Thursday, February 17, 2011


Here is a picture of M + M both looking extremely pleased that I've finally finished the large project that I've been working on for some time now. They are both thinking; 'Phew. Maybe she'll stop being such a cranky cow for a bit.' I'm not making any promises. Behind Mads you can see another recently finished project - my latest rug.

Go on. You can say it. It's really weird-looking, isn't it? This is what happens when you launch into a project without any real plan - nothing much at all beyond; 'I'd like there to be circles. And some red.' So I just started making it and it just got weirder and weirder. That strange purpley-pink colour. The orange. I don't know what I was thinking. Sadly it's reminiscent of the way I cook - adding stronger and stronger flavours one after another in a mad panic. The rug is far too ugly to inflict on anyone so I have it hanging over a chair in the dining room which is where I do most of my work and I'm hoping it will act as a reminder as to the importance of planning.

Books have been arriving from everywhere over the last couple of weeks, proving that I'm not the only person who has been busy finishing stuff. First there was the German version of Tweenie Genie:

And then the paperback version of the Fairy School Dropout series which I find so pretty, especially the yellow one which is unusual as I'm not a big fan of yellow for the most part.

And then yesterday the Brazilian version of FSDO arrived:

I have quite a collection of Portuguese books now. If we end up going to Portugal this year perhaps I'll take them with me and give them to some kid.

So what next? I've got a couple more things to finish before our trip to Oz in March and today I went and bought some more wool. Because I can't seem to sit and watch The Wire without something to do.


  1. Ooh, excited to read the 'large project'! And I love the rug! It reminds me of my grandma (sorry!) except she was more into oranges, beige and browns...

  2. The rug is AWESOME! Maybe it's the hipster filter camouflaging the weirdness, but I think it's great...

  3. The rug is gorgeous and at least one of your cousins would love that puce colour.

    So exciting about the books! This proud mama is most impressed

  4. nice work badger. although I cant work out how anyone can do anything but squint, tilt their ears and concentrate whilst watching the wire?

  5. Meredith, if you don't want the rug..we'll have it. It will be a part of our folklore. And I love it.
    Ol and I walked through Melb Uni today and I showed him where you and I met...
    He thinks we have been friends since Roman times.

  6. Its not weird...its gorgeous..sprirals and circles are my favourite does one crochet spirals?

  7. Yeah I quite like spirals too...