Thursday, December 13, 2007

How we almost bought an oven...

that we didn't need at all!...

This is the story of two people who almost got caught up by the tv commercial. *^v^*

Me and Robert often watch, a cooking channel, and one of the programs is sponsored by the new Samsung oven that has two separate chambers for two different meals baked or grilled at the same time in different temperatures and cooking times. Very high-tech, so we, having in mind next year's planned redecoration of our kitchen, immediately got excited, thought of buying this oven and started looking for its price.
And then it struck us... how often do we really need to bake two completely different meals AT THE SAME TIME? Well, never, to be exact. I often bake or grill meat with vegetables, but that's it, it's one dish. When I bake a cake I always do it way before the dinner, not while making dinner. I'd rather buy a bigger oven with some handy interior like easy-to-access sliding racks, ect.

Good we stopped before we started (spent any money)! The power of the commercials is really strong! *^v^*

Here is the finished Tangled Yoke Cardigan.
I finished it on Sunday and added the buttons on Monday.

I love everything about it - the colour, the shape, the size (I'm glad I knitted the sleeves longer, they fit perfectly). The only thing that is a bit odd is the top part (I'm not sure if it's visible in this picture) - I bought this yarn some time ago on on-line auction from somebody who had a stash of old yarn, and it turned out that one of the four skeins of wool had a slightly different shade of brown... That is why the very top of my cardigan and the button bands look different.
But I'm going to wear it anyway, I love the shape and fit! *^v^*

Here is also my revamped collar on Lucinda - I frogged the hood and made a simple 2x2 rib collar that stands beautifully, and added three buttons. Much more comfortable and functional this way! *^v^*

Okay, so what to knit next?...


  1. Wow, how pretty it is! you're a great knitter, maybe the next one will be one of the knitty patterns?

  2. Tangled Yoke looks just smashing. How about a modelled shot??

  3. Oh yes-commercials are so tempting-or those shopping channels where they show you how wonderful a product is and you can pay in payments-i have learned to just stay away lol
    Your TYC looks awesome!! it really is a wonderful color. I bet you look great in it.
    I love what you did with the collar on Lucinda! great way to keep your neck cozy!

  4. Isn't it amazing how easy it is to be sucked in by commercials? It's definitely important to take a step back and think about these things before buying!
    Tangled Yoke is so must have made it really fast because I didn't even know you had started it ;)

  5. Your tangled yoke is beautiful!!