Wednesday, 28 December 2011

paddington still haunts me.

Paddington has nearly ruined my life he ow sits in the office where i write this blog and looks down on me showing me all the mistakes that i made on him and taunting me with his odd face.
he started with good feeling i did only have three weeks to make him after i brought his pattern off eBay i happily started knitting only to realise that he was going to be huge much bigger than i ever imagined.
problems i has with Paddington were the hat which still looks like a sailors hat in bright yellow, a hole in the jacket my first hole in properly ten years i mean how? , and lastly leg a had tension and was the right size leg b made with the same hands , same wool and same needles two days after i finished the first leg and somehow leg b was 1 inch smaller than leg b i could not believe it i mean really why and now he sits looking at me and i want to burn him or feed him to the puppy

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

post Christmas knits

Paddington was finished on Christmas eve thank god, i cant say that he is my best work but i am sort of happy with the finished result he looks lest pervy than when i started, my only real concern is that i could not find any Wellington boots for him.
i am now just working on uni knitting and a collection of knitting that all needs work on like gloves and socks that have already taken a year to knit.
my new years resolution even though its not new years yet is to finish the 6 projects that i have on  the needles and will only cast on y collection for uni. i will not cast on the shawl with the new yarn that i got for my birthday 6 months ago, it will not go off i will resist and finish  the 6 projectas as quickly as i can .
they are lilac cable mittens, fair lisle socks 2 pairs , noro shawl, blanket, blue socks , Christmas baubles.

but i will start a Christmas wreath with some felting wool i got for Xmas.

Friday, 16 December 2011

xmas paddington bear disaster

for many days now i have been knitting a paddington bear for my mum for Christmas , i have been knitting for 15 years and unbelievably i have never made a toy before.
i font want to say it but yesterday i realised that the toy has defeated me and thats sewing him up he looks so evil i really am thinking of feeding him to the dog.
more will follow i will finish him but maybe ill never look at him again after.