Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Put the boot in to it
Progress on to looking for some other odds and ends. Got them under control and even had lunch with a friend. Good afternoon of knitting and a few more things to sew up tomorrow maybe. Even witnessed Donni's Bayerische sock 1 completed and on her foot. For me I now have a pair of bootees and matching beanie done and ready to run into the next set tonight and tomorrow. I feel some of the pressure lifting already.
No knitting pics today just Black beauty in the Lovely morning light looking as velvety as it can be. Tomorrow pics maybe if I can stop knitting for long enough.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Crochet Baby jacket in 2 ply alpaca is done now just the Beanie and Bootees to finish the set and so far going well for Wednesday deadline. Scarves are also growing slowly but priority is the baby wear for a 4th of August finish date. They are needed for a Breeders day display and stall the following weekend. For now its back to work.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I guess the way orders and other errands are going at the moment I am not even noticing if I am tired. I have the crochet baby jacket well under control so then to whip up the beanie and bootees for the set. Hope to finish this by wednesday and that will allow to start the second set before delivery. I hope to get the 2nd scarf finished too.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Honey its cold outside.
I also got my PRGE mini parcel from Chrissie in Singapore. There is a clear knitting bag and a ball of yarn but the block of Hersheys dark chocolate that is already half consumed.
Boss and I have just spent 2 days where I have needed to rest a bit with a nasty throat and hardly any voice. So I worked a bit on alpaca scarves and now since the weather seriously dipped last night to -0.6C here it has taken to my nose as a huge honker. A trip to get some anti histamines and well hope it subsides and behaves soon. So Boss has slept as it is too cold for much else and he has tried to look after me but continual sitting on me doesn't help. So a scarf down and another progressing well.
Tomorrow back to normal work and all just hope that I dont get a horrible scratchy throat from the continual stream of calls we are currently getting each night. I just wish i could go back to the great weekend we had where I enjoyed knitting and even a good time with sport and laughter.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Knitting done a tiny bit, crochet done zippo. Order received again to continue on from the beanie and well it was a shock again. Will have to buckle down and get stuck into it.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Crookwell shop Country Indulgence Naturally Alpaca needs scarves asap so the feather and fan variants are out again and this scarf grew last night while watching tv hope to maybe finish it tonight. Then there are other feather and fan variations and purse stitch ones to work on great porta knitting.
Baby beanie that wil go to a little boy in England. Nice little quick aviator beanie that literally flew in and out like a mustang. Already tonight after basically knitting it at knitting group from cast on to just before finish of beanie then the quick whip up of the ear flaps and hey presto perfect little beanie for a baby in a denim outfit.
Nor for tonight I will try to work on the scarves more and tomorrow on the crochet set. I neglected to photograph yet but back is going very well and should get it done soon and start a second one before the end of the month. I just need to keep the strength up so have plenty of chocolate on hand only 2.5 kg to be true that came back from the Cadbury factory in Tasmania with a friend who recently visited there. So I must not dally but get back to it and knit and read.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
All done another ufo out of the way and more time for the next line of things. I even wound one skein of 2ply alpaca ready to do a baby set that I have started tonight. One way to keep warm is to keep busy with a fair few pots of tea. I even had a fairy bread sandwich, Speculaas and stroopwafels to keep the strength up. I have to write up some quanties of yarn for the alpaca shop. I always thought I had a heap it is acutally only an overnight bag full. I realise my larger lot of wool is big Bendigo Ailens for my garments when I get time to do them.
What does Boss think of the da and having me here well must be ehausting he didnt even wake to the flashthe 3 times I used the camera. So tonight he sleeps I sit and crochet a baby set in 2ply alpaca and we have a nice storm coming in to greet us. Not bad at all actually I am happy with that. Might get a few shots of the storm if I am lucky. But must go into self imposed bootee camp and remember to carry my emergency knitting with me for a few weeks incase I get the message of an early arrival.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Relaxing Saturday for Super knitter
I had a good chance to get realigned with some knitting and ideas of shade choices as I have some nice yarn for bub knitting but was not sure about the shade and showed mum even though dad said it was good and she likes it too and match with some nice off white and we are set.
Best thing of the day was assuring if bubby comes a tad early there will be minimal time delay for a beanie and bootee set to protect the little one from getting too cold and would be personalised early. Things knitters can do to ease someones mind.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Winds of Change
As usual I cannot resist the chance to take a pic of a nice rose in flower just incase the weather ruins it. But then again alot of changes can happen too. I was informed today that the alpaca farm that for the last 7 years I have knitted for and for the past about 4 years the shop in Crookwell she moved to has been sold and the farm will also be sold as they enter a new phase in their lives due to health issues. The benefit is that the new owners will more than likely keep me as a knitter for them.
But yet again the 2 ply alpaca needs putting into balls so I can knit and crochet the baby sets by August. It will bw a big weekend here with work to do. Oh well catch up on some prisoner while i work then.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Dont purcahse one of these Lemons
I was able to chat with my weather guru tonight and he kindly has this to share with us priceless gold try explaining that one.
On the regular front I am bogged have the alpaca to do and a baby set to finalise and stop procrastinating over. I will come back to that one later. Might be some snow to diastract me on the weekend though.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Our madness for some part of the day.....Once this was a campfire it got hightly commended in Kiama show as a tea cosy.......Then it is Wombat stew as a tea cosy.......stitch the sides and your get a beanie...... It sold too. What a laugh Sue our convenor modeled her multi purpose item after she mattress stitched the seams.
Started today finished tonight a simple black beanie in double 8ply (DK) yarn to my own rough pattern so it should soon go to itsnew owner. As for my 2ply alpaca yarn it didnt get to me this weekend so I hope it does real soon as I only have a month to make the items in. For now its finish the pink shawl.