Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Working Wednesdays

Good morning one and all, rather chilly here:
We have seen so much snow in the last couple of days, winter at last!

So, what have you been up to this past week?


This is my WIP from the past week - yes you are correct, the blue thing there is my shawl that should have been finished over the weekend :( 
When I bought the yarn for this project I didn't look, and when I unpacked the yarn, the ball was nice and big so I assumed it was a normal, 100g ball of sock wool.
Well on Thursday night I was merrily knitting (I did look at the dwindling yarn resource at my side and wonder what was wrong) when I suddenly was hit by this:

See it? The end of the ball! And this on a stash-busting project -URGH!!!
So after tossing and turning about what I should do (it is a b'day gift for Kay which comes up soon after all) I sat in front of the PC and made an order through my LYS last night - well what was I to do? 

I am a bit annoyed about it as I really didn't want to have to order anything, but I should have paid better attention!

To add to the aggravation, the ball of yarn would have been the same price as its' weight in gold after the postage etc. so I did what any sane person would do.....

I went scrolling through Ravelry :O, to make my purchase worth while!

I have forgiven myself, I did only buy yarn for up and coming birthday gifts (and one or two something, somethings ;)) so I think I did okay......but boy, birthday gifts do cost a tidy sum LOL ;) 

Anywhoo, as I wait for my parcel, I have started on another of my Stash-busting projects - Socks for me:


Fire-engine red for warm feet ;)

I am not so sure about these though, they look awfully wide, I cast on with the exact wool and needle size recommended, so I hope they will turn out well, will be able to tell you a little more next week.

Talking of socks, I did promise you a pattern :)


If you click HERE you will get to the photo-tutorial pattern which I created last year. - Enjoy!

I will be posting a ladies sock pattern soon, so do follow this blog so you don't miss out :)

Oh.....I forgot to mention: I am still busy with "The Tree of Life" and am really enjoying it. 
I can't wait to start with our new Book-Club choice though!

I would like to warmly invite you to join in the 18th edition (already I can't believe it!) of Tutorial Thursdays tomorrow.


I would love for your to come past and strut your stuff.
I will be showing you a new recyclable craft how-to.

See you then.
Have a super Wednesday.
x

P.S. do visit Ginny and Tami for some awesome handmade goodness!



28 comments:

  1. Ugghh sorry about the yarn and I think your right no way should you pay postage for just one yarn. It is amazing how the knitted birthday gifts add up isn't it. Love the red for the socks and hope it works out ok.

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    1. Hi Ruth,
      On the up side I have some new lovely projects to add to my queue so I guess it still is a win-win situation :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  2. wow that is a whole lot of snow!!! We've got some snow today but nowhere near that much!!! Great looking projects, I really love those socks. Have a knitty wednesday xx

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    1. Hi Vicki,
      It is isn't it, in all my years of living here I don't recall seeing this much snow in one go. I love it :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  3. It won't be long until we have proof that you are right about the warmest socks. Red ones, of course! I sure can use them, it's freezing and still snowy here. Have a nice day. I'm off to work again. regulA

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    1. Hi Regula,
      Oh good, let me know if they work for you!
      Sending you warm thoughts...brrrrr
      x

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  4. I really enjoyed your post -- I am *so* in need of stash busting projects, and also just some time to knit. Some of the yarn in my stash basket has a project planned for it already, but I haven't been able to cast on. Snowy days seem like the perfect time to knit it up, but here in NC we haven't had any real snow to speak of. There's a chance in the forecast for the weekend, though!

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Snowy weather is the perfect weather to have a project sitting on your lap, I hope you manage to get around to yours.
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  5. That looks cold! Good that you have your warm yarn with you...

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    1. Hi Ana,
      It is, Hubby just came indoors and said it is freezing out, and he usually doesn't complain :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  6. Ich hoffe, du kannst das Tuch bald beenden. ist ja Pech, dass die Wolle nicht gereicht hat. Dein Ror für die Socken ist aber auch schön. Liebe Grüße. Sabine.

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    1. Liebe Sabine,
      Ja, das war ziemlich ärgerlich, aber jetzt bekomme ich ganz viel neue Wolle dazu :)
      Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz.
      x

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  7. Sorry you ran out of yarn but buying more was the best choice since the shawl is lovely.

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    1. Hi nothingbutknit2,
      I agree :) thank you very much,
      x

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  8. Oooh! I love the socks! Really beautiful!

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    1. Hi Kerry,
      Thank you kindly.
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  9. Your shawl is lovely hope the yarn matches!

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    1. Hi sustainablemum,
      Thank you so much, I hope so too :)
      x

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  10. Aww, you had to buy the next ball of yarn, you had no choice! But I understand your frustration, I too am trying to destash, and I'm so nervous about if I'll have enough for each project!

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    1. Hi Beth,
      Yes, I totally understand the nervousness, I do buy extra balls when I buy for projects, but I bought for some knits for my girls who are growing like weeds right now so I hope the projects will still fit!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  11. Oh bummer about that tail coming up so quickly! But what a great looking bunch of projects.

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    1. Hi littlecoffeebeans,
      Thanks so much for visiting :)
      x

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  12. Haha - well, of *course* you had to make it worth your while! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks like that! :) Love those socks!

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    1. Hi Tess,
      Nice to know I am not alone ;) although this time hubby did understand!
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  13. those socks look great! i have just started a love affair with socks. :)

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    1. Hi momto5,
      They are so fun to knit, I love it when I have some socks planned, then I knit pairs until I am sick of them again :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  14. Thanks for sharing the lint to the pattern!

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-76/

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    1. Hi Jazz,
      My pleasure, thanks for visiting.
      x

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