Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Finished - again!!!!!

Would you believe it? I've finished something again. Me! The Scrappy Lengthways Scarf for my dad for Christmas. I have loved knitting this and will be making one again - I mean, what a perfect way of using up all those scraps of sock yarn. This version is made with Posh Yarn (yes, I know, I'm banging on about the glorious Posh stuff yet again) Sophia - cashmere 4-ply. Heaven, absolute heaven!I just love the way the stitches look on this - sort of like weaving. I almost hope dad doesn't like it so I can have it back. But I know he'd be far too polite to say 'good grief, it's a bit bright for me!' So I'll just have to make myself another one. I really need a new scarf.... (wardrobe is already bulging with scarves!) I think I might fancy a cashmere Baktus as well.

So what do I do when I've finished something? Finish something else? One of the many something elses lurking throughout the house? Do I cast on another Christmas present? Or do I just start something completely different , just for me, not even for a present?

Well, as the Queen of Startitis, it's pretty obvious isn't it? Using the many leftovers from the Mystery Blanket, I decided to start a cushion cover. There are nearly as many cushions in this house as there are scarves, but 'need to use' bears no relation with 'need to knit'.

I always fancied making an elephant somewhere in the blanket, so have had to settle for one on the cushion instead. I am determined to make this a quick knit. Too much else to make to dawdle. So perhaps tonight I will get off this computer and knit, instead of 'just popping over to Ravelry for a quick browse'.

And I know it's been ages since I last blogged - becoming very lazy about this lately - but just had to show you the birthday cake that mum made for eldest son. We do chocolate in this house! (As well as cushions and scarves!)

Needless to say, I am not looking forward to weigh day tomorrow. I'm anticipating a gain this week. Still, can you blame me?

10 comments:

wonderwoman said...

oh my goodness, what a fantastic looking cake - its making my mouth water just looking at it!!! love your dad's scarf and i'm sure he'll be well chuffed!

xxx

dottycookie said...

I would have been very rude not to have at least tasted the cake!

I forgot to say last week - I was 2lb down. I'm not expecting much this week though ...

Kathryn said...

We made Michaela's Mincemeat today, Evie stirring with great enthusiasm. Not quite the correct amount of apple ended up in the bowl, as Evie kept sneaking pieces to eat. Into the oven it goes tomorrow! Looking forward to the house smelling heavenly...

Kx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! Great cake!!! And gorgeous scarf too! I bought some scrummy silk and merino yarn from Loop on Saturday and have cast on a Baktus AND the first of a pair of fingerless mittens. So lovely to knit - so why do I have to go to work????

Locket xx

trashalou said...

Can't say much - too busy listening to my ateries groaning and my mouth watering looking aqt that cake!

sussexyorkie said...

Lovely Scrappy scarf, must dig mine out and finish it before Strictly ends.

Working Mom Knits said...

Your Mom is baking for my birthday, right?

ps: LOVE that scarf!!!!

quinn said...

The scarf is gorgeous! What a great way to use the (many, many) little balls of sock yarn that seem to be accumulating around the house. Off to check out the pattern :)

After three weeks of holding steady, I have high hopes of Weighing Day this week...been trying hard, I have! Thank goodness that cake was not within reach...there is a limit to my willpower. YUM.

picperfic said...

ohhhh I love that scarf and I have had the pleasure of admiring it in real life...we must meet up again!

As for that cake, well I could just eat some, it looks amazing!

This iso not the time of year to be dieting, you are a very good girl!

Mary deB said...

No new loss this week, but I think my last week's pound has not been added to the sidebar??