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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Freeform and Baby Knitting!

I still don't seem to have settled down to regular posting.
 I have been so busy, helping to sort out Mr. C's latest commission.
A pair of metal gates to go with, the screen, he made last year.
It has taken up an inordinate amount of my time.
Also, a fantastic opportunity, has come our way.
We have been offered another shop, in Pateley Bridge High Street!
It's too good an opportunity to pass by so Grimaldi and Galloway will be
opening another gallery, in April.
Excited and daunted in equal measure!!
As to crafting things, I was inspired by a post written by Ali,
of Random Wooliness, about taking part in a huge piece of wall art
by famous Australian freeformer, Prudence Mapstone

This is my contribution. I found the most colourful wool, from my
stash. I already had the start of a flower (the red petals), which I abandoned
because it wasn't quite right. I also had the centre button like bit, 
which was my starting point. I then just played it by ear and set off.
Most is in crochet, except for the centre of the stem which is knitted.
Not sure if it will fit the bill, as I haven't used lots of fancy stitches
due to the lateness of finding out about the project.
It is as it is and is now winging its way to Australia.
As I mentioned Ali before, I must show you the lovely,
freeform heart, she made me when I told her about my becoming
a grandmother.

It's very beautiful and I treasure it and the message hidden 
in the little pocket. She is a very talented lady and we have
 become good friends through the magic of the 'blogosphere'!
Finished the little dress that I mentioned in my last blog post.

It has arrived in Brighton and they love it
 but have not yet received a picture of Maud wearing it.
However, I got a request for some booties and immediately
reached for the knitting needles.

These are the result and this is Maud, wearing them.

or at least, her legs .... heh! heh!
Enjoy your Sunday!