Wednesday, October 31, 2012

new-ish



 New-ish works in progress, new treasures, books to read and tasks completed  :




New knitting : another Tiny Tea Leaves. Yes, it's true I have a grown up sized one on the needles at present, but knitting for toddlers is so temptingly gratifying. They are so much quicker to knit for, aren't they? Watching House Husbands, the X Factor and Winners and Losers this week has been very productive in a knitting sense. (That sounds like a lot of television doesn't it? But I promise I don't watch much at all the rest of the week).




New old op shop finds : little folk art wood panels. Very grateful for someones else's beautiful work. Now to find just the right little corner for them.



The new-ish cotton silk blend dress that didn't make it to the event recently. I have a more appropriate length zipper on order, so hopefully this dress will end up living a long and useful life. I promise I will update it's progress at a later date.




 A new-ish fat pile of library books and magazines to get through.



There is not much more satisfying things in the kitchen than a newly cleaned and far more orderly pantry. I wonder why I put it off for so long.


And you? Do you have any new projects going right now? New books to read?


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Wishing all our friends in the north a safe time right now as our thoughts are with them during this extreme weather event.

20 comments:

Squiggly Rainbow said...

I'm almost finished my Tea Leaves in the same shade of yellow! Desperate for a good read, but I seem to be hitting the pillow quickly these nights! xx

Coal Valley View said...

Hi Tania, that tea Leaves cardi is absolutely gorgeous! Gosh I wish I knew whether I was having a girl or a boy as that is definitely a sweet little girls knit. There is a fair bit of couch behaviour and TV viewing going on in my world - I'm about to start making some xmas ornaments for the swap so reading is sadly on the back burner for now :-) Have a great day! Mel x

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Hi Tania. I'm working on my new and big vegetable garden after six years of waiting! I've sent you an email. Alison xxx

Tracey said...

I love your Tea Leaves and I really want to cast one on for the wee one here, but first I must finish all the Annabel's I decided to knit for Christmas gifts. UY!
Your kitchen cabinet looks wonderful, I am going to keep my door closed and hang my head in shame. ;)

Allison said...

hi tania...those folk art panels are very sweet...and i just love that little butterfly tray....i found one recently but mine is round....now on lookout for a rectangular one!!....have spent two days getting our pantry sorted a well...getting some meals frozen away....im to be a part time single mum now that Niccy is off to the mines!!....im told organisation is the key?!....Oh dear!
Allison x

Sarah said...

I've just started another tea leaves cardi this week. This one is in a pretty fushia pink colour. I just love knitting the neckline.
Those folkart panels are beautiful. Great find. At the op shop the other a day a girl in front of me found some folkart placemats. I was standing next her feeling a little bit envious.
Have a great day.

Imogen Eve said...

Your pantry looks amazing, afraid to say, I'm finding that quite inspiring. I love the pink dress, good luck with the zipper. Im x


ps We're also watching xfactor (:

Naturally Carol said...

What a yummy dress! I can't wait to see it finished and on you! Cleaning and reorganising the pantry gives you a great sense of accomplishment I agree..I did mine last week..or was it the week before..I've forgotten.

Max said...

i don't know which i want most the dress or the pantry, but then one can't beat a big pile of inviting library books, i get jittery when i don't have one, though i have so many projects on the go at the mo. theyre not getting much of a look in x

Steph said...

Oh how I wish I could pack you up and whiz you here to my pantry...it could use your magic touch! I have those very same willow canisters too!! Havent cast on a tea leaves yet but have the pattern and the yarn....mmm...maybe tonight. The Happiness Project is on my bedside table and new projects..well, too many to list ( or even consider attempting) Hope all is lovely. :) Steph :) x
Thanks for popping into my new space x

Sabrina Roberts said...

I love your pantry! Is that weird? It just looks so organized :-)

I have a bunch of books I need to finish, too. Hopefully I'll be able to get some reading done tonight!

xxx Sabrina
http://bbutterflybrain.blogspot.de/

Linda said...

Thanks Tania! I just showed Hubby your shelves in the cupboard and he's making promising noises. I would love more shelving!

A little bit Country said...

I love your pantry. Especially the retro tins down the bottome - great colours! Elaina

BLD in MT said...

That dress fabric is sensational! I do hope you are able to make it into a useful (and gorgeous) garment.

It seems the projects never end, but in a good way. I'm still plugging away at my first pair of knit socks and am working on my second dress. It is going together so much kinder than the first time around.

I just returned a book called Makin' It: Radical Home-Ec for the Post Consumer World. I am asking for it for Christmas now as I feel it would be so helpful.

Have a wonderful day!

Julie said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished dress - such beautiful fabric.

theoldmilkcan said...

I've got the Kate Herd book (I've read it but constantly return to it to pour over the pictures) and I've just finished Country Style :D I'm currently reading my newly arrived Diggers mag....I think I need to take a trip to the library! I've scribbled down the other books you have in your reading pile as they look like jolly good reads.

Becky said...

I'm currently on day one of a 4 day reprieve from my job. I just had to take some time away to regroup and catch up on things here at home. And I've been working some EARLIER mornings with start times of 3 AM and on two days made road trips with my Boss to a store in the Upstate that is in trouble. EXHAUSTING is putting it mildly. SO today it's laundry and house cleaning and tomorrow I'm thinking a day at the Carolina Christmas Classic craft show/fair is in order.

Tammi said...

Would you believe that the cardi I started for myself way back when is still on the needles waiting for me to do the final few rows. Alas, like the pile of books and magazines by my bedside, they'll have to wait a while longer for me to get the chance to pick them up.
New projects and family life have all my attention at present :)
Xx

Bungalowgirl said...

Love the colour of the new card. But really really love that peek into your pantry. Since it is tidy, any chance of a proper sneak around?. Since I am drawing mine up as we speak. mel x

Amanda said...

I love a big pile of library books and magazines like yours to work my way through :) Projects for me right now include finishing off my spring cleaning, sewing a few bits for Sophie's nursery and as for books, I'm still reading Simplicity Parenting and Buddhaism for Mothers.