The Knitter's Last Stand

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Not again

I have done it again. I have started another project instead of finishing one of my UFO's.

I am now knitting a pair of gloves for my almost 3yr old GD for her birthday. They are in pink Patons Azalea 3ply which feels like 2ply. I have the 1st glove knitted and am onto the 2nd now. This yarn is from my stash so I suppose it's not as bad as buying more yarn. *Am I fooling myself or not. Haa, haa. Hee, hee.*

On Monday Spotlight had a 20% special on yarn so I just had to investigate. I came home with 4 balls of 12ply that is earmarked for a cardigan (I think) or maybe a jumper for miss almost 3 and also 3 balls of Magnum prints 4ply for baby knitting.

THEN I went to Chickenfeed (the local discount store) and bought 6 balls of scrummy yarn for making scarves at $2.00 for 2 balls.

This will keep me busy but I think I had better finish some of my UFO's before I start something else.

This morning while checking the UFO Anon site I found out that we have a new member and she has a groovy site and on her last entry she had some links to some wicked animations. Why don't you have a look and a good laugh like I did.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A request from a friend.

Joan has asked for a photo of the crochet jacket that I have started so I have done just that as she asked nicely. As miss almost 3 says "manners will get you everywhere."

I have also included a photo of the dratted scarf and it does look good.

There's also a photo of a pair of childs mittens that I did as I just felt like it. Oh, no startitis has hit again as tonight I started a pair of gloves for the almost 3 yr old gd.

Also I have included a pickie of the black Mamie button doll that I made at handcraft. It is sooooooooo cute and it smells really nice as I put lavender in the base of the doll.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Black Mamie button doll that I made at handcraft. I think she's cute. Posted by Hello

A pair of childs gloves that I knit for something to fill in a bit of time. Posted by Hello

The dratted scarf but doesn't it look good if I do say so myself? Posted by Hello

Crochet baby jacket that is well on the way. Posted by Hello

Monday, June 27, 2005

It's finished

The dratted 9ft scarf is finally finished. Pickies later.

Listen up Suzi "NO MORE SCARVES."

Because the dratted scarf has been finished I got to do some knitting on my cardigan in the Spark Plug. Just wait until you see it as it knits up really nicely and the pattern on the cardigan looks nice too.

Last night I also got to do a bit of crocheting of a baby jacket that I started for the shop that Katt and I knit for.

Woohoo. Freedom to knit what I want. (Until another order comes in anyway.)

Until next time keep on knitting.


Sunday, June 26, 2005

Busy, busy, busy!!!!!!!!!

What a busy week it's been. I've been out every day and still had time to knit.

The pair of gloves for the shop that Katt and I knit for were completed and duly delivered but lo and behold Suzi took an order for another pair of ladies gloves. These ones were knit and delivered to the shop in about 18 hrs. Whew.

The 9 foot scarf has reached about 8 1/2 ft so far so *fingers crossed* it should be finished in the next day or so as the ends will need to be sewn away and then the fringe put on. (Can't wait to see the back of it but the money will be nice).

I went to my local CWA handcraft day on Tuesday and we made black mamie button dolls and they are soooooooooooo gorgeous. The pickies are in the camera but just need to be downloaded so that I can post them. They also smell soooooooooooo nice as they have lavender in them.

During the week I joined with some other ladies on the Knitters UFO Anonymous 1 site so that we can encourage each other to finish some of our UFO's. I think we all need help at times to finish some of our lingering projects, me more so than some. Thanks Joan for getting the UFO Anon site up an running for all of us who need a good swift kick up the butt (encouragement) occasionally.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Ladies gloves for the shop that I knit for. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005

My early inheritance!!!!!

My mum has just been for a lightning visit. She has not long moved house and as she is unable to knit much any more she has given me what remains of her knitting yarn and also her craft books.

Looking through the books I have been thinking "did we really wear that?"

As I have copies already of some of the books that "muver" gave me my fellow S'n'Bers may get some books to fight over next meet up.

Most of the yarn is bits and pieces of baby yarn and on going through it the moths have had a bit of a feed on some.

It will need a lot of going through but some of it may only need to have a bit unwound off the outside of the ball of yarn & some will need to be thrown out. That will be when I get the time at a later date.

There are about 10 balls of a really pretty multi baby yarn (Patons Feathersoft 4 ply) that I can visualize knitted up for the shop and also 19 balls of Villawool Dazzler 7 ply (68% acrylic, 27% mohair & 5% wool) that I can visualize knit up for little missy and the almost 3yr old gd.

On the knitting front the 9 foot scarf is about half finished. I have started a mens black sock (yarn from the 1st yarn trade at S'n'B thanks to Katt). I have also knit the 1st glove of another order from the shop that we knit for thanks to Suzi.

The orders just don't seem to want to end. I suppose that it's good that people are really getting to appreciate the fine old art of knitting again and realize that knitwear IS a lot warmer than bought jumpers (windcheaters and the like).

Until next time keep on knitting.


Patches posted on guard duty with the yarn and pattern books that I have inherited from my mum. Posted by Hello

Close up of the pattern books that I have inherited from my mum. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 10, 2005


I must be the biggest sucker about.

I have taken another scarf order. This one is cream and is 9 foot long. Read it again.

9 foot long.

There is also a beanie with the order which I have already completed. (see pickie below)

I have completed 1 (one) sock from the pretty comfy socks pattern from the socks around the world blog. The sock is in 4 ply Gem cotton from the local tip shop. (One of last weeks acquisitions.)

I have also completed a long time UFO that I started about 2yrs ago for #1 granddaughter but has been completed for #2 granddaughter.

It had only been waiting for the 2nd sleeve to be knit and then to be sewn up and the neck band done. The jumper is from thick and thin cotton that I found about 2 1/2 years ago at an op shop.

I have started on the 9 ft cream scarf and have about 6 inches done but have kind of lost interest in it. It will still get done but it will be an effort. I'll just have to pull my finger out and get it done quickly so that I can do some knitting that I really want to do. Namely sock, socks, socks.

I suppose I should get back to the scarf so catch you all later.

Until next time keep on knitting.


One of my long time UFO's finally finished. Posted by Hello

Comfy sock from Socks around the world blog. Posted by Hello

Cream beanie for order through the CWA shop. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 03, 2005

Guardian Angel Project

Yesterday I took my first article for the Guardian Angel Project to the local Guardian Angel Pharmacy in Invermay. I took the little pair of toddlers socks in but I have a little jumper about half knit as well for them. It's nice to think that a child in need is going to be a little warmer and all knitted by your very own hands.

Hey Katt remember that terry look yarn? It's knitting up really nicely as a jumper for the Guardian Angel Project. It will be nice for a little child to wear and it feels soft and warm when knit up.

Yesterday I made some failsafe (chemical, dairy & wheat free) pear muffins for little missy and I even liked them. They were scrummy. Here's the recipe:-

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour or Orgran self-raising flour (wheat, gluten & additive free)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk or soy milk
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh or canned pear

Sift flour into a bowl and add remaining ingredients, stirring with a fork until mixed.
Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan with sunflower oil.
Spoon mixture into muffin pan until cups are three-quarters filled.
Bake at 180C for 15-20minutes.

These muffins are so light and scrummy that they disappeared very quickly.
I made them with the Orgran SR flour and soy milk and you wouldn't know that it wasn't cows milk and wheat flour. Hopefully you will try them.

Until next time keep on knitting