Thursday, August 12, 2010

My creative space.


Its cold and wet and windy in my creative space this morning. I have been wandering around the farm, trying to be creative with my photo taking and have had to rescue my dress from the bushes where its been blown away on more than one occasion.

Eventually I took the pics in the hot house next to the house which is a bit protected from the elements and the light is brighter than inside the house.

I am soooooooooooo over winter this year.

There have been some gorgeous interpretations of bunting used around blogland in the last few weeks here and here and here and here and here and here and I have been oh so inspired and decided to join in the party.

Introducing the bunting dress, which Indi insists on calling the red team dress. She has even asked me to make her one for sports day.

Its still got a bit of work left to do on it but it makes me feel happy and festive and that's what counts on a cold grey day like today.

I'm also knit, knit, knitting away on a cotton version of the Eden dress. This one is coming together so quickly as the cotton slips right off the ends of the needles but now that I am up to the straight knitting round and round bit it isn't all that exciting. I do have plans for a bit of fun on the hem if I can work out how to do what I want to do.

And finally, last night I cast on Tikki's scarfette.

If you look very carefully, down the center you'll see a cable. Yep, I can knit cables now. In fact I love the cable, even though I have no idea how slipping two stitches off and knitting them afterwards creates that twist. I am so obsessed with the cable that I'm thinking I might have to knit one of those fisherman's jumpers. Actually considering the weather we've been having, a fisherman's jumper and an ark might just be what we need.

Off to put another log in the fire and click on over to Kirsty's.

Have a Thursday day y'all.

62 comments:

  1. My Mum knits awesome v-neck cabled jumpers for Leo, they are soooo warm, the cables seem almost quilted.

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  2. Cables already, well done! That's gorgeous yarn on the scarfette - what kind is it?

    I absolutely adore the bunting dress. Was it difficult to make? I'm all inspired to finally buy a sewing machine. I've got my eye on one but have been waiting for a few clients to pay their invoices.

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  3. That dress is adorable!
    Yay for a bunting!
    The wool used in the scarf is lovely.
    Have a nice day :)

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  4. Love the bunting dress, it's so cheery! Your Eden dress is just beautiful, what a colour! Stay warm...

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  5. Yep sooo over winter - the weather is just so miserable at the moment. Love the dress - very cute idea! There is stacks of bunting happening at the moment and heaps of crochet bunting! Enjoy your day!

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  6. hi :)
    i love the bunting dress..
    thank goodness the sun shines on us here for now. we hardly ever see it. winter blows.

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  7. The bunting dress is fabulous, as is all your knitting. We have had some wild and woolly weather here too. Planning on hiding inside all day today!

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  8. The dress is adorable...Isn't it funny how you are so comforted with the simple knit stitches at first and now that you are doing it so much you want a bit of a challenge..I am with ya!!

    Oh and aren't cables insanely easy for how hard they look...I spotted yours right away and love it..You go girl

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  9. What a lovely dress Kate.

    I love cables! You're so clever. I love watching how your knitting is getting more and more intricate.

    Hope your keeping warm in front of the fire.

    xx

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  10. Oh Kate I LOVE the bunting dress!! It's utterly utterly gorgeous.
    Loving the look of the knitted dress too and hurray for doing cables!!! Yours look fantastic.
    You are just all round super crafter.
    are you using the needles yet?
    xo

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  11. Great dress, I'd wear something like that :). Yay for cables too. I'm loving watching how you have taken to knitting like a duck to water. If you need any help with your hem idea just holla.

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  12. Love the "red team dress", do you think you could make an adult size one for me!?

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  13. Sweet dress, Busy calls bunting kites or flags, ids there a blogger amongst us that has yet to make bunting??????

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  14. Love the bunting dress! Clever adaptation. These cold grey days are great for cosy craft days!

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  15. gorgeous dress, love the bunting, it would be such fun to wear
    the coloured wool is just gorgeous too
    ps. wet and windy up our way too, but the sun is managing to a show today

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  16. oh WOW! how absolutely amazing is that!!!
    we have allllot of wind here today & swimming pool puddles in the backyard!
    happy creating wonderful girl, your creations make me smile

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  17. I so agree that winter is very very icy this year,... I am over it as well. Hope your house is nice and warm :) Love the bunting dress by the way :)

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  18. Eeeek - so love! The bunting dress - oh my - I would wear that!

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  19. what a fab dress!! love it! Wish i could share some of my AZ sun with you :)

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  20. What a beautiful bunting inspired dress. Just gorgeous.

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  21. LOVE the bunting dress! And yay you for the cable!

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  22. The bunting dress is so clever and the colours look really beautiful togther. Love what you are knitting. I hope you are keeping warm. xo

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  23. Love the dress! What a great way to apply the bunting idea. Great colours too.

    I'm super impressed by the knitting too. Aren't cables the best? I am still slowly cabling away. I love the look and feel of them.

    :)

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  24. kate can you adopt a late 30's child - my mum doesn't sew (or knit) for me any more since i got kids :(

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  25. Oh my goodness I LOVE the bunting idea on the dress.

    As for the knitting, way too clever for me.

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  26. am over winter too! i had a little laugh at your outdoor photo session! sounds familiar! last time i tried to take photos of my work outside i had to deal with the bird element! quickly went back inside!
    the bunting dress is really sweet and bright + your knitting is amazing :)

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  27. I'm completely in love with that bunting dress!

