Monday, 11 August 2008

Crafting this week

(There is a typo I have left in quite deliberately b/c it made me laugh.)

I mentioned previously about knitting a Hugo because I actually enjoy intarsia.



Sometimes.


I had ripped this back once already and begun again. This time I actually got 2/3 of the way up lovely little Hugo before realising I was out by one stitch and so I pullled it back. Just a little bit.




Not all the way back, as you can see I kept the ribbing and once I had sorted out the twisty bits (get me! no scissors involved!!) I began again.

I printed the pattern off again. The paper was white and the ink (finally!) black and came out a little darkened but quite well. I sat with a pen and at each colour change wrote the number of stitches. Last week at painting I sat and knitted, twisted the yarn to my heart's content. At the end of each row I coloured through the line and everything was triffic. Just ready to begin the white only section before the end when I noticed that the space on his front leg actually required colouring in!

Curses! What was girl to do? Keep going and use swiss embroidery over the top at the end? Ignore it and just say Hugo was a special kind of terrier or rip it all back. Again. With just a few tears I pulled the needles out and started rolling up the little boys of yarn. Again.



So now poor old Hugo sits languishing in my W.I.P. basket until I can face it again. I have to have it done before the next twiggy cake meeting next month. Pride and principles and all that. But I still love him and will finish it.


These I found at Robson and Mason when I went browsing. There was no way I could leave them there so a pair of them came to live here on top of the hill, one temporarily. It was en route to Locket's and has landed now (believe her next post may mention them) . The other lives in my notions bag. Think I need to get some for Sylv's Christmas parcel.




Apprently we are in the middle of the Summer holidays. Certainly it has been holidays - no routine, no rushing, lots of oozing around but there hasn't been much in the way of Summer so we have done quite a lot inside.

Princess Curly-Wurly rediscovered paper dolls. Aren't these triffic?



These four are my favourites. Especially the one on the end with the pockets on her skirt. I love her face.


And finally it was with great excitement that Babyman came racing upstairs with a fabulous pink padded envelope. My Russian Doll Swap parcel had arrived!



Thanks Tracy! What with the bags from Monkee Maker and Lesley I am starting a whole new collection!!




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31 comments:

  1. Ah but Trashy - when it comes to blogging about my parcel from you, do you think Blogland is brave enough????

    Locket x

    P.S. given up on trying to find the typo!

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  2. hope all the little boys of yarn are well! shame about the knitting, but knowing you i know you will not be beaten and hugo will rise from the frogging!
    x

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  3. Nope - unless it's boys of yarn, you have me stumped on the typo thing.

    As far as I'm concerned it could be anything as you have your own beautifully unique way of looking at things :)

    Nice bag missus - you are becoming quite the bag lady round town, huh?!!

    xxx

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  4. I quite enjoy oozing around. Sometimes it involves olive oil, sometimes not.

    Sorry about your knitty knightmares. I still have no idea what either intarsia or Swiss embroidery are so your streets ahead of me whether or not you have to pull it to pieces (was that two or three times?).

    Love those paper dollies - I made some a few days ago for Miss P1 out of kitchen paper. 'The ladies are holding hands mummy!'.

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  5. What a triffic post! I like to see other people busy with all the crafts I don't do!

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  6. Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. I noticed you include a Zimbabwean word in your dictionary - I grew up in Zimbabwe, well Rhodesia as it was then. Left in 1976 when I was 9, to Redcar in North Yorkshire, and came to Australia when I was 13, not enough ho-ho's in Redcar for my liking!! LONG story very short!!

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  7. Wonderful post, but the typo I just cannot seem to find! Love those heart pins...now I need to see if I can find them here in the U.S,!! Nice to find your wonderful blog and thanks for visiting mine.

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  8. I want heart pins!!!!!
    I am with Silverpebble on having no idea what you are going on about when you talk in the special language of knitting. It seems quite bizarre to me....

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  9. i'm impressed that you can do intarsia! i have no patience whatsoever for that kind of thing.
    love the paper dolls - emily used to make lots and lots and lots of them.
    enjoy your summer holidays
    l
    x

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  10. What a crack up! Just saw the mini quilt on Lucy Locket's blog Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Oh so clever...I'm still chuckling away Hee! Hee!

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  11. hehe I say FECK too :)

    Happy Featured Blogger Day to youuuuuuuuuuuuu

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  12. In the labels, you wrote childer--is that the typo, or just some of your trash talk? Congrats on the SITS Featured Blogger status!

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  13. I know nothing about knitting, but I want to learn someday.

    Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy all the comment love.

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  14. OMGosh, we must be sister's from different mother's.

    I have done the very same thing with a knitting project.

    I must have ripped it out three times until I finally got it right.

    If I have a mistake and can catch it withing three rows, I know how to go down to the mistake, fix it and come back up without having to rip out all the way back to the mistake.

    I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my knitting.

    When I was a child I simply LOVED paper dolls. I played with them endlessly.

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  15. I'm so impressed you do intarsia! The thought of it just intimidates me, so really I need to sit down and try it - especially now that I have a week granddaughter.

    Love the mention of paper dolls - again for above said granddaughter. Makes me want to dig out some old ones and play this afternoon!!!

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  16. I love the paper dolls. I wish I could get my little girl back into paper dolls.

    Congratulations on being the SITS featured blog!

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  17. Popping in from SITS. Great craft ideas! By the way, I giggled at your dictionary because of a recent post on my blog about art crap a/c.

    http://oikology101.blogspot.com/2008/08/escaped-giant-poo-causes-chaos.html

    Did you hear about this??

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  18. my friend cheryl (her what taughted me to knitz) says the difference between REAL KNITTERS and SCARF MAKERS is that REAL KNITTERS are not afraid to *rip out*!!! (congrats, babe! you're a REAL KNITTER!!!) (sorry!!!) :) :) :)

    (ps: AWESOME paperdolls, PC-W!!!)

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  19. what fun! hope you are enjoying your SITS day! i love your dictionary!

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  20. Congrats on your SITS day. I love the heart pins!

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  21. Hi form Sits, love all the crafty stuff!

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  22. Really love your blog (the dictionary at the top is great)! I am a huge Jane Austen fan and saw your widget andhad to get one (I'm E. Dashwood, BTW) - thanks! The paper dolls are adorable, now I'm going to have to try that with my girls!

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  23. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed it and will visit again soon! I'm adding you to my google reader, so I'll be back for sure!

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  24. i'm excited to take the heroine test!!!

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  25. little boys they are! love the paper dolls - we love making them too. thanks for dropping by and your lovely comment too.

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  26. Just stopping by to say thanks for stopping my blog today via SITS. I am in love with those pins...I have a pin cushion collection and they would look tres cute sticking out of my hot pink pin cushion!
    Have a great weekend!

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  27. I LOVE those heart pins! I think I may need to add some to my notions stash... hmmmm.

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  28. Oh, My Goodness....I see what you mean now......gasping in horror...

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