Wednesday, 4 November 2009

WOYWW or third time lucky

I'm still at Lynne's, just till tomorrow though, so my workspace this week is my lap. Again. As I've only been here a little bit this week, I just brought knitting with me. And this week, I'm knitting wrist warmers for Rach.


Actually I started knitting them a year ago for her Christmas pressie. Unfortunately, I knitted them too small so I said I'd remake them for her. Well, it's only taken me 10 months to get round to it and last night I started sewing them up. Would you believe it, I made them too big!! Don't answer that.

Sooo today, I've started them for the third time. Mind you, I saw over on ~{Dyan's Blog}~ that she bought a pair for £3 in matalan! And hers have stripes. But, in true Mastermind fashion, I have started and I'm going to finish. That could also be down to my stubborn streak that I have been told I have lately.


You may wonder why I've got a hair thingy on the end of one needle. Take a look at the rug. I lost the end somewhere in there. That rug of Lynne's is magic. You lose something in it and it will reappear months later, along with beads, sequins and the odd bunny poo.

Off for a nosey at other peeps workspaces now.

Kaz xxxx

19 comments:

Carmen said...

Bunny poo rug! Niiiiiiice! :D Matalan £3 yes, but yours made with love... and maybe a few curses but lots of love. Can't put a price on that ;P

Linda Elbourne said...

I would much rather have a non stripy made specially for me pair any day of the week. But what I really want is a magic rug ... Don't you just love finding things that you thought had gone forever!

Sue said...

ha ha i'm using a cable needle with an elastic band at either end as a stitch holder at the moment.
Hope it is 3rd time lucky for you.
Sue x

Ann said...

I hope you get it right this time. My younger daughter would love a pair of those. And she would appreciate I had made them for her rather than buying them. I'm sure Rach will too!

Janice said...

Goodness you have more patience than me Kaz. One go would have been the end and I'd have been off to Matalan ha ha!

Pam said...

Oh I'm no good at the knitting lark I've done jumpers and all sorts before I had the kids but now have a half finished scarf that I promised Hannah 4 years ago, I doubt if she'll want it now!!! These look lovely Pam x

Julia Dunnit said...

I wouldn't by any, but I'd wear a pair if they were made for me. Does that make me stuborn or nuts?! Don't answer that either! Loved seeing Lynne's place - a magic rug..probably lucky it doesn't speak!!

Traceyr said...

Well done Kaz on your "stubbornness" haha I think it must be those cold days that make us reach for the needles. Now can I have a pair in orange? :)

Angelnorth said...

Four needles is what you need there Kaz - no sewing up! Bunny poo huh? Nice!

Sam said...

I do like home-made things - Mum made me a pair of socks earlier this year and despite the difference in lengths (!) I love wearing them!

Susie Sugar said...

Oh no stamping this week, I can't knit or anything like that I'm a lefty and never got the hang of it, but they look great
Have a great week see you next wednesday
Hugs Susie xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

That sounds like me when I'm sewing, I usually make things too small :-/ Anyway Kaz, £3 they may be at Matalan, but I'd much rather have some that someone made for me ;) - so long as they fitted that is LOL They look great anyway.
To make the birdie - I drew a simple shape and cut out 2 pieces then drew a 'wedge of melon' shape for the underbody, sewed all pieces together and stuffed it with polyester stuffing. The feathers already had beads on and were on some very stiff fabric so I used double-sided tape to stick them on thin ribbon and inserted them into a gap in the top of the head. The beak is made from pelmet vilene and painted with Jaquard Lumiere gold paint. I threaded sequins onto wire (3 pieces which I bent into 'V' shapes) and glued them in place, for the tail. I wrapped a bit of wire round the 3 pieces to hold them together, inserted them into the end of the body and secured with some stitches, which is why I wrapped some gold thread round the tail at the body end to hide the stitches :)
Anne xx

Hazel said...

Nice knitting - shame about the sizes - too small, too big ... lol! and as for the carpet and lost bunny poo!! ewwwwww

Angie said...

I get half way through knitting things and I loose heart ...so many that will never be finished sadly so I admire your third time attack on your warmers.

The stamps were a Rusty Pickle set I got last year ....used them once and missplaced them so I was over joyed the other day when they came to light in totally the wrong place

Sandra said...

What a trouper! I'd much rather have a pair lovingly made by you than a £3 pair from Matalan anyday!
Hugs
Sandra x

Karen said...

hahahaha I love your stubborn streak my lovely!!! Mind you I started a pair of mittens 18months ago & only finished one!!!!! V bought some mitten in Accessorise & paid £8 for them...couldn't believe it!!!

Try felting them then they will shrink!!! XXX

tracy said...

good for you at sticking with it :D
LOL at the bunny poo,i thought we were the only ones that had that problem LOL

Kathy said...

They do look good - might be just what I need to counteract the dreaded CMH - Cold Mouse Hand lol

Gez said...

Well Done for sticking at it Kaz! They look brill. ooh to the poo
.. hehe ..xx