Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crocheted Whatchamacallit

OK, so I made this, and I have no idea what it is. I am sure though there is a name for it, but I just don't know of it. Anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

It's sort of like a shawl/capelet/shrug. Something I have seen worn during Victorian times by peasant folk. Of course, those ones ranged from lengths of rags to woolly, but beat-up shawls.

So the one I have crocheted is on the more genteel side, and somewhat updated. There is a border, which branches out into long-ish straps that you can tie into a smart bow at the back.

I really like how this is actually quite warm to have, and creates a very flattering empire waistline on dresses. And for winter climes, this can be worn around the neck for a warmer effect.

So if anyone has a name for this thing, I'd like to know what it's officially called. Until then, I think I might call it a "shrug" (?). (Pun not quite intended.)

And now, I am going to launch into a mini-version, in pink and grey, for my little niece in London. This one is for her Mummy. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Makes Me Think

Which is why I don't start on half the things I'd like to - in case I won't have the time and energy to make it ever-so-perfect.


(pic via brookish)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Forest Walk

Yesterday, we did the Southern Ridges Walk. The original plan was to go up Mount Faber by the Marang Trail, but I flat-out refused to do the uphill bits. (As Rachel Zoe would say, "I die.") So we taxi-ed up Mount Faber, and started from there.

I've gotta say the best part by far is the Forest Walk, where you trail along a winding metal-grille walkway on stilts, brushing past the canopy of the forest as if you were bird or insect. Lovely!

Peaceful and pristine, and only minutes away from the bustle of the city. You'd never know!

I normally have a crippling fear of heights, but this was surprisingly pleasant! I swear I could do this every day!

Don't look down! Every time I stopped to look through the floor grille, my knees go all wobbly, and I inadvertently bellow a "WHOA!"

Hey, wait up!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Monday!

Ah, yes, I have been neglecting the blog in a very shameless fashion. A tidal wave of things happen - fairs, general elections, Maya's exams, heavy listing on Etsy - and the blog is the first to suffer... :(

But today, I shall put on my game face, and get lots of things out of the way. At least that is the plan...