Tuesday, September 18, 2007

All in a day's knitting...

OK Monkee Maker, this one's for you. This was my Sunday knitting and the places in my house that I did my Sunday knitting. Above I managed to do a row of Tipsy whilst waiting for the kettle to boil for my morning cup of tea.



I hate ironing. I hate ironing so very much that the only way I can bear to do it is by saying 'iron 5 things, knit a row' so the latest square for Lizard Ridge was very soon nearly complete. And no of course I don't just stick with one row! I try to be very strong willed though.




Following the mammoth wash up after Sunday Lunch, I decided to have a few moments with Tipsy on the settee. You can't see, but behind the big orange bag is a basket full of yarn and behind that is a blue bag with another half-finished project in. And on the table is a little wooden bowl filled with oddments of Posh and Hipknits sock yarn.


So after bath time for youngest son, it was bed time - he does his reading book and practices spellings while I knit. No monkey made of knit, but a furry friend instead. And then it was back downstairs to do more Tipsy.


It looks like I've done loads of knitting, but I haven't really. I'm very slow. Oh the chocolate cake was finally collected next day with a great many apologies!


As to the grand prize draw for the goodies, I'll be doing it later on tonight, so come back tomorrow to find out if you've won. (And Monkee Maker, don't hold your breath on this one, the sack of stunt monkees still hasn't arrived...)

UPDATE


OK, I thought you'd have enough photos with the above, but here's progress of Tipsy - first sleeve done, second only just cast on! Happy now Clara!!!

9 comments:

Working Mom Knits said...

Love the pics - and the glimpse into your world was really, really nice - but today is Tuesday...

(Tipsy Tuesday. Progress pictures?)

ps: Bad luck re: the cake being picked up - bet it would have been wonderful with a cuppa.

Working Mom Knits said...

Quite!

ps: it is lovely : )

yvette said...

Oooh, pretty sleeve... I hate ironing too, I have to watch a movie while I iron to distract me.

Cazzie said...

Tipsy is looking good :)

Rosie said...

What's ironing? (This question has prompted me to come out of lurkdom, being as I am so baffled)

the vicious chicken said...

I like the idea of knitting a row or two here and there in between other activities - I tend to just knit in biggish blocks in the evenings... but it takes me ages to get things finished! I need to harness those waiting-for-the-kettle-to-boil moments!
VCx

Monkee Maker said...

Oh, those pictures are just fab!! Thanks for showing show much of your home, I studied them intently! Well, I did say I was nosey, didn't I?

And I'm impressed that you can limit yourself to one row between shirts ..... I'd be more "iron one shirt then knit 5 rows".

Monkee Maker said...

Oops .... didn't quite read that properly, did I? Glad to note that you don't actually stick to one row!

Yup - I'm checking out your place again!!

Sussex Yorkie said...

I just love the colours you have chosen for Tipsy. I now have bought the book......need to buy yarn. Ooops.

I have to iron whilst watching TV, generally hurling abuse at the chat show hosts, its a distraction!