Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sometimes No Planning Is Good Planning


OK. You start with yarn.


Throw in a cushion.


And then a dinner plate.


And what will you get?


Well, a partially knitted round throw, a cushion, and a dinner plate with similar colours!


This menagerie of things was not planned. 
Each was bought at separate times and put away.

Recently I was looking for a pattern I liked 
to have for a daily plate and remembered this one.
But I have only one! Luckily for me it is still available on-line.

The cushions,there are two, were bought at a second hand store 
because I liked their retro look.

And lastly, the yarn was bought a couple of years ago 
and it was all in a large bag of 
random colours.....you had to buy the whole bag.

Yesterday I noticed that there is a colour theme happening here.....
it really wasn't intentional by any means.

Guess I must really like these colours!




24 comments:

  1. YOur knitting is super, do you share patterns? And did you know that "Sophie" visited me? I hope she was a good girl and asked first.Her photo was gorgeous in the video, but I didn't comment too much in case she gets a swelled head!!Lovely to have her as a member on my blog too!! I am spoilt. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. I love to knit and yes of course I share the patterns. 'Sophie' told me she had a visit! And that she totally enjoyed her 'stay'! You are the best hostess, Jean!

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  2. You've got a good eye! For many things.

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    1. What about the other one? lol
      Couldn't catch myself Debra!

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  3. you like what you like...love the knitting

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    1. Guess you are correct! Do you knit? Great Maritime pastime in the winter.

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  4. "And what will you get?"
    A lovely still life photo.
    Beautiful colors, Jim.

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    1. Thanks Pat! I guess I am longing for the past in some ways.

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  5. You've got a good eye, Jim. I really like those colours; very cozy. And those pillows are really beautiful; lovely colours and pattern. Most of the pillows I've picked up are from second hand stores; that's where you find unique and unusual items.

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    1. The cushions today mostly don't have what I am looking for. When I saw these I knew!
      Have a great day Martha!

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  6. Serendipidy makes life fun!

    I like the palette of colors.
    Do either you or Ron knit?
    I know Sophie stands guard to make sure there are no kitty, kitties to play with those balls of yarn!
    Have a good one!

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    1. We both knit Louise. Our mothers and grandmothers taught us when we were young. One of the first things I liked about Ron was his sweaters!!! He made/knitted them himself! That was IT for me!!!

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    2. I knit too! Taught by my grandmothers! When I lived in Westport, on White Bay, in Newfoundland, most of the men in our outport knit. Needles were always clacking. In the past Westporters knit many things, including underwear. Terry doesn't knit, but his mother was a master knitter who emigrated from Ireland by herself at the age of 14. I'm sure Ron makes beautiful sweaters. He stood out for his sense of style when I met him in grade eight.

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    3. Oh Louise...can you just imagine the clickety clack we could make and we'd have to get Terry in there somehow....he could hold the skeins...like a servant...lol...or a dutiful hubby!
      Ron

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    4. Oh yeah! Ron is always a-stylin'!! lol I'd have to 'perfect' a few techniques before I'd attempt knitting underwear!!
      You know another 'group' of male knitters? Doctors! That's right....it helps relieve the stress.

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    5. Ron, Terry would probably imagine strangling me with the yarn if I tried to get him to help me knit! Or suggest that he take up knitting!

      Jim, I did not know that doctors knit as a group. I'll have to ask my doctor if he does. My dentist drives cars VERY FAST, like a maniac, to relieve stress.

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  7. Hello Jim,
    Harmonious colour mix, very warm - nice. You look like a pro-knitter I can do pug scarves but have to wait for my mum to visit to cast off LOL!
    Ivan

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    1. Pro-knitter....well? I can get by with Ron's help. He has tried more things than me. Casting off appears difficult at first, but with practice it gets easier. My mom used to help get us out of difficult knitting situations, as did Ron's mom. Gotta love them!

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  8. This whole post makes me smile. My grandmother on my fathers side would love you because you knit; you would be her dream man!! And did the woman God love her love color. She taught me to knit and crochet and instilled in me an appreciation of color and pattern .I'm also very attracted to those colors Jim.I actually have two upstairs bedrooms one gold and the other blue!

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    1. I'm glad it made you smile and reminisce as bit, Jen. I like these colours too and probably because of the retro feel I think. Don't you just love our grandmothers!!!

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  9. I also love those colors. Beautiful. You might even want to consider turning that partially knitted throw into a fully knitted one!

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    1. LOL! Actually that process has begun Mitch. It seems knitting is a 'winter sport' around here, so I am back at it and will probably finish this one in a couple of months......2 and a half panels to go.

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  10. Jim- I love the retro colors of the yarn-- cushion-- and plate! That plate is awesome! And yes-- I think those colors and a part of your soul!!
    Vicki

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    1. It seems that this 'colour theme' was taking hold for the past 12 months and it's all coming together.

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