Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Happy Potter's Cardigan

Happy Potter has finally arrived and has her cardigan, I knitted for her.

Check out the BBQ we had with gardeners from our garden forum.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Sunday, May 25, 2008


Thought I'd show you the cable up close from the cardigan I am frogging.

I have no idea if this cable has a name to the style, but it sure is stunning.

On Wednesday on this week, Happy Potter is coming to pick up her Aran cable cardigan I knitted for her.

Also we are having a BBQ with a few Luckyland gardening forum buddies coming to have a met-up.

I'll let you know what Happy Potter thinks of her cardigan on Thursday. biggrin

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Calling Agents Mulder & Scully.

For the next 7 days there will be "UFO"s floating around the house.

After finishing the back of Pat's jumper, I said the UFO's will be finished off or darn close to it. Then I can start some new project as well as knit Pat's jumper.

I want to knit up a green and cream blanket for us to use. The last blanket was crochet from left over balls of wool after years of knitting jumpers.

So lets take a look at those UFO's I am hoping to have finished by this time next Sunday.

On the left is Candice's soakers I have been test knitting for her. After being so sick for that fortnight......I have lost my way in finishing them off. sad So I have this at the top of my list.

The pink and blue toning of rectangle items are 6 adult coathangers for my 2 nieces in Sydney. Pink tones for Emily and blue for Heather. All that is needed is for me to buy the hangers on Tuesday and stitch them up.

Fuchsia gloves are for me. The other day we went walking early and my hands were cold. Boy I sure wished they were finished off and in use that morning. confused

Hot rainbow socks also need to be finished off.

Not in the photo is the Woolaholic's cable swap. Not sure if my swapper reads my until she receives the photo.

So there you have it........ enough UFO's in the house in encourage agents Mulder & Scully to drop by and snoop round.mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Having A Ball.

First of the wool now washed, dried and balled.... ready for knitting.

Pat & I balled up 12 skeins today and we have another 10 skeins in soaking and will be hung out on the line after I have finished posting this update.

I have had some interesting responses from this project.


  • Gee your game
  • Your nuts
  • Glutton for punishment
  • Well done
  • Clever girl
  • Good on ya
  • Hey great recycling
Me I'm am just so impressed with the whole idea and have Pat thinking about a lovely buttered coloured cardigan in a smaller size by winter next year.

Until next time....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In The Skein Of Things.

After nearly "frogging" a whole male adult 12 ply cardigan last Saturday, I had to wait for the beautiful rain to clear up.

Today is that

Ten skeins ready to be washed. Decided that was a good number to start with as I have never seen this being done.

After hunting down the coat hangers to make sure I hadn't aimed too high, into the hot water with wool wash...... the skeins went for a couple of hours. The hot water helps to relax the wool.

I had faith in the people encouraging me to take this step, but after seeing the wool so creased with the memory of the pattern....... I was doubtful, but knew it would work.

That is were I am up to at the moment. Looks like spaghetti hanging out on the line. Once its dry, I'll ball it and then its ready to be re-knitted up again. Same pattern, just a smaller size.

I just can't get over how this project is getting me as excited as what it is.

FAB TAB recycling.

Boy I really must love Pat to go to all this trouble (not that it is that) to have him wear his cardigan and have it fit properly.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pick, Pick And More Picking.

I actually found unpicking the seams rather restful. Not as hard as what I thought it was going to be. Also by the end of the job, I was able to read my own sewing of the seams.

About 4 hours to unpick the cardigan while I listened to some helpful soothing CD's. Pat kept me company and supplied lunch and cuppas on request. Just pottered along at a calm pace and enjoyed the experience.

A few "Craps", "Bugger, bugger" and 1 "I gotch ya, ya bastard" when looking for the start of a thread for a new area.

All ready now to be frogged. Going to leave it at this stage for the day, watch tonights weather and see when the sun is going to be shinning and the showers not falling.

Then I'll frog it and put into skeins for the next stage, the day before I wash the wool and hang it on the line.

Love this recycling idea.... such a waste having the pure wool cardigan up in the cupboard.

Until then ....hoo roo

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Bonding With Kermit The Frog

I have no idea why I am smiling in the photo. Maybe it's because I haven't a clue what I have gotten myself into today.

This cardigan is one I knitted for Pat a few years ago. With him being sick now, he's lost a lot of weight and the cardigan is now too big for him.

Now that I have been introduced to the word "frog" I am going to do the very thing with this cardigan.

This is a 12 ply wool and I just love the colour. I'll knit the same pattern again for Pat to wear next winter.

There is another cream 12 ply of his waiting to be "frogged" as well as a red jumper of mine with a polo neck ....not keen on the neck line.

With the rain and cold weather here in Luckyland.... I'll get the cardigan "frogged" and ready for washing, as we have some sunny days and temps in the 20's later this week.

So think of me.... calmly "frogging" all day and hopefully not in my sleep tonight.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hot Rainbow Socks

While I was sick with the head cold I still wanted to knit. So instead of working on my heavier knits of pattern, I started these socks.

This wool was sent to me by Mooska in a RAOK earlier this year.

Lovely and bright, knitted in a stocking stitch, making it easy with a foggy head. I used a pattern I found on the Lincraft site.

The red marker near my toes is where the heal is. So these are a nice long sock. I have another 3 balls of "hot sock" wool just off lay-by from Lincraft.

Pretty well over the cold now, so I'll be able to get back into the swing of knitting the heavier WIP.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Finished Glove

First glove finished, just need to knit up it's mate. Once this head cold is cleared up, now on antibiotics...... I'll be able to finish the other one off.

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Friday, May 2, 2008


At the moment I am in a glove mode so the quench this thirst, I am knitting some.

This pair knitted in fuchsia are for me. We were out walking the other morning and my hands were cold. I so need a pair of gloves.

Easy as to knit up and Amy's friend said how hard it is to find patterned gloves like this at the shops. So I will knit some different styles for my craft stall.

These gloves are knitted in 8 ply wool and the pattern is from the book

  • Patons. Hats, gloves & scarves. #1054
Until next time....hoo roo

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