Tuesday, April 22, 2014


End of Easter Break... and most working people are back to the grindstone.
Luckily for me, Stew is home all week.  

Brylee is spending the day with a girlfriend at Rainbow's End Amusement Park, it's her friend's Birthday.

Steve has gone back to work... so that leaves the rest of us at home.
I think Stew, Griffin and I are going to Sylvia Park at some point today.
I can't even remember why!

Now, how about I show you what knitting I got up to yesterday?
Yep, I will...

ABOVE:  With the first attempt at this Chevron Pattern, there was a large section in the middle that just did not look right... and I'd followed the blasted pattern to a 't', so wasn't impressed at all.

So I modified the pattern a bit, and the second attempt looks a bit better.  It's still not quite right, so I will be trying another modified version soon.

I really don't like it when a pattern doesn't look right, particularly when you trust the pattern given is correct!  Makes me kinda crabby.

I am starting to really giggle with all the guesses that have been coming through on WHAT I am knitting!

Right, I'm gunna go do 'stuff'... and have a nice day one hopes.


KELLY:  No, I'm not making Puppy Blankets or a Wall Hanging.
ENZ:  Nope, not a Tote Bag either.
ANON:  Ahhh, not cushions!

As for WHEN I will reveal my 'secret project'... well that won't be for a while as it's going to take quite a while to actually get it finished!
It's NOT small.

Here's a list of the guess's so far:

Felted Wall Hanging, Penis Warmer!, Dog Coat, Shawl, Footstool, Slippers, Socks/Bedsocks, Mug Rugs, Blanket, Book Cover, Dishcloths, Flannels, Pot Holder, Knee Rug, Felted Floor Rug, Swatch Book, Girls Pads!, Jumper, Cardigan, Covers For Trees(yarn bombing), Giant Stuffed Toy, Stuffed toys, Clowns, Teddys, Tote Bag, Cushions, Puppy Blankets.

As you can see, lots of ideas.  NONE right.  *smiles*   I might have to give a prize to the person who does guess it right!  

RIGHTY HO.  We have been out and about ... I got a new 'pencil case' from Smiggle to hold all my knitting what-have-you like pens, pins, crochet hooks and the like.  Also picked up a few more balls of wool in the sale bins.
So I've now got plenty to be going on with.

I am SURPRISED!  While I was out two of you guessed right!
BLONDIE AND CHRISTINE.... you both guessed a chair cover.  And that is what I am making.

A very bright, colourful cover for the old Wingback Chair I got from the Hospice Shop a while ago.

Michele:  I don't have a pattern, I'm just going to join blocks together and hopefully 'fit' it over the chair.

BLONDIE & CHRISTINE:  Addresses please, I shall send you both a little something in the post.

 ABOVE:  My new Smiggle case.   Pretty.

ABOVE: Stew fixing the catch on the cabinet ... with 'help' from Dante.

End of Day:  a lovely day!  It was nice to go shopping with Stew in tow for a change.  I got some knitting done tonight.  No sewing though.  Well, there is always tomorrow.
nite nite


  1. Are you making a tote bag?

    I love the colours in this one!

  2. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Are you making a knitted patched work blanket? With all the different knitting patterns? Or even maybe cushions lmao.

  3. Puppies blankets for the next litter. Multi colored walk hanging.

  4. ok my guesses today a FLOOR rug for the garage or your bedroom area a door covering for the garage door? couch cover chair cover A DRESS? gawd who knows lol sewing machine cover?

  5. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Spa Cover, Car cover, or a Sewing machine cover!
    ~Nicole in CA

  6. you are so talented Chris is there anything you can't do?

  7. Some of the suggestions are a laugh. Are you making a bedspread?

  8. Anonymous10:40 AM

    .....oh oh oh....a wooly cover for something really big...lol

  9. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Dressing gown? ~ Surrey

  10. Anonymous11:24 AM


    Are you making samples for a bigger project or super long scarf?


  11. I think I am more excited to see what comes of Lacys blind date hehe

    1. Anonymous4:33 PM

      Yea you and me both Bee lol.......
      From Lacy.....

    2. Fingers crossed! :)

  12. A bed spread. Multi colored curtain

  13. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Hi there...just her in Palmy. Can you please send me a copy of whatever you are doing. It looks like fun and I havent got anything on the go at the moment. You don't need to publish my comment and I promise not to let on what it is you are doing :-) Hope all is good/better with you. Hugggssss x

  14. Belated Happy Easter wishes. Been thinking..........could you be knitting a Poncho or a wrap :)
    Happy school holidays and here's hoping for fine weather. xx

  15. Glad you have been having a nice easter!!! My guess was going to be a technicolor dream coat...........but you already have jumper/cardigan on the list so I guess not...............

  16. I am sure Stew couldn't have done the job by himself. Lol love seeing family photos btw I got some photos today of my grand daughter I cried when I seen how much I have been missing xxx

  17. Beautiful knitting, great photos! I'm back at work too, blah.

  18. YEAH someone guessed :)

    Love Stew's little helper!

  19. Lol I wasn't going to guess because I had seen your pins 😊 on our favourite site. Good on ya chris some of them are awesome. Enjoy your holiday time with stew


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