Friday, 24 April 2009

And here it is!

baby blanket
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Here's the finished article, the baby blanket!

My brother had stolen the card reader and left me mildly paranoid for an hour before he replied to my text, evil being that he is.

Onto socks!!!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

C'est finis!

Well, the little blanket is done. The ends have been woven in, pictures are taken, and just as I was about to upload them I hit a snag. I actually don't know where the card reader is. Seriously. Me who can find ANYTHING in my room can't find this. Its in one of three places:

1. I've tidied it away from its usual spot beside the laptop and can't remember,
2. One of my siblings borrowed it and didn't tell me, or,
3. Its been accidentally put in the bin.

I've only known of its disappearance for a 15 minutes and I miss it already! It was one of the best presents I've received!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


I've just finished knitting my 29th ball, which means I'm over quarter of the way to the 100 ball knit down challenge. However, the downside to this excitement is the fact that I've bought yarn nearing 50 balls. I'm taking one step forward and two back with this challenge thing.

So I need an incentive. I'm not buying anymore yarn. If I manage to stave off the yarn buying bug I can go to the spinning class that we're hoping to organise with the SnB ones. If I buy yarn then I can't go, simple.

Ideally, I'd love to have knitted 100 balls AND the new yarn too by New Years Eve. One can hope :)

Sunday, 19 April 2009

it just never ends!

I've been knitting a very simple, but pretty, garter stitch baby blanket for the past week. It's only going to take 200g of yarn, but it feels like I've been knitting it forever! I'm 3/4 of the way there and hope to have it done by the middle of next week.

And because I'm still on this blanket, the emerald has been neglected (again) I'm just not feeling the love for it at the minute since I had to tink the joining row. Maybe if I let it ferment a while longer I'll get it finished.... maybe even by the end of the month!

Monday, 13 April 2009

yardage sucks!

Despite the fact that I've just finished a pair of socks, the yardage meter isn't moving as fast as I'd want it to. In that vein, I think I'm going to accept the fact that this will be a low yardage month and be done with it.

Onto more knitting!!!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Zebra sock takes over!

Zebra sock
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Although the side total isn't moving, knitting is indeed taking place. This is half a pair of socks for my mum in tofutsies and they're getting on well. This sock was finished yesterday while watching Raise the Titanic, a movie based on Clive Cusslers book. The book was better in so many ways that if I went on a little rant, the rant might not end. But at least I sat and knitted for 3 hours near enough.

The second sock was started last night while watching the Dr Who Easter Special... something about a bus on mars or something. It was interesting to say the least.

My Easter plan is to start Emerald again. It was taken apart and now needs put back together. Might take me a while but I'll get there eventually!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Pictures as promised!

The other day I said I would post pics of the four dishcloths, all knitted with the same cotton, to show the effect... well here they are:

This is the openstar dishcloth and the first one I did. I quite like it although something funny went on at the edges... carried on with it regardless, lol.

Next up we have the wheatfields cloth, and this was the one I finished the other day. The last cloth for a while. I quite like this one too, although it might be a bit difficult to see the pattern in the colourway of the yarn.

Thirdly, we have the diagonal slant cloth. I like the effect of this one, and,

Fourthly, the classic chequerboard effect cloth. This one shows the colourway of the cotton up best. Just wish my camera were better.

And there we have it. 4 different clothes in the same yarn equal different effects. Nice.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Still here!

I'm still here and still knitting away, just nothing that's photoworthy yet.

The Emerald has languished in its pink bag for 2 weeks now because of the evil row, and really I should have sorted that out ages ago and be wearing the thing by now! But no, I'm scared of the billion stitches I have to tink back, afraid of messing up the stitch marker placement and thats holding it all back. Shame on me! I'm going to try and get it done today, I promise!

Other than that, knitting has actually taken place. I have a cone of peaches n cream that is now very nearly done thanks to the 3 dishcloths I've knitted from it. Cloth 4 is currently in progress and once they're all done, they shall all be posted together to show how different the colourways look depending on the patterns... I've also not taken photos of them all yet, lol.

I've also started socks for the mother in tofutsies, however the way the colours go remind me of snake skin and that might be a problem if she notices that too, lol. These are pair 3 for 2009 which means I'm a pair behind.... I blame last Saturday's tragic incident. Traumatised I was!!!

Off I go to do something knitworthy!