Monday, February 28, 2005

A Rose by Any Other Name.

A rose by any other name would still be a flower.

No, I'm not really out of the wilderness. But I picked up the caterpillar and recomenced work on it last night and have been spending every free moment today on it.
What will the Caterpillar be called? I suppose that depends if he's a girl or a boy caterpillar. Suitable caterpillar names? Let me think...............

Think, think, think, think, think, still thinking.

Okay so we'll return to that train of thought. Someday.

Knitting beckons and it is my mistress so I must get back to work. Their right there really is no rest for the wicked.

So you have to be a fan....

I found these over at

Pro-Wrestler Name Generator
I'm Sickening Miss-thang - kinda has a catchy ring to it. NOT!!!

What's your wrestling personality?
You're The Rock or Jazz
Sometimes it's good to be bad, huh? Just stop short of being suspended from the ring (or school)-- that's not the kind of attention you need. Stick to your fun, flashy ways and legions of loyal fans-- oops, we mean, friends-- won't be far behind.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

How cool? Or am I the only one thinking so?

I shamelessly swiped this from The Knitting Curmudgeon.

You can either pick to show your "evil" rating......
This site is certified 31% EVIL by the Gematriculator

Or your "good" rating!
This site is certified 69% GOOD by the Gematriculator

Which is good, cause then it can suit my mood. Like at the moment when I hate the world I can be evil and then when it (hopefully) passes I can go back to being good. Or something very close to it.

Speaking of good, thanks to Mossy Cottage Knits I've had the chance to read Couisin Tom's blog .

And bad, one of my fave haunts - a message board which shall remain nameless has turned into a seething pot of something, something not good. So I think I will stay right away from that for some time.
I hold no responsibility for it, because for once in my life during a time of uproar I kept my mouth shut and said nothing. I don't know what's happened to me, but I hope it dosen't last long. This not saying anything is going to kill me. I must be getting old.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

I know I'm this addicted because....

You Know You're Addicted to CSI When...

You know the biographies of ALL the personnel from the CSI website.

You never work (or go out) Thursday nites because you'll miss CSI (although you tape it anyway).

You can't sleep knowing that something exciting is going to happen on the next episode

Your friend asks you about the episode with "the sparkling room thingie," and you don't even have to think about it before informing them they're thinking of Scooba Doobie-Do.

Your puppy is called VEGAS as a compromise, because none of your kids could stop arguing over whether it was gonna be called Grissom, Warrick, Greggo or Nicky......

You start knocking on walls in hope of finding a dead body between them

You walk around with a Mag-lite

You change your lighting to UV lighting, just to see those stains in your carpet

You dust for prints in your knife drawer

You wrap your house with yellow crime-scene tape

You wear latex gloves while at home

You suddenly study chemistry to understand more about those chemical reactions.

You learn Photoshop you can make wallpapers out of the pics you have

You've changed your quote from "Smile at the world, and the world will smile back" to "Concentrate on what cannot lie... The evidence"

When you were a kid, you wanted to be an astronaut. Now you want to be a CSI

When you are the leader of a group, you think, "What kind of a leader should I be? Gris Style or Horatio?"

You stare at Grissom's eyeglasses and Horatio's shades, then search for the exact pair (or at least close to it!)

You plan on living in Las Vegas or Miami

Your choice of car? The one like Horatio has.

You have a jacket, with the word "Forencics" written on the back

You'd even settle for a shirt with the same word

You read HAMLET, cause it was mentioned that HORATIO came from the name of Hamlet's best bud, Horatio

You got arrested when found crossing the yellow tape.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to CSI.

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Friday, February 25, 2005

What's A Girl To Do?

Yet another sleepless night, I'm hoping that after three of them I will be so tired I'll sleep more peacefully than the dead tonight. Wish me luck.

I failed to get anything knit, and I really don't care. I'm too cranky/tired/not enough chocolate to even look at my knitting - yes, it's that time again. I hate everything! Look for a new project to be started real soon.....

So to suit my mood I have sourced another excellent DIY site I will share wiith you all now. Morbid Outlook suits me to the T. Speaking of tea I wouldn't mind trying the Voodoo Tea.

