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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Who's a silly stitcher then?

It's been quite a productive week on the crafting front.  The weathers been dreadful, rain, rain and more rain, so lots of time spent inside cosying up on the sofa.

A couple of knitting finishes ...

Christmas pressie socks
   A free pattern at Ravelry called Blueberry Waffle Socks
 

Isabelle's cardigan using the bamboo 4ply sock wool.
 
A new stitching start ...   
CCN - Santa Village - Reindeer Stables
 
and then a disaster was found ......
 
The Jardin Prive SAL - a stupid mistake by someone who should know better!
 
 I had completed Part 1 & 2 and it was looking lovely.  Took it off the frame and OH NO!!! the fabrics too short for the other parts.... how can that be .... 
 
I opened the fabric drawer and took out the bag with the antique white fabric in and there on the top was a lovely piece just the same as I had been stitching on.... except.... this one was considerably longer.  Yes, you guessed it, when I cut the extra off I put back into the drawer the piece I should have been stitching on... aarrgghhhh.... all that wasted time.  No point frogging it, and as hubby said, the verse doesn't read too bad and could actually come to a conclusion as it is.
 
So, out came the longer piece of fabric and a new start on Friday last week.  I worked like mad all weekend and we now have Part 1 & 2 completed again
 
 
They make a nice pair!!
 
No measuring of fabric needed last night when I added more on the Plum Street Sampler SAL
 Part 4 added - I choose Mary's Sampler 1
 
Another Christmas knitting project going to be started tonight, I can't possibly do that wrong... can I??
 
Have a lovely week
 
 

25 comments:

  1. Julie you have been so busy!!! That little cardi is adorable :) I fear I might also run out on the SAL... Although I did count everything, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed & hope all the parts will fit :D Your are up to date now & it looks lovely. Have a lovely day xx

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  2. Loooove the cardigan for Isabelle,oh no on the SAL,but it could have been worse you could have stitched more.
    Love those socks,they look really warm and comfy.
    Hugs xx

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  3. Okay, put the kettle on, I am coming over to learn how to knit socks from you! I keep attempting them and give up too soon! Love the cardigan too, wonderful colours. So sorry about the Prive SAL but you could make a little pillow of the first attempt? Just finishing a Primitive Needle piece then picking up part 4 of PSS. Hope the weather improves soon.

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  4. Oh and I thought only I could use the "wrong" fabric! Love Mary's Sampler progress.

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  5. You have been busy - I love Isabelle's cardigan.

    Oops - that's an easy mistake tomake but as DH said it looks great as it is and wow what busy fingers to get it stitched again - well done x

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  6. All your work is so beautiful Julie , your knitting is just beautiful and so is your stitching, sorry you had to re-stitch the SAL I thought I was the only one who does things like that. ha.
    But you are back to the same as the rest of us . You could use the other for a christmas gift. hugs.

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  7. Gorgeous work as always. If it makes you feel any better I started my own SAL with the fabric facing me shortways instead of long ways...had to go around the whole blooming thing! Must be something in the vodka rofl

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  8. Oops - it happens to us all at some time and you have been very quick to re-stitch the design.

    Lots of lovely knitting going on as well - good luck with the rest of your Christmas knitting.

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  9. A lot of lovely knitting and stitching.Well done for starting and completing pt 1 and pt 2 again,it is a lovely design.

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  10. Lovely knitting! Am super impressed you got the sock wool to match up so brilliantly in the cardigan too. :)


    That is such a bummer about the fabric. Arrrrgggggh! I can imagine how you felt when you figured it out. :(
    I bet you could put more of the checkerboard border to the side of the flowers or put in another little motif and get a small finish out of it. If you can bear to look at it, that is. I know for me I tend to hold a grudge against projects like that and never want to see them again. Because I'm mature like that. *ahem*

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  11. Love the socks! I need to learn how to knit socks this winter. I'm sure that first attempt at the Prive SAL can be made into something really cute!

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  12. Oh no, no, no! How awful!
    The cardigan is fabulous.

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  13. Wow very pretty scoks..very sweet knitting..
    Pretty stitching..I love your sal so much..
    Big hugs x

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  14. You sure been busy, stitching and knitting...Lovely Cardigan for Isabelle.
    Love the fabric you've chosen for the chosen...i am still debating to start this, really like the verse.

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  15. Wow, Julie, you've been busy! Love the socks and cardi! So sorry about the SAL. So frustrating but you have a good attitude about it and already managed to catch up!

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  16. Oh Julie! So sorry that you ended up with the wrong length of fabric but so glad you were able to make a nice design out of the work you had already done! Your husband is right ... it looks great that way : ) Beautiful knitting!

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  17. What a shame but wow on getting it stitched again. Lovely knitting and stitching

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  18. Oh no Julie, how annoying. Still I'm sure you can find something to do with the false start, maybe when the other parts come out you'll find a way to skip to the end as it were.
    Great knitting, the socks and cardi are fab

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  19. Great crafting and WIPs! Love the color fabric you are using for the Mary's Sampler. I need to work on last Sunday's addition.

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  20. Oh no.... poor you! But gosh you were quick to stitch it again on the longer piece of fabric.. love those socks and the cardi for Isabelle is beautiful she is a very lucky grand daughter
    Happy Stitching
    Chris x

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  21. Oh, my!! What a discovery on the shorter piece of fabric! You were so good to start over and finish up so quickly, Julie... That sweater for Isabelle is so cheery--I'm sure she loves Grandma's gifts :)

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  22. That is such a typical thing to do! I bought a large piece of fabric to stitch four matching samplers and accidentally used half of one piece for something else :-(

    Everything is looking lovely though, especially that cardigan, very cheerful.

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  23. I am late in getting to you Julie. Gremlins are to blame ,they do get in the works sometimes I know only too well . Super cardi and socks , I need to get my needles working as Martins jumper is shouting at me and a lacy scarf. Oh well there is always next year.... Speedy stitching getting it done over a weekend well done you. Strictly stitching this evening,whoo hoo.

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