Galaxies, Freebies, Trains

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I’m off to Wonderwool Wales when John gets back from work today, and really looking forward to it. We are going to see our friend Vix of Vittoria Segreta, and I can’t wait to see all my knitting buddies out and about!

It’s been a fab week in London though – here goes my Friday round-up!

Painted Converse Galaxies

These are my accomplishment of the week! I’ve been working on these for what feels like forever, and finally got them done on Wednesday. I painted them to look like galaxies, and I’m so pleased with them. I’m still waiting for appropriate laces to arrive, but I’m absolutely in love with them. I wrote up the tutorial, so if you want to make them yourself, you can! That is over here.

Anti-gravity Converse.
Anti-gravity Converse.

I got Facebooked, Tweeted and Pinterested by the official Converse people as a result of this. Hello if you’ve come from over there! Welcome to my world of making up verbs and craft!

Comparison picture - Converse and the Rosette Nebula.
Comparison picture – Converse and the Rosette Nebula.

Purl Alpaca Designs

I announced my latest giveaway! I was lucky enough to be offered a free pattern for one of my readers by Kari-Helene of Purl Alpaca designs. Check the giveaway page out here and make sure you go have a look at the available patterns. They are absolutely stunning – I have my eye on more than one, I can assure you!

Purl Alpaca Designs patterns in a giveaway.
Purl Alpaca Designs patterns in a giveaway.

Progress on Naloa

I’ve been knitting like a demon, and if I had been following the pattern to the letter, I would be done by now. I’ve decided to extend the shawl, though, so I’ll have a longer section of my Electric Aramanth border to make sure all the yarn is utilised. While I was at it, I had a revelation on colour theory – can you see the difference in the striping when looking at the shawl in monochrome?

The shawl photos side by side.
The shawl photos side by side.

This is all related to the chroma of my yarns, and I’ve explained it all here.

The Railway Children

John and I went to see the Railway Children in Kings Cross yesterday. It was a production in a theatre built on one of the (disused) railway lines, and the audience was seated on both sides of the ‘stage’, which the train track with platforms on either side. We were on Platform One.

The show was fantastic, aimed at younger kids than us, but amazingly produced. There was even a steam train (a real one) that chugged up twice during the evening. Neither of us had ever seen it or read the book, so it was really quite fun – and I knitted on my socks all the way through. It didn’t feel bad to do this – the theatre was so unusual that it seemed almost welcomed.

We weren’t allowed to take any photos! But I do recommend it, especially if you have smaller kids. This is a press photo, although it is very true to life – this does happen in the production.

The Railway Children in King's Cross.
The Railway Children in King’s Cross.

Business Dealings

I’m pleased to say my Plutonium Muffins Ltd. stuff is going well! I’m officially the Social Media Person for Sincerely Louise, which is rather exciting – mainly because it means I have an excuse to hang out with Louise every week, which is fun! (Check out her latest competition…) As well as helping out Louise, I’ve been doing some copywriting which involved researching various aspects of tourism* in Canada. I’ve been dreaming of going away as a result of it – I will go to Canada one day.

Niagara Falls frozen - one of the hot topics of research for this week (from
Niagara Falls frozen – one of the hot topics of research for this week (from

I’m really, really excited about this weekend, and I’m off to decide how many projects I’m going to take. At the moment I think there will be three in my bag…although I need to turn the heel on my socks before I decide to take them, or we will have a repeat of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival incident where I spent all weekend moaning about having to turn the heel!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week for Five on Friday!

Much love,

Corrie xx

* My other speciality subjects apart from crafting are tourism and Materials Engineering!


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10 Responses to Galaxies, Freebies, Trains

  1. I really love the colour of your shoes!! they look amazing.

  2. Wow, I am so impressed by the converse shoes.

  3. VeggieMummy says:

    Great Converse trainers. The production of ‘The Railway Children’ looks great – I love the book and the film with Jenny Agutter as Bobby. The moment when the mist clears on the platform and she shouts “Daddy my Daddy” gets me every time! Have a lovely weekend. x

  4. Beth says:

    Awesome shoes! Very envious about your fiber out and about!

  5. Five good things as always! Seeing the railway children must have been really great, especially in that amazing setting! Good luck with your business venture, I hope that it goes really well for you! Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  6. Coco-Jayne says:

    I just love your Converse galaxies! Enjoy Wonderwool Wales :)

  7. Christina says:

    You Converse look amazing!

  8. I love the galaxy shoes … and the alpaca dresses! All I could think is how hot they’d be, though!

  9. I adore the shoes, such great colours and so great about the tweets.
    The Railway Children looks amazing, I love the film :)
    I enjoyed your colour theory post (thanks for the link), I don’t knit but I do paint and sometimes sew so the theory still applies, I think I need to find out more on this :)

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