Monday, 5 August 2013

No Prizes...

...for realising I've been conspicuous by my absence for yonks. I discovered many years ago, that with only so many hours in a day, there are times when something has to give - especially as I only have two hands and one brain, more's the pity. I'd like to have as many arms as an octopus.
My dexterous digits have been smitten with a knitting bug, and thereby hangs a tale - or two. I have discovered that badly written pattern instructions can cause mayhem, if they are strictly adhered to. Salvation comes when one 'plays it by ear', or rather eye, and lets instinct override the printed word.
So when I let you see a picture of two of the four small garments I've produced, don't think their size bears any relation to the hours of frustration incurred during the making thereof. Hehehe!


8 comments:

Fran Hill said...

I'm okay with knitting as long as I'm going forwards. As soon as I drop a stitch or make a mistake, I can't seem to go backwards and mend it. Useless.

Joanne Noragon said...

Sweet little coverups.

I once knitted my way through a pattern book of my grandmother's; circa 1920. Every pattern contained the following sentence several times: "If you have done this correctly...."

Jinksy said...

That's OK until you encounter a mis-print, when no amount of 'doing things correctly' as per the pattern can help a desperate knitter!
Time to swap hat band for one that reads 'Editor' :)

Maggie May said...

Brilliant that you are back! Bloggersville has been a bit sparse lately!
Love your knitted garments. I can imagine that you might have been in a fix if the pattern was printed wrong but you did very well to get it right.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Sandi McBride said...

Glad to see you...its been awhile and you have been
missed
Sandi

Doctor FTSE said...

If only knitting patterns told us to do what we want them to do and not what they told us to do. Or something!

Doctor FTSE said...

Forgot to say . . the little coats look lovely. So clever.

imac said...

Hello my friend, Great works of wool, and I seem to be lacking time to compute these days also.