Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Argh what a dilemma I find myself in.
I have been GIVEN some wool...... But then I find there are conditions..... I can have it if I make a jumper for a friends son out of it......Well there goes nearly half of it.
Then said friend wants me to make her a Sophie out of the purple ( of which there is very little and was the only colour I really liked out of all of it)
Said wool is rapidly diminishing before my eyes and it appears I am to be left with a pile of brown wool that I wouldn't personally buy and would only maybe use for a market bag. Really doesn't seem to be reward enough for the time that would be involved in making a jumper for someone else when id prefer to make a jumper for my own child.
As it is the child that the jumper is intended for doesn't even want a knitted jumper......says he would NEVER wear it.
He is at that age where knitted stuff just isn't cool and I have to say the choices of either brown or a really scary bright blue aren't very attractive.
Friend wanted me to use the blue for the jumper cause she didn't like the brown.
Personally don't think id use either cooler for anything id want my child wearing. But colours were chosen by her mother in law so she is just choosing what she prefers of the two.

Think I'll just return the wool as its actually quite insulting to think that this person thinks my time and effort is only worth a jumpers worth of ugly wool.

Am actually annoyed that this mother in law hasn't listened to her grandson when he has told her he doesn't want a knitted jumper.

It would be one thing if she was making a jumper for him herself.
But I know if I made this jumper id be hating every damn stitch of it, knowing that the recipitant isn't going to appreciate the effort involved and would hate it.
It would take all the fun out of knitting for me.

And knitting should always be fun......

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I did it......

Yep I made a Sophie...... from I used Panda woolbale 50 in a lovely burgundy colour.
I wasnt sure If it would felt or not as the yarn recomended for the pattern isnt avaliable here in Australia and I havent yet figured out the process involved for ordering from overseas........ besides...... I HATE waiting.... and I like to be able to see and touch the yarn I am choosing.
This may be something I have to get over as compared to what seems to be available overseas we have a rather limited range to choose from here. :(
But anyways Sophie looks beautiful........ and now i want to make those fuzzy slippers I saw somewhere on line cause this felting stuff is FUN!!!!

Just got to push this nagging conscience of mine away about completing the other damn sock i started ...... I will get around to it one day....... maybe :P

Friday, January 07, 2005


Password.......... what do you mean password??? Actually I should be saying........ What do you mean that isnt the right password???
I cant help it if I opened said membership months ago and so of course now dont remember the password.

This was what I was thinking when trying to post a message on a messageboard and it wouldnt accept my post cause I wasnt logged in........ so I try and log in and of course I cant.
OK so I try and just open a new account ..... ooops lol.
But of course it tells me there is already a member using that e mail address...... ARGH!!!!
YES YES I know I should write my passwords to such things down but I always think I will remember them as they are usually something pretty odd at the time.

SO of course I sit there for twenty minutes trying different oddness to see what kind of mood I may have been in when I opened account. But of course I cant remember at all........ Just get to sit there and laugh at some of the crazy passwords I have used at times... ( the crazy ones that I remember anyway )
Well yeah ok enough about my annoyance...... am actually in a pretty good mood..... am expecting a package of cd's and dvd's to arrive very soon so am all excited YAY!!!!

Reminds me I have to get off my butt and send some packages myself so others can be just as excited by their mail delivery person....... damn it would help if our postie was attractive :P he he

Is quite amazing how we "meet " ppl on line and think we get to know them...... but then when it comes time to send them something we suddenly realise we arent quite so sure about what they will or wont like.....that maybe we dont know them quite as well as we previously thought. We suddenly doubt ourselves and our friendships and have that lil bit of doubt that maybe these on line friendships arent real after all...... that maybe all our real friends ( the ones who dont bother getting on line ) were right and that you cant really get to know a person on line. But then magic happens.......... things suddenly fall into place and you know exactly what they will like and you find that you seem to know these on line friends soooo much better than you do your supposed real friends......
Maybe just for the fact alone that on line its all expressed in words...... so if someone types Id like a blue hat........ well there is no mistaking the fact that they actually want a blue hat........ we tend not to communicate that clearly in person for some reason.... Its all messed about and said in amongst a heap of irrelevant stuff so by the end of a converstaion you are left wondering...... did they say they wanted a hat? or did they just kinda like the one they saw in the shop but dont actually want one???

Hence the wonderful tool I have found in leaving notes for my family...... they can eiher reply by note or chat about said topic.. but it means we are all clear about what I want to communicate about.
Might be as simple as " I want to go to the shops at whatever time.... so can you put all washing out before then" for some reson this works so much better than if i actually ask in person........... request seems not to be so conveneiantly forgotten 2 seconds after i have made it this way......... notes also gives ppl a chance to think about what they want to say before they say it...... so avoids a lot saying things and then regretting it latter. is easier to stay on topic when writing cause your hand gets tired so you just say what is needed and then leave it.
HA!!! Like I stay on topic here LOL
But hey this is different........ this is my place to just dribble on...... and on...... and on :P
Anyways enough dribble.......

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Whoot!!! One down and one to go......

Well I did it...... finally. I finished THE sock........ About time I know.
Only problem is , now I still have another one to do and I am already designing a million colour combinations and patterns for other socks I want to make. The only real problem here is that I actually have two feet and think I will lose interest in any pair of socks I want to make once the first one is done.... maybe I will just start wearing all odd socks so I only ever have to make one of each..

Hmmm will consider that idea for a while and see if I can come up with a better solution.
There are just ssooooooooo many things I want to make and I just cant knit fast enough...... or keep interested long enough to finish a whole heap. I tend to have about 6 things going at any one time...... but on the up side when they are finally completed it seems like a lot of things get finished all at once.
So far this year I have one green sock and one purple fluffy scarf made.. so much more to go......
Who knows...... maybe I will get more done now that I am actually keeping track of what I have done.