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Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh the things that I do

I finished two projects these week; little ones that have kept me busy between the bigger projects.  First, I have to tell you what a putz I am.

I wanted to make a few dishcloths as back up gifts, and just because it sounded like a good idea.  Mainly because my Grandma gave me 3 over the summer that she had made, and they really are wonderful to use in the kitchen.  I love that I can just throw it in the washing machine when I'm done.  How perfectly environmental!  So I found a lovely pattern, and I was please the pattern was simple, because it was purely in chart form.  Oh no, I have never done purely chart!!  Well I gave it a go.  I had to rip back about 3 times because I wasn't paying attention.  Then I finally finished it, sewed in all the ends, and turned it over and......  WHAT THE......................  check out what I did:




Yes, I missed out on some garter stitch on the border, and made it stockinette stitch.  Gasp--I can't give that as a present.  Needless to say, it is in my kitchen now.  How something so simple could have been so difficult is beyond comprehension!

Stats:
Pattern: Spring Tulips
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton



Anyway, I also finished my Calorimetry that I was working on for this weeks WIP.  It was fast, and really lovely!  It will be heading to my sister for her Christmas present.






Stats:
Pattern: Calorimetry
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden shade 236
Because the yarn I used was left over from another project, I was paranoid I wouldn't have enough.  So, if you are like me, just so you know, I used 37g of the above yarn.


Now, this next bit isn't about crafting at all (it's about food!!), so you can go ahead and skip it if you want to.  Briefly, I participate in a thing called BzzAgents.  You get free products to try, and then you get to give people your honest opinion about them.  I haven't done any surveys with them in years, and just recently I received an email about a campaign they were doing on.....ice cream.  I LOVE ice cream, and normally make my own.  I jumped on this one fast, who wouldn't?

The point of this little blurb is for my UK friends, in that I have vouchers for £1 off a tub of the ice cream, called Choka Blok.  It is sold at Tesco, and the vouchers expire December 18.  If you want one, just send me an email with your address and I'll pop it in the post to you, and you can enjoy some too.  The ice cream is good---not Ben and Jerry's good, but much better than your usual UK ice cream.  No offense here, but lots of the ice cream on this side of the pond doesn't even have milk or cream as the first ingredient.  The US rules this particular frozen treat market.


The ice cream is full of goodies---and by that I mean hunks of chocolate and the like.  They have names like Cherry Bomb (wish I had that one), The Chocolate Extremist, and Billionaires Shortcake, how can you go wrong??

Here is where I'm hopping this week:


26 comments:

  1. Love the Caliometry :) Shame about the dishcloth, I've done similar things plenty of times! At least you get to use it though, a small border mishap doesn't detract from the usefulness ;)

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  2. I do things like that with simple patterns all the time - the more simple something is, the less I pay attention..... *sigh*

    The Calorimetry is lovely - I keep thinking I should make one for MY sister.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend
    x

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  3. I love that dish cloth and would never have noticed the stitches if you hadn't pointed them out. The headband is sassy...I may need to knit one.

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  4. I never would've noticed the mistake in the dishcloth either! Love how your Caliometry came out. I decided I really am giving in to make one, it'll be my "on the go" project when we go out of town next week.

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  5. Your sister's Calorimetry is gorgeous - lucky sister! Pretty dishcloth,the mistake makes it all the more precious as it shows that it was handmade and not purchased :)

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  6. Love the Noro colors! I had to rip out a recent knit many times because I wasn't doing St st. I kept trying to rib! Sometimes your hands get used to a certain st and you can't get them to change.

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  7. If you hadn't pointed out the mistake, I would have never noticed it! I love the headband, great color choice!

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  8. Gasp! Don't you have silly little mistakes! That head wrap for your sister is very pretty, love the colors.

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  9. They say the Navajo weavers always put a small mistake in their rugs... that way you know it was hand-made.

    I think the logic works with knitting too.

    I suspect your Granny would appreciate the hand-knitter's mark. :-)

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  10. Those easy patterns always lull you into a false sense of security, don't they? Ah well, it's cute regardless and I expect its functionality wasn't compromised by the missing garter. And now you get a pretty new dishcloth. Still a win.

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  11. I would still give it as a present. Small mistakes just go to show that it really was handmade!

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  12. the mistake on the dishcloth? Not a big deal! Just give it to a non knitter and they will be impressed. I just favorited the calorimetry on ravelry. I LOVE it!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  13. Love your yarn selection on the Calorimetry. I agree with the other commenters - no one will notice and it will be much loved!

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  14. Your little oops just adds to the handmade charm :-)

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  15. sorry about your discloth, I still think it looks lovely though!

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  16. I can tell that I'm not a knitter because I thought the dishcloth looked perfectly lovely! :)
    Your sister's gift IS beautiful, and I'm sure she will receive it with great delight!!

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  17. Pretty colors in that Calorimetry :-) Not really and icecream fan ....but the Cherry one sounds interesitng :-)

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  18. Super cute headband. Stopping in from TT&J!

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  19. I love your knit headband! Precious! I am over from Tater Tots and Jello!

    Nettie

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  20. Oh this headband looks so lovely and cozy! Can't wait to check out your etsy shop. Thanks for the visit on my blog ( and for leaving a comment - I too love them!) All the best to you,
    Mariah

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  21. Something I've learned in my years of handwork is - never point out your mistakes. You could have given that cloth as a gift and the recipient would most likely not noticed that you knit two rows, in a row. I believe we are, at times, too critical of our own work. Your cloth is very pretty and I especially like the color. I always enjoy seeing the Calorimetry done in that type of yarn, it's so interesting.

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  22. Calorimetry - did I spell that right? I'm just gonna call it a headband...(smile) Now that I would wear....really cute and looks warm too. Just hoppin' by from the weekend blog hop...I shall be your newest follower...hope you follow back..

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  23. Stopping by from the Sunday Hop. I'm following by GFC. I'd love if you stopped by my blog.

    Lisa

    http://frugalmommieof2.blogspot.com/

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  24. Your washcloth looks just fine! We all make mistakes when not paying attention, call it design feature :-)

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  25. That's a cute headband!

    I'm your newest follower in GFC from the Monday Blog Hop,
    and I would love a follow back.

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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