27 November 2007

apples with apples (or, still not talking about the election)

pears green

Phew. We don't have to emigrate after all.

pears brown

New Zealand was looking pretty good there for a few days.

strawberries

And although right now it's more about who's not in than who's in ...

apples

... we're hopeful.

apples

Saying sorry and signing Kyoto are a pretty good start.

apple

She'll be apples.

apple




And to top off a great weekend, my strawberries appeared in print. Ta da.

strawberries knitted by me, used in a print ad

37 comments:

shellyC said...

FABULOUS Fruit!!! Very clever. Yes, we are happy to continue living here too.

Victoria said...

Not to get off the subject but I LOVE LOVE LOVE that your strawberries got into print!! and I'm particularly taken by that brown pear.

Kim said...

OMG.
Will you still talk to me once your fame is well established?

Stomper Girl said...

I think that makes you a knitting rockstar. We were eyeing off New Zealand too.

SadieandLance said...

Becoming a temporary Kiwi was on the cards for us too.

In print hey, Go Soup!

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

Gorgeous fruit! Congrats on being featured in the ad. You must have loved to see your work in print!
So glad we can all stay here in Australia - we've cancelled our tickets.
We were living in the UK when the little wart (aka Johnny H) became PM. I swear I didn't want to come back.
How did we manage to go from Paul Keating and his Armani suits to John Howard and his shell suits?

daysgoby said...

I really love the green apple.

But the strawberries! Ah! Smiling about that all day!

blackbird said...

Oh!
Good for you!

(New Zealand does seem nice, but I'm glad you don't have to go.)

tut-tut said...

They're all perfect; you've really gotten the essence of "fruitness."

Elizabeth said...

Famous fruit knitting!
You never know how that 15 minutes of fame is going to crop up (pun intended)
I saw my kntting in print on the weekend as well, just haven't got around to posting about it yet.

Badger said...

Oooo! How very cool! Congrats to you, Miz Soup!

zephyr said...

Totally cool!! Bet you had no idea when you were having fun knitting fruit that it would lead to this...congratulations!!

And...not speaking of elections...it's pretty awful living in Bushland, let me tell you. I've been trying to figure out where to emigrate for years.

aurorabuddha said...

Awesome! (There *are* real fruit inside those knitted ones, right?) I really need to get on with my knitting. I have been weaving the last few years and that has taken most of my time.

You're such a star!

I am in the process of becoming an American citizen. For one purpose only: to be able to vote in the Presidential election. I have my interview on Thursday, wish me luck.

I promise to *not* talk about that election either. :o) (And I have just started a blog in English... just for y'all!)

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I was going to move to Canada, myself.

I love how every crafter seems to also be a lefty!

The fruit looks wonderful - I've got a real thing for fruit tea cozies, I wish I could knit well enough to make one....

Congratualtions on making it in the magazines, daaaahling!

xx

Wendy said...

Wonderful!

After the holidays I'm going to try wool felting some play food for the girls. Nothing on a par with your fruit though. The brown pear is my favorite too.

Paula said...

Love the fruits! I'm looking for a little worm poking it's head out of the apple. I enjoy your blog.

The List Writer said...

I LOVE the apples - I just let the dinner burn while gazing at the photos of them trying to decide whether I prefer the green one or the red one. Still can't decide - love em!

herhimnbryn said...

Souplady, such fruitfullness!
Yes, NZ was looking good there for a while.

Emma said...

How exciting, to see your craft used in a magazine!! You are so clever. The apples are gorgeous.

I have been studiously avoiding mentioning the election too. My inlaws have a different opinion to myself, and I have been staying very quiet to maintain familial harmony. All I will say is that our new PM is a regular attendee of the same little church I like to visit, and there are some very happy people there. The Kyoto and Sorry issues are a big deal to me.

Green Kitchen said...

They're so cool!

bluemountainsmary said...

They are so lovely and edible - almost!

And congratulations re being in print

Kate said...

I'm an occasional reader of your blog, but today at lunch, someone was passing around the Super Food Ideas magazine, and I almost had a heart attack!

Newsflash: If you get excited and tell everyone that you read the blog of the woman who knit those strawberries in that ad... they look at you weird. Who knew.

Melanie said...

Gorgeous fruit, and love the ad too (though not necessarily the yoghurt it's for!)

Jane said...

I love the little studio-style still-life photos - like the ones newly married couples used to have done. Such great pairs and pears. And excellent super-model strawberries.

Janet said...

they're bewdiful!!! and I want a copy of that ad, is it in a magazine I might buy? just checked, super food ideas... OK.

We were just going to stay here at and cop it on the chin. And sigh and grumble. Alot.

Carson said...

Last time 'round it was Canada vs NZ neck + neck, emigration-wise.
At least this time I don't have to contemplate it.

Susan said...

Oh boy, they're gorgeous. I just showed my seven-year-olds. They are most impressed.

meggie said...

Wow!!!
Your fruit are fabulous!
Congrats on the printed success!!

Belinda said...

Oooh the fruits are fantastic!
I wish my knitting was good enough for me to attempt something like it, alas I am really at beginner level.
Congratulations on getting your fruits in print- looks great!

Sarah Louise said...

that was too sneaky, leaving that bit about your knitted fruit to the bottom, congrats!

Judi said...

Congrats on your baby strawbs getting the lead role! Although seeing them in print is very satisfying...I hope you were also well paid for your work!
Agree on the demise of the Howard government..maybe now we have a chance to live in a community and a society rather than just a bloody economy!If they had returned to power..NZ population may have exploded!

nutmeg said...

Well done on being a paid artiste - your work is world class and being financially rewarded is the icing on the cake; or strawberry as it were :-)

fiona said...

your a fruit freak!!a very clever lovely freak but a freak none the less, well done on being published!!

BabelBabe said...

you're famous!

don't forget us little people.

and you could emigrate here, but we have huge political issues of our own. Sigh.

Melissa said...

oh, n.z. is still looking good! we'll always be here, if you should decide to emigrate.

those apples, pears and strawberries are amazing. i think this is my favourite blog post of all time.

Yuki said...

Wow, Congratulations! What a clever ad to use those delicious looking strawberries!! Well done!

elena jane said...

your fruit is so pretty....i need to knit so i can figure out how to do a poor imitation of that strawberry!! :)