I'm afraid that's as enlightened as it's going to get.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Knitter Strikes Back!

Project Seven is done! I finished knitting the purple/grey scarf last night and sewed the ends away. If I can keep the momentum going there will hopefully be an eighth very soon.

Do you know what I discovered today? A knitted bikini with matching sarong! Knit bikini's are hard to come across most of them seem to be crocheted. It's at this very cool site and some of the other knit projects worth a look include the Moniter and Mouse Cosy's. And my personal fave the "Knitster" Illusion Scarf! How cool?
You can find all of these here at the DIY Network in the Knit section.

I bought a new pair of 4.5mm today so I can get back to knitting the Angora Supreme. I don't think I'll get anything knit done tonight.
I haven't been sleeping well these last two nights and I am going to lay blame on that tv program about Jon Benet, since it really creeped me out at the time. There are some really strange people out there and I say that as one of the more normal ones.

Cruising through my local Spotlight today I have to say I was impressed the 50% off table looked as though not only had it been tidyed but actually organised. It's a pity we still can't say the same about the rest of the yarn section.

I think that's it for today I'm gonna call it quits, put my feet up, be immediatly sat upon by cats and watch Scooby Doo. Ultimate feel good pick-me up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Knit Knit Knit

I've been working on the Alien for the last couple of days or not at all as the case was Monday when the pattern vanished without a trace. But it has sinced turned up.

I started this morning a Go-Go Garter Scarf from Stitch N' Bitch by Debbie Stoller out of some op shop wool. It's a purple with some grey and is knitting up really well I can't wait for it to be finished which won't be far since it's about 3/4 of the way through yet.

I had my CSI fix last night, I am highly thrilled I get it twice a week now. CSI: Miami I'm not sure I like as much and this New York well I've only seen one episode so far so we'll reserve judgement on that one.

I'm afraid that's about it for the time being I hope to have something a little more exciting for you soon!

Monday, February 21, 2005

I knit therefore I am a knitter.

I worked on the Alien Illusion Scarf last night until I forced myself to put it down and started work on the caterpillar. I was hoping to actually do some more work on the hooded scarf in taupe but some how the caterpillar got started.

I know Amanda called her caterpillar Lola, I'm debating what I will call mine. I briefly considered naming in honour of THE Matt Hardy. But then I debated if TMH would want homage paid to him in the form of a fluffy blue knitted caterpillar.

Also thanks to Amanda, I have discovered new blogs to read! The uKnitted Nations blog ring, I had a read of all the blogs on it, a few I had been to before but the rest we're new to me. I need more time just to read other people's blogs!

Today was domestic day, I vaced my house and am impressed how much cleaner the place instantly looks. Note to self: vac more often.
I also made up a huge pot of soup and I mean huge - just over 4 kilos worth of pumpkin went in. And it is absolutely delicious if I do say so myself.
Speaking of delicious, reading Sharon's blog today and she had a recipe for Self-Saucing Choc Pudding. That is one of my fave desserts of all time!

While we're talking recipes if you haven't already checked out Amanda's blog, do it now! Her husbands coffee drink sounds really yummy, now if only I had choc syrup in my house.......

Sunday, February 20, 2005

New Project Alert!

The drudgery is over! At least temporarily.

I have the priveledge of acquiring another knitter's cast off UFO and it's a good one to boot!

My sister and fellow knittier was about to frog her started Alien Illusion scarf because she decided she hated it. After lots of wailing I am now ht eproud owner of a just started Alien scarf. I am thrilled to bits! I can't wait to get going on it.
This is so excellent, I get another project to finsih and my fellow knitter has one less UFO (very appropiate) languishing in the depths (granted shallow) stash.

I am running away to gloat over the scarf so I will leave the trained monkey to sign off today, he is the brains of the outfit anyway.

No rest for the Wicked.

Ah, it never ends, everytime I think of starting a new project - something that will be quicker and or more interesting I just seem to end up back at square one.

I need to finish the second mitten from the second pair and start the second gauntlet to be able to finish it. Which would bring me in total to 7 complete projects. Finishing is the hard part, because now they are all rather boring. Although once I cast on for the gauntlet I should be right all those yarn overs will keep me thinking.

