe when you look at all those Boxes..lol
Take Care
cheers
xx

Anthea said...

You have a lot going on so if the knitting gives you some peace, then do it... it's looking wonderful. I hope the sleep issue settles once the move happens & things get to a new normal... x

Anita said...

Glad to hear that your mood has lifted!! But not happy to hear you aren't sleeping!! The house is coming along well, can't wait for the first invite LOL

Heather said...

So exciting that things are now happen I g so quickly. Best of luck with everything!

Mary said...

Your knitting is so beautiful! I am sure after 20 yrs at the same work place they will miss you greatly. Best of Luck!

Gabi said...

Beautiful knitting. Love also your drawing for the lead light windows.
Crossing fingers that you'll find soon a fantastic new job at your new place and that your moving will be a breeze :)

Sue SA said...

Deep breath, you need to get some sleep before you start camping at the new house! Lots of IT issues here, DH tells me that I have lost all my emails and contacts after we changed to wifi - not happy Jan!
New leadlight window design looks fab, are you going to tackle that? Good luck with the job hunting, I am sure you will do well, and if it takes longer then expected then I am positive you will be able to fill your days in with constructive unpaid work!

Cathy said...

Wow great post Cardy, you have so many changes happening at them moment, no wonder your gorgeous knitting is helping keep the calm. You are so neat!!! You new house is looking fabulous, love the lead light design. xo

Janet said...

What a fabulous bag, love it. Good luck with everything, you are bound to miss your garden.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Love the knitted bag! The house is looking great too. Crack that whip Malcolm!

Nicky said...

Wow, your life is a bit of a whirlwind at the minute. Beautiful neat knitting, love the colour too.
Hope everything continues to run smoothly in the moving department!

Fiona said...

lots happening... your mind must be racing with taking it all in.... lovely flowers....
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

life is full on and happening in the Cardy house.......i'm sure you will have a new job soon........

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Your knitting looks fantastic!! Love the pattern of that stitch

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love the knitting and gosh isn't life changing in a big way for you :) Love keeping in touch via your blog xx