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Friday, 17 September 2010

If the bottom of my stash could talk....


Greetings; readers of my trips into my insanity. Our heating's up the left and I'm cold, so lets get on with this shall we?

---Secret Project T?---

A few of my Ravellry people will have noticed this before anyone, and knew what it was before the bithday Girl herself :D. Seret Project T is a Scarf with Sakura flowers (8 of them) and 5 banch-like tails between the ends. I got the pattern off ( a very early issue; I think it was Fall 2005 or so )

I love it little flowers; they amuse me to no end :), even though they are baby Pink, a color which I hate, Tashi-chan was worth it though.

I'm now starting my Next Secret project. That's Secret project GHN. this Will not be up on Ravelry because she is very good at snooping about for info. (or as we prefer to call it; page stalking) so This project will remain off all electronic things until after Christmas. (which this is for)

---Other things that I've done this fortnight ---

Craig's Mittens are well underway :) I have 1 done and the other started. I am working on the ribbing of the second one now...... but I am afraid to wash them.... they are a little looser than I would of liked, especailly around the cuff and the granny finger. (thay look far too big on me; he's got bigger hands thou; so it's ok) I have taken a picture of the first one in it's production stage (left) and when its finished,(below both modeled by my hand.

I have also Started a Crochet case for Craig's Mum. :) just the detailing to do and a little but of ribbon and stichwork on the inside. I'll have it done by next blogtime. I'll also hopefully have the second glove done by then too.

And yeah; I know there's no pictures of the crochet hook holder; I'm saving that for next time lol (its very colourful)

---I am in need of Sock Patterns---
Alright; I put up last week that I'm starting my Xmas projects, and that I need to make 4 pairs of Scoks by Xmas (well one's my own, so it can wait like; I'm not bothered)
I realized that after my attempt at socks earlier this year it may not be a good idea to knit 8 socks that are exactly the same pattern (because.... well.... I'll get bored) So I am in need of 3 sock patterns, I have a few in my repitoir of online patterns. A few which I think will probably be nice.... but I want to Let you all decide before I print out the patterns. remember: I need 3(or 4, whichever)

So here's how it's gonna work :) Beween now and next blog post (thats gonna be the 1st of August) I need ppl to post their prefered sock patterns (pics in a mo) onto either this blog; or on my Facebook page (I'm Ellisa Haddock there, If you need to add me; go on ahead but put 'reader of blog' or something in the extra bit; so I'm not accepting any perverts or axe-murders.

Pick 3 (or 4 if u cant decide) and at the end of this month I'll Tally them and the most popular 3 will be the patterns :) I'm leaving this entirely in your hands. without any further ado : the socks (...... good god I'm insane)and bear with me; there's a lot of scrolling lol.

<--- Baroque (from designed by Janice Kang
Baudelaire (also from
Designed by Cookie A

Chloe Socks ( free pattern, no designer given)
Interlocking Leaves ( by Kelly Porpiglia
Mermaid's Lagoon ( by Sadie Bellegarde
Monkey ( by Cookie A
Outside In ( by Janice Kang
And Finally..... Pomatomus
If you are a Knitter you are also very welcome to suggest a design, as long as it's a free pattern and between ankle and knee height.

---Two weddings and an unforgiveable thing ---

Tonight I have just discovered that I have 2 weddings to go to next year. My cousin and his girlfriend/fiance are getting married next December (the 20th) and today we got word about my.... relative's wedding Lindsay Ann (it's too confusing to say my uncle's Daughter's Daughter which I think is my cousin but I can't be sure)
which is on the 23rd of September :) both of these weddings I have been invited to, as have my better half, my mother and my Dad. AND as they are both family weddings I cannot..... just simply cannot...... wear the same outfit. I have already made up my mind to wear my formal Tiara to my Cousin Neil's wedding, and I'll probably end up wearing my formal corset to Lindsay Ann's wedding :)..... which my need to be taken in but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
So please excuse me if this time next year I am running around like a headless chicken; wondering what the hell to wear.

--- You may remember....---

A Great freind of mine (jenni, the one who I was teaching to knit) went off to America. She left with me Her stash. It was small but..... almost all in one colour.... a burgandy Maroon. I measured it all last night and I think I have enough to do these... I love them..... I hope will have enough time to start these on about Christmas Day or Boxing Day, So that I can start these while it's still cold. And if Last year is anything to go by then Snow is on the Agenga..... Lots of Snow..... until about ooooooo....... April?
---- And on that note----
I am going to leave you all now; please remember to Vote for the Sockathon (yeah; I'm calling it that) or If you dont want to vote, I would do my ego a very good thing to  have a lot of people post on my Facebook that they read my blog..... or that they read it and hated it, Whichever. I'll talk to ya'll in the new month (can you beleive it's 3 months til Christmas?) and I hope to have 2 or 3 completed things by then and a clear winner, 2nd and 3rd place of the sockathon. As soon as I see the results I will cast on the 1st place winner in sock Yarn.
Until then Toodles XXX

PS: Have just previewed this piece and have realised just how many things that are on feet or Legs..... I assure you; I do not have some weird foot Fetish. I just.... like to knit socks......

