Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mysteries with socks and pjs!

so the Gentleman socks for Mr Wonderful turned out really well (imo) and he seemed to like them. Soon as I finished them and sorted out the weaving in of ends I walked over to him on the sofa and laid the socks on his chest and smiled. He never even realised they were for him but I knit them the whole time while sitting right in front of him. te he he.. So he wore them and said they were comfortable but a bit long I said I could fix that he said it werent that big of a problem so next time I will actually have to measure his foot and not a sock he had on huh? hahahaahahah
of course they are big on my feet.. Im a girl what do you expect?
oh another pic of the pattern? okay! :)

And I know you want to see my pj bottoms from Amy Butlers In Stitches book so I shall show you all. :)
I bought the fabric on sale it WAS a single duvet cover and I turned them into these instead the more I wear them and the more I wash them the softer and comfier they get. Honestly I hate having to take them off! Thats why I want to find some nice plain cotton and do them in so that I could wear them outa the house. :) But yes I love them. and yes they are supposed to be that baggy. arent they great? ahah meant to have each leg the opposite look of the other but I was a bit silly and ended up laying the pattern out so thatt each leg matched oops! so ones flowers and ones those burst things.. oh well I wanted them cut out right away. I had those done ages ago but am no good at a button hole (which you needed to do for the drawstring) so I left them to the side but got brave enough the other week and finished them off. The string bit isnt tthe best looking holes but it does the job and Im happy so WOO HOO more of these in the future...

That is my PIF that I am working on for Amy. Mom I have a really good idea what I want to do for yours but Ive not settled on it yet. So Ill be staying a bit quiet until its all finished and sent off becauases you cant blog about a gift when that persons going to see it can you? And I am still looking for 1 more person to PIF to who will have to PIF to 3 people and so on and so on... so if your willing to get a gift from me let me know! :)

Right off to go watch some recorded telly programs and work on mystery project! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

2 down 1 to go?

I am pretty much finished with the Gentlemens socks. I only have the toe to work on the second sock and that will be finished today. Ill post pictures of them soon.
I have 2 people for the pay it forward I got another space open for whoever wants it? soon as I finish these socks Im starting Amys project, of course I wont say anything more then that! :)
Oh yeah I FINALLY finished sewing together my pj pants from Amy Butlers book In Stitches wearing them right now and they are soooooo comfy I gotta make me a few more pairs and maybe even make a pair or two in some nice linen or even a nice cotton to wear out as pants. They really are comfy! and who doesnt like going out in comfy pants? I suppose I need to take some pics of these as well..
Right Im going to go watch something I recorded last night off the telly and finish those socks up!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pay It Forward

I decided to jump on in and do Pay It Forward with Kessa. Heres the goodies she sent me! :)
Its a face scrub mask thingy that I am keeping for when I fancy pampering myself next. And those are little jelly sweets that Ive not tried YET but will! peach and apple. :)
And some lovely stitch markers. If you go to her blog you can see much better pictures of them. Sorry I didnt do them justice but they are beautiful, honest!
The little box it came in says:
" Let there be heart's peace when each day is done. "

Now who wants to play Pay It Forward with me?? I will take the first three who says they dont mind, heres the rules:
It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

Let me know if your interested. :)

Also I finished one of the gentleman socks and have started the second one.
I am not sure if hes realised I am making these for him yet or not, but these are for Mr Wonderful even if he said not to knit him any socks. :)
Right off to go kniw some sockie now!......

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hippo sorted Gentlemen rock!

So after finishing up my oblique (which I seem to not be able to take off Im so in love. haha) I decided that it was high time to FINISH my hippo socks. Now Ive been knitting them on and off since January I think thats long enough dont you?
Yeah I did as well so I finshed these the next day but I didnt want to post twice in a row because these have been shown. well ones been shown before. But look I now have a finished pair of socks. :)
The pattern really is simple and lovely. These would have been done ages ago if I didnt put them to the side for everything else I ended up knitting (3 cardigans)
So now I have those finished and nothing else to knit what should I do? Oh I know what! I pulled out the yarn the I got at xmas time for a pair of socks that was the same colour as another pair (so I got some different stuff but kept the same coloured one back) and Im now knitting the mister wonderful a pair of socks. He doesnt know this and hes told me not to knit him any. But TO BAD! Im stubborn and doing it anyways. :)
These are the Gentleman Socks from Fiber Fool. All I wanted was a simple pair to knit for him but I didnt want something that was goiing to make me bored. I hope he likes them once Im finished and that he wears them. Ive barely knit on them since Ive started yet the pattern works up quickly.
Hopefully Ill be showing of a finished sock well pair of socks soon enough. :)