Saturday, May 31, 2008

just a flyby

A quick post, with no pictures today. I will share that the hideous thing I was making in the previous post is now complete, and not really any the less hideous for being completed. Some day I may be brave enough to post a picture, when it stops making me retch...I really don't want to subject you good people to it....if it weren't for the fact that Cee keeps telling me "it's really not that bad, you know...." and it's practical I would probably not only throw it away, but cut it to shreds first...I've got you scratching your heads now, don't I? Oh, okay, just don't say I didn't warn you....hope you don't have an easy gag reflex....


Did I make you cry? I'm really sorry.....Yes, okay, it's supposed to be a beehive tea cozy...In my defence, (and I suppose I need one) the picture in the magazine (Creative Knitting May '08) looked so cute and kitschy and fun and even practical (Cee, being English, will drink a minimum of two pots of tea a day) that how could I go wrong? Well it went....wrong.....I suppose maybe the thing that bothers me (other than everything) are the colours don't really gel, the pink daisies remind me of weird-looking spiders, the leaves don't really look like leaves, the bee buttons are cute but I think they look stupid....and that 'beehive'...with its hateful loose purl stitches....arrrrgh!!!!

There is no denying the practicality of it...it keeps the teapot scorching hot, the secret is this kicky quilted lining:


And I only broke two sewing machine needles making it, too....cursed. from. the. start.

I also wanted to put up the link for the Ballband Discloth pattern, since I received some inquiries. That pattern is in the Mason Dixon Knitting book along with a few other nice ones, but the Canadian Living Site has it excepted on their page, and you can get it by clicking right here.

That's it for now, told you it would be short. I just hope none of you have nightmares now....

6 comments:

Karen said...

Kay, thanks so much for the link to the dishcloth pattern. I can't wait to try it!

Karen said...

Oh, and I also meant to say, don't worry, we all have those projects we look back on and say, "seriously, what was I thinking?!" At least you actually finished the project! I can't bring myself to finish the ones I end up hating. :o)

kay said...

No problem Karen, hope you have fun knitting it!

Yes, the only good thing about that picture is the totally wicked Canadian Tim Horton's coffee mug...

Anonymous said...

i love it!!!! Pammy

Sharon said...

I think it looks cool! I've never even attempted a tea cozy. Seems like all I can knit right now are socks. One more pair and I think I'll hit the wall and have to make something else. Tea cozy? or perhaps a Ballband Dishcloth or five! Yours are so nice and colorful.

kay said...

Aww thank you Pammy and Sharon! You guys are all way too nice!