Monday, March 4, 2013

Rainy Days And Mondays......

Helllooooo everyone!  I'm sorry I've not replied to anyone's comments from my last post.  I had malware on my computer, not enough time to fix it, then ran out of data credit on my phone!  Phone's ok for another month....The computer's getting there!

Sandra, you were right about not having enough contrast on the New York Beauty block.  I scanned both fabrics in monochrome and they are really similar in tone.  Good spotting, 99!  

This is a close up of the tablecloth I made to fit the little table on the back patio.  I couldn't find a patio set that was comfy, so I got a small folding table and a camping chair instead....Bliss!  

If the centre fabric looks familiar, that is because it is!  It's been changed a zillion times....First the blocks were the centres for a garden fence (?????) block, then a log cabin.  Both were rubbish.  Mainly because of the fabric I used just didn't suit.  Then I remembered I had some spotty fabric.....puuurrrrrrrfect!!!!!  I'm really pleased to get it finished and it is going straight on the OPAM list!

It was lovely and cool this morning, even rained!  So I had breakfast outside with Tim and Wanda (much to Lestat's disgust lol), read for a while and was just about to start knitting when....uh oh!  See the stitch which is being held up by the vertical needle?  You guessed it....a dropped stitch!!!!

I had two choices.....Either fix it, which although boring, would not take long....or.....grab some different yarn and flick through a knitting book looking for a hat to knit!  No guessing which won out....and the dropped stitch still hasn't been picked up!  

Mind you, that is mainly because the rib at the top of the sock (the bottom in the picture) is really bugging me.  It is about a 1/4 inch too short.  It has been niggling at me, so it is time to frog it.....For the sixth time.  Yes, I counted....It is part of my knitting style....I think it takes six goes for it to stick! lol

This was my sewing/computer chair about half an hour ago....So glad I put a cover on it!