Monday, November 29, 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
I think this will be fine. I try to keep the price of the puppets down by minimising waste, so I didn't want to have to abandon him!
Monday, November 22, 2021
The lady who ordered the Kylo Ren towel came on Thursday afternoon and explained that she wanted the lines to be wavy, not straight, and didn't like the silver triangles on my original version. Right. I spent much of Saturday working on the second version. The wavy lines had to be sewn down by hand before I could sew them with the sewing machine. A power cut put an end to my endeavours, but I finished early on Sunday and sent off a picture. Whatsapp says it has been seen, but I've had no response, so I assume the lady is still not happy with it. Enough now. I've spent way too much time and energy on it already. It's a child's swimming towel, not the Mona Lisa.
Here's what someone else said about commissions: "[My wife] is not generally too happy about them because non makers form a picture in their mind of the finished product, which is often literally impossible to make, and in any case poorly communicated, but any deviation from that is in their eyes defective".
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
They make a good snack to munch on as is, but I've also been using them in my baking. I made Scroggin Biscuits this morning using half gooseberries and half more conventional dried fruit. They darken a lot if they're on the outside of the cookie, similar to raisins.
Monday, November 8, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
The blanket I've already crocheted measures 150 cm by 150 cm. That's an area of 22 500 cm squared. I divided that by the number of balls I've used, 6. So each ball crocheted an area of 3 750 cm squared.
Then I worked out the area of the parts I still have to do if I extend the blanket by 30 cm.
A. 210 X 30 = 6 300
B. The same
C. 150 X 30 = 4 500
D. The same
Total 21 600.
Divide that by 3 750 = 5.76. Round that up and I must buy six more balls!
The blanket isn't as big as I'd like it. It doesn't cover the pillows and doesn't hang down the sides at all. I could buy one more ball in each colour, but then I'm going to have to do the scale dance again. I've decided to carry on in pattern but using only grey. How much grey? I worked out the area I've already crocheted and then the area of another 30 cm all around, put my maths hat on and calculated I need six more balls. I've ordered six more balls. So, I still have a long way to go!
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
On Saturday I went to a market with towelly things. I did mean to take a photo of the stand, but clean forgot. The market was quieter than last month's market, I don't know why, but I did better than last month. I sold two towels and have orders for two more. I sold a few puppets. I have orders for 10 puppets for individuals and a shop wants 10 on consignment. The shop is going to have a big Christmas launch next week, so they want them this week. I had better go and get on with it!