Friday, September 26, 2008

Cables, Concentration and Chaos

I am SO distracted by packing and such - that my craft and blogging life has rather taken a back seat - much to my frustration. The movers come on Monday :-( And although I am totally in control (I'm so boring and organized) and calm about it all - but doing anything other than sorting and packing is just not happening at the moment.

I have found that unless I feel 'productive' in the craft department I get very annoyed at myself - so I have managed to find a couple of moments start some new Christmas Tree Skirts and in the evenings I have been knitting another cable blanket.
This blanket will be also be a wedding gift - and unlike the Lover's Knot Pattern - I have designed this one myself (this could lead to tears or a knitting award!) It took about 4 or 5 false starts before I got the number of stitches right (my own fault - apparently I can't count - but casting on 260+ stitches looses its appeal pretty quickly) and I found (after much experimentation) that Excel was my best friend in helping me work out this design. Who would have thought that Excel would be such a good friend to me when designing my patchwork and knitting bits!

I am calling my new blanket 'Hugs, Kisses & Cables' - due to the Hugs & Kisses (OXOXO) cable that runs throughout the blanket.
Back to packing then and I am so sorry if I have not yet responded and say thank you for your lovely comments - they really mean a lot to me. Hopefully I will be back in full crafting and blogging mode very soon!!

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Good luck with your move next week. And the new blanket looks great!
:)

momof2gr8kids said...

wonderfull knitting.. good luck.. and do enjoy moving.. i think its the worst.. ugh too much work and fuss and it takes a good year 1.2 to be settled..

sue said...

The blanket looks beautiful so far. Good luck with the moving. I think the unpacking is worse than the packing up.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes for the big move on Monday - hope it all goes smoothly! Love your new blanket - how clever to use excel to keep track of the design.

periwinkle said...

your blanket is looking gorgeous, good luck with the move. Just remember to keep the knitting close for those calming moments,,
Lisa x

Kitty said...

I took 6 weeks off blogging when we moved - something had to give! That blanket is going to be gorgeous.

Good luck for the move - hope it all goes well.

x

Bumpkin Bears said...

GOOD LUCK with the move Rachael. LOVE your knitting, as always I am so impressed how you can design your own knitting patterns, just gorgeous :)
Hugs, Catherine x

bunzi said...

it looks good! i'm sure you'll be awarded. ;D crafting calms me down.
happy moving.

Suzie Sews said...

wow that great work and happy packing

Things Hand Made said...

Good luck with the packing.

SweetPeaknits said...

Good luck with the move and I just love the hugs n kisses skirt blanket.

Jenny said...

Good luck with the move. I don't know how you're managing to be calm about it. Last time we moved I was a wreck! Mind you it was with two children, the youngest being a breast fed 4 month old and it was 5 days before Christmas....you're definitely better at this kind of stuff than I was! Ha! Good luck Bunny Girl! - Jen

Jen said...

You are so remarkably talented and patient. Good luck with the move.

Dyan said...

260 stitches - yup that can getter tired pretty quickly. Luckily it all worked out the blanket looks wonderful. Hope it all goes well with the move.
Hugs,
Dy

Alison Boon said...

Good old Excel. The blanket looks fabulous, I'm sure a knitting award will be your lot very soon.

twiggypeasticks said...

Your knitting is so beautiful, I can't knit for toffee. Well done and good luck with the move
Twiggy x

Sarah said...

Wow, this blanket is lovely! And you definitely get a knitting award from me for taking on such a huge cabling project!

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