Sunday, 26 September 2010

Thinking

I finally had the weekend off and today, Sunday, I have had such a lazy day. Didn't wake up till almost 9.30am and then spent hour in bed with cup of tea, laptop and my dog Tammie. I had decided to have a browse through www.ravelry.com and then found more patterns to add as favourites. It got me wondering too about designing different accessories for knitting and as easy as it could possibly be with knitting stuff, its the publishing side that worries me. How do people do 'self publishing'? Thats 'thought 1' for the day.

I also am wondering about how and when to start some decorating. Ot oh, here comes
'thought 2'. How can people decorate their house with little money and get a good quality finished project. (I must stop buying 'your home' magazine).

'Thought 3' is easy. Am going to make some fairy cakes today with my neice and enjoy them with a cuppa later when its gone quiet again.

I never use to like Sundays, they were always my 'down' day but today is an exception, even though tomorrow is a work day.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Baby Berry Hat


I dont know what all the fuss is about lately. I know theres people out there that have to have the bestest yarn going for projects but lets get serious for a moment. Wool, whether it be alpaca, 100% wool, bamboo etc, its expensive and like the time when I bought some 100% wool for a kimono, it stretched another 2 to 3 inches when blocked. So its rather disappointing that you buy the best you can afford and it dont go according to the pattern, swatch and tension.

Anyway, never mind. I have been very busy these past few weeks making loads of Jean Greenhowes Christmas Stockings and I am on the last one so I thought I would have a go at something quick and easy before I get stuck into the last stocking. This picture you see above is 'Baby Berry Hat' from www.ravelry.com and is a free pattern. The good thing is its knitted up so quick, within 2 hours, has intarsia and i-cord and is a great gift for a baby. I used ACRYLIC yarn, yes a cheapy that is guaranteed not to stretch in the wash, and barely used about 25g of yarn in the lavender and hardly anything in the green yarn. I am so chuffed that I am going to take it to work with me tomorrow to see what reaction I get. Fortunately, the lady who designed the pattern has got copyright on it but states that you can sell the item but not the pattern. So if I am lucky, I maybe able to sell a few for christmas savings.

Anyway, am off to bed now, got 7 days straight of working. Oh what joy I have aye. naaarrrhh. boohoo mee.