Thursday, February 16, 2006

Doing My Own Thing



As you can see, the back of Deep is finished. I didn't get anywhere near as much wrist and arm ache as I expected, which will be due to the lower cotton content. This is a good thing as I really enjoy knitting with Summer Tweed. The downside is that I've done no more on River as I've been quite happily knitting away on Deep.



I managed to sneak in this fab FO - a Beanie hat from Simply Noro using my remaining ball of Shinano. DH wasn't that keen on the pattern in the book but I knew it would look good and was proved right. It's a fab hat. Hopefully though it will be getting warmer and I won't get to wear it much.....



I've also finished my Lorna's Lace's Uptown sock. And casted on for its sibling. And so discovered I've managed to turn the cast on for the ribbing inside out.......which means the cast on row doesn't match the sibling. But I'm leaving the 2nd sock 'correct'. Of course if I had done a 2x2 rib, I could have simply turned it inside out. However, on a K3P1 rib its not that simple. Hopefully it won't show too much once I'm wearing them. But as they're not twins anyway shouldn't be too obvious. Annoying though eh - thats the beauty of knitting - always something to watch out for and new to learn. Where knitting is concerned, its always a continual learning curve. Guess thats part of what makes it so interesting.

I've bought very little yarnwise recently, but managed to nab this lovely Opal Cotton Rodeo sock yarn on Ebay. I wish they did 50g balls though, as I can make a pair of trainer socks from just 50g easily and like having lots of different coloured socks.



That darned cheeky rabbit Thunder gets worse. The other day he was sat snug as a bug in a rug squashed in between my DH & me on the sofa. Then he flies into the air and lands on my latest Rowan knitting mag that I was actually working on!! And proceeds to carry on sitting on it whilst washing himself.....I could hardly believe my eyes. I whipped him off it quickly before he realised that he was indeed sat on what in his eyes are bunny treats, ie. paper and card. Is my rabbit weird or do they all EAT paper and card? Not just nibble or chew, but actually eat it!

Which brings me on to explain a bit about my weirdness. Being a most independent Taurean, I'm not really into joining things and group activities. So I'm happily letting the Knitting Olympics go straight over my head. Me, I just like to do my own thing. Which the eagle eyed of you may have sussed out already. Seeing as I never join knit-a-longs or Secret Pal or anything like that. I rather like being peculiar and weird you see. It makes me happy :) Plus the minute I have a deadline I'm not interested anymore and all the fun goes for me. It's either at my own pace or not at all. Told you I was weird.



Finally, I'll leave you with a shot of my flowers that were for Valentine's Day. I chose them myself and got them a few days beforehand, before the prices went skyhigh and the choice gets limited. They're gorgeous and smell beautiful.

10 comments:

Rebekah said...

I don't think your wierd at all, maybe a bit eclectic, the older I get the less of a joiner I become. PLus deadlines suck.

Cute things your working on.

Mary said...

Lovely flowers. Very sensible getting them early rather than paying twice the price on the day. I'm doing the Knitting Olympics but I know where you're coming from with deadlines - they can sometimes take the fun out of things can't they?

Chris said...

Oh, lovely flowers. I love the colors of Deep! And that hat looks very cushy and warm.

Hi Thunder!! Chaos asks if you've tried tissue paper? Very tasty.

Mandella said...

I don't think Thunder is odd at all. Austin regards all things papery as edible treats. We save toilet roll middles for him to chase around and nibble. His predecessor was the same over paper. I lost some very important papers I brought home to work on once - saw them disappearing into a bunny mouth too late to save them.

Lovely flowers by the way!

scarletprincess said...

I absolutely agree with going at your wn pace. Silly isn't it how having to keep up gets me stressed out and less likely to do it... stubborn no doubt. The deep cardi is looking fab btw!!!

Annarella said...

The beanie has come out fab, very manly colours, looks great!

Plz take it easy + enjoy your weekend :)

Hugs xxx

blueadt said...

As a fellow Taurean I can join you in the independance stakes. My DH would call it stubborness! I also love animals (current count - 2 dogs, 3 cats & 1 newly acquired hamster - all are rescued apart from 1 cat). BUT I do like doing Secret Pal exchanges. Maybe as my DH isn't really into presents (I didn't get any flowers for Valentines Day :( - ok he was sick but what was his excuse last year?) so this way I still get to recieve fun presents. It's also really good fun getting to know someone else & I love choosing presents for other people.

Linda said...

I've tried signing up for knit-alongs and it guarantees that I don't do that garment - ever. Pathetic but true (so far). I'm looking forward to hearing if you are happy with Deep because I have some emerald green Summer Tweed that I want to knit up.

craftydramaqueen said...

Great hat. Is the simply noro book worth getting? There's a bag pattern in it that I've seen called Kemp, or something similar, and it looks nice.

RoxyKnits said...

I think all Jane Ellison's Noro books are really worth getting. I must do - I have all 3! But definitely get Simply Noro - I've plans to make the Fletcher coat & the Earnshaw hooded top in Kochoran. And yes, the Kemp bag is indeed very lovely.