Sunday, October 28, 2007


So it seems no one can tell me if my Fujifilm S3000 camera is stuffed or not, no one has the right usb cable to test it, nada.
Frankly now I've given up. It was never the best camera anyways, but the fact I have now buy a new one leaves me feeling a little blue. I'll just buy something basic for now, so I can keep up to date with my craft pics and taking pics of kiddo and kitties.
No word on the Borders job as yet. Or if I got into the Library studies I applied for.
At least kiddo's tv has started working again, yay!
I have no craft to share this post, will have a fair bit to catch up on once I have a new camera :)
On the needles at the moment I have a basic retangle for a felted bag, which I will duplicate stitch a skull onto, the Coronet cable is getting there, and I am looking for my first lace pattern to try..thinking Perdita on

Friday, October 19, 2007

All buttoned up

All finished! 3 different buttons, just to be different.

Got a feeling this will look better loose and baggy, rather than more fitted as it is now.

Oh well, whats another 12 kilos to shed? Yup, so far 12 kilos of fat and crap have come off this body. I have dipped below my pre neck injury weight, yippeee. Now to aim for the pre pregnancy weight, harsh! :)

Actually, the more I look at other ppl's pic's of this project, the more I am thinking that somewhere at the start I fucked up and went with a different size. I know I didnt want it to be as "baggy" as the pattern looked. I was going for something slightly more fitted. Beginners mistakes, fun fun :) I wont frog it, hopefully once Autumn rolls around I'll be that little bit smaller.

I'm too damn proud of my efforts to go shreading it. Still amazed I camplete this, I really wanted to give up several times. I just knit sooo slow. I'm alot faster with a hook than this 2 stick business. Just to add to my stick issues, I thought I'd throw in an extra stick and do cables! Attempting Coronet from

See first cable!

Happiness :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Leaf Cropped Cardigan Finished

So here it is in version 1.1.

A simple button closure with a loop.
Version 1.2 with a corset like closure...which would look better with half as many loops (Thanks Penny, good idea!) and in a cream ribbon to tie in bow.
Not sure which way I will go at this point.
Either way, it will take all of 2 mins to put right.
Am happy with myself for finishing this, the girls dont fit in as they should, but over all I am happy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ravelry! Fitted Knits!

I just recieved my invite! Yahoo!
My username is NakedPippi, no no, its nothing rude!
A pippi is a shellfish you eat, you eat them without the shell, therefore it is naked. :)

Other news - I am having a real bitch of a time trying to find somewhere to get my camera checked. No one seems to have a cable in stock and willing to see if it will work when plugged in. I may have to buy a new camera, which sucks on one hand, as I am use to this one, as crappy as it is. A new one would be nice, but thats taking away food and craft money, dang! I am going to keep on the hunt, til its all fixed or sorted out, I will have to just put up crappy webshots, soz! :(

Yesterday my son and I got all excited when we heard a knock at the front door. Both our faces lit up in excitement, I got to the door first, heh :)
Sure enough some books we ordered a week ago arrived. Ethan got Paul Jennings, Singenpoo Adventures series and was hyper ripping open his little parcel, promptly sitting down and reading. If you know the drama with his schooling etc you will know why I almost cried.

Me, well I jumped on the Fitted Knits bandwagon. I am impressed with this book. I think I picked out about 5-6 projects I wanted to start right now, but am going to swatch for 2 projects today to see which I will then go with. Since we are coming into summer here, I will refrain from certain patterns til Autumn starts to show its pretty colours.

I've finished 2 projects, when the sun comes out I will get some sucky webshots up on here :)