Saturday, 7 June 2008

Finished objects and nearly finished objects

First up the crosswalkers are finally finished.
I do love these but my god they took a long time. I found them amazingly boring to make. Very simple pattern though so good for a beginner looking for something a little different to the usual.

Next up we have the shrug I decided I couldn't live without. One sleeve is done and pinned in place now. One more and sewing up to go. Modified the pattern a bit since way edging was done sounded bit like hard work. Is a Debbie Bliss pattern but came free from Prima. And on ravelry.

In the washing machine is my third felted bag. I made the pattern up as I went along but my idea was to make it look vaguely wave like with a chevron stitch. Don't think it has quite worked as intended but I like the effect. Is a blue and green variegated roving from Wingham. This is it unfelted.
I love looking at the stitches close up to see how the colours come together and change as the pattern moves round.

Lastly I've started another sock - look how far its come in a few days compared to those crosswalkers!
It's loosely based on the spiral method Heather was blogging about a while back. When I saw there was a KAL for spiral socks on the yarn yard group on ravelry I thought it must be fate and jumped to it. I've used some silkwood sock yarn that was a very bright pink and some lovely purple that I made my jaywalker socks out of. I really love how it is looking so far.

Now I've blogged I have to go onto the Royal mail site and make yet another complaint. It is just one thing after another with them nowadays. I put in an official complaint 2 weeks ago after 3 parcels were lost between the postman leaving the card here and the delivery office. Now I've gone down there for the third time to get a parcel I have a card for and they still can't find it. Another card was left on thursday telling me to go and collect the parcel 'tomorrow' as in yesterday and they can't find that one either. It's really tedious. And you just hear nothing from customer services. Everytime I go down to the delivery office it is different person. I guess the staff turnover must be pretty high but then that's not really suprising. The only thing I can think of is to pay (£50!) for 6 months for a PO Box. This still means I have to go to the delivery office to pick things up but on the other hand the postman will never take it away to try and deliver it which seems to be where the problems are occuring. £50 though to get my post delivered because they are so incompetant they keep losing it. I'm pretty pissed off. And are they just incompetant and losing my stuff or is someone there actually stealing it? It doesn't exactly encourage trust but then there's no alternative so I basically need to get used to being screwed.

Sunday, 1 June 2008


Have had real pukka flu! I think. Anyway, was too feeble to knit or even crochet for three whole days which I think counts as some sort of major personal health disaster. The post yesterday was due to be followed by a proper one but ran out of puff. Much more human today and no good reason for not going to work tomorrow so back I go.

DB shrug almost finished - did ribbed edging today sat in front of 'Clash of the Titans' on TV. Narrowly escaped having to watch 'Sleepless in Seattle' which Pooch claimed to genuinely like because it 'makes him feel nice'. Not sure if that means warm/fuzzy nice or Meg Ryan nice. Either way is disturbing. Also started another felted bag. Pics to follow.
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