Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh deary, deary me!

What on earth have I gone and done?

A few weeks ago my local wool shop had an all-night knit to make squares for a blanket to be auctioned off for a neo-natal charity.
(I made some squares but didn't go to the all-nighter.)
Wandering home from work on Thursday, the lady who owns the shop beckoned me in as I trundled past (I affectionately call her my dealer, as I have been known to have a slight yarn addiction). She had a HUGE pile of squares and a partially made blanket covering the table, and she was looking decidedly cheesed off.

Well, having taken up the challenge of attaching a few more squares to the blanket, I looked at it a bit more closely.
People have put a lot of time and effort into making the "squares", children included, but it was a bit, errrrm wonky to say the least. Different tensions, different sized stitches and the general concept of a 10cm square seems to have been lost on some.

I'm going to do my very best to make it into something that will raise as much money as possible for the charity, but this is what I'm up against....

Front of blanket as it was

Back of blanket as it was

Uh oh

Look at all those ends (Sarah, help!).......

I know it's for a very good cause, but I really should train my mouth to behave itself a bit better sometimes -
Imagine my horror when I heard my it saying things like "give them ALL to me and I'll see what I can do" and "do you mind if I unpick it and start again?" and, even worse "would you like me to crochet round them to make it easier to sew together?"

My beads, my beads, my poor beads! They're going to be neglected for a while to come, but it's all for a good cause :-)
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Saturday, March 6, 2010


I got beeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaads, they're multiplyin'
I think I'm loooooooooooooooosin' contro-o-o-ol
It's the power, they're supplyin'
It's addictifyin'.

They'd better shape up, into things I like
'cos I got the urge to bee-ee-ead
They'd better shape up, and behave themselves
Or I'll be in a bad moo-oo-oood

They're the beads that I bought,
Woo hoo hoo honey
They're the new beads I got
Woo hoo hoo honey....

Erm, I had a teensy accident on my favourite bead site. Oopsie
Here're just a few, and I mean literally just a few.

I can't even see half of them 'cos they're so small (size 15s), but I've finally got a new work lamp. Ever-so-slightly deceptive on the website I bought it from as I thought it'd be your average desk lamp size, but I think it may come in useful anyway and it's got a base as well so I can either clip it to my work tray or stand it next to me.

Now I've finished the housework, guess what I'll be doing this weekend. Ahh, happy days.

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