Thursday, August 27, 2009

My first cube!!

May I proudly present my first No Sew cube. The only change to the instructions for it was that I put the cube on feet. Without them it was slightly wobbly and I do not like wobbly.

Prairie Schooler - Country Seasons - Summer
Designer: The Prairie Schooler
Design: Country Seasons (Summer)


Did I btw ever mention that there is a hate-love relation between me and bows? . Even if my life would depend on it, I can't create any of these fancy bows - which highly frustrates me, because I want to learn that but I'm somehow too stupid for it. I look at a video, looks simple enough, try it, doesn't work out. Ok, back to the video...try again....mine looks like crap....look again at that darn educational video....and of course it doesn't work. That repeats quite often. At the end I'm completely frustrated, husband, kids and even the animals have wisely removed themselves out of the danger zone, I grabbed the stupid ribbon, angrily did something with it...looked at it, and thought...hey...that doesn't look too shabby. For my doing it's close to perfect. I whacked inserted immediately the pin through it and on it went. Yes, I saw that a part of it looks like it needs a fix up. No, I won't touch it. Believe me, with my luck with ribbons it can't get better. PLUS...that the ribbon finally looked ok, brightened my humor up immediately, and my family is really keen to keep me like that...lol. Besides I have no idea what I did to finally get a nice ribbon done - which was btw NOT the ribbon I was trying to create...LOL. But shhhh....we won't tell anyone won't we????? (I would be careful with my answer if I was you!!!)

Ohhhh....and I got today a book. After drooling about "The Great Amerikan Aran Afghan" (thanks to Di and Gio!!) I finally gave in and ordered that book too. The book arrived today and I'm getting a bit exited. It's long long years ago since I knitted last time.

24 comments:

Cyndi said...

You cube is really nice! And I love the knitting book. I've begun to be addicted to knitting also.

Emily said...

Did a great job with your cube. Much better on the ribbon too. I have a hate/hate relationship as don't even bother anymore.

Sandy In Montana said...

Your cube looks lovely, Gabi.

Kathy said...

Your cube turned out fabulous! And the bow looks just fine. :) (I too have a heck of a time making them too.)

Sadie said...

Your cube looks great Gabi, the ribbon is fine just the way it is.
Look forward to seeing your afgan :-)

Meari said...

Your cube is great, Gabi! What instructions did you use? Are you going to make the afghan in the book?

Carolyn NC said...

Love the cube AND the ribbon! Yes, it doesn't always work out quite the way they show you on these tutorials, does it? Been there, done that too many times! The afghan looks like it'll be beautiful!

Mel said...

The cute is so cute!!!

~~~Melinda said...

The cube looks good!

Lisa said...

Love the cube! I think I have that Aran book but haven't worked up the nerve to start. Good luck!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your cube looks so pretty and the the ribbon matches it so nicely!

Donna said...

Love your cube!

Cindy's Stitching said...

That is just beautiful.

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on finishing the cube. Looks great!

dianemi said...

Gabi, your cube. Love. :) It really is beautifully stitched, finished and adding the feet is a great idea.

I say we blame Gio for the Aran afghan enabling though. ;) Between her pics and Deb talking about it at lunch, I was sunk. I've got the first square done and on my blog. You are gonna love stitching these and if you join Ravelry, there are all kinds of help, support groups and SALs for it. I'm lovin' that you'll be stitching it, too.((hugs))

Sheila said...

Your cube looks great. I know what you mean about the ribbon, I hate it. Anyway, great job

Wendy said...

Oooh I love the no sew cube!! Great job!!

ange said...

love the cube- great job!!

Deb said...

Your cube is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job. And isn't that afghan book amazing. Di (the evil enabler) got me into knitting this. I can't wait to start and can't wait to see your progress on your first square.

Nancy M said...

Great job on your first cube!!! I had the wobbly problem too and had to buy some feet for the cube to sit upright. I don't know how people get them to sit perfect without them. Good luck with the knitting!

Marie-P said...

Nope...I can't make beautiful ribbons either!
Your cube is so pretty and I love the PS design.
I see that you have been "ambitiously collecting" :~D So, when will you begin knitting the gorgeous afghan?

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! Great job on the cube. Great job on the finishing AND stitching!

Sharon said...

What a lovely cube!!! I also suffer from "bow envy". I see other stitchers with PERFECT bows on their projects - I'm just lucky that my shoes tie right! :) I think you did a GREAT job!!
How long have you been knitting? This looks like it will be a beautiful project!!!

gio162 said...

Congrats on the cube, it's just... perfect! And glad you got the GAAA book (I'm quite happy to take the blame, Di, lol), pretty irresistible isn't it? ;-)