Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Andy and the Ancients

I've finished off Andy Murray.  His tennis racquet was a bit of a beast to construct, and if I had to do another one I think I could do a much better job (the proportions are a bit off, I think it needs to be bigger).

I chose some dark brown Rowan tweed for his hair.  I realise, of course, the real Andy has more of a dark blonde with auburn lights sort of colour, but there were limited choices in yarn.  Nigel also made the suggestion that Andy's hair is rarely so tidy, so...

I added some needle-felted auburn lights - far less tidy than before.  Go get 'em, Andy!

New to our abode:

an antique cabinet for the kitchen.  I've been wanting something old for our new space.

I've filled it full of vintage bakelite - makes me very happy to walk passed it everyday!                        

I've been waiting patiently for a good old-fashioned haunting in my cabinet, but I haven't seen             anything yet.  In the meantime, I'll have to be content to watch this fantastic cabinet display at the       Manchester Museum.  Enjoy!                                                                                                                       

Sunday, June 2, 2013

C'mon Andy!

A friend showed me her copy of this knitting book a few weeks back, and I bought it immediately.  Look to the right of the cover, it's Andy Murray!

Apparently he wasn't able to be at the Italian Open or the French Open due to a back injury, so I though I'd knit him a wee replica.  I'm hoping as I work all his bits and pieces that he'll heal up nicely in the process  - like a reverse Voodoo doll.

When I took these photos he was still naked and senseless, but I've since embroidered his face.

I've also knit his shorts and t-shirt, but they need sewing up and embroidering, too.  I've still got to make the tennis racquet, which looks a tad tricky.

My plan is to have him all ready for Wimbledon.  C'mon Andy!