Amidst all this I want to try and keep working on the hooded scarves to send to Mongolia, I don't won't to find myself at the last minute trying to madly finish two scarves. All the stocking stitch makes them rather tiresome however. Back to square one I go.

I think provided I can find a spare set of 4mm I will start the Caterpillar. To hell with everything else! No doubt I will soon follow. And be back at square one.

I've started fantasy yarn shopping. I got my Bendigo shade card out and started picking out colours for my Skull Illusion scarf. The original one was made for a scarf swap in pink but I have seen two others, (both made for knitter's male partners) one was black and grey and the other was balck and white.
Personally I really liked the black and grey colourway as it looked very effective and dark. Unfortunatly I can't get a black and grey in the same yarn type, I might have to get two different kinds. Hmmmm, plenty of time to decide I suppose and I can always see what other yarn companys have to offer me.

That's it for today, only a short one as I am failing to get a lot of knitting done.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

All Things Knit and Then Some.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! And Cobweb Covered Skeletons of All Stages of Decomposition! I have for you today an exciting array of wonders knit and otherwise so step right up and be amazed!

Or at least moderately amazed.

First off I would like to direct you to Get Crafty a very wonderful site I have been to before, very early on when it was first started. But I would like to thank Amanda, because otherwise I wouldn't have been back today to look at it. It's very exciting site with a lot of very cool content.

Secondly I would like to show you all my new knit screen saver - thanks to Lion Brand. I have the Urban Chic one but they do have other designs and you will find them in the Goodies section.

Next up I did say I was going to talk about today things I wanted to make once the yarn "diet" is over. Well I would like to tackle the great art of Illusion and this will be the project at the top of the list.
A Skull Illusion Scarf which can be found at Crafster another excellent crafting site, this is the place if your looking for that hard to find pattern or very cool new pattern idea.
There is also the Alien Illusion Scarf as featured in the first Stitch N' Bitch book that I have always wanted to make as well.

There is of course the much talked about Caterpillar! I have mentioned in the past Nundle's Pagan Jumper, also the Cobweb Shawl and Sheer Poncho from Magknits.
Then there is the Sari Silk projects I'd like to make Unbiased from Knitty, the Japanese Lantern Scarf from the Sari Along and the Poncho in the latest issue of Creative Knitting which turns out to be crocheted. Maybe this will be the final push to learn!
Also from Knitty are the Voodoo Wrist Warmers which I love and can't wait to make a pair for myself and perhaps for Mongolia?

Speaking of Mongolia, this is some thing I really want to get behind and support because it is such a worthy cause. The mittens I was making up (one pair complete and the second pair is a mitten away from being complete) for my two young cousins will now find there way into the parcel also I have started a hooded scarf and hope to get a second done before the parcel goes. Those projects are musts, anything else I get done will be an added extra.
My sister is planning on two pairs of mittens, a scarf and also a hat. So far she's almost done a pair of mittens and they are very cute! My mother is attempting a scarf out of some very nice purple wool I will shamelessly claim should her project fall by the wayside.
Between the three of us I'm hoping we'll have the makings of a decent parcel to send off.

I've brandished flyers and told my fellow knitters about the project and I know of at least one other member (you can find her blog here) of my SNB who expressed some interest in participating and one of my other fellow knitters I know has agreed to make something I believe it was socks she was last contemplating.

While on my yarn "diet" I have chosen as my charity of choice for the first two months MSF or Doctors Without Borders. Prior to Yarn Harlot and her Knitters Without Borders challenge and her MSF mittens, I knew of this group but not a lot about them. But since then I have been made aware of the fantastic work these people do in some let's face it less than fantastic places. I have decided for the remainder of my yarn "diet" they'll continue to be my charity of choice and I discovered when reading the Australian site to find details to give donations that rather than mail a money order every month I might take up as a "Field Partner" where you donate every month through direct debit. I think this will continue on after the "diet" is over and for the remainder of the year at least.

