Sunday, June 28, 2015

My Sophie

Firstly my friends, I must thank you for your beautiful comments on my Sophies Universe last week!  You were all so kind and it was really lovely to read what was said, gives me much happiness.

Sophie is turning into an octagon this week!

So here she is again - I have just this moment finished the orange row:-

Here I have done another 12 or so rows since the last time.

I am pleased with the colours I have chosen, it is confusing though, because I don't read ahead in the pattern. so I have just been lucky with my colour placement so far!

I noticed here that my tulips don't line up with their stems very well- but this is the way they will stay I'm afraid!  Too much work to undo and redo so I'm not...

You may notice HERE that I have now removed those multi coloured petals - I'm thinking they may look better in yellow. They just didn't look right with the variegated tulips so close to them - too garish, even for me!!

I have realised something about myself that I wasn't aware of previously.  Normally, I have at least 2 or 3 or even more, things on the go at once.  Then I'll think of something else that I want to do, so I'll start that as well, while it's fresh in my mind.  Crazy.

Doing this blanket has been really good for me - I am always so interested in what is going to happen next, my mind is totally  occupied and I don't think of starting anything else!  So, I must need the variety that this project is giving me, and this is why I don't read the pattern ahead, so that it is a surprise for me when I read it first. Is that logical?

So now I will have to find other patterns with this type of variety in them, to keep me on the straight and narrow!

This past week, we have had our grand daughters up in Brisbane from Young.  They were very busy, rushing here and there to see everything that they wanted to see, and we drove them out to the airport last Thursday, to catch the plane home.  I have been working on something as a gift, and got them to deliver it for me, to their mother:

A shawl to wrap herself in and hopefully keep a bit warm  - their temperatures have been minus degrees at night and just teenage figures through the day!

No wonder the girls want to move up here!

So that's me for this, hope you are all doing well

Take care


Rachaeldaisy said...

That Sophie center is just amazing!! It looks so intricate, and the colours are wonderful! And your shawl looks so lovely and cosy, a beautiful gift that will be treasured.

Madtatter80 said...

Wow I am so impressed that square is beautiful and looks like the change you made was a good one. the shawl is gorgeous too well done will all!

Janine said...

Your Sophie's Universe is coming on beautifully and I love the shaw you've madel :)