Monday, April 28, 2008

Making Me Feel Better

Today was a funny old day for me. Pat went to his last gym session and I stayed home as I have this shocking cold. I now have hardly any voice and feel like crap.

So I did all the ironing while he was away and packed the clothes away and hung a wet load of washing on the line outside.

By then I was stuffed and figured it was time for me to sit down and have a rest. So I thought the midday movie on 7 would be nice.

Well by 20 past midday I was in tears as the little dog at the vet was doing such a wonderful job acting, that when it pretended to be put to sleep ..... I felt like it had and burst into tears.

So I changed channels and listened to Dr. Phil while I went hunting for some Flurry to knit myself a pink coat hanger to make me feel better.

And it worked too.

All finished and making me feel so much better.

The shirt I hung on the finished coat hanger. My very first coat hanger for myself......nice to knit one for myself and I am going to see if there are more old wooden hangers up with clothes hiding the age of them. The hook had lost all its shine and sliding the white piping over it took all my strength.

Anyway it worked... I'm feeling good again.....

Until next time....hoo roo

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another Red Sock

Deb was so impressed with her red socks I knitted, that I have knitted her another red pair. This time I have used the Thuja sock pattern.

Debbie likes her socks to be a snug fit, so I have knitted these on a 3.75 needle size. I must say the sock fits my foot better than the blue set I knitted myself. So for a ladies size 8 foot, I'd knit this sock pattern on 3.75 mm needles.

I was so pleased with the feed back on the red dress socks I did for Deb. Her MIL was so sure I knitted them on a knitting machine as my stocking stitch is so even. Told Debbie to tell her MIL I used DPNs to knit them and this would impress her even more.

Until next time hoo roo

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Soaker So Far

I am starting to see a set of soaker's from what I have been knitting up. I did the ribbed waist band in a musk colour and then I used all 3 colours to make a tie for it.

Until next time.... hoo roo

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Monday, April 21, 2008

My Wool Stash

My wool stash is growing to the stage where I need another knitting box.

This came in the mail today from a lovely lady called Yeehah. The wool will be put to good use and I say thank you so much for your gift.

I'm really going to have to look at another knitting box after this mornings mail.

This knitting box I work from and all WIP are stored here.

This knitting box has wool that is either allocated to a project or sets of wool that can be used on an item.

This knitting box contains completed items and left over wool, that just comes in so handy for those little items.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, April 12, 2008


I'm helping Candice trial her soaker pattern along with some other knitters.

Interesting part is I had never seen or heard of soaker's until I joined woolaholics. So I am really knitting blind in a way.

No glossy photo of the said finished item, to compare my knitting too. But I must say I am enjoying the challenge.

So I thought I'd better post a photo of what I have knitted so far, just in case I'm not reading the instructions correctly.

So this photo is for Candice and anyone who is helping with the soaker knit along....

I am doing each section in a different colour, so I can understand how the pattern works and know what I am doing. Also if I do it wrong, I know what part to frog mrgreen

Let me know if I am going about it wrong......

Until next time....hoo roo

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Anastasia Socks Completed


I have finished my first pair of 4 ply socks, with the wool Sam sent me. I have enjoyed knitting these and I can't wait to wear them. Warm here again and I am bare footed until evenings.

Front view of them, love how the pattern spirals around the feet and lower leg .

Back view and out of interest the left sock was knitted second. I am more happier with the finishing off of the top on the left sock. I have put it down to being more used to knitting 4 ply wool on 2.75 mm DPNs.

The sole of the socks had no pattern in it.

I am pleased very pleased with the end results of the socks. But I do need to learn how to not have the ladder in the stockinette part, where the needles separate the pattern. It's not prominent, but I know its there.......

Oh I am so addicted to socks mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Child Coat Hangers

Settled in last night and finished off the 6 child coat hangers. I just need to find some beige plastic tubing for the metal hook.

Looking at selling 3 in a packet when I have them all wrapped. Also on the lighter coloured coat hanger, a matching flower of the main colour.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Thanks Woolaholics

Yesterday I started knitting my "cool cable swap" over on Woolaholics and I wish I could show you what I am knitting. But your going to have to wait until next month at the earliest. wink

I'm just so pleased with how it's turning out. So much I want to do the same for me.....rolleyes

Getting to be a habit of late, knit something for someone and then putting it on my list of wants.

One thing I must say, since joining Woolaholics I have learnt there is more out there to knit besides jumpers of all ages and sizes.

I am even being a test knitter for Candice on her soaker pattern. Thats pretty exciting stuff as I haven't seen a pair of soakers in my life, only photos.

Also I am talking about buying another knitting box, to put all my knitted goodies in. That way I'm not rummaging through them looking for wool in my "open wool" box that those completed items are being stored in at the moment.

So for that reason I say thank you to all the people over on Woolaholics as they have opened up my eyes to this most wonderful world of....... wool & cotton threads.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Little Items

I have had a wonderful time knitting up these little quick numbers. So different from knitting a huge project, like an adult jumper. These are my first attempt at knitting face washers or dish cloths.

This is the bamboo cotton I was sent by Mooska yesterday. I made a face washer with it and its just so soft on my face when I used it this morning. Oh I am in love with this cotton........

8 ply 100% cotton knitted into a dish cloth. Said to Amy, didn't it just make her want to go out into the kitchen and do the dishes for me???? Going from the look on her face...... no lol

Second of the 6 child coat hangers knitted up.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Our Craft Stall

Some of the items my sister Deb will be selling at our stall. As you can see, Deb is very clever with the sewing needle.

This is for me, I keep loosing my scissors and with this lovely scissor tag hanging from them... shouldn't be a problem. Deb made the tassel first and then the beads were added.

My first item for our joint stall.

Thinking of a bow or a flower for a finishing touch. I have 6 to make for children's wardrobes. I'll also be doing an adult size as well.

Until next time....hoo roo

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I Have Been RAOK Again

Today I was given a amazing surprise when the postman knocked on our door.

I have been RAOK again and this time from Mooska.

Bamboo cotton for washers, jazzy sock wool for my feet, tea bags for a relaxing cuppa and 2 chocolates that look too pretty to eat.

What a beautiful person you are Mooska for roarking me. Thank you so much.

Oh I am so going to do a couple of RAOKs when the quarterly bills are out the way. mrgreen As I am sure giving someone the pleasure I am feeling now, must be such a beautiful feeling.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I've BeenTo Spotlight & Lincraft

Having these shops only 100 metres apart if that, it was fun browsing and comparing prices and wools today.

Even Pat was having a look and showing me things, in case I wanted them.

Not bad for my first shop for the stall, even came out with change from the $20.00.

Now off to sort and pack it all away safely out of paws way.

Until next time....hoo roo

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