Saturday, 22 March 2008

I'm really not a Knitter

Honestly, I'm not.

So can someone please explain this.....................................

which involved a last minute dash to the not-very-local-but-very-very-lovely wool shop over at Ring-a-Rosie before they closed at 5pm. And also involved the kidnapping of a certain Bloggy-friend.

And I didn't buy it because I wanted to - it was because I needed to - I really think I have a problem.

And yesterday I had to buy this

because of the little Easter Bunny in the bottom corner

And look how many Easter Eggs I have knitted from it already

(notice also the fact that the bunny is nowhere to be seen - I think we can safely say I bought the magazine for the mini basket of eggs!)

And I have also knitted this one from Julie's pattern

but I couldn't get the right sized polystyrene egg so it doesn't have a perfect shape.

And then I had to buy this pattern so I could make this for my friend's birthday

(especially as I had bought her a cake stand and some gorgeous cup-cake style ramekin/bowl-y things)

So I simply had to buy more cup-cakey-type colours to knit some for myself didn't I?

and then some gorgeous "iced" button flowers to go on top?

And because we all know that I have finish-itis I decided that the only way for me to knit a second sock was if I did it in a different colour

My excuse (and I'm sticking to it) is that by the time I have knitted a blue sock, the patterning of the first sock wool will be interesting again so I'll enjoy doing that and then when I have finished the second of the first pair of socks I can do the second blue sock - geddit???? And in the meantime I can maintain Locket family tradition by wearing totally odd socks!

And while I was in the wool shop I purchased the solution to my "lack of needles" problem

So I can start new projects to my heart's content!

And what is to blame for this current knitting insanity?

My new book - which is now being read for the second time in a week

Hope you all have a very Happy and Wooly Easter!

Lucy xxx

P.S. Look at these gorgeous clips that I bought from this incredibly talented person's etsy shop (not that I'm biased, not at all........................!)

All wrapped in beautiful gingham!


Simone said...

I love your woolly Easter eggs! I know what you mean about 'having' to have things. I have just bought a huge pile of 5x5 fabric swatches and I don't even sew much! I just had to own those pretty little patterns. Looks like you are having a productive Easter. I look forward to seeing what you make with all that wool!

Kaz said...

Oooooo I love the colours of the wool you bought, muted colours like that are my faves. And I have some beads like those flower buttons too, am thinking great minds and all that!!

I have bought lots of material recently to make bags with, and how many have I made? Just the one for Mother's Day. There is no hope but at least I feel a bit more normal!!

Kaz xx

Working Mom Knits said...

Darned good think that you are NOT a knitter : )

ps: The talented Michaela bought Linus (of Little Cotton Rabbits fame) for me - isn't she wonderful?!

pps: don't want to know how many ww points are in a cadbury's chocolate/caramel egg...

de vliegende koe said...

You’re definitely not a knitter, you’re just in need of woollie stuf!
You made some gorgeous eggs and the cupcake looks yummy - though I rather eat a real one.. It’s such a pity I don’t understand English knitting patterns...
Happy Easter Lucy!

Jodie said...

I understand, it all makes perfect logical senses. And I love the little basket of eggs , who needs a rabbit? It all about the accessories.

Kitty said...

Oh wow - much loveliness going on in the way of yarnage there. I must admit I went into town this afternoon, and some very cheap acrylic stuff whispered "monkey's hats" to me as I wandered past! Fancy that?! I had to buy some, of course.

Take care. x

Lazylol said...

I'm so envious - I want little knitted Easter eggs! Oh well, maybe I will make some for next year - it's a bit late now, especially when you can't knit!

Lissa Jane said...

hmm lucky you aren't a knitter, imagine your wool stash if you were!

Happy Easter to you Lucypoo..

those knitted eggs are cute cute cute!

who really doesn't knit, but wish she had learnt when she had a teacher!

Lesley said...

Noooooooo - course you're not a knitter!
Who could ever accuse you of being a knitter what with all the wool you have and all the knitting you've got on the go?!!!

Great eggs - if you were a knitter you'd have done a dozen by now ;)

Happy Easter you nutty non knitter :)


Anonymous said...

Lovely yarns. I've never done socks, but I'm absolutely certain there is nothing wrong with wearing odd ones. I know this because what you describe would be what would happen to me if I attempted them. LOL

dottydesigns said...

lovely eggs and cupcakes, lovely knitting too.x

Thimbleanna said...

Well, personally, I think you need to issue a retraction of this post's title because you most certainly ARE a knitter! Your eggs look great. And you've discovered an excellent solution to second sock syndrome. I rest my case. Have a wonderful Easter with the little Lockets, Sweet Lucy!

Monkee Maker said...

Ooooh LOADS of wooly goodness going on over here!

You're gonna have to face it you're addicted to knit .... hmmm, for some strange reason that Robert Palmer ditty sounded better in my head ....


Leanne said...

I think you are becoming a knitter very fast - enjoy.

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Great woolly creations!

I really have no idea about the compulsive buying of craft/sewing type really I don't!.....(Are you convinced yet?) ;o)

Happy Easter x

Gina said...

Fabulous purchases! Wholeheartedly approved of your approach to sock knitting! What a good idea. Love that litle cake!
Gina xx

monda-loves said...


My sister who is also not really a knitter (yeah right) went mad in the wool shop we were in a few weeks ago - touching every ball of wool and ooh-ing and aah-ing at everything.

It won't be long before you start unraveling jumpers for the wool you know.


Barbara said...

Okay so, quote 'its just the colours', you said.
Me thinks not. You're gonna be addicted. It slips in quietly while you're not taking notice and WHAM before you know it, the cupboards are full and you can't sleep for thinking about all the possibilities.....and the colours. Don't say I didn't warn you. Hope you really are pleased that I have lots of yummy wool now - happy knitting, love, Barbara. xx
P.S. Love the Easter display and the cupcake!

Jennie said...

I'm not a knitter either but I am always drawn to knitting books or magazines. I think I would quite like to be a fabulous knitter without putting in the time and effort to learn, and I am pretty sure if I buy enough knitting books I shall magically be able to knit... eventually.

em said...

those little eggs are cute!
i like the wool for the socks!
have you finshed or read the book 'girl missing' yet???i have just finshed a good book!! dot will enjoy it i think

luv em

p.s. its a shame the knitted eggs aren't chocolate!!

dottycookie said...

Ummmm, Lucy - you're starting to scare me ;-) You are far too much like me in stash enhancement activities - and that really ought to scare you!!!

janet clare said...

I think my youngest son, henry must be a Lockett. He is 3 and never wears matching socks!