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!                                                                                                                       


Jane said...

excellent - I love his hair.
I like the cabinet for your kitchen - very nice.

Nigel said...

Congratulations to Andy on his historic Wimbledon victory! Way to go! (Anne, next year, can you knit a Del Poltro doll so that Delpo can lift the Wimby Cup?)