Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Knit And Crochet Stuff From The Past

I haven't seen this yarn and these supplies for eight years and I haven't worked on it for over fifteen. I don't even remember some of this stuff.

The first thing I need to work on and finish is the white afghan. I have all the panels complete in the plastic bag except for the one on top.

I don't have a clue how I knit all that!

I must have been much smarter in my younger days. I never could knit directly from a pattern. I would always get lost and spend most of my time trying to figure out where I was.

I'm a visual person and found that marking out the stitches on graph paper worked for me. I'm going to have to reread the pattern and the graph I marked out and get that all figured out before I can begin again.

I quit working on this afghan because I made the mistake of showing it to the person I was making it for... surprise! Well, it was for me. She didn't know it was a present for her and she didn't like it. Oops! So, I put it all away. sigh...

Well, I'll finish it and keep it for my own use. I'll try to finish it. I was just going to leave off the last panel. I still might if I can't get the gauge to look right.

Oh, well. I've got the time to work on it now and I have got over my negative feelings. At the time I thought it was such a complete waste of time and money (didn't want to see it) and chucked it a bag and stuffed it in a closet.

Kristine wants to crochet some things, so I'll give her some of the yarn and she can use the crochet hooks. I have a wooden crochet hook that I just loved to use. I lost one of my good knitting needles. Hope I can find it.

I have to admit I am happy to see all this
knitting and crochet stuff.

Thankful November Rhyme

All around the chicken coop,
The possum chased the weasel.
The hen on her eggs was fast asleep,
Pop! goes the weasel!
A penny for a ball of thread,
A penny for a needle,
That's the way the money goes;
Pop! goes the weasel!

I'm grateful for playing and having fun.

Today's riddle: I have legs, but walk not. A strong back,
but work not. Two good arms, but reach not. 
A seat, but sit and tarry not.
What am I?

Answer to yesterday's riddle: A mouse.

(November 16, 2009)

[0 eggs today]
Some of the hens have most of their feathers!
Hurrah! Eggs?
See, they are looking better.



Tanya said...

You are a chair? Good luck on your knitting. I have had a few of those disasters where the half made things got stuffed in a bag for years too. Time makes it a happy project again though!
Your word verification today is UNSIT. I wonder if that is a hint for the riddle.

lisa said...

Well I would of finished it and given to someone who would of appreciated it just because it was made by a very nice lady!

Jennifer said...

I love to crochet... I'm a visual learner too. Have fun with your projects.

A chair?

Feral Female said...

I wish I had the skill to knit/crochet. My MIL makes glorious blankets for her family!

LindaG said...

We're all smarter when we're younger - supposedly. ;)
Only now do I find out how much I didn't know. haha.

Good luck finishing it!

Such a cute rhyme. :)

And I am going to guess - chair. :)

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

just noticed hen roo's pic on the left
absolutely brilliant

Canyon Girl said...

I wish I was talented with my hands -- it's a wonderful thing to see an afghan to completion. I have a huge and colorful one that I bought at a thriftstore for $8.00that's about as good my stuff gets. I know you will enjoy yours once it is finished -- it will keep you warm this winter for sure.