Sunday, May 29, 2005

What next?

I have almost finished the other something for someone but now have to decide what I want to start on next. I have so many projects either started or planned in my mind I don't think I will ever be able to finish them all. Especially as the list keeps growing way faster than I can knit and even faster than I could ever afford to buy yarn. Perhaps some socks next or maybe the black beanie I probably should be working on. Why is it that when you should be working on something it is no longer fun???

Friday, May 27, 2005

No more scary orange socks

They are all done. Bright Orange socks with fluffy stuff all done and almost worn to death already. Miss B would wear them constantly if she could. Well Miss B now has warm feet and hands cause i've finished her mittens aswell. Thankfully they aren't bright orange.
Bf's hat is also done. Yummy soft cleckheaton country 12 ply, so its all nice and warm. It was too long at first so I had to rip it back and start decreasing earlier. BLAH. I went back and read the pattern properly and found my mistake. I just shouldn't try and read patterns, or do anything else that requires brainpower, while suffering from a cold.
After having just said that I am off to try and start another beanie using the same cleckheaton cause its so nice.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Scary Orange Sock

One scary orange sock almost completed, it just has to be grafted. It's a very very BRIGHT orange sock. All I can say is unfortunately I don't think it will be possible to loose these socks when they are done. And if Miss B does mysteriously manage to loose them I want to know how!!! They are shockingly bright.
Speaking to bf last night and after discussing beanies for months and not being able to choose a wool that he likes ( this is after walking through both spotlight and lincraft) he finally said" How long will it take you to knit a beanie?"
I said " Well it would be quicker if you actually chose a wool"
He says " Use any damn wool it was cold this morning"
He he he and yes at 5: 30 am when he goes to work it is freezing.
So after rejecting all the various shades of grey he has now decided I can even use black after all just because he was cold. Am very tempted to make it in a bright pink just because he said use any damn wool he he he.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Uh Huh

Your Birthdate: January 17
Your birth on the 17th day of the month suggests that you are very lucky financially, because this date indicates a solid business sense.
Although you are probably very honest and ethical, this birthday enables you to be shrewd and successful in the world of business and commercial enterprise.
You have excellent organizational, managerial, and administrative capabilities enabling you to handle large projects and significant amounts of money with relative ease.

You are ambitious and highly goal-oriented, although you may be better at starting projects than you are at finishing them.
A sensitivity in your nature, often repressed below the surface of awareness, makes it hard to give or receive affection.

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?
Oh is that why I have all these damn WIP and a huge, ever growing list of things I want to knit but don't get to make them all? Damn and here I was blaming it all on the time study takes away from my knitting.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Two Blue socks...

Yippee another pair of socks done. Lovely yummy blue socks.
Now I only have another million or so to do........ And a thousand or so fuzzy feet.
Ok so not quite that many but with the lack of free time now available that tafe has started up again is definitely feels that way.

I luckily managed to rescue my pattern book that I'd somehow managed to leave in the library photocopier. Whew maybe it's a good thing knitting isn't very popular here.
I had a wonderful Mother's Day......... Pancakes for breakfast and dinner cooked for me. Also a surprise card and present that boyfriend had bought for Miss B to give me. How incredibly sweet. Even sweeter is the fact that said present is a spotlight voucher. Did anyone say more wool??

Saturday, May 07, 2005

One Blue Sock

Yes One blue sock completed......... Just have to do the other one now....... And the other millions of socks I want to make. The sock was made with cleckheaton country 8 ply in a lovely cornflower blue on 3.75 mm dpn's.
I have been looking up 2circ patterns but they just look so fidley that I haven't attempted it yet..... Also looks less transportable . Although it probably would make sure that my socks turned out exactly the same as I always seem to change the pattern slightly and then can never remember exactly where when I do the second sock.
Miss B wants a pair of orange socks.......blah don't ask me but I said I would make them........ I know I am crazy........ I don't like orange. Hee Hee it gets better........ They have to have orange fluffy stuff on the top of the ribbing. I can comply with this request due to Spotlight having crappy fluffy stuff on sale for 50 cents a ball. Gotto love Spotlight for keeping Lil girls happy........ And big girls too

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Holidays are over

Holidays are over, so so sad. But what is good is that the socks finally got finished....... yes the ones I bought the ridiculously expensive sock yarn for back in January. And yes they are beautiful socks. I love them.
I also got to make another pair of socks in cleckheaton country 8 ply..... they are really warm. AND I made a pair of fuzzy feet from Knitty using purple woolbale.
But having said that the french market variation bag is still sitting waiting and so is the Jo Sharp silkroad dk tweed scarf. Actually I am no longer sure I like this scarf and am having jumper thoughts about this yarn. I seem to be having jumper thoughts about a lot of yarns..... just no time or budget to make them a reality at the moment.