Thursday, March 20, 2008

Slow and cheating

I have been knitting now and again. Im working both sleeves at once and have decided to knit them flat as well. I couldnt find another 3.25mm circular needle in my stash and couldnt be bothered to buy another one either and now my sleeves are growing Ive decided the seaming shouldnt be to bad since its just the sleeves. :)
Yes that is Delia Smiths How to Cheat cookbook. Ive linked to amazon but I bought it at WHSmiths. I seen the two programs shes had on the telly so far and the stuff looked good. It was in the book store when I walked past today and only 12£ (okay I could have saved money getting it online) and I bought it. Ive already flicked about and have dinner planned for tomorrow. tehehe.... See thats why I wanted it! I can plan yummie dinners now!!! :)
But yes I am knitting and thats what my sleeves currently look like (imagine the other one being identical!) and I will eventually have them finished and a cardigan to wear, just not sure when! :) I have also nearly decided on what I want to make this year for xmas pressies. Yes Im already thinking but when you hand make isnt that what happens? You have to start planning right away right?!?!?!?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cardigans are growing!

Before chirstmas I went out shopping for a nice outfit to wear out with Mr somewhere. I eventually found what I wanted (sort of) but while I was shopping I found this really sweet sweater. It was the only one they had and was on sale. Its Acrylic but you know what, I dont care! I LOVE IT! Its so geeky its GREAT! :) that little white thing is a bit of fluff I didnt realise was there until I looked at the pictures, dont worry its gone now.

Ive been promising you pictures of my sweater I did the three needle bind off for the shoulders and put it on to show off. :) I still have to sew down the front bands knit the arms and the rest of the bands. Ive not decided how Im going to close it yet. I am thinking of making little icords and put some buttons on it. But I think it might be to delicate for all of that. We will see.... maybe an Icord edge all the way up one side that you wont really see? hmm I have to think!
Heres the back view. I really like the way its turning out and cant wait until its all finished and done and I can wear it with a summer dress I want to sew up. :)
And because Mr laughs at me for taking pictures of fluff, I took pictures of my sleeves that Ive just started.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Game time!

Its all Kessas fault.. She tagged me so anyone I tag on the end blame her not me! :)

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

And here are 6 non-important things about me:

1. I LOVE peanut butter and jelly (jam) sandwhichs in the mornings for breakfast.
2. I buy books even when I know I wont read it for ages.
3. I wake up every morning with Mr. and make his tea for him and walk him to the door when he leaves. He tells me not to bother but if I dont my day seems all wrong.
4. I dont like fussing with my hair. So I just tend to blow dry my fringe (bangs) straight and let the rest dry naturally or if its cold I do blow dry my hair. But other then that I dont do anything to it.
5. I love looking at other peoples blogs and usually steal new blogs from people I like reading.
6. I enjoy living a simple life and keeping myself to myself, well with myself and Mr.

Now Im tagging
Berrie, Andi, Angelique, Emily, Amy, Starfish
The six Ive tagged I have my own little reasons and htey are from people that I enjoy reading. Some have nothing to do with knitting (I know how RUDE) and others have alot, but I just wanted to see if I could get to know more about them. :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friends Rock

Remember back before christmas me and a friend in Australia decided to swap packages? well we did but mine took 3 months to get to her and hers only took a week toget to me so I sent her another one thinking the first got lost in the mail then they both turned up on the same week. Well she sent me another package full of goodies because she rocks! :) I told her not to but shes stubborn (hmm a bit like err me) and sent it anyways.
Look at my haul! WOO HOO That there up in the back is lime coconut something else body wash lotion and I think body butter? or something like that its all in the bedroom and Im to lazy to run and check. Sorry but let me tell you it SMELLS SOOOOO GOOOD!!! I keep wanting to lick my hands when Ive used it. heheh.... Then I gots me some eye shadows and some coloured lippy gloss stuff and some nail varnish. also a wee key chain (well its a charm that Ive put on my keys) and then because thats all not awesome enough she sent me SWEETS!!!! OMG! that big bar on the side is Rocky Road the little box there in the centre is coffee drops and that big pack as you can see are things called Snicker Pods. IF You EVER see them in the store (Ive never seen them over here) then GET THEM!!! They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOODDDD!!! I was good and made them last over two days. How I havent a clue I could have sat and ate them all but I was trying to be nice and save SOME for Mark but sadly he had a cold and couldnt taste anything so he just had the one and didnt get it. Thats alright better for me! HA!

Ive finished the body of my cardi Ive just got to do the sleeves now Ill get some photos up of that in a bit. I just wanted to show off my goodies that I got last week. Im just REALLY SLOW with everything lately. Sorry!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Its a start

I have been doing a bit of knitting and started myself a cardigan from some wool I bought from ebay. Its coned 4ply pure wool. What type or who from I dont know. It was pretty I fancied it so I bought it. :) That sometimes happens with me!

Its Serrano-ish from Knitty. Its an -ish because Ive decided I didnt want the flame pattern in there and instead I wanted the lace all flowing the same direction. I dont know why I wanted that I just did!
So I took 2 sts out of the pattern because those were the extra to make it swoosh back and fourth and started knitting. Im past the decreases and have started the waist increases. Its a really easy pattern and even easier now that Im only doing half the chart. Dont even need the pattern with me when knitting so its great telly knitting when I can be bothered to pick it up!
Shh dont tell my knitting I am still cheating on it and just sitting there doing nothing while watching telly....
But eventually I will have a cardigan! :) I bought the wool off of ebay and it didnt give a yardage with it. And I just couldnt be bothered to measure some out and weigh it so instead Im just going with it and hoping Ive got enough. When I get to the sleeves Ill decide if I want 3/4 length or normal I suppose then I will have to work out how much wool Ive got. Well that or I could just knit with blind faith? Ive done that plenty in the past! :)
Ive got what should be enough for one more cardigan off of ebay in some blue 100% DK weight wool from Latvia for another cardigan. I swear I shouldnt be allowed on ebay when I feel like spending money its deadly! But thats my wool bought for a while. Because other then that cardis worth Ive got enough for two pairs of socks one that will turn into a pair for Mister and one that will be a self (hopefully) designed pair for myself. :) but of course I still have my hippos to finish before starting those pairs. One day Ill get my quick knitting mojo back.. But until then I shall knit on my cardi and have a cuff of my second hippo sitting there waiting.