16 August 2008

Aleita is done!

Yes! I have finally completed her. My verdict

Well, I like (love is too strong a word to use at the moment) her, even though she curls at the bottom, does not quite sit where I want her to nor does she hug me…

But I am sure that after a lovely scented bath, massage and some sun bathing, she will comply.

Then I will love her…

12 August 2008


It is a sad fact, but I have bowed out of Ravelympics. I was so excited too but…

1. I had not finished Aleita by the start and I did not want to have another UFO
2. I did not fancy knitting to deadline another so soon after the last one, and
3. I had/have lots of domestic stuff to catch up on.

So, from here on in I will be a spectator and not a Ravelympian. It has taken all my strength to make this decision, but I must remain on the sidelines. I am sure that spectating too will bring its own pleasures.

Good luck to all Ravelympians.

09 August 2008

Vintage Patterns?

I don't know what one would call them or when a pattern becomes 'vintage'. But, look what I found in a charity shop last week...

The ones that really caught my eye...

this one because it looks so elegant, and

this one because it reminds me of my Sahara, and finally

this one because I know of two friends' babies in the making.

I know I will never knit all the patterns but they are nice to have and to look at.

06 August 2008

Mosaic me!

I saw Joanna’s mosaic and could not resist the urge. So I came up with this…

1. Tramonto a Castel di Tusa #2, 2. Salmon Gums in the Fog, 3. Lake Tanganyika, 4. Go Green!!!, 5. Johnny Depp, 6. Bombay, 7. Zanzibar Doors 1, 8. vanilla custard: multiple preparations, 9. good friday, 10. Family moments, 11. 19/365- The Luckiest, 12. [16:92] Do not be like the knitter who unravels her strong knitting into piles of flimsy yarn

Questions to answer…

1. What is your first name? Tusa
2. What is your favorite food? Salmon
3. What high school did you go to? Tanganyika
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? I had to think about this one but… Johnny Depp
6. Favorite drink? Bombay Saphire
7. Dream vacation? Zanzibar
8. Favorite dessert? Custard
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Good
10. What do you love most in life? Family
11. One Word to describe you. Lucky
12. Your flickr name. KnitPlosion – I could not find an image for this so I used 'knit'.

Then you plug the answers into flicker search to find images to chose from. Then you plug the image urls into this mosaic maker et voila.

See if you can resist the urge to find out what image you can make.

03 August 2008

Figured out…

It was my row gauge after all! I feel like such an amateur.

Anyway above picture shows my re-workings in an effort to get it right this time.

Hope I can count this time…