Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015


Okay, so I thought I should do an update on my afghan. It is coming along quite nicely, even after some ripping back, and quite a few changes in the patterns. Yes, I have ditched some of the patterns I was going to use, and have changed the number of rows, as well. Who knew that working out patterns for a simple afghan would take so much work?!?!? I have paper, pencil, calculator, AND rubber all handy. I have needed them, too. Another thing I have learned, knitting and rugby don't always mix. Although, to be fair, it HAS kept me awake - both the knitting and the rugby.

Sunday, October 04, 2015


This afghan has gone through a couple of changes. I will post more about it once things settle down. I have changed a couple of the patterns, changed how they are knitted up. Ripped it out so many times, but hope that has ended. Onward, and upward I go. 😊

Sunday, September 27, 2015

So, here is some information on the afghan. I am using Ashford Tekapo 8 ply wool. I am using 5 mm needles, because I am a tight knitter and with the cables in the pattern, I want a slightly looser fabric. 383 stitches, and the patterns I am using are Wavy Cable-from The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, page 56. Cable Squares-The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, page 42. Tilting Thick and Thin Basket-Maria Parry-Jones The Knitting Stitch Bible, page 59. Cabled Goat-Half-Assed Knit Blog Angel Wings-www.craftcookie Robo Stitch 1-www.craftcookie Mountain Peaks-www.craftcookie I am using two colours. But can't show a picture of the second colour yet, as I have it on order. Will put up pictures when I have both colours. I have no idea how much yarn it is going to take, that is part of the adventure. 😉


I said I would post a picture of the afghan. Here it is. I can't spread the stitches out, because my needle isn't long enough.

Long time, no see

But I am here for now. It is 3:56am, here in New Zealand, and the RWC is on. We are watching the Canada/Italy game at the moment. The two I really want to see are South Africa/Samoa, and England/Wales. I feel sorry for the Samoans, what with SA coming off their shock loss to Japan. Anyway, I have designed an Afghan. It is going to be called New Beginnings. I have no pictures, yet, but will post them as I progress. I have never done this before, so it is an adventure. I am knitting this for my beautiful younger sister, and she got naming rights. She has no idea of the patterns I have picked, and not seen the colour, either.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Busy day

It was a rather busy day at work today. Doesn't help that my knee is really sore. Think I must have twisted it the other day, and it has had enough. I am feeling torn between the two projects that I am working on.I know I want to get Nigel's garment finished, but there is a blanket that I have started, and it is also calling me. So, I am thinking that I could do one day on Nigel's, and the next day o the blanket.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hello strangers

Hello again, and for the first time this year. Hope everyone is well. Although, I am probably talking to myself, here. No problems there, I can still post. On the knitting front, I have a few things on the needles - when don't I? But, the item I am concentrating on is the jacket for Nigel. I am determined to get it finished this winter. I should, as I only have one front to complete, then the front bands, which are picked up and knitted on. Then there is the shawl collar, and the buttons. The sewing up shouldn't take too long. Then I can work on the lace shawl I have going.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Spoilt by husband

I am so spoilt by my husband sometimes - actually, most of the time, really. He bought me a bracelet today that I was only looking at prices for. I served a customer that was wearing one of these, and asked her where she got it. I really liked them. I told my husband about them, and asked him if he could go price them for me, I knew they came as a set. Well . . . he went and bought them for me!!! Aren't I the lucky one?!? It is a set of two, with what looks like measurements on them - like a tape measure, but on a bracelet. One is fatter than the other, and I really like them.