Friday, November 30, 2007

Getting spoiled oh yeah!

I have really cool friends!! So cool that one of em decided she was tired of reading about all the cool swaps I been doing with people and decided to do a swap between us... And I never thought about swapping things between friends... like I said I have cool friends!!!
Well she lives in the land of Oz which makes her even cooler because Ive always wanted to live in Australia!!!! But look I got pictures now.. okay they may be from stamps but still! HA!
We just decided to keep the swap small and since shes not a knitter.. I know people dont faint! Im TRYING to convert her but she just doesnt fall for it! HAHAHAHA so we decided smell good stuff and bath thingies heres what I got...
A box full of bubble wrap!! HAHAH Sorry Nikki that one was for you and for everyone else err its a joke that started some how between us and two other girls that sort of got out of hand so its still rather amusing to me... no sersiouly though this is what I got...
Which turned into this...
Lip gloss bath fizzy things and cookies!
really yummie looking sweets (I still havent opened Im being good you know!!) soap (Mango and shea butter to go with the mango lip gloss above) and a rose bath set.
All of it came from Nikki in Australia who not only does she not knit but she also doesnt own a blog... But regardless of her faults. (heheh luv ya girlie) she still bloody ROCKS!!!! And THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR ALL THE ROCKIN GOODIES!!!
*I still cant believe it only took a week to get delivered now I feel like a bum because mines not turned up to you yet!!*

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Indigo and Ruby

After getting upset over the indigo melon I just sat it to the side and started a new melon.. my last melon.. a ruby melon. Its beautiful! I was going to start the last pair of socks until I realised the yarn I ordered for them was the same colour as the first pair I knit. OOOPS! I bought the first pairs wool in town and ordered the third online and I realised it a little to late it was the same colour.. me thinks I prefer the grey colour!
So anyways I was going to order a second ball for the indigo melon but I really didnt fancy waiting for it to be delievered I feel I am already pushing the christmas deadline a bit close as it is considering its the 29th of november and Im not even half way finished with my ruby melon okay Ive only got that and one more pair of socks to knit Ill be fine.... Well I put the ruby over onto some holding yarn and picked up the indigo and had a little talk with it. This is what I said "please when I rip part of your border off and repick up stitches and reknit you I will avoid a couple of pickups if you promise to give me enough yarn!". I know I really should have ordered another ball but I only skiped one from each repeat (it makes since in my head) that I knit on the end border and two stitches from the side border. It looks alright as well you know. Each border repeat needs 4 picked up stitches. I did that but I would skip one stitch in between each repeat and then right in the middle of each repeat I ignored the stitch as well without being blocked it looks fine. Hopefully once I block it, it continues to look fine!! And yes my indigo was nice to me! I was able to finish and have JUST enough to sew the two edges together and let out a little cry of delight. That was Tuesday night. Wednesday the only thing I repeated to Mark was "oh yeah Im good..... I am the queen of saving knits...... aint I good???..... look your sisters got a scarf!!..... oh yeah I just ROCK!" I think he was ready to stuff a dirty sock down my neck to shut me up by the end of the night! HAHAHAH
shes all pretty aint she??? :) Now I just have to block the thing out... now I dont like that... do you know how long I sit on my knees with pins that poke and HURT??? I cant tell you how many time I poke myself not paying attention and just reaching into my pot of pins... GRRR! hahah but I love it... its finished!!!

Oh what you heard there was a ruby as well you wanted to see??? OKAY!
I hate the the colouring of the picture looks like its the plum one. but I promise you its not! When you hold the two together its an OMG you really ARE different and SOOO different as well! but on its own it looks purpleish.... oh well! I hate this winter light....
I promise when they are all finish I will try and get REALLY GOOD pictures of each! :)
Have a great day Ive got to knit!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Nearly finished, but to far to go still

Im really upset at the moment... I dont know how this could have happened! I RAN OUT OF YARN!!! I mean seriously Ive already knit two melon scarfs with Zypher and Im knitting my third.... how could I run out of yarn when Ive had left overs on the other two??? Does it being blue mean the dyes that much heavier that Ive lost so much yarn??? I knit the same amount of repeats and the same amount of rows Ive done everything the same but Ive ended up badly short... Look for yourselves....
Thats just over the half way point but I do mean JUST and Ive got that half to finish with just a wee bit of yarn which means I have to order another ball but of course I tossed out the ball band like an idiot so I havent a clue the dye lot number... I really do hope when I order it its a VERY CLOSE GREAT match becuase this is supposed to be a christmas gift!! GRRRR R