My soul is very much like a cup of coffee - black and bitter. To make it marginally more tolerable a couple of sugars don't go astray. But the soul equivlent of sugar is some good deeds or some good deeds knitting in a Knitter from the Darkside's case. And to help me in this monumental task Fate found me this very helpful site Craftivism.

On a final note, anybody who wishes to get on their soap box and tell me how to run my yarn diet can take there box and leave. As far as I'm concerned (since it is my diet) as the bought/given yarn isn't adding any weight to my stash I'm happy and so I'm sure will be the Mongolians on receipt of the knitted items.

Today I am.....

I'm Hello Kitty Flower Fairy!

A rebel again? Perhaps I should start lying about my answers - I'm either a rebel or bitchy. I have to thank Amanda from ttbookjunkie knits for this very cute quiz and also to gauge my cuteness I did another of the creator's quizzes.

© What's your Inner Goddess Color?? © Jen

Clearly I am what I am.

Friday, February 18, 2005

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

I attempted to start a hooded scarf to send away to Mongolia last night as I watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I say attempted because my efforts were hampered by a naughty black and white cat. Who seems to have come out of middle age and who has assessed my lap as the best vantage point to attack my yarn, knitting or the most popular of all - my needles.

The scarf I started last night was out of the "taupe" Angora Supreme and I hope without hindrance to get it knitted up quickly. All the sooner to start the pretty blue one.

The new Jo Sharp magazine I bought yesterday featured a pattern for a pair of socks knitted on straight needles. I've decided to give it a bash and figure the resulting samples can be sent off to Mongolia if they fail to suit anybody here.

And to all the nay sayers, Doubting Thomas and other people who shouldn't be flinging stones. My yarn diet is working perfectly well, and besides it would be rude not to accept yarn that has been gifted to you, not to mention refusal may offend and you may not be gifted with yarn again, ever.

And let the record show I had completed five projects before purchasing the Angora Supreme at 50% off to make the long awaited Hooded Scarf with Pockets from Funky Knitting for myself which is being knitted up straight away. Let it also show that while I was given yarn I wasn't buying yarn to give back in return - although I have been informed buying it for other people dosen't count.
If that's the case I think I should be buying the Mongolians some more yarn while Spotlight has 50% off, I might have to see if I can get myself some Totem cheap....

I'm afraid that's all I have time for today, tommorrow I hope to compile my fantasy list or what I will make after my diet is over. There won't be pictures but I'll try to include links for as much as possible.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Another day, another dollar.

I went grocery shopping today, I know it's that time again already. And what goodies did I discover today apart from re-discovering the Oreo Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Cookies I found Coles had The Extraordinary League of Gentlemen Two Disc Edition for $15.00. I've been waiting for this day to come, but it's always the one disc edition that's on sale everywhere.

Tonight is all mapped out for me, after dinner I shall put on my new ugg boots which kept my feet and legs lovely and warm (especially the foot the cat slept on) last night and watch the Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lady as I work on somethng for the Mongolians. I went back to Spotlight today and my mother and sister bought some Angora Supreme. My mother has made off with hers and squirrled it away somewhere. My sister, well technically the yarn was for me to knit for the Mongolians but she had to pay for it because I was kinda destitute this morning. Kindness repayed for me buying her needles last week.

My sister hopes I won't knit it all up to send away to Mongolia, she thinks I need to knit myself something with it aswell. Well I might just yet, I got four balls of the blue and four balls of a "taupe" or for people like me a very pale brown colour. So I hope to knit up two girl's size hooded scarves.

Then there was three balls of a dark grey colour, a ball each of pale purple and pale pink. There was more purple including the purple I originally bought for my scarf but my mother made off with all the purple. Mind you this was after I had ransacked the 50% off section to find enough of each colour to do something with.
"Oh that's nice I'll have that". Yes it was good of me to find it. No sock yarn left unfortunatly. What a shame.

My sister also puchased for herself some of the Cleckheaton Tapestry wool to attempt some socks with. The colour's called Crabapple and it's very nice, if it had been on the 50% table I might have given into temptation and bought some too

Knitty's new surprise patterns are up, nothing that really tempted me though. I was tempted and succombed and bought the new issue of Jo Sharp's Contempary Knitting. I can see a few things there I'd like to make some of the cabled stuff has me wondering. Wondering if I like it or not.

