Saturday, October 31, 2009

BOOO!!!!

Happy Halloween one and all.

I have been spectacularly bad at blogging of late. Sorry. Half term is one of those busy times - I had planned on doing so much knitting, getting so much finished and not casting anything else on... Well, the thought was there wasn't it?

I have finished something though. My nephew wanted a cushion to match one I made him years ago. So I have made one of my Christmas presents. Hooray for me! I did this very quickly because it's in the truly hideous Sirdar Foxy . A horror to knit with, a horror to feel and it squeaks so much. I shall have to educate said nephew in the delights of Posh Yarn. He really needs serious help I feel!
So glad that you all like the Golden Wedding Blanket too. I made another square - these flower ones take an age to do, but are worth every minute spent on them.

I've cast on 2 new things. The first is a Baktus scarf, not shown here, that can wait for another day. The second is this. I'm going to tease you and not say what this is. You know how I love clever knitting? Well this is clever beyond all imagining. How someone could design a pattern like this is beyond me. Keep watching to see how this mystery object transforms into something very pretty.
On the weight-loss front, I didn't get weighed this week as I went away for a few days. I am still trying hard though, but am starting to find it a bit difficult and more of a chore now. Determined to reach my target by Christmas though.

Had to go clothes shopping this week - my clothes are all now huge and look very stupid. Strange how I couldn't button up the trousers a few months ago - now they just fall down! Although it feels very good, it's a double-edged sword and is costing a small fortune. But never mind eh?

Must go and make a gruesome pudding now. I think it will have to be something green and monstrous just for Halloween. Youngest son wants strawberry jam 'blood' incorporated somewhere in it. He used to be so nice...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your golden wedding blanket is splendid, Michaela. I wish I could knit such a beautiful square but for now, it is not the case: I still have to learn fair isle knitting. Have a nice Halloween! xx

Giulietta

quinn said...

I wish I shared your loose-clothing problem...perhaps we could trade wardrobes?

Looking forward to the development of the mystery project! I have an idea, but will wait and see :)

dottycookie said...

That does look like a very snuggly cushion, even if it was a pain to knit. I crocheted a bunny once with the very same wool and it nearly killed me.

I've been away too, hence no weighing. I dread to think what will await me when I do, but let's just say I don't share the falling down trousers problem ...

busybusybeejay said...

Love the blankets.I have signed up for the 2010 mystery blanket.Hope I can cope.

barbara said...

I am really enjoying watching the progress on the Golden Wedding blanket. It is going to be a terrific gift. Congratulations on the weight loss. Enjoy getting some new clothes (you're worth it).

wonderwoman said...

love the flower design and can't wait to see the mystery knitting!

xxx