Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Pattern! :)

 Ewe & Eye & Friends
Roly-Poly Frosty

I decided I'm probably not going to ever stitch this again, so if you would like the pattern for free, just leave a comment here on this post saying so and I'll draw a random name on Saturday or Sunday out of those people for it. Better it go on to someone who can also enjoy it vs. sitting here all lonely in my stash forever and ever. :) 

I was going to post that a few days ago but then I got violently, terribly ill (most likely food poisoning) and lost a couple days to nothingness and got behind on everything. Bleh. This go round was much worse than the last food poisoning round a few years back wherein the mother-in-law tried to kill me outright poisoned me on purpose fed me some not-quite-cooked-enough hamburgers at a cookout. On the bright side, I'm pleased to note that my bathroom mats are quite comfy in a pinch when you need to, like, curl up and rest for a bit on them. Two thumbs up for comfy bathroom mats! (Sometimes it's the little things.) *sigh*

Anyhoo, I have a wee bit of an update for the week.......

New beads..
 Kinda Valentine theme but black/white combos are classic any time.

 Not a whole lot of progress on the stitching front. I had hoped to finish this last week because it's a pretty small/simple pattern but then that whole 'too weak to hold up your arms' thing happened. :(

It's just not possible for me not to have at least SOME TYPE of knitting going on so I started a pair of simple socks for The Boy in this Patons Kroy yarn. They are coming out SUPER thick though and seem to be going slow slow slow. I think I'm tired of them already. lol Could be a problem.

Beyond that, I gots nothing. I still need a couple days of nutritious meals in me, I think, for my brain to be fully functioning again. 



Catherine said...

Yuck! I do hope that you are feeling better! Love the end beads and the color of those soon to be socks!im

Cath said...

Hope you feel better soon. Had food poisoning myself many moons ago, but the memory is still very fresh !
I'd love that chart, too cute. 'm thinking it would look good on a stocking , lol.

Margaret said...

Oh dear, I hope you're feeling better and are back to normal soon. Not fun at all. Ugh. Love the beads, love the valentine. The socks are knitting up really pretty, but it doesn't sound like you're contented. Oh well. Feel better!

Cole said...

I hope you're feeling your spunky self again in no time! It really sucks when you're too sick to craft ~ that's how people know we're REALLY sick! hehe

I'd like to add my name for the chart, he's a cutie! Thanks!

Beth said...

Yuck - you've been seriously sick girl! I am glad to hear you are finally feeling better - take it easy for a while!

Lei said...

I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Being sick is just the worst thing ever. I hope that you get to feeling better soon.

I love the socks you are knitting and the beads are very pretty. Add my name to the list for the pattern giveaway please. I just love snowmen. Take care.

Pumpkin said...

Nooooo :o( Not good! I hope you feel better soon.

I would LOVE to have my name in the hat for this pattern. Like I said, I tried a few places and couldn't find it. Thanks so much Melanie :o)

Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to be the new owner of Roly-Poly Snowman. He is ADORABLE and I promise...I would give him a very comfy place on my stitching table and then send him on to the next loving home. ;-)

Glad you are feeling better.

As for the Kroy socks --- not sure what size needle you are using. I went up a size (and reduced the number of stitches) because the yarn was so thick. I think I used a size 2 over 56 stitches for socks for me.

valerie said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear you were so sick. Hope you are feeling better. I love the Kroy socks...the color combo is great. Too bad they are kinda boring to knit.

Carol said...

Ugh! Food poisoning is the worst--sure hope you're back to normal very soon, Melanie... My husband has had a couple of really serious bouts with it--one was actually life threatening so be very, very careful (his came from undercooked chicken at a restaurant).

Your socks and little Valentine piece are looking great. Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day ♥♥♥

Pamela said...

Oh no! Feel better soon! Food poisoning is horrible! Hope you are on the mend.

Love the roly poly snowman and would love to enter for a chance.

Julie said...

Oh no, poor you. I hope you are well on the mend now.
Beautiful wool for the socks.
There is something lovely about black/white/purple/lime combo, splendid!

Siobhán said...

Ugh, I hope you're feeling better soon! Love the beads. Nice progress on your WIPs!