Sunday, March 19, 2006

Less talk, more action.....

If I spent half as much time knittin' & updating, as I do reading other knittin' blogs and lookin' at patterns and yarns........I might possibly have way more finished objects and way, way more pictures of said FO's. So have a look!

This is "London Beanie" for Aaron's 23rd b-day....which is a couple weeks past. It's done...(well, I need to sew in the ends!) Too bad it's too small. I will have to gift it too someone else. Must remember to remind myself.

My foreose shawl, which is coming along very slowly (currently have to tink back a couple of rows to find a couple of missing stitches) obviously, I have missed a yo (or 2)?

Must be alone with this one, no distractions, except for Miss Kitty of course. Wouldn't be knittin' without her help. Some one else told me I should be using a life line. That person is right of course. But did I listen? Guess not!

And then there's socks! I've never knitted socks before. Mum used to do them all the time, and when the heel or toe wore out she would simply darn them. We got a lot of life out of them. She did them in pairs, but as you can see.......I've been doing one of each pattern. . I will try to finish one more of each pattern so I can have 2 useable pairs. lol

We have been dying sock yarn as well, which is really alot of fun, but at the same time a little frustrating getting the colours right. Until its dried and skeined, you really don't know what you're gonna get, but I know practise will make perfect. And our first few skeins are gorgeous. Just dyeing to be knit.

Great fun! I have to add a pic of Lou's shawl that she's been working on. She, very unshelfishly, is helping me to use of up stash of "shadow" from Knitpicks (so I can buy more..).

I think she's on her second hank. It looks small here but I will post when it is finished and blocked. Gorgeous hunny!

What's really funny? When I mentioned to Lou I was gonna post, she said " Really Mum, you're so funny, you've got so many things you're working on and I'm just doing this shawl."

Well hunny. Did you forget about these:

I won't mention any other UFO that might be in the corner beside the couch.

Yup.....Like Mum, like daughter. But we do have a great time! ;)

I didn't quite finish Crumpets in time. I did knit furiously on the last day of the Olympics and really, only have a few rows left to do. She will be done. Fortunately, I think I will find the time......some day soon!


Bobbie said...

Great post Mum! I will admit I do have other projects "on the go". The gloves, the sweater (which is done but needs to be sewn together), and the Harry Potter scarf that does not have fringe still. I have just learned to accept that I never finish anything. So even though these things are missing fingers, aren't sewn together, or lack fringe, they are done because I have put them down.. and they will probably be put down forever!

Maybe I should spend one day finishing those things though. It would only take a couple hours. I wonder where I got this bad habit of procrastination....

All your pictures look beautful

Compmouse said...

I do like the pictures very much indeed! And I think my cross stitching projects seem to go in the same direction as your projects. Always started, never finished. Oh well, perhaps it's a crafty trait or something.