Well, I think that's about as exciting as my day has been, it's time for heros and knitting in warm boots.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Fortune Smiles on the Brave

I don't know what's going on but at the moment everything seems to be going well. I purchased a pair of ugg boots this morning in Target.

I stopped to look at the shelves and they had ugg boots in blue and pink, I was looking at a blue pair after I finally located a pair of Nines. Blue as much as I love it, wouldn't have been my first choice for a boot, so after contemplating this and the price I thought I'd think it over. I put the boots back on the shelf and stepped back to turn and what did I see sitting on the very bottom shelf next to a few more pairs of pink boots? A single solitary pair of brown boots, on closer inspection these lone brown boots turned out to be none other than a size 9!!!
I couldn't believe it, there's no thinking about this I grabbed them and fled for the nearest checkout which as I approached appeared to have a never ending line.

As I came towards the line I happened to glance over at the ends of the checkouts some times they have some good bargains just there and what did I see? Just before the checkout with the neverending line there was another checkout open and a salesgirl just standing there, not a customer in sight. I can't believe my luck.

I think the Gods of Fabulous Boots have looked down and gone we know she's inflicting her knitting on unsuspecting Mongolians but she means well, so in return we'll allow her to have nice warm feet this winter.
I hope to furthur acheive this by making some of the Toe Socks featured in the latest Creative Knitting magazine and I know Sharon is also planning to make some, well perhaps beyond planning she's even been and bought wool to make them with. Now that's organised.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Fate Strikes Again!

On Friday I heard through the grapevine that the new issue of Creative Knitting was out and I hadn't been able to go in search of it till this morning.

It's been a long time coming so I was interested to see what they had come up with. Not bad at all, some of the stuff was really nice some of it I think depended on your colour/yarn choice and others (though not many) were OMG! what we're they thinking?

However there was one pattern that stood out over the rest - a poncho made from recycled sari silk yarn. It probably wouldn't have meant as much if I haven't been hankering after a hank or two of this lovely looking stuff to begin with. It all started thanks to Lynne at Yarnivorous.

Lynne was knitting the Japanese Lantern Scarf as part of the Sari-A-Long (which has many examples of why this scarf is a must do project). Upon doing some research into the sari silk the very helpful knitters over at SNB Melbourne Yahoo Group offered up some very wonderful advice (in Norbu's/list mum's case even a sample to feel) and their experiences of this yarn. Somebody also mentioned the pattern at Knitty for Unbiased (a very cool bag) and I was also able to locate a pattern for a flower (The Wool Peddler - you'll need to go into their yarn section and select recycled silk to find the link) knitted up out of it. The Wool Peddler also offers up some very invaluable advice on working with this type of yarn well worth the read if anybody else is inspired to make anything with it.

I have decided since fate is throwing this virtually my way, it'd be nice if it'd throw the yarn as well but you can't have everything, that when I reach project 10 I am going to buy enough (preferably in the same colour way) to make the bag and scarf so as to have wonderful coordinating accessories. You'll never last on your diet if you don't have treats occasionally, and if I'm having a treat it's going to be a good one like Angora Supreme or sari silk yarn.

I'm afraid that's all I have time for today although I can think of another umpteen dozen things I would have liked to tell you about.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Well, I wouldn't have said today started off in fine form. Mainly because I spilt my morning coffee all down the front of myself on the way to my CWA (Country Women's Association) branch flower show.

Everything went well, we we're a bit apprehensive, as this was our first time organising it. I kept changing between two hats - that of tea lady and that of branch President. In the end the tea lady made the executive decisions.
When your trying to solve a tea crisis and have people asking you for permission to draw the Lucky Door Prize there's no time to change hats especially if in the middle of all this some man's agitating for a cup of coffee.
We were a couple of members down, but we managed to make a success of it. But despite that I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to next year.

On the knitting front the Angora Supreme scarf is still under way and knitting up beautifully! I do love the stuff, I'm thinking about purchasing some more and doing the smaller version for Mongolia. If I miss this year's deadline I will still have time for next year's.

