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May 2017

OK, let's just pretend April never happened.

everything is gross

On the heals of my computer breaking I had the worst cold/sore throat ever, which gave me the worst earache ever, which gave me a ruptured eardrum. This was deeply unpleasant, 0/10, do not recommend. Happily, I'm on the mend now.

07/05/2017

Lilac Designs

Time for some more highly technical MS Paint designs.

Lilac blooms are an oval shape made up of smaller, four petal flowers. I don't want to knit hundreds of individual flowers and sew them together, so the options I'm considering are (a) stuffed stocking stitch shape with a scattering of single flowers (b) bobbles knitted all over the stuffed fabric or (c) unstuffed lace fabric with square holes.

paint designs for lilac blooms

If you remember my on-again off-again attempts to make a functional knitted bag, you'll know I've worked out a square holed filet lace I'm quite proud of. That's going to be the first method I try. The question is will the bloom hold its shape sufficiently well without being stuffed? I think bobble design would also look pretty good but it would take a lot more knitting so we'll keep it as a backup.

01/05/2017

Talking about Computers...

My new laptop has arrived! She is very shiny and quick. I've installed most of the programmes I need, though I'm still having to use an old version of photoshop elements on a PC I borrowed from the office. On the upside though, I managed to salvage all my files from the old machine. I bought a £2.50 thingy from the internet that let me plug in my old hard-drive and access it via USB. Take that deeply apathetic man from PC World who told me recovery would be both unlikely and expensive.

Later this month I'm 100% planning to knit a lilac bloom to coincide with The Glorious 25th of May. Luckily there are a lot lilac bushes in flower already so I've got real life examples to knit from.

I've also been sketching up some rough designs for a knitted cowry shell, though that will likely be a June pattern. I'm feeling very drawn to shells at the moment because both people who shouted me a coffee mentioned liking the beach themed patterns. Thanks to you both!