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Sunday, 25 December 2011

Knits people got

My friend Rachi got the Coffee socks that were complete about 2 hours before the party (lol)
This is her picture - on her actual feet... I'm so proud :D
Really - I'm just glad they fit.

Charlotte got this Hat (don't worry Chaz - I washed the Hat before I gave it to you; after being on the Dog's Head)

I hope it keeps you're Lovely head warm and cosy :D

My freind Tashi SHOULD have got a Hat; but it wasn't finished for me to give it to her; so it is still sitting here; christmas wrapped and ready to be given lol.

And Last but by no means least Craig got this.

Happy Days!

It's fixed! Thanks to some very brave frogging from my Auntie Judith. (she took a pair of scissors out and I went into the next room and started deep breathing exercises) When I came back she had the stitches back on the needles and that was that.

I am incredibly Happy with this now and I'm also so Relieved it fits him.I want to make him another jumper but I've been reminded about 20 times that He'd like his gloves first, so that'll be done when I order the new Yarn.



Sunday, 18 December 2011

Falling further down....

---....the Lace Rabbit hole of Death---

I'm blogging to you from beneath my bed. I've lost the will and self respect for myself to sit ontop of the bed.


It's the 18th of December and thanks to a certain Lace shawl that's taking far too long to complete: I have next to no knitted items to give out this year as presents. This is annoying me to no end. I have 5 projects on the needles that need to be finished within the week.
The sad thing is: I know I won't do any of them today... Because of this badass Shawl. It's two days to the wedding and I have 16 rows to go. Those rows would need to be done.... Now in order to block; so I am again falling at the last hurdle.

I've got a cramp in my leg so im moving to a chair (still not bed)

I found a needle under there. Knitters should search under their beds for stray needles and yarn.

Wish me luck. I'm giving up on the shawl FOR THE MOMENT. I have chistmas presents to knit. Including a very nice pair of socks for a great friend. A hat for someone else and a scarf to match the mitts that I knit earlier in the year (Camila mitts).

So please forgive me for doing exactly what I have done everyday of my life. Falling at the last Hurdle.

I will post again on Christmas day. To show what ppl will be opening up.

It is unlikely that I will get any time before that anyway. so Merry Christmas.
From Aki

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Falling at the last Hurdle...

--- ...on my face ---

I tend to do this alot. I blogged everyday for all of November. Except 1. The last one. I was so Happy to put up a post everyday and I was getting some good viewing figures.

Then I had a meeting at work. My Christmas Hours meeting.

Except ... 8 days ... I am near enough expected to be in work from the start of this week (the 5th) til when the new year's rush is over (Jan 5th apparently) working 7,8 and 9 hour shifts (there's a 10 in there for good measure too *shudder*)

This is giving me next to no time to feel Christmasy.It also leaves me no time to knit; except when I'm with my better half or sleeping. both of which are vital to me keeping my sanity; therefore I have no intention of giving up.

Even though I knit on the bus and on the rare times I have time to go for a coffee nowadays... I am hesitant to knit in work. (not on the tills; I'm not that mad: im talking about on my breaks) but there is something about not really wanting my work to... see me as the weird lady who knits instead of eating on her breaks. No. Not this creature. Not yet anyway.

--- Remember this? ---

Its the Ethereal Triangular Shawl. I'm making it in Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

I am making it For my cousin and his Fiance's Wedding. I will hopefully be wearing it over my Blue Coast dress in both the cerimony and the Dinner. I will then probably put in in our room for dancing. I wouldn't want to leave it on the table. I forsee a small child playing with it and stretching it.... or it setting on fire by some stray Candle. Therefore - folded in our room is the best possible place for this wonder; being a first shawl. (and first laceweight too)

It takes me about 20/ 25 minutes to knit one row of this monster now. Less for the purl rows but not much. I'm just about to move onto the final chart. (Chart 2B if you are famaliar with it.) that means I am on row 40 of the last part (out of 82)

I hope it grows when it gets a bath. because at this time  it can't even cover both my shoulders... I hope so anyway. Reports on ravelry say that the yarn grows quite considerably

---In other news---
Other than that we have quite a few things going on; I'm planning two parties; a couple of new year's resolutions and more importantly what to do all next year.
You will of course hear all about everything here, on the now rare occasion that I do have time to post in December; I will of course do it.

Incase I dont get time: Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Luff from Aki (toodles) xxxxx