But on a happier note Ive blocked my suede one out and its BEAUTIFUL and Im blocking the plum one right now. Again its looking BEAUTIFUL you can see for yourself. :)
sorry about the bad lighting.. what its not close enough? alright fine.. here
Hows that? better? good!! its so beautiful!! :) Its out the back room drying right now... okay I know that my blocking isnt in a straight line but it wasnt on the suede one either and you cant telll so shhh you dont tell his sisters and mum I wont either okay? :) COOL!

Ive started on my final melon scarf in Ruby I think... Ive only casted on and did one row so far hopefully I wont run out of wool on that one! My goodness I am not a happy bunny over the blue one.. I know everything will be fine though... I have faith in the knitting fairies!

Monday, November 19, 2007

OMG! How Amazing!

First off lets just get this out of the way.. I cut my hair!.... YIKES! I am going to let it grow from here and it will all be one length now, that makes me happy.... :)
all cut up to my shoulders... okay I wanted it shorter but its to there I am happy now that its done becuase I think I might have hated it any shorter....
HPIM0365 well ages ago actually and oh look at that you can see both my new pairs of glasses! HAHAHA
I havent put weight on.. even though my face looks fatter?? Ive actually lost a couple more pounds.. hmmm bad lighting maybe?

I woke up this morning after Mark left for work.. I was naughty today and climbed back into bed after making his tea. haha...but then I got up and was enjoying my coffee going blog hopping and all of a sudden I got an almighty bang on the door... so when I opened it up here the post man was about to write me a ticket (I took a few minutes to realise what the noise was!) and he had this in his hands
Its pretty isnt it? I thought so too!!
and heres what was inside (they were all wrapped up but I figured this post was going to have enough pictures that I left it out.. sorry!)
I couldnt believe it! look at those goodies!! Can I please say Ive just been spoiled rotten! OMG! Thats 100% SILK! Thats so turning into some sort of scarf! :) choocies tea magazines WOO HOO! And even something for Mark... Oh what Ive missed some things there in the corner? Your right, I have..... Lets have a look shall we?
a really crappy picture of the really pretty stitch markers that I got.. its a mushroom a bee (and yes hes got his stripes!) a lady bug (sorry a lady bird as they are known here in England) and a flower, arent they just adorable?!?!?!?!?!
A shawl pin thingy maboby... With little russian like all in one dollys on it.. Its really pretty and again my crap tastic photo taking skills shine!

THANK YOU SP FOR AN AWESOME PACKAGE!! I LOVE IT ALL!!! And Marks gift is left still wrapped and to the side until he gets home and I will force him to open it the second he walks in the door well I MIGHT allow him to take his coat off... its bugging me I dont know whats in it! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sock and Scarf update

Are you tired of seeing the same two projects being knit in different colours? well I am sorry if you are becuase heres more pictures of em!
Father and Son Socks take 2
and another pictures keep in mind I am showing these on my feet which are smaller then themans foot they are meant for!!

Those are finished as I said now heres pictures of my Melon Scarf take 3... I cant believe Im working on my third one... andyou know what? I still love the pattern!!! Momma better watch out because shes probably going to end up with one of these in her mail boxes after the new year.... but shhh dont tell her that... I know I am safe she doesnt read my blog any more shes not got much time! HAHAHA
and heres another picture

Melon Shawl from Victorian Lace Today knit in Jagger Spun Zypher Wool Silk Indigo. It really is beautiful to knit with! :)
Right now I need to go knit on this I want to finish my body repeats by tonight I dont know if I will or not but I WANT to have them done becuase I am starting to panic I have one more pair of socks and another scarf to knit by xmas plus I want to sew myself an outfit together for xmas day. So I really need to get busy becuase I dont think its all going to be done.. and it MUST get finished or I will be VERY upset with myself!!

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Winner Is....

Mark picked number 8 for me when I asked him tonight...

SHARON Congratulations could you please email me at tigger jenn at gmail dot com with your details so I can send this to you? Thank ya!

Over and nearly there.

