You see, I was really excited about posting today, since I’m still awfully fired up about knitting possibilities; but that was until I tried to upload the photos onto my computer.
*&^%^&^^%!!!!! is the most polite expression I can come up with, to express the frustration I’m currently aiming towards this hunk of so-called technology in front of me.
Breathe….. and again…..
OK, got that out of my system (for now. Of course, it all depends on whether I can now get the pics up into WordPress….).
As I mentioned yesterday, last night was all set for a good-knit-night:
Has anyone seen “Cowboys and Aliens”? It’s a
piece of pants cinema movie with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford (cinematic royalty), so I really thought we were in for a good evening’s entertainment/knitting. Hmmmm. Note to self (and film producer) – mixing cowboys with aliens doesn’t work!!! The whole thing was entirely bizarre, and I have to confess that we didn’t manage to last the whole film. Sorry Harrison.
That aside, I got on well with both the lama and Wurm. In fact, I’m so infatuated with Wurm that I continued to knit it long after Gary had gone to bed. It kept luring me on with promises like “just one more colour stripe, then you can stop” and “the quicker you finish me, the quicker you can wear me”. Anyway, pleased to say I was able to adopt some semblence of self-discipline and put it away until today, when I have got excited all over again! As I sit there knitting it I just have great ideas for a matching scarf, matching fingerless gloves … you name it. Thank goodness I’ve got a sack full of the felted tweed! It’s highly likely that the hat will be finished tonight (we’re tackling “Super 8” tonight, so hopefully a bit better luck with this one) so, camera/computer permitting, I’ll post a pic tomorrow.
In the meantime, here are some pics of some of my recently finished projects (again, please forgive picture quality):
Tortoise and Hare gauntlets. Pattern by Kate Davies (who else?!)
Just drawing your attention to the Vikkel Braids around the wrist – a first for me!
The cream project is an on-going one – a crochet scarf in a lovely rich, cream organic cotton worsted. I have a mind to sew some little clear Swarovski crystals into the pattern once I have finished it – depends on how patient I feel! The blanket on the left (for which the pic doesn’t really do justice) is a Heritage Crochet Sampler lap blanket, by Coats Crafts (I think I got the pattern free from Ravelry). I knit this with Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran yarn and it is absolutely gorgeous. I learned several new crochet stitches into the bargain (one of which I chose to use for the scarf ) and fell completely in love with BFL wool!
Fingers crossed, it would seem that the computer has redemmed itself somewhat by rendering a fairly trouble-free ten minutes of posting. Yay! But I’m not pushing my luck….
You’ll have to excuse me now – I’ve got a date with a Wurm!!