Friday, 3 September 2010

Wow, I get around a lot

Hellos to everyone :). sorry I havn't been updating during the past couple of weeks, its mostly because I have been busy going around practically everywhere in Northern Ireland for little Day trips with my better half. During this time I've been to Port Stewart, Ulster Transport Mueseum, Newcastle, Portrush and a couple of times to Belfast. During these times, while Craig was driving to these various destinations I was map holder and constantly 'Weird knitting girl in the front seat'.
Our trip to Portrush is the one were we took the most pictures.... mostly because of the insane amount of tickets we won at Barrys lol(pictured) turns out there was 575 tickets there...nice.

---You knit for how long?---
  • Port Stewart - worked on Garns bolero - 1.5 hours there (I didn't knit on the way home, I was soaked.)
  • Ulster Transport Mueseum -Worked on Secret project T (see to do list, later on in this post) 0.5 hours there, didn't knit on the way home, I had a chinese on my lap instead.
  • Newcastle - Worked on craig's cricket vest (again, more on that later) - 2 hurs there, 2 hours back
  • Port rush - worked on Secret project T - 1.5 hours there, 1 hour back (cus I had food too)
So all in all I have knit while traveling for a total of 8 and a half hours. AND still.... nothings's completed !!!!

---Nothing done ---
Craig's cricket vest is no-where near finished, I don't think I'm even at 20% yet... Secret Project T is about 80% done but the herdest part is still to come.... The Garns bolero...... every round I do on the garns boleo seems to get sucked into a black hole and I seem to be getting no closer to the sleeve than I was 4 weeks ago. Bugger.
The bag that I am to be doing with Jenni is lying unfinshed in my room; mostly because Jenni's buggered back away off to America. I am urging myself to finish it. It still needs 11 more little sqaures and the long strap around the bottom still needs a good 1 side. I've even taken to doing 1 square before I go to bed on some nights, but I always reach for Craig's vest instead; its just so much more.... interesting. On that note: I am onto the cables and they're super cool.

---Secret Project T ---
It is a certain follower's birthday this weekend; she'll be the grand old age of 20 (like me...and my other half), so because she's an avid reader I can't display what I've made for her until after she gets it, which'll be tomorrow night... so you won't be able to see it until my next blogness day.(which given my current roughness for dates could be awhile lol.
I will only give the clue that it is brown and pink. nuf said.

--- As if I didn't have enuf to do ---
I am a great magazine purchaser; I usually buy a knitting Magazine whenever I can; usually I like most of the patterns in them, I buy them for the socks sometimes too. The one I buy most often is a monthly called 'The Knitter' I got this month's edition, mostly because of the socks.... and the gorgeous pattern for like a houndsmooth jacket; which I would want to extend and lengthen; ah well.
My significant other (pictured at Portrush beach looking absolutely fantabulous) was looking over my shoulder while reading one of the patterns towards the back, and just says 'those'd be good for watching the rugby' pointing at a pair of fingerless Mittens (called Spencer for anyone who's got this month's issue)and I said....well here's the convo

E: I'll make them for ya; what colour?
C: Red and White, and I'll pay you
E: you dont have to pay me
C: yes I do; they're not gonna be for like chistmas or anything
E: so?, I can still do that
C: I'm paying you
E: No ur not
C: yes I am
(various Yes/nos here)
C: at least let me buy you somthing; like a coffee
E:.... coffee would be nice
C: Settled: Coffee and a muffin for u and tea and cake for me! (happy look on his face cus he knows my weakness to coffee)
E:................. damn

So I have now got something to be getting on with besides the.... oh I dunno about 10 other UFOs (unfinished objects) for various people. which brings me onto the to-Do list. This ALL is to be done before Christmas, which may seem like awhile away but I have 1 (possibly 2) sweater size projects to do and numerous other little things for christmas presents...... I may curl up in a ball and cry at any time during this list

--- To-Do list --- (In Order of importance)
  • Complete Secret project T   (that's almost done.... yeah; I know; cutting it kinda fine)
  • Spencer Mittens   (For my significant other, already started)
  • Craig's Cricket Vest  (yep, about 20% done... will hopefully be done before he gets to see me working on half of it lol)
  • Nadine's Chistmas present   (Yet another thing I can't show here; because Nadine reads this blog reguarly; she just knows its Guitar hero related :D )
  • Chloe Socks (pictured)      (For a special friend)
  • Chloe socks     (For another special friend)
  • Chloe Socks    (For self....they look so damn good)
  • Operation G & F   (for everyone who isnt getting socks or a special item)
  • Organizational Item    (for a crocheter I know and love)
  • Baby Jacket & Hat   (For Ashleigh's little baby boy)
Some great people may have noticed that my both my Bag and my Bolero aren't here..... that would be because It's gonna have to take a back seat while I worry about the Christmas things. this means I probably wont get the bolero done until nearly Valentine's Day, unless something magical happens and I get all my knitting done on time.

--- Happy birthday to you ---
Happy Bithday to Tashi-chan.
Don't worry about turning 20... you're only halfway to 40.... you're not there yet :)

lols, only kidding Chickie; luv ya really.
Lurve the cute photo? Inspired by ur little notes on your blog lol

-- Cherrio --
Until next time everybody :) bye byes