Monday, 31 January 2011

The pain!

baby surprise
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
All month I've been knitting this, one baby surprise jacket, and its taken all month to do. I have come to the conclusion that, although it was one those "must knit" patterns, I didn't like it. I think it was because I didn't really get the pattern and had to use other knitters spreadsheets and things. But I'm glad I did it, just never going to knit it again.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Wips and other things

The SnB board on ravelry is having a baby surprise jacket knitalong all this month. My plan was to knit it on wednesdays while there but everyone else has their finished or nearly finished, so I've spent this weekend trying to catch up.

Despite the jacket having squillions of projects and being the best thing in the world, I dont think I like it. There's just something about it and I can't put my finger on it. I'm hoping to have it done in the next few days (just about to do the cast off 5 at start of each row thing) and then it'll be over and done with.

Maybe when the BSJ is done I'll get the chance to work on a few other wips. The brown cardigan needs its sleeves sewn in (well, 1.5 sleeves) and a bit of the seams finished, I've a second sock a few inches in and then old wips from the start of 2010 and before.

I've had a severe craving to buy yarn the last week or so. I've managed to resist despite looking on ebay etc. Only 9 months before I can buy yarn!!!!!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Its always good to start the first post of the year with a nice new pair of socks. And here they are! My mum went to Florida in 2007 and brought back two balls of Kroy sock yarn.... two balls in different colours. Many moons later I knitted these up over Christmas and New Year.

I had a great time knitting them though and even weaving in the ends wasn't a pain. I think I'm in complete sock mode now as, as soon as these were done, I cast on another pair.

But this month isn't going to be about socks. Its about wips. I've far too many on the go at the minute and its time to have a wip-down! Some projects just need sewn up and they're done, some need more knitting and one needs a refreshner crochet lesson. All reasonable. So I've recruited Nicky to have a sewing marathon this weekend to see if I can get some things done... or even just one. I'm not fussy.