Alright no more comments below I will get Mr to pick out a number for me between 1 and 15 when he gets home tonight. Goodluck to everyone!
For those wondering here in the UK I got the back out of Marie Claire magazine. Its free with the current issue. And I dont normally buy that mag but I had to this month for the bag and when I realised how nice it actually is (I use mine every day!) I had to go buy another one to give to one lucky person (sorry I dont have the mag Ive sent it off to be recycled already) .

Im just about finished with my second sock. Just have a couple more decreases to do and then a 3 needle bind off for the toe. Sorry I suck at grafting and I think a 3 needle bind off is fine. Ive done it on my socks and it seems to hold up fine. :) So Ill have pictures of those finished soon for you too look at!


Monday, November 05, 2007

My 100 post GIVE AWAY!!!

First off I am going to bore you with pictures of the sock! well socks..
I finished the first one on Saturday night when we got back from the fireworks, and yes they were beautiful! I started the second sock on Sunday but was busy so didn't really have any time to work on it. Hopefully I can finish this second sock by the weekend so that I can start the third scarf.

Now for the reason you all are here!!!

I am posting my 100th post and for that I am giving away a shopping bag (or whatever else you want to use it for!) and two bars, yep you read that right! TWO BARS of chocolate. BTW the bag is Organic Cotton it came out of a magazine and was ethically sourced, I made sure to read about it before going out to offer to you guys. I have one and I love it! I use it for when I got out and do small shops as I have two other bigger ones from a different place for my bigger shops.


The rules for the giveaway are this:
1 person will be choosen by Mark. He doesnt know this yet but who ever enters will be given a number in the order the comments come in, so if you comment first your number 1 and so on. When we close on Friday I will ask him to pick a number between one and however many.
You may enter only once. Sorry!
Leave a comment by Friday November 16th Noon (12pm) GMT.
I will let you all know who is the lucky winner soon as I can! :) I dont care where you are from Ill post it to you. All that I ask is you leave a name that I can call you by on here to get your info (Ill give you my email to get in touch!).
SP you can enter. If he picks you then I will leave it until the end of the month when you reveal yourself before asking for your info.

Im so excited!! Since moving to blogger Ive posted 100 posts.... Some have been rubbish but most have had SOMETHING to do with knitting or sewing... Hope I have 100 more happy posts to come! WOO HOO!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Where I ramble on and on and on....

So I know you WANT to see the socks, and I wont dissapoint you!

Just another pair of Father and Son socks from Interweave Knits I think it was Winter 2006.

Did you notice as well?? I am knitting them with PURPLE knitting needles!!! Okay I really did hope you wouldnt notice they are DPNs me who swore them away. You know what though since using these I really like em! Now I dont think I would pick them to do sleeves with, but I do think I am knitting quicker with the dpns over the one or even two circular needles...

I got the purple knitting needles from Check em out. Great service and good prices! I cant believe I didnt mention these needles when I ordered them. Thats a lie I didnt mention them because I broke my own "I hate DPNs!!" rule so it was more if they sucked and I couldnt stand knitting with them no one would have known!! HAHAHA

Yesterday I had to run into town and pick some stuff up for my wonderful sweetie. Yes I do love him, and yes I do run into town whenever he needs me too.. But I always get myself something as well, Im not stupid! So anyways yesterday I picked myself up a copy of Friday Night Knitting Club after hearing all you other readers out there talk about it. And I couldnt resist its a book that has to do with a Knitting Club!! And I heard its going to eventually become a movie and I prefer to read the books BEFORE seeing the movie. I dont know WHEN Ill get time to read it but I WILL read it! :)

I also bought myself some BOOTS!!!! LOOK!!!!
They go up to about and inch or two below my knee. I love em! I feel a bit kinky in them as well!HAHAHA I never had boots this tall. Before you women out there shout at me, I know they arent heeled boots but I have a good reason! I DONT WEAR HEELS! Well I would LOVE to wear them but I find them uncomfortable and I find the ones you find today are stupid little things and Im sorry but I need a fat chunky heel. Because after talking to my mom I realised I walk more on my heels then the balls of my feet and to wear those stupid heels Id have to change the way I walk and Im not doing that! I have a strong walk! Okay I more have a determined get the heck out of my way I am coming through sort of walk, and that doesnt allow room for oh shoot Ive broken my ankle!!

Okay thats all for today I am off to knit on my sock and Im nearly to the heel today my plans are to finish down and past the heel and instep if I can! :) So that tomorrow I can concentrate on knitting the foot of the sock.