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Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Just a quick note to say that I can't really post anything much at the moment.

Unfortunately on Monday, for some totally unexplained reason (apart from the fact I seem to have gotten VERY clumsy these days) I sat down and threw a whole mug of tea over my laptop!

I couldn't believe it!

The laptop just died instantly.  I grabbed it up and turned it upside down to get the tea to drip out and tried to dry it off ....

Looked round after to deal with the table just to realise my poor phone is still sitting in a puddle of tea!


Oh yes!

I couldn't believe my eyes. I grabbed it up and dried it and took the back off and dried it and it hasn't missed a beat and is still (thankfully) working perfectly!

As to the laptop, it's now in for repair and we will see what happens. Apparently 7 to 10 days before we know the worst.


Sometimes I scare myself, I'm soooo useless.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Can't blame anyone but ....


And that's what makes it worse.

I'm having real trouble forcing myself to work on Steve's jumper. I keep breaking off and either going and reading or sneaking some crochet to do.


I've come to the conclusion it's the colour!  I so love working with colours and textures and going back to the dreary grey just isn't appealing.

I'm fine with the pattern and I don't mind knitting that much, although I definitely prefer crochet.
So it has to be the colour and for that I have only myself to blame.

When we were first buying the pattern and sorting out what he wanted, Steve loved this gorgeous blue with sort of flecks in it. He was also up for a lovely cream with browns and fawns ...
Unfortunately I wasn't up for the price of these yarns and found this 'lovely' (ahem) sensible grey ... "It'll go with anything" which was a quarter of the price.

Well now I'm well and truely paying the price and probably deservedly so. Poor Steve, he went along with the grey to please me and now I'm whinging about not enjoying it.
Well ladies, I WILL finish this jumper for him and not only that but I will probably let him choose whatever colour /price (within reason) he pleases next time (as long as it's not grey! and not too extortionate).
It's been a lesson learnt!

So you want to see my sneaky project I've been amusing myself with while hiding from the jumper?

A scarf! 
I'm using two balls of DK crocheted together. One a lilac shade and one a purple. I love it! It looks so effective in real life. I can't seem to get the colours to show properly for you.

I've been driven mad though with the KNOTS!!! GRRRR, I really, really do NOT like coming across these. They are so annoying to me.

Anyhow, it's growing.   So just a quick pattern out of my head. One row of BP FP DC and then two rows of normal DC. I just tried it to see what it looks like. It gives a nice pattern I think.

I'm not sure you can really see it though, with the colours blending like this.

Oh well, back to the grey now ....   :(

Friday, 4 November 2011


I finally finished my little mystery piece. 
I really enjoyed doing this alot. I loved working with the different colours and yarn textures.

It was a teapot cosy!!!

Otherside view:

A close up of a couple of the flowers, I sewed a pearl bead in one type and a crystal in the other.

The top flower:

This is my favourite flower. It's made of a chenille type yarn and feels so velvety and nice.

The lid flaps open:

Of course, me being me, the cosy is a little (ok, A LOT) too tight. It probably would have been better looser. Getting it on was no mean feat! I do wonder if I should have undone it all and redone the sides of the cosy, but I was SO keen to get to the flowers, I just squeezed the tea pot in regardless! (oops).

I got the cosy pattern from HERE 
Doesn't her teapot look gorgeous! I just hunted round the internet for flowers and then added a few bits. The yellow one is actually two different flowers and I just put them together.

I do love my teapot, squashed as it is!