Shame the basil is a bit past it.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
round squares. All because of Annaboo and Blair Wise. They both made the most amazing cushion covers. So that is what I am making. And here is where I have got to so far.....
That should be enough for the front
And this is the start of the back.
I have also been stamping stones with names of herbs. I saw them selling something similar in the garden centre and I thought ah ha, I can do that.
I had to undo my sock. I was knitting it inside out. Brenda was a help, thank you for all who suggested her. I went back to the shop. The lady put the the right way. Then I dropped a stitch, picked it up, added another one, did the pattern wrong and before I knew it, I had pulled all of it off and started again. Except now I have forgotten what I am doing. So I have cast on my stitches and left it on my desk till Friday when I will go back to the knitting group and get some help.
So for now I am madly crocheting round squares and randomly stamping beautiful stones. Now I am off to look at everyone else's desks to see what wonderful things are going on there.
Friday, 21 September 2012
Annaboo's House and she posted a link to Blair Wise who had made the same thing and given a tutorial. The tutorial was fabulous and very easy to follow.
This is a great project use up all those old bits of wool.
I can't wait to finish it but I'm not even halfway there yet.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
So on my desk is my main project I am working on, Socks. However, am I knitting it inside out? The lady who taught me to knit on the round, said after the rib, just knit. But to me it looks inside out. Anyone have any ideas?
The other big thing on my desk is my Granny Blanket. Now that it is getting cooler (especially at night), it is lovely to have this over my knees whilst crocheting.
The only other major thing on my desk is beads. I tried to follow a pattern for Turkish Bracelets but couldn't get it, so I am now making friendship bracelets but with beads in. It's not bad. Need practice.
I think that's enough of me, I am now off to see what everyone else is up to. This will take up the majority of my day I know and I have Smallest with me tomorrow. I can't understand why he isn't as interested as I am.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
In just two hours I learnt how to knit 'in the round' and am on my way to making my first sock.
The wool is gorgeous, if not a little pricey, but then I do normally buy my wool from the Thrifty Shop.
Now I have a problem. I know there are sock knitters out there. I have finished the rib and am now just 'knitting' but it looks like it is inside out. Is it? I vaguely remember the lady next to me saying "make sure you are not knitting it inside out". It is bobbly on the outside and smooth on the inside. Have I done something wrong?
Friday, 14 September 2012
So here is what I made.
Now I had another idea for the stones when I visited a Garden Centre the other day. Will show you soon.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Hello. Wednesdays mean WOYWW. Sorry I have been AWOL for a week. I haven't done any crafting and no blogging (not on this one anyway) because we had a visitor from England for a week, which was lovely, but my crafting was on hold. Anyway, back now but I have to make a big apology for the state of my desk. I wasn't going to take a photo because I was too embarrassed but what the heck. It's my desk and maybe it will make me tidy it now its on the big ol' net.
....and worse here is my chair.........
I did finish my Russian Doll Key Ring though.....
Meanwhile, I have been shopping in a little consignment shop here. I picked up a lovely Alfred Meakin Gravy Jug.......
lovely tidy desks now around the world.