Thursday, 4 October 2007

A bit of a bother!

Well, not so much a bother as a query - its the pinwheel sweater. Now in the pattern it has the colour changes to the outside, so when doing the reverse garter stitch you see the colour changes. I wanted to change that so that the colour changes were only visible when the collar was turned down... but now I'm not so sure . Have a peek and see !
If I decide I don't like it this way then its a "rippit rippit" situation - yikes! Yes I do like it, I do I do I do - perhaps . Then again when its worn, will anyone really notice the colour change rows. I also had a bit of an emergency crochet hook situation - its all sorted now thank goodness - phew! I am beginning to sound like an extra from Scooby Doo .
Have just finished the heel of sock number one, and am at the picking up stage now , to "turn the heel". I really like this Lana Grossa Mega Boots sock wool, its quite stretchy too, but it feels quite firm once knitted, a good snug fit I hope. Next time I hope to do some sort of pattern on the socks, but for now the nice colour changes keep it interesting .
Was feeling a bit harrassed last Thursday, it was dinner time, the children were swinging from the light fittings , the meal was going up in smoke , and then there was a knock at the door. I opened the door with THAT sort of face, you know the one, it scares small children and has grown men running for cover. The poor girl standing there asked for Marie (I answer to many variations of my name!) - then handed me a large ....
bouquet! Thankfully the card had my name on it, and not some other Marie. I doubt the girl would have taken them back - not after THAT face . (PS. it was an anniversary gift from my DH.)


tash said...

Sorry I can't advise on the jumper (I'm still trying to figure out how it's going to turn out - am I missing something?) but I love the socks (I must finish my other one but I just can't bring myself to pick up the teeny-tiny dpns and start again (single sockiness, it's a new trend!).

The flowers are delightful, well done hubby, just what a gal needs after the kids have been swinging on the light-fittings (it could be worse) and thank you so much for your lovely comments left over on my blog. The second one made me smile, it was a huge compliment - thanks! :)

yvette said...

Pretty flowers and good timing by your husband!
I like that sock yarn too, I used it last christmas for my brther, it looks nice with a bit of pattern too.
Thanks for your comment, I hope you had fun shopping for sock yarn to catch up.

JudyMac said...

Sadly, I do not know the pattern. In the original pattern picture/photo that you have of it, do you see the colour change or not? If not email the designer or magazine for confirmation that there are no typos...
Lovely flowers :)