Thursday, May 24, 2007
I ve been down with the kids bug for three days now,fortunately i was able to go to the Docs and get one of those sick Certs for the boss on Wednesday,miserable as I was it was worth it.I will be back at work on Monday and I hope with fingers crossed it doesnt affect my application for this position in August.
The Doctor was understanding when I told him the conditions of my job,starting work in very low temperatures that if I went back a bit earlier may casue this bug to hang around(2' this week,brrrr) I dread old age as a simple cold can lay me out for days and lingering effects for weeks, now whats it going to like then.He laughed when I told him............
Anyway Im feeling a lot better today and am sort wishing for a nice thick steak Sambo,Hubby was going into Kal to pick up some bricks to start filling in the laundry door so he could put the new window in as soon as the council got their finger out and approve our renos.Lunch was on the agenda....He was real keen on me coming too...
However He told me a short while ago, he wasnt going in til later(the truck might be in at 2) so there goes my sambo as I think the youngest boy is coming down with this bug too and may need picking up.I would have like to get into town early and out(I really wanted to get to the wool shop to get a couple of sets of needles for the Fuzzy Feet project,shhhhh) the sambo was a extra yummy,alas.....Im putting weight anyway...
Now Ive been fiddling around trying to work out how other knitting bloggers have been able to put up on their blogs items such as items finished,% completed and catorgizing their links,eg Shops,patterns fav blogs etc.Ive put in my template as a heading on the blog list My Favourite Peoples but it never came up and I couldnt really be bothered going back in.
Now Ive set another blog and its come up as the new style one(I actually worked out how to put a picture in the header,gasp) but Im not game to transfer this one over as Im dont know how much of my old settings Ill loose,Has anyone else gone through this?
If you have, how did you transfer any old stuff?
I presume Id be losing my favourite links etc ....hmmmm I may attempt it later when I have some more brain power...But if anyone can offer some advice from their experiences ,I would be grateful,
Now Im off to try some of EGMTK dyes she sent over on some BFL...Stay tuned for pictures!
PS ive joined this
And found this ,theres a couple of funny videos(found it on Bloggers help pages this morning) Roll down to the videos,a comic or two on the way.....
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Cascade 220 in Raspberry from Yarns Online,its simply lovely, the colour! These are destined for Fuzzy feet,theres three skeins which Im going to share with my friend Kym who Im going to teach to knit a sock,(and as she loves slipper socks after I did a toe up one for her a while ago) this will be perfect opportunity t show the basic construction!!!
And Socks That Rock from Lynnes stash,I think I very nearly broke the keyboard getting to the email page to ask for it when she first offered it!I seen this wool often and now I have skein for for meeeee!
Anyway I ve decided to join the STR Club next intake if I can,thee are too many delicious(love that word!) colours out there in the Club Members Blogs now.....
The first was finished by night fall Monday,I did a bit here and there through the day.The second I started at Smoko this morning with Lunch time thrown in,(I did have an extra tea break as the Darling boys have given me their lovely bug so dizzy spells have been the order of the day) In the last photo you can see the slip st Ive carried down the foot and its worked out very well.The recipient will be pleased I think!!!!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Anyway i thought i would put this up for fun!
Edit the list, bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.
Afghan/Blanket, Two down three to go!
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch all the time
Socks: top-down Heaps!
Socks: toe-up One pair down and one on the needles
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up Easy ones
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL Central Park Hoodie,My First Toe Ups
Sweater Quite a few
Drop stitch patterns The famous Clapotis
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns Yep but cant remember what
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns Played with them
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting?
Charity knitting KOGO of course!
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan The first thing I knitted besides the garter st scarf,Nana started me off with
Knitting with circular needles lots!
Knitting with your own handspun yarn Have enough to make lots o'things!
Slippers The wools on its way..............
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Designing knitted garments Well sort of,still working on it,LOL
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran) Love them
Lace patterns Yep,won first prize for a handspun and knitted lacey vest in the nineties
Publishing a knitting book
Scarf See Mothers Day Stall piccies!
Teaching a child to knit Sons!!!!!!!!!
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental) Isnt that normal knitting!
Knitting to make money Oh yes,$85 a jumper in the 80's
Button holes Baby cardies
Knitting with alpaca So Soft!!!
Fair Isle knitting Yep see Knitting for a Living
Norwegian knitting Circular knitting like lopi knitting?
Dying with plant colors Did a bit as a teenager
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…) All those named!
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs oH yes ,SOXS Rule
Holiday related knitting All knitting is like a holiday!!!!
Teaching a male how to knit Do my boys count?
Bobbles Heaps of them
Knitting for a living Believe it or not I knitted for Jane Signature Handknits in Sydney when I left school
Knitting with cotton Dish cloths............and that blasted Bolero
Dying yarn OMG need you ask......
Knitting with wool Pure bliss
Textured knitting Isnt all knitting textured....????
Kitchener BO LOve it
Purses/bags hmmm sort half way done....
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO I think i know what this is
Entrelac This still beats me but I will get it one day
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting The Bond Knitting machine!!!!
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn,I think I will keep quiet
Stuffed toys, aknitting kit bought for me by Mum as an 8yo, a bee!
Baby items I have 5 sons...........
Knitting with cashmere Would love this!
Knitting with synthetic yarn Yucky but kids TV blankets are easier to wash
Writing a pattern The tea cosy?
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine, all the time
Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift, heaps
Knitting for pets
Shrug/bolero/poncho That Bolero again
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting in public Always have socks in my bag.......................
Wow I didnt think I would put much in but it seems there only few horizons I may explore!
Have a go,its fun!
PS I added my comments as well so I hope the originator isnt insulted!!!!! Cheers!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Son number One has his PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP's
I now lay in bed and listen like so many other Mums to the sound of their baby coming home!
He got them Friday and went out that night to get used to being a sole driver and got tagged by the local Constabulatory,they followed him all over town but he was a good boy and didnt do anything to attract anymore than alook!
We have a new Sargent in town and hes very busy catching everyone........
We find out this week if Son1 is lucky to land a Boiler maker Aprenticeship.A fello worker/friend of mine has put in a good word for him at her partners workplace and they interested .Now the second part of being a Mum,hope he does and says the right thing to get it ! hes been so bored at current place of work,at that age they have yet to learn patience and tolerance,well being called aF@#*@ Retard doesnt help.........
i shall endevour to add a some knitting piccies shortly but DH has arrived home with some goodies for the house.......
Current list of Knitting!
- Central park Hoodie
- Soxs for Mum,one to go
- soxs for moir,one to go
- soxs for friend going on european holiday
- two jumpers ,me and DH,sew up
- cotton bolero,adjust stupid sleeve height, nearly done
- a pair of fetching for a dear friend
If I get into it I could finish these in the next month easy,then I can start the Jo Sharp cabled cardie in a lovely soft but thick Ultra yarn in the colour "Fleece?",cant remeber what its called but Random Knits bought some very well priced yarn from this seller on Ebay so I couldnt help myself and had asticky beeck and wouldnt you know there was the gorgeous yarn I need to make this wrap cardigan in one of JS books from late '06? I will come back with all details later...................
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Grevilleas rule,they grow so well and flower all year(at least mine do),this little fello is Sea Spray and I think it goes by the name of Chinese Lanten too.