Monday, 4 January 2010

Challenges Report #1.

Regarding Dottie Angel's Challenge to be creative instead of buying new, I decided I should repair my driving gloves, which had become very breezy. I rummaged in my mending supplies and found some darning wool...
...and my mushroom, and set to. Now I would just like to say that I KNOW green wool doesn't exactly blend with black but heck! if I've gone to the trouble of darning gloves I want people to notice!
Have you any notion of what a fiddly job it is? (And by the way when were men's socks last referred to as 'hose', Shakespeare's day??)

Regarding the Creative Every Day Challenge January's suggested theme is 'Body'. I thought I would do the five senses, something to please each during the week gone.

Sight: hoar frost on grass and buttercup leaves.
Sound: the song 'Love Changes Everything' by Michael Ball has some very inspiring words...

....Love, Love changes everything:
How you live and
How you die....
....Love will turn your world around....
...Off into the world we go,
Planning futures,
Shaping years.
Bursts in, and suddenly
All our wisdom
Love makes fools of everyone:
All the rules
We make are broken...
Love will never,
Never let you
Be the same.
For me it means the love for my God, my children, extended family, friends, not just romantic love. Love is a gift and it shapes much of who we grow to be I think.

Touch: knitting with this bobbly wool! It was meant to be a cowl, but since it turned out too close Nifty Thrifty here turned it into a beanie hat for Dilly!

Taste: curry and chapatis for supper on Friday eaten with fingers, the African way, very tactile and requiring a certain amount of dexterity....and mopping up...

Smell: scented candles! Love 'em!
A week's worth of creativity from 'Nifty Thrifty' Heckety.

Due to the weather Dilly had to spend the night in Enniskillen with friends since the bus company couldn't guarantee to deliver it's passengers all the way to Sligo. She's due on the midday bus today. B is having noodles for breakfast- NOODLES! I ask you! It's snowed again all morning...


Andrea said...

Love is most definitely a gift and shapes us like nothing else.

I mended a pair of sweatpants yesterday. I do not sew, but I think I did a pretty good job.

Blessings, andrea

Dorothy said...

I haven't heard anyone say they would mend socks or gloves in along time, brought back old memories..and love it's as powerful as electric and as necessary as food.

Dorothy from grammology

Heart2Heart said...

Congratulations for staying true to what you wanted to accomplish! I am so proud of you for fixing your driving gloves and no matter what they look like, they probably work just as well as if they were new.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Micki said...

I love that poem! Your knitting is truly lovely and I love the colours that you used.

Amanda said...

I used to take my darning mushroom into school sometimes and let the children try and guess what it was used for. They never could, and were amazed that anyone would bother to darn socks. I'm amazed that you managed to get it into the fingers of your gloves!

oneswayingbeing said...

Yes, I think the darning should show. It's a badge of skill and determination nowadays. Good for you!

Love how you've gone with the five senses for the body prompt this week. Very clever. I've mostly ignored the prompt so far, as nothing has come to me yet ;)

Meredith (coming to you from CED 2010)

cinnamontoastsquirrel said...

The darning wool looks as though it is so old. I love old things.

I love your idea of the five senses so much, I think I might steal it for my blog post tomorrow. Is it still creative if I get the idea from someone else? :)


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