Friday, 21 September 2012


Oh I am naughty but I just can't help myself. With so many unfinished projects on the go, one would think I would just sit down and finish something. Well at least the two things that are pretty much finished anyway. 

Like this.. which just needs some edging and a bit of a block. I am rather tempted to just leave off the edging all together but I am kind of leaning towards attaching some crystals which of course I don't actually have right now. LOL 

And of course this ... which just needs sewing together. Although I must say I really do not like the edging and will probably have to crochet a little border to placate my whingy self and make it a little more to my liking. Hmmmm, I probably should make a cover for this old chair too....

Now we all know the drama of my daughters coat and I must say I ended up paying the extra $104 to buy the yarn to finish it. However, although the yarn arrived a couple of days ago I have not picked it up as I need to sort out how I will re-write the pattern to make it work. My brain has not been up to it. And I do not wish to stuff it up now do I? To add to that dilemma along came this lovely purple yarn in the same bag and I was up for a bit of easy going knitting instead of crochet... just for something different you know? 

Easy going might be a slight understatement when one is not paying attention. I got half way up this lot and noted that I had in fact worked the first four rows in garter stitch instead of stocking stitch..woops... I am totally not going to do it all again, it will have to do as is. Besides it won't really matter for the back as there is a long wrap tie that will cover it. :-) 

Now as if that was not enough to get the mind rahhing. I started some socks. My very first pair ever knitting on the 4 needles. And of course me being me, rather than go for a simple, plain stitch till I get the hang of it. I went right ahead and started this pattern. 

Nice picot edge, no worries and the pattern is really not hard, so why oh why did I have to not once but twice take several rows back and start over? Well that would be my fuzzy head of course, lacking attention to detail. The first time I forgot to do the knit row between the pattern rows for a whole pattern repeat of course. The second time I somehow ended up with an extra stitch so once again back it went. sigh..

Now this one, I have to say I was loving. However, I did not check the yarn first and I do not have enough to complete the project so it has been canned. Awwwwww. I could not get ahold of the same colour yarn so am going to rip it back and make something else with that one. 

I also started another poncho, just so I had something to do in the car. That one however is being made from varying acrylic yarns that have been donated to me and scraps from old projects. I don't have a picture yet. My oldest daughter finished these little Mary Janes for a friend. So cute. 

At least somebody finished something hey? LOL 

Of course we will all just pretend that we don't remember my other un-finished projects. I will totally get to those soon. wink wink

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I am off out the back now to search for lizards. My youngest has just decided he needs to study one and as he just saw one catch a worm, he was rather excited. Oh dear! 

Have a beautiful weekend everyone. Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Lazy Much?

Oh dear, I thought I'd better give you a quick update as to why I am not around. No time for knitting or crochet much lately. But I have a great excuse, or should I say several. You can pop over to my other blog and read my excuse if you like. (link in the sidebar).

I am hoping to get back into the swing of things in the next few weeks. But at the rate I'm going with attracting the busy vibe. Well....not sure how that will pan out.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Hugs and smoochies xoxox