Friday, 8 June 2012

Seek Peacefully...*

Well, I was going to show off final, blocked pictures of my Stripe Study Shawl today, but rather inconsiderately my photographer (cunning boyfriend) is in Edinburgh for work and can't help. I tried a couple of self taken pictures but they really don't do the shawl justice :(

So, instead, I have an exciting washcloth to show you *laughs* Ok, maybe not that exciting.


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It's a submission for a Nerd Wars challenge (yep, I signed up again *smiles* - I had a lot of fun last time). The challenge was to craft something based on your favourite historical period. Well, mine is most definitely ancient Egypt, I've always been fascinated with that time. 

So I knit a washcloth, as ancient Egyptians were obsessed with cleanliness, with the most well known Egyptian symbol, the ankh.

So, yeah, not quite the project I was planning to show off today, but it's pretty cute at least ;)

It's Friday, so you know what to do... Visit Tami'sNatural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Have a great weekend    

*Seek Peacefully, you will find." - Ancient Egyptian proverb carved on the Inner Temple walls

15 comments:

  1. It's a finished object. And we still can look forward to seeing your beautiful shawl. :-)
    have a nice weekend.

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  2. oooh i like this, it's very lovely - and must have taken some work to get the symbol just right. nerd wars sounds like fun :D can't wait to see your shawl xxx

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  3. Yikes! I have yet to submit a challenge this round.
    I like your dishcloth.

    I am eager to see your blocked shawl.
    I just didn't get into the KAL this time.
    I lost my knitting mojo.

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  4. You just keep leaving us in suspense! Oh well...the washcloth is cool too! Nice background info on it.

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  5. THe washcloth is great. Ancient Egypt is definitely one of my favorite historical time periods, too!

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  6. The washcloth is great, Ancient Egypt is def a cool time in my opinion too.

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  7. Your washcloth is excellent! Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite historical periods too. We watch lots of documentaries on the History channel and love when they have Zahi Hawass talking about the Valley of the Kings!

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  8. Very nice! Looking forward to see your Ta-dah of the shawl too x

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  9. it looks lovely, even if it was not the intended FO today- I love the story behind it :)

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  10. I love it =) I think a simple dishcloth is something we all need to take a break and make sometimes! (I'm definitely due for one, at least.)

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  11. Ancient Egypt is pretty awesome, I can definitely understand why you would want to knit it for this challenge. It might be simple, but still really awesome!

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  12. One can never have to many wash/dishclothes ;)
    Looking forward to see your shawl.

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  13. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-27.html

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  14. It must be tough doing that symbol, looks complicated to me he he :P looks good even though you wanted to show your shawl off :)

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  15. That looks great! I love the ankh symbol....I've been working on one project and just submitted my dissertation....

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