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Friday, 29 July 2011

Two posts in one month? I must have gone mad!


So yeah. Spinning is kind of sitting to one side while myself and Nik work on something else. We have decided to crochet a big afghan for a wedding gift for when her brother gets married next week. I'm starting to think that we will never have it finished in time but there is only one thing you can do when that happens, CROCHET FASTER!

I've been thinking today what i want to do the day after the wedding, when i won’t be surrounded by crap acrylic, crocheting endless annoying squares and i think I’ll start with my grandmas tea cosy.

She has asked for her birthday (it was last week but she asked knowing there was no way I had time so she wants me to just do it as soon as I can) for a tea cosy to fit her teeny tiny teapot so I've decided on which comes in a small size. I just need to choose what colours now. All I know it that I want it to be very bright.

Once I've done that I'm going to finish my peppermint twist jumper. Not far to go now, just sleeves and collar. I keep praying to the knitting gods (and Buffy too, it's always good to remember Buffy whilst praying) that it will fit. I do not want a repeat of the 5 dollars in Newcastle jumper i made which i stupidly did in alpaca because it was so soft and lovely! And it would be perfect for a wide neck jumper!

No it was not.

It stretched and stretched within a couple hours of me wearing it i had to keep my hands in the air so it didn't fall off my shoulders and show everyone my boobies.

While i was at work.

Luckily a rep had just dropped off a load of free promo t-shirts so i could get changed. My step dad is now the proud owner of a lovely greenbyte t-shirt (other European made storage arrays are available)

I would also like to finish my socks. I started making these on Boxing Day and I’m still working on them. I know that’s slow but I have been working on other things in the meantime. I’m so close to being finished I just want these done. I’m on the second sock and I’ve just got a couple more rows left before the toe decrease. I could have got there last night but I wanted to compare the second sock to the first which I didn’t have with me. I know the first is a tiny bit short but it still fits over my foot and I’d rather have matching slightly too small socks then odd ones. They are a bit too tight for my giant fat legs anyway. I think maybe next time I knit socks I’ll read the pattern properly before I start and use 2.75mm needles instead of seeing ‘size 2 needles’ and getting started before I remember that is what American’s call a 2.75mm needle. What an idiot.

I have also seen this pattern, and decided I want to make it out of my grey/blue King Cole anti-tickle yarn I bought from Ann’s. I don’t know why but I think it’s beautiful. I think it’s the rounded corners on the bottom. I see myself wearing the hell out of this but I want to be a good girl and swatch etc. first, not sure if I can wait though. I’m so naughty.

I also really want to finish the dinosaur hat I’ve been making for Charles. It’s been sat as a hat with no spikes for ages and I feel like a terrible aunty so I think I’ll finish this before I start the cardi. I’ve also been thinking I’d make him a matching scarf. I made this for my beautiful niece Eleanor at the beginning of the year and I thought I could do the same for Charles but instead of multi coloured I’d do just black and red to match the hat.

Another project I’ve started and would like to finish is my first ever shawl and my first ever bought off Ravelry pattern

I’ve cast it on in the red/purple and black Zauberball dad got me for Christmas. So far I love the yarn, I’m not sure particularly what I like about it so much, I think I like the tension that it’s been plied together (I don’t know if that’s even a thing, I just made it up) it’s nice and springy and still feels pretty study.

Well, I’m pretty sure that’s enough knitting to keep me occupied for the rest of my life so I’m going to leave it there. Though by the time I next post I’ll have likely changed my mind about everything and decided to knit myself a whole bunch of other ridiculous stuff.

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