Friday, 16 September 2016

To Help or Not To Help (Part 3): I Can Do It Myself!

People are often confused when I say "No, thank you" to their genuine offers of assistance.  While outwardly I might appear to struggle physically with a task, inwardly there are invisible benefits when I do things myself.

Monday, 12 September 2016

What Did She Say? A Skein?

Top view of wool skeins in a round wooden bowl on a filet crochet doily. The skeins are off-white, beige, cream, orange, plum and dark brown.
Panda Machinewash 8 ply
wool crepe

She was talking about a skein of yarn but my ears were shocked to attention by a strange sound in her speech.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Footy Finals & Fatigue 2016

Crows v. Kangaroos tomorrow night!
Brodie Smith of the Crows flies over
Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos
during 2015.
(Source: AFL Media)

This football* season has been great for the Adelaide 'Crows' Football Club

The team even made it to the second spot on the Premiership ladder during the year!

This means one thing: finals!

Monday, 5 September 2016

What a Busy Month!

A collage of the photos which appear in this blog post plus the photo of magazines and rainbow scarf from an earlier blog entry during August.
A collage of August activities.
What a busy month August 2016 has been!

I'm not sure if it was a month of productivity or stupidity because there was so much going on. Some was forced upon me but much was of my own making.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Colour: a Strange and Wonderful Thing

Colour can be a strange and wonderful thing.

It was a colour adventure during the creation of the Woodland scarf.

Central section of the Woodland scarf. Laid horizontally, wavy stripes along the length of the scarf alternate in colours of green/beige and browns,
Woodland Scarf
designed & crocheted by Jodiebodie, May 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Magazine Splurge

The latest batch of craft magazines arrived in my local newsagency
so I splurged!

Left to right: Better Homes & Gardens Your Knitting & Crochet Collection 2016, Interweave Crochet Summer 2016, Crochet Essentials No. 1.

This photograph (above) sums up my fortnight:

A little splurge on some magazines and finishing a rainbow scarf which you can see pinned to the blocking board. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Silk Mohair Scarves 2016

cross section of three scarves: three wavy stripe patterns in three different colour combinations (browns/greens, pink/orange/purples, browns/gold)

A picture story today!
Silk mohair scarves that came off my hooks this year.

Three different design and colour combinations
for viewing pleasure
(and wearing enjoyment for those who want to buy one from Gallery M in Marion, South Australia).