Well, I had a really lovely week catsitting at Sparkleknits house, Coleman and I got on fabulously. I did manage to hurt my back on Monday night just by rolling over in bed but it’s much better now and should be fine for my 2nd Yoga class next week. Ironically I decided to do yoga to improve my posture and hopefully strengthen my back/neck/shoulder as I do hurt it much too often!
I did get some knitting done, the sleeves of the cardigan for mum are both knitted to the elbows now, but I didn’t knit that much due to Coleman trying to eat the yarn and my back. I did do some sketching and some doodles of jewellery I wanted to make and I’ve made some good progress on my latest college project – a still life of pomegranates in acrylic on canvas.
Thursday after work I went to a 15% sale in the local Bijoux Beads and bought some of these in silver and these to make a necklace inspired by a dragonfly clasp I got at the Knitting and Stitching show from www.nostaligia.co.uk. I put the clasp at the front as a feature and I wanted the necklace to look like a flower garden that the dragonfly would be flying around. So I was going for the purples/turquoises/teals/blues that are conveniently in fashion this winter. They are also my favourite colours so for a change I was indulging myself.
So last night I finished the grey pearl vintage necklace I’d started a month ago and then made the dragonfly garden one straight after. They have both turned out well, and almost exactly how I imagined them. I need to add a few more beads to the dragonfly garden and I’m going to make matching earrings this weekend.