Friday, January 13, 2012

Firstly...

Geez, you guys, you commenty types, know how to lend a virtual, internetty shoulder. Geez, you’re EXCELLENT. The throat-scream-thing is much, much better. Kate’s undies comment was of particular therapeutic help.

Secondly...

The DSLR camera is at the doctors and I am Lost Without It. Pics on this post and for the foreseeable eon are courtesy of the phone. You’ll note there’s also a concealing Photoshop blur, because I’m back in the confessional.

Thirdly...

You know that other blanket? The one that took a bazillion years from go to very woe? The one that prompted the WOOHOO! after I finally finished the sucker?



Well, I started to think about some imminent camping holidaying, you see. There’s an unprecedented need for serious, long-haul car craft (between the throwing of parenting bribery-and-corruption snakes out windows). Perhaps I’ll say it fast:
BeforeIknewitI’dpurchasedenoughyarnforareallygoodstartonanotherblanketsonowI’llhavesomethingnewtowhingeabout!



Totally Attic 24 inspired. Totally not my usual colour tendency. Totally expected to be the stand-in, slow-burn, crafty project – all the way through to 2016, (probably 2018 since the Mr reckons it should be double bed sized). Totally requiring extra freelance work, purely to maintain yarn supply. Totally a big, double bed-sized, bad idea.



Less ends to weave in and whinge about but totally feeling the need to apologise to everyone in advance.



(so, so sorry).

35 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Whinge away... there's going to be a mightly colourful collection of ends to weave in!

Michelle said...

Weave the ends in as you go!

But I can't blame you. I am just a little bit in love with the ripple blanket she is doing now.

Maxabella said...

Support is what the blogging community seems to do best! That and craft. x

LimeRiot said...

Those bright colors are fantastic and the yarn looks luscious! It will be a wonderful long-term project :). I have at least four unfinished blankets in various WIP baskets throughout the house. I plan to have them finished by 2023.

Notchka said...

I don't usually comment but this post made me smile. How could you not fall in love with that blanket - I totally get it!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I was gawping at Attic 24's creations yesterday as I was trying ... for the zillionth time ....to learn to crochet . It was humbling .
But a crafting godess such as yourself will be throwing this latest blanket in the air and photographing it in a jiffy .

Sarah said...

glutton for punishment...

Oh and how is the dinosaur egg?

nikkishell said...

Bwahahaha! You are a complete and utter glutton for punishment
(and a bit mad)! But of course I look forward to your whinging posts. :)

Jo said...

I wish I hadn't have read this post and followed that link .....

She says, thinking "would it be wrong to start that with two other projects on the go ...."

It will look FABULOUS in those colours.

teddybearswednesday said...

I'm a sensing some masochistic tendencies ?
NO seriously it's going to look amazing when it's done.
And I think a big part of having a blog is so we can whinge.
xo
PS I agree Kate's comment is a corker

Greer said...

Ooh, I'm about to do the same thing re massive yarn purchase for massive blanket (knitted, though). What yarn is that lovely stuff there? Colours are good.

Tanya said...

belated bloggy love from me to you and yours...sigh, bring on new beginnings.

Suse said...

Well thank god there will be ends to weave in at Sewjourn after all. Wouldn't be the same without it.

I had a mouthful of tea when I read Kate's comment earlier this morning. It was not pretty.

Beck said...

Just wanted to say..I missed you! Glad to see you back in the swing of things. And hey, after six weeks off you had 84 peeps leave a comment! Wowsers! xo

Nikki said...

Crazy chick.

You know I mean that in the nicest possible way. (Please also know that I'm lovin' the yarn colours!)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

at least yo haven't taken up HexiPuffing!

Stomper Girl said...

I'm pretty inspired by Attic24 too. Haven't actually started anything, but love looking at her work.

Lola Nova said...

Oh my, that is big news!

I have no such plans to start anything big or small, end weaving-ish or not. My big plan is to take a very deep breath and have a lie down... next week that is, if there's time.