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  28. That is such a sweet dress!

    I am trying to think of your cold, wet weather every time I go outside. Our heat indexes are above 100 and there is no relief in sight. I'm trying hard to enjoy the sun by remembering the cold is just around the corner.

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  29. The bunting dress is so cute and pretty Kate! I agree that this winter weather is awful, I have been staying inside with the heating on so I dont have to freeze my butt off outside. I am sure half the washing has blown away by now! Your Eden looks wonderful in the cotton and knitting cables already. I have to say that cables are one of my loves of knitting and I did knit Paul a cream cabled jumper when Lachie was a baby, and he still has it today and wears it when it is freezing. I am so happy when I see him wear it because I remember it took 9 weeks to knit!

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  30. Loving the bunting dress! The knitted grey is completely up my alley too. I keep saying it, but you are Soooo clever! Happy Thursday back at you.
    Carmel

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  31. oh Kate I am blown away again, you are one very talented crafty chick!!! it's all so GORGEOUS xxx

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  32. The knitting is inspiring as always but considering I still have a baby cardigan on the sticks that I started when my now 1 year old was born I'm going to go straight for a fox's-lane-inspired-bunting frock for my gal....as you say, perfect for brightening a winters day!

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  33. Excellent and bright space! I have cable envy!

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  34. That demin dress is the cutest I've ever seen, Kate! What adorable idea.
    Have a lovely evening! xx

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  35. LOVE the bunting dress!!!!!
    Go red team go!!!!

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  36. That bunting dress is definitely helping to brighten this winter day (pity it can't actually change the weather...). I've been loving all that bunting inspiration too!

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  37. Youve done it again, Kate the dress is so sweet. I think cable is fun too, your a quick learner!

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  38. What a perfect dress - well done! So clever!
    xxx

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  39. I SO hear you on being over winter, but goddamn girl that dress is AMAZING....!!! Surely you must get sick of all the praise...?! ;)

    xo

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  40. I adore your take on bunting. I wonder if I'm brave enough to bunting-ify a skirt for myself?!

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  41. The bunting dress is absolutely gorgeous.

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  42. This dress is adorable - Such cheery colors for your winter =)
    And I am always up for a crafty challenge so I think it is great for you!

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  43. You are a classic! That endless knitty stuff, round and round and round like, a bit boring for you these days?! Chuckle.

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  44. Buntings are the perfect unisex room accessory. They can go on anything and they are simply fun to look at... Now i am inspired to try my hand at some more bunting creations... Hmmm... How about a throw cushion?? Lol

    Xo Steph

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  45. Oh the dress is gorgeous and as for your knitting .... a super duper "WOW" is the best way to describe your dedication the zippy patterns you're turning out. A spledid 10/10 for sure gorgeous Kate, totally gorgeous. xo

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  46. What a fabulous dress!
    I love it. So clever.

    Congrats on the cable knitting too.
    Looks too complicated for my little brain...

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  47. Crochet with raymondAugust 13, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    Hi kate!
    Love the bunting dress... oh my god it is so cute and happy...
    thanks for linking my bunting love to your bunting appreciation!
    Have a lovely weekend XX

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  48. Beautiful bunting dress, very happy indeed! and I'm quite impressed with you cables!

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  49. You're so productive and so creative - I don't know how you do it! That dress is beautiful, I'd like one like it.

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  50. oh kate, you are so very clever at all things crafty. your learning curve on the knitting front is amazing. i adore the red team dress. thanks for the here link to my bunting. i feel very chuffed to have been included in the fine examples of bunting glory that you showcased.
    stay warm and cosy and creating. and if you don't mind i wont confer on wishing winter away until the second week of september when we come back from our ski holiday

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  51. Wha? ba, ma che ... speechless ... just as I was about to gush on about the AMAZING bunting dress (what a cool idea!) I see you knitting CABLES!!! Lady you do not muck around! I love your 'dive right in' approach to craft and life!

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  52. Love the bunting dress! It will be a celebration every time its worn!

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  53. Freakin cool Miss Priss, freakin cool!!!

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  54. I am loving the bunting and not loving the winter too. V cute dress!

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  55. Love the bunting dress!! I am also addicted to all things bunting at the moment and excitedly checked out your other links. I made a bunting cushion last weekend for a friends new baby and have been making bunting cards galore! I love this idea for a dress!!

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  56. Wow Kate... they are all fabulous but that bunting dress is just fantastic! Love what you're doing. Wishing I had a greenhouse for photos too! ;) Kx

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  57. you're knitting for five minutes and you're already knitting cable ... what don't you do well? PS i posted the other day about being over the weather too. it sucks!
    My Creative Space

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  58. Cables are very cool once you work out how to do them! I love the scarf yarn, too! Wonderfully speckledy and bright.

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  59. Finally blogger is letting me comment!....Love that bunting on the dress, I have been trying to think of ways to use it but sadly I have no girls!

    Your knitting needles are on fire, love what you are making :-)

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  60. Way to go, Kate! Cables are wonderful, aren't they?!?! I did a really long post on them a while ago. Hardest part is keeping count between twists.

    Cute idea with the bunting! Looks like you're getting used to this sewing thing!

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  61. What a cute dress! No wonder your daughter loves it. :-)

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