Thursday, August 20, 2009

I've been unfaithful...

I've been unfaithful *whispers* to my writing blogger friends.

It’s true that I haven’t been writing much (in the UK, with family back in BK, sick, blah blah blah) but I have been doing *winces* something else.

I’ve bought books, *gasp*

I blogged about it once or twice… but no-one seemed to notice. I thought I’d got away with it.

I’ve looked online, surfing *sharp intake of breath* for images and stuff.

*holds breath*

I’ve even added other blogs to my feeds.

But now, I’m so terribly proud of myself, I have to come out into the open and show you this.


I really am the world’s worst knitter; it took several attempts, it's still full of mistakes, it's too big for my teapot [don’t look too closely knitters] but I DID IT. *beams*

It’s a free pattern by (most clever knitter) Katya Frankel her not-only-knitting blog is here.

12 comments:

Angie said...

Oh, that is adorable, I LOVE it! (Strawberries are so lovely.) Very proud of you. I keep attempting to knit, but haven't made it past scarves yet. *sigh*
You will write again. Don't beat yourself up about it. Be proud of that awesome tea cosy (oh, a Californian Britishism)!

Queenie said...

JJ, well DONE!! Bet it was therapeutic. And I'm sure you made it too big on purpose because of science, i.e. the air space inbetween the pot and the cosy helps to keep the tea hot for longer, like a thermos flask in reverse, right?

liz fenwick said...

Love it!!! Knitting is good for thinking which is good for the subconcious!!

lx

L-Plate Author said...

woo hoo. A woman of many talents. It's very cute honey, well done xxx

The binge knitter said...

You are right to be proud, it looks beautiful! Knitting's good for getting your mojo back :)

Debs said...

I think that's incredibly clever. I'd never be able to knit like that. Love it.

Flowerpot said...

They are FAB. If you thnk that's bad knitting you should see my attempts!

Carol said...

I've been waiting to see how it would turn out!! It looks fab!! You should be very proud of yourself (and we definitely chose the right colours :-D)

C x

JJ Beattie said...

Angie, thank you. I never got past straight lines knitting either... but I wanted this soooo badly, I was determined to get better.

Queenie, thank you. Yes, that's it precisely. And it's long enough by design to keep the warm air inside the cosy...

Liz, very true... with simple knitting. With this I had to concentrate HARD so wasn't sure if my subconscious was free to wander or not.

L Plate, thanks sweetie. I did turn the air blue with swearing on occasions...

Binge Knitter, Oooh, you came and looked. Thank you. I got in a bit of a pickle at the top with my icord, but hey, it doesn't look bad. Excellent instructions, thank you.

Debs, thanks. I've been determined with this. It took several attempts, I contemplated getting someone else to do it for me... but damn it, I wanted to do it.

Flowerpot, thank you. I darned the holes so no-one would see them!

Carol, we did, didn't we? I thought I'd never get it done. I'm very pleased with it.

ChrisH said...

Oh, that is brilliant!! And SO cute, what a clever girl - your tea will love your for it!

Ellie said...

Fabulous! We should form a breakaway group from the Novel Racers (Novel Knitters?...). I'm sewing in the ends of a blanket I've knitted for my friend's baby (who is now 2 weeks overdue, so could appear at any minute!).

I hate sewing in ends.

sheepish said...

I had noticed some of the comments but hoped you would grow out of it. Just don't tell me that you have "caught" the knitting bug, because I will just consider it another ruse to avoid writing!!!!!
That said it is a very sweet Tea cosy and obviously useful for a tea fanatic. Now go and write something.