A day’s leave from work is a chance for some full-on knitting. I’ve been working on the stranded skirt that I’m designing:-
I also had a temporary craft-swerve into decoupage, but only because I found a way to do so that involved knitting. Allow me to explain. We have a
pug-ugly mirror in our house that the Stoic Spouse bought when he was young. The frame is plasticky beech-effect laminate that’s so orange, it looks like it over-did the fake tan. It’s not even properly trying to look like real wood. I really dislike this mirror. In fact I dislike it so much that I may even have mentioned my dislike of it to the Stoic Spouse one or two thousand times. After all, I may have promised to love the man in sickness and in health, but I don’t recall anything in our marriage vows about loving that flippin’ mirror.
So we agreed some time ago that I would decoupage the frame with pretty, colourful paper. The only problem with this plan was that it didn’t involve knitting, and so the idea slipped slowly down my ‘to-do’ list until it dropped off the bottom and landed on the floor amongst the waste scraps of yarn.
Until today. Savouring the rare experience of no work or children, I wandered into a crafty shop called No Two Things in Didcot where they sell, amongst other temptations, decoupage equipment. Can you guess where this is heading, yet? Yup, they had papers with KNITTING on them! Look!
Suddenly, my motivation to spend an afternoon gluing bits of paper to a mirror frame got a lot stronger. The same principle would probably work quite well in other areas of my life, too. I’d be much more efficient at doing the laundry if the washing machine was adorned with a stockinette design, for example. And if my car was covered with fairisle motifs, I might even get round to washing it.
Anyway, I assembled some basic equipment…
…and started patching:-
…until it was done!
…and ready to be used by sundry household members:-
Anyway, this isn’t a decoupage blog. Back to the knitting and crochet. 🙂
Meanwhile, don’t forget that there’s still time to enter the Stylecraft competition to design a new shade of yarn. I’m getting excited about judging all your entries along with Lucy from Attic24. Good luck, people!