The Knitter's Last Stand

Monday, April 30, 2007

A few pickies to peruse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This pickie is of miss almost 5's doll wearing a long standing UFO that has finally been finished.

I started this dress when grand daughter number 1 was on the way. (She's now almost 6 1/2).

This is a close up of one of the Ice Cream Sundae socks.

The lovely Katt dyed the yarn and I just couldn't resist getting it an knitting it up.

This is the completed pair of Ice Cream Sundae socks.

They have knit up beautifully if I say so myself.

I knit this little jumper for something to do in between other projects that I had on the go.

It was such a quick little jumper to knit up.

I used a bit of red pure wool that I had sitting in my stash so I was being verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry economical on the pocket and I also used a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry old pattern.

This little hoodie was knit from Bella Baby Parade using a pattern from the BSODL Knitting Essentials book.

I found a lot of faults with the pattern as well as with the yarn.

The pattern said that the 1st size only used 2 balls of yarn but when finished I had about 2 metres of the 4th ball of yarn left. (That's twice the amout of yarn stated in the pattern).

The yarn has joins all the way through it which is verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry annoying.

One ball of yarn even had a heap of ends (about 10cm long) shoved into the centre of the ball.

I have a hoodie on the go for miss almost 5 in the same yarn and am having the same problems with the yarn amount used and also joins all the way through the yarn so I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER buy it again.

I am also going to get in touch with BSODL to let them know what is happening with the yarn as well as it's a rip off for them to sell yarn that when a lot of it is just unusable.

Oh well that's my rant for the day.

There will be more pickies of finished knitting at a later date.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Happy Easter

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Easter.

I hope the Easter Bunny finds all the good little children and brings them lots of yummy easter eggs.

I have been such a BAD blogger of late that I missed my second blogiversary last week.

That's what happens when you are sooooooooooooooo busy knitting that you forget to blog about KNITTING.

On another subject today I got a phone call from the lovely lady at the newsagents to let me know that the new Yarn magazine had arrived so I picked it up on the way home from miss 4 3/4's gymnastics class.

This time there are some good stories in the mag especially the one about the lovely Marta who is now watching us knit from all places heavenly.

There are no pickies with this post as I mumble mumble (forgot to charge the batteries in the camera) so hopefully next post there will be some pickies.

Until next time keep on knitting.