Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Spotlight Sales

This morning Pat took me to Spotlight at Clover Crest as I needed a set of knitting needles. Long way to go for a pair of needles. So on the way we called into Tupperware and replaced some damaged lids and bottoms of containers.

Wool was on special and on clearance. So what started off as a pair of needles and 4 balls of wool, turned into an over flowing basket of wool.

The reason I have named the shop and location, is due to any of my readers who love a bargain and live near the shop.

Lets take a look at what I bought and what its ear marked for.

World Vision beanie.

World Vision beanie.

I want to knit a lacy scarf for myself, this was reduced to $1.99 a ball.

The balls of wool below, are ear marked for ladies winter hats. At $2.00 a hat to knit and then my price on top, will turn a handy profit.

They say about going into a stupidmarket and buying on impulse. Going from what wool I was going to buy and putting it back for these reduced balls......This isn't impulsive buying....just plain smart shopping in my books.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Knitting For World Vision

I have decided to knit some items for World Vision through the Guardian Pharmacy.

Going along gang busters and was happy with what I have done......

The POW it hit me, these gloves will be too big for a child.

So I'll put them aside and knit hopefully 3 hats from the above link. Man so lucky I realized my mistake before I ran out of time.

If you have some time and spare wool hanging around the house, why not join in. Or go and buy a couple of balls and knit one anyway. mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pat's Jumpers

Pat asked me the other day, "How is my jumper coming along"?

Nice hint to, "is my jumper ever going to be finished"??? So I made a new rule small knitting in the day time and adult jumpers in the evenings.

How is it going you ask???? Not good cry
Pat's jumper is growing, socks haven't moved at all. lol

This photo was taken early in the week and I have since removed the stitch markers. Thought I'd knit the sleeves before I tackle the front of his jumper.

So I shall continue to try and use this system of socks, gloves and other small knits through the day and Pat's jumper in the evenings. Something will be finished down the track, that is about the only thing I can safely say will be happening.

Must say though, its nice to be knitting and seeing Pat's jumper grow.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

More On My Sock

Today is such a cold wet day here, steady soaking rain measuring 4.5 mm. So no outside today, inside with my knitting and watching DVDs.

Thought I'd show you where I am up to again with these socks of mine.

Love the whole look of this self patterning wool and the almost finished sock feels so comfy on my foot. Once again I had to thread wool through the stitches and remove the DPNs for me to try it on.

One of those balls of wool for each sock, so I am making sure I have enough wool left over to knit the rib at the top of this sock.

More than happy with how this whole sock is knitting up. mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Love These Socks

Taking a while to knit up, though after I had taken this photo I had knitted up the heel and now on the leg part.

Can't wait to have these socks finished and able to wear them. Just love the whole look of the self patterning of them.

Using "tulip" brand bamboo in a 2.5 size DPN I had to thread some different colour wool through the stitches and remove the DPN's. That way I could try the sock on before I started the heel part.

This 4 ply sock wool, sure is lovely to knit with, even if it takes ages for it to grow.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

KAL Finished

My socks for the KAL on woolaholics is finished mrgreen

Just scrapped in too, as Amy is off to America this Thursday morning.

When she tried on a sock for a fitting, she said they were geeky in a funky way. Guess that means the socks are fully sick. confused question lol

It was interesting to note when a fitting was happening that Amy's foot is a big toes length longer than my foot.

Funny what one can find out about one's own child if time is spent with them. eek

Until next time....hoo roo

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