Thursday, April 20, 2006
I'm a great believer in putting right wrongs. . . . . .. . . this, however, is not what I mean!!!!
This is a jumper I made my sister for Christmas, which somehow ended up a bit short. Being Chenille I couldn't pick up the stitches at the bottom and knit down as it would show too much, so after several attempts at other ways, it became clear that the only way to go was to take the scissors to the bottom and cut off the ribbing !!!!!!!! I've been putting it off for weeks, but am visiting aforementioned sister next week, so couldn't procrastinate any longer!!!
Actually it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. The good thing is that knitting doesn't undo upwards, so once cut all I needed to do was find a solid row, pick the stitches up, and hey presto!! So stitches are now found, Knitting needles are in place. . . . . . . . and thus they will stay, as I am not going to cast it off this time until i know it fits!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I've chosen my next project - a nice spring top. It's a free pattern from a scandinavian site, that has some amazing designs - wish I could knit faster! It's to be done in a sage green linen/cotton mix that I bought off eBay last year for the princely sum of £1 a ball!. . . . . well that's the plan anyway!
I also have two full sheeps fleeces to dye and spin.....hmmmm need to get a move on with those! I have bought the dyes - all natural, and the mordants are on their way. Need another long weekend!
The decorating hasn't really progressed any. . . . . oh well there's no rush!!!! Life's too short to be worrying about such things, it'll get done when it next rains!!!
Monday, April 17, 2006
The plastering has mostly been done now. A few bits needed another going over, which I have done today. It doesn't look like much, but it was hard work. I must be unfit after the winter! I started a bit of the painting, but really only one corner of the room. The hardest bit was moving the furniture. I never knew piano's were so heavy!!!!!
My other achievment, which was yesterday, was finally finishing these socks for Sue. Hasn't taken me long. . . . . . no comments please!
The socks got fnished yesterday for the simple reason that a night out was obviously too much for me, and Sunday was mostly a write off!!! TJ was brilliant as always, although the 100 club is getting to be too much for a night out from Guildford. They only do two sets now, and don't start til 9:30, so by the time they're starting I'm thinking about leaving for the last train!! (Well OK not quite, but can only hear the first set) It's a shame because I love it up there. You get an amazing mix of people and ages, and nobody would ever feel out of place. TJ now has the incredible young Sky Murphy playing tombone and electric guitar (not together, although often both in one song!) He and Adrain Cox give the band some real energy. And of course with TJ on piano and vocals. . . . well you just can't beat it for a night out!