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16/03/2010 at 15:41

Fantastic work Schmunkee! I have only ever done one piece of cross stitch and it was tiny. It was a still life of shells and most unimpressive.

I have completed one slipper.

Shame we have 2 feet isn't it... now I have to do the other one and already I want to have a go at something else. Ah well, better get on with it...

This site is good for free knitting patterns if anyone is wondering what to knit.

16/03/2010 at 15:55

Noooooo!!! You nasty enabler small!

Between my quilting sites and this new knitting site, I won't possibly have time for housework.

16/03/2010 at 17:30


What's that then?

M...eldy    pirate
17/03/2010 at 15:15


I have come to the conclusion that all the rooms in my house are dark ... anyhow, this is one sampler that I was allowed to keep for myself and it has a lovely bright yellow frame so its all spring like !!

Not the best picture in the world!!

17/03/2010 at 21:18

Dear Knitters, (long time no speaky, hope you are all well...) 

I'm looking for a knitting pattern for a blue and white scarf... any suggestions?  Thanks

If you have a sense of humour and you knit, does that make you a knit wit?  

18/03/2010 at 08:01

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18/03/2010 at 09:07

Good gracious me...! It's Blondie, how the devil are you old bean?

Meldy - that lovely, it looks incredibly intricate. Did it take long to do?

18/03/2010 at 09:08
Meldy that is lovely, looks like its done on 18ct to get that detail
M...eldy    pirate
18/03/2010 at 21:19
Its about 2 foot tall I think .... yes,  it took a while but easy to do as you just concentrate on one month at a time!
M...eldy    pirate
18/03/2010 at 21:22
2ft?  Prob more 18 inches by a foot
18/03/2010 at 21:25

It's amazing Meldy  I think, however, if I did the same then my garden would be a depiction of a collapsed trellis, a lot of tufts of grass growing through paving stones and a shed which needs painting .... best not I think.

Back of lovely chunky pink jumper completed on train to & from Newcastle.  I would recommend a pair of pointy sticks for making people reconsider wanting to sit next to you on a busy train.

M...eldy    pirate
18/03/2010 at 21:33
I dont have a garden so I just pretend  
18/03/2010 at 22:49

I thought we all had our own little gardens (cough).    Reminds me of a thread from a year ago on Tri..

Nice to see you are all here where I left you a year ago... like stepping back in time.  Thanks for knitting pattern site Beebs.  Collected any more kittens then, Small person?  Or did you just knit one?  I have a one year old short-haired British silver spot systematically wrecking the house piece by piece..

19/03/2010 at 08:38

It's lovely to see you back here Blondie!

Glad you've got another cat. I've still just got the one. Ah... there's nothing like a small kitteh for tearing up your house is there! I've got corners of carpet missing in most rooms now and the curtains, well, they look interesting. At least he seems to have got over climbing up them now.

He did knock all the stitches off my knitting the other day when he jumped on my lap and tried to catch the bobbly bit at the end of my needle.

Well done on completing the back TP. I'm halfway through my second slipper. With no thanks to my furry friend...

kittenkat    pirate
19/03/2010 at 08:53
Hi Blondiee, welcome back.
20/03/2010 at 10:21


Thought this one was ok, if you've a few odd balls lying around... 


20/03/2010 at 11:56
very funky, Blondie
21/03/2010 at 18:20

Nice garden, Meldy.

Small, how's that second slipper coming on? Do you have lots of single slippers lying around like sock knitters do?

I like the scarf Blondie, not got enough leftover stash yet to do something like that. When I stopped knitting a few years ago, I eventually ditched the last of my stash, which was just half balls etc left from projects. The last two bits I've got are a navy and a pink cotton yarn that I did sweaters for both my children out of. I'm using them up slowly making it into dishcloths.

The mitts I cast on last week are coming on slowly, I've just started increasing for the thumb gusset. The yarn is beautiful to knit with, and the colours blend into each other really well.

21/03/2010 at 18:25

I finished the cowl neck of jumper no 1 last night but can't get the sleeve bits done or it sewn up as I have run out of wool and I won't have time to go and get another ball until after my hols.

I am about to cast on the front of jumper no 2

I had a good trundle round our new Hobbycraft this afternoon.  Gosh, a person could spend an awful lot of time and money in that shop.  I put my hands on my head and closed my eyes and ran for the door.  Particularly lovely tapestry canvas for a cusion wanted to come home with me but I resisted  .... for today.

21/03/2010 at 18:27
TP, Rattler visibly paled when he heard Hobbycraft were opening a branch here. Luckily for him, it was inside Woolworths, so closed last year. I got some great bargains in the closing sale though
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