Let the ripples begin!

june at noon said...

The ends may be a total pain in the arse, but they still look pretty, even untucked. Maybe you just need to create a design that incorporates not-tucked ends so you can leave them that way!

Fer said...

I think as humans we're not happy unless we've got something to complain about! And at least you'll have a decent excuse.

Here's some more Ripple inspiration for you too -
http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2007/02/ripple_issues.html

Michelle said...

Ooh you're doing it! So excellent!

Andi said...

Whinge as much as you like. You KNOW you love it!! ;)
And I just caught up on your last post (I've been the MOST lazy bloggy person of late). I'm so sorry to hear about the bullying. Hope it has been addressed suitably and that you are all thoroughly enjoying the summer break.
You know ... you guys are amazing parents and will be the best possible guides and supports for her if this problem continues. Take care of you. xxx

Kate said...

And here I was wondering afterwards if I had been a bit insensitive. If I might have come across as not taking bullying seriusly. I'm so pleased you got it.
And the blanket thing...I totally get it. I am bit hooked on the colourful crochet long termer myself. Even trying to sew in some of the ends as I go. Even succeeding sometimes. xx

quirky granola girl said...

mmmmmm...too distracted by yummy colors to pay attention to the rest of your post. sorry.

flowerpress said...

just catching up with your last post.
makes me teary just thinking about it.
hopefully karma will get them but happy to come down and help it along if needed.

can't believe you finished that blanket! legendary!

I have a pile of coloured wools too :-) (though not as pretty as yours) which I stopped bought on the way to camping (and then didn't touch, course!). yours looks much nicer though, where from?

happy new year x

Kylie said...

You're doing a gigantic ripple, aren't you?!!! I think I can make out that familiar wave... I've been up to my armpits in it too ;) So exciting and those colours look so lush. Good luck Mrs. There are virtually no ends in do at all... each time you turn you crochet the new colour in... bliss! Have fun :) Kx

Kylie said...

Oops, just clicked on link and saw that it's quite obviously the ripple... (embarrassment). Still very happy though - you'll love it. So super easy. I'm at the stage where I'm tripling in my sleep! ;) Kx

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Ahh yes crochets a blanket, I started one ones- just back and fourth rows but I cannot finihs it - its to hot to have it anywhere near me.... maybe I should get it out again, for the rainy afternoons we are having up here...just need to finish 10 more rattles first....

'jolijou' said...

linger as long as you like love! we could talk about the shitty and the gritty and about finding and losing zen for hours!!!
great to have you back!
humunguous hugs,
xoxo andrea

katiecrackernuts said...

Look, it's always the way with yarn. You swear off it and it comes creeping back.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. 4711 has a more '90s vibe for me but I do know what you mean. Tweed evokes the same memories of my folk's dinner parties.

Madeline said...

Those are beautiful colors! It'll be fun to see the progress on this one...even if it is slow and there's a bit of end weaving in drama to go with it!

Attic24 said...

There's nothing at all bad about a double bed sized bit of hooky, it'll give you so much! Embrace it, love it, and have fun!!
xxxxxxxx
ps lush colours ♥

Mel said...

Hi lovely one. Do you know I just happened to find five minutes to sit down with a cup of tea (instead of getting the washing off the line, getting a start on dinner or, god forbid, doing a bit of a tidy up!) and had the thought to check on this space of yours to see if you'd popped your head back in. And you have! So good to catch up on your happenings (well, not the bullying part. That part made me sick to my stomach for you and the big kid) and "hear" your voice again.

Now to do the same in my space ...

Anny said...

Oh yes gotta love the ripple...I have two going at the moment! What brand of yarn is that? It looks absolutely divine!

grrl + dog said...

hahaha!

How easy is it to get sucked in by that gorgeous color?

I am opting for a ripple stitch blankie this winter that requires waay less weaving in and stitching up. That bit definitely sucks.