Thursday, June 17, 2010

my creative space :: struggling to catch a birdie

There still isn’t a birdie in my creative space this week.  I was hoping that today I’d be tweeting away with my new friend – but life has got in the way. That happens doesn’t it? To be frank I can’t quite believe that today is Thursday. It really does feel like only a couple of days ago I started hooking this little friend.

birdie head

Megan and Amanda have finished their birds – be sure to go and check them out they’re so so so very cute. Meanwhile I am left feeling a lot like Eric Moussambani, aka Eric the Eel … but not to worry. This little birdie will hatch in its own time.

Originally I started with blue acrylic yarn, then I moved to white acrylic yarn which was quickly abandoned for the above pink wool. Much nicer to work with. I think I might be turning into a yarn snob… I don’t care much for the acrylics at all anymore. I don’t even know how many hours I have spent on this birdie – lets just say it has been over an hour!!!

I’m off to grab a cup of tea now before I head on over to Kirsty’s place to be absorbed by all the creativity that abounds there.

16 comments:

  1. Don't worry I have faith in your abilities.

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  2. Does effort count for anything & chosing super pretty materials to work with?? Gorgeous as always, love Posie

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  3. You know, I used to think that acrylic, nice soft acrylic yarn, felt nicer than wool - but if you are actually WORKING with it for any amount of time... well, there is no comparison & wool is the only way to go!

    I think it's a case of "you don't know what you're missing" if you've only used acrylic, but then when you do use wool... there's no going back!

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  4. I haven't been crocheting for long enough to have come accross any acrylic but I think I need to have a go so I know what I am not missing. Actually, we have been talking about getting some alpacas to come and live here to poo/scare away foxes/eat grass/so I can close the yarn loop (ha) and make our own wool.

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  5. I don't like acrylic either. I love the colour wool you're using on the bird.

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  6. I confess, I use acrylics. I am sure wools are much nicer but budget doesn't allow much of it right now. So I will enjoy the little bits of wool I get given or thrift on occasion!

    Good luck with that bird! I didn't find that mag it's in so I can't buy it! Phew... I was trying not to buy any for a while! that was close! lol Looking forward to a finished birdie when you manage it.

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  7. Can't wait to see it Sal - very pretty colour.
    The 'Eric the eel' reference made me laugh - we've all felt like that at some stage haven't we!

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  8. i'm glad you threw in that reference to eric, i had no idea who he was. but you definitely aren't eric so it's all okay. if i had have actually took the time to get it all right i would still be at about round 8 i reckon but my desire to finish something took over my crafty perfectionism so strongly that i only undid and redid 6 or so rounds. pretty good record for me.

    your birdie is coming along just delightfully, take your time and then i can come and ask you questions like 'what was i actually supposed to do when it said...' (as opposed to just forging ahead and making it all up)

    as far as the yarn debate goes, i'm looking forward to trying out the cotton or bamboo variety when i head to the shops tomorrow! wool is great for crafty projects but anything i'm going to wear can't be wool because i find it ever so terribly itchy!

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  9. You have got a great start and I love the color. Just keep on it, you'll be done soon enough. I hear ya about being a yarn snob...Now that I have tried the good stuff it's hard to go back...

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  10. Bloody inconsiderate life! I am still trying to figure out how we got half way through the year - I mean seriously wasn't it just January

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  11. yarn snobbery? Lets just call it good taste, shall we? Hope the birdie comes together soon, I still have a little elephant waiting to be completed...

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  12. oh, my, this is close to the bone-i was at a workshop planning meeting yesterday trying to convince the others we needed to buy real wool not acrylic-i am a yarn snob too and i didnt even realise...

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  13. haha. burn those acrylics baby.
    cant wait to hear your little tweet tweet.xx

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  14. good stuff, you will get there. I agree i think the natural fibres are easier to use when making little animals and such.

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  15. Oh Yes, I am most decidedly a yarn snob! A big one, its natural fibres all the way here. Good luck with the birdie, can't wait to see it : )

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  16. Welcome to yarn snobbery!! I occasionally use acrylic but I really don't like the feel of it. It is much easier to wash though :-) Nice wool you have picked for the birdie....looks soft!

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