Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Hello everyone"

Well I have finished miss sock monkey.  Didn't take long at all. I did the sewing one night when i had a hour spare between doing the dinner and other things. Then a few nights later I finished it. It was just a matter of stuffing and sewing on the arms and tail and doing the face.  Very easy and turned out quite well.

miss sock monkey

I sewed all seams twice for strength as you know how rough kids can be!  Now to do a couple more.
charms for the blanket infusion cal
I have decided on my charm pack for the blanket fusion cal and these are the ones I will use ..'.dragonfly summer ' by Holly Taylor.  I like these colours. Purples and green and browns and tan and some creams.  I was going to use a pack of 'spirit'  but decided on this. so I will keep posting my progress.  That will be slow probably at first but once I get into it I might surprise my self and keep going...I hope so. (sorry this is a bit dark .took it at night)

Now I must get something out the freezer for dinner . Got the fire on because it's a wee bit chilly today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"What will this be" ??

I  got the urge to make some of these.........Yep you guessed it...a sock monkey!

Must of been those socks I am knitting and all the stipes.....
I might make a few as I got a 5 pack of socks nd then found this pair under all my clutter!  Nice and  spotty!  That will make a cute monkey maybe for a boy . The others are girlie colours...If they don't become sock monkeys I might just wear them lol !
Iam nearly finished the  first sock , I am up to the toe but I need to concentrate so when no one is around to bother and interupt me I will do it.  It has a few wee mistakes(dropped stitches) but who is going to see them in my shoes ah?   I will post when  the sock is done.  oh an the sock monkeys too.
monkey is started
five pairs of  socks ready to go!
One fat lazy couch potatoe of a dog!...and in my chair too!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

'Some more progress"

Well I have made a bit more progress on my sock.  II think I have got it right....  It is resembling the foot shape at  least... It is fairly straight forward to do....I only have to really concentrate on the increasing  rows and write them down as I go.  so far so good. I haven't done any for a couple of nights as I was following coro street which is a bit exciting at the moment!!   Still got my cold too . Doing a lot of coughing and got a sore stomach from doing that...can't wait for it to be gone!!
my sock  so far.
I'm still thinking about the infusion blanket as I keep looking at all the lovely ones started on the flickr group. so inspiring !  Take a look they are all lovely.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"I haven"t been here for a while."

Well I've not been here a while.  At the moment I have  a rotten cold and feel like crap, but just have to let it take it's course I guess.   I have just come back from visiting my mum for a week as it is school holidays till tomorrow.(yay).   I am pleased to say I have finished the poncho I started in June and have put roses around and added a fringe. I finished something! Sorry no pic yet . I must try to remember to take one when the weather is brighter as it is raining today .

This is my mum's dog Freddy, he is 17 years old, deaf and blind with age. not a great pic sorry . He might be gone next time I get to see her. He is crossed with a maltese and a poodle we think. Chippy  would pull him along by the fur....she couldn't figure out why he wouldn't play with her....poor old thing, just to old now.
Chip has grown but still a reasonably small size dog, has chewed so many  of my slippers up.....bad dog!!  She follows me everywhere...even the loo!!

freddy 17 years old.

the sun going down.

the sun nearly gone.

chip playing on the couch with her toy.
"Chip" (chippy) 10 months old now.
one sock so far
I had the bright idea to try and knit some socks....after a few dropped stitches I am on the way with one sock.  I have not knitted for about a year or so and the last thing I made was a banana in pjamas (a toy) . I have never used 4 knitting needles at once so it was a bit tricky at first but now I am getting the hang of it here is a pic so far .My tension is not great on the ribbing...i hate doing ribbing!  but the stocking stitch is ok....I will probably get the second sock looking much better as I go along but hey.."who is going to see them in my shoes".  Not to mention a few mistakes stuff ups along the way.  It might be the only pair I ever knit too.  I think I prefer this space .....

I am wanting to do the 'fushion blanket cal, with littlemissshabby soon. I am just deciding  how many charm  paks to do  and what yarn to use . will show my progress when there is some.
Bye Sue