Friday, 29 August 2008

Something Crafty AtLast

Yay. I found the time last night to put together this layout.

I can't take the credit for the design. That belongs to Karen. I saw hers and just loved it so much I scraplifted it.

Mine uses Pink Lemonade paper from Websters Pages, some Prima flowers (not anywhere near as many as I stuck gems on!!!), Basic Grey chipboard letters which were painted pink and stickles added to the top and some bazzill card.
I have also finished the Rattlesnake Creek sock for the Sock Knitters Pentathlon. No pictures yet though because I had real problems with the yarn. I got it as part of a sock club a few months back and didn't use it for the pattern that came with it so used it for this instead. It is purple and the dye came out all over my fingers everytime I knit with it so I'm assuming it wasn't rinsed after dyeing. There was far too much dye coming out for it to have been rinsed properly. I have had a purple groove in my finger for weeks where the yarn has been wrapped around it. For that reason I hated this project. Needless to say as soon as I finished the socks they went straight in the sink and rinsed until the dye stopped coming out and are currently drying hence the lack of picture.
Trying to make sure I got this one finished on time (deadline is 31st August) made me realise that I shouldn't be knitting to deadlines because somebody somewhere decides to set a challenge. The next sock knitters pentathlon sock pattern is due out on monday and we have been told it involves using 2 colours. This immediately makes me think fairisle which I hate. If it is I will look at the pattern the two colours create and see if I can make it work by using one colour and purling the second colour so the pattern is still there. If not then I just won't do it. It isn't as if it is the end of the world. All that jibber jabber makes sense to me even if you have no idea what I am talking about!!!!
As for Summer of Socks that is over for me. I made the decision yesterday that the 3 unfinished pairs of socks that went into hibernation when SOS started in June are coming back out and ARE getting finished. I am knitting socks to wear them not to have one finished and sat in my knitting bag feeling very lonely because I am too easily distracted by another project that just happens to come along. Maybe it will happen maybe it won't and there is all that yarn that I dyed in the last couple of weeks. One of the hibernating ones (Firestarter) was almost finished anyway so by monday I should have at least 2 pairs to show you.


Andrea said...

Great lo!

Tash said...

Awwww what a cutie! Almost makes me want to get one - except I shudder to think about the chaos that would ensure when DD got her hands on it!

mandijane said...

I love the crown on the photo....brilliant