I am very excited because of what today is. It is the release of the first issue of the online magazine Spun. It's more than just knitting patterns and has proven to be an interesting read I hope they keep up the standard. But having said that I have to admit I loved the patterns and that was the reason I've been waiting in anticipation for this day.
Here we have my top three picks:
1) Stash Buster - Caterpillar
2) Restraints
3) Studded Wrist Bands

I can't wiat to knit a caterpillar! Of course I have to make one for myself first, just to make sure it works out right you understand.

I've come up with a plan, I have some odd balls of faux fur and one of ostrich knocking about my stash. Partially used balls so there's not a full ball left but I have decided when I knit some more of the hooded jackets since the cuffs on the sleeves fold back onto the sleeves I thought I would make them out of fluffy stuff. Use up the fluffy stuff and make the jackets a bit more pretty. I know pretty is not really the point but it'll make the project more exciting for me as I have to knit it.

Final note for the day is the fact that I have just discovered myself listed in the Dulaan Brigade. How cool! I'm not merely a solo mad knitter trying to make the world better one stitch at a time, I'm part of a very cool Brigade!

Sunday, February 13, 2005

New post x2

Okay my first post I was in the *middle* of writing got eaten and is no more. And now I'm in a crank because it's eaten.

So quick update, I am still working on the Angora Supreme Scarf and I suspect everyhting and I mean everything else eating, sleeping, working (like I'm gonna miss that).

Oh well, times up so that'll have to be it. I will attempt to do a re-write tomorrow and hope it dosen't get eaten. Grr Arrghhh!!!

The Next Big Thing?

According to the Lion Brand Newsletter that's just arrived in my Inbox it's Ponchettes and Capelets.
"These trendy little toppers are being seen everywhere from fashion magazines and catalogs to high-end boutiques and mainstream retailers."
Hmmm, I can't say I'm a fan of a short poncho, I love the longer versions. But as for capes this one has taken my fancy.
Cape May in the current issue of Knitty. This is made out of Rowan Biggy Print which I have used to make a hat and scarf, I had Giddy - I call it lolly colours pink, purple and green. But I love the the colour this is made up in Dull. After my yarn diet at the rate I'm knitting I should be able to put away enough to buy the quantity needed.
It'll be interesting to see how many more of my fellow knitters are going to be knitting up this latest trend.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Knit, Knit, Knit, Knit some more.

I've been a little remiss with my blogging, and also lacking any indepth thoughts.

Tuesday was SNB, I was so looking forward to that. A good knit session is what I have been missing lately. I got the first mitten from the second pair done.

After much debate, starting and unstarting Tuesday night I started a scarf in 4ply for a 0 - 12 month child. I worked on it Tuesday night, did some more on Wednesday. Then Thursday came.

Thursday I went to Spotlight to purchase some double points for my sister/fellow knitter and got lured by bargains. I picked up one of the Knitting with Fabric Kits I've been looking for ever since I first saw them some time early in October.
I originally saw them on the counter at Spotlight they had two of the 7 designs. And the Southwest Hobo Bag took my particular fancy. That's all it took at the time because it was $42.00. Then after I went back and on every other trip back no sign of them anywhere. I found one when I was in on Thursday, last one in the box reduced to $5.00 was a Southwest Hobo Bag. It has to have been fate!
Fabric is not yarn technically. Unfortunatly I now need to buy needles, 10mm circulars and 10mm double points. I wonder if I can do it all on circs? I don't begrudge buying them, I want then for at least another two future projects.

However having said that I was lured off the wagon when it stopped at the lights and bought yarn. Not just any yarn, Angora Supreme at 50% off! There was only two balls of the really nice blue left, so I though I might get pale purple which I have admired in the past. Only 4 balls of that. So I got 6 balls of a really nice dark purple kind of a fuschia really, to make my hooded scarf with pockets.
Thursday night I started the scarf. If you haven't knitted with Angora Supreme (30% Angora(rabbit fur)/70% lambswool) already - do so!
I'm glad I bough the Angora Supreme, it has given me the lift I needed. And I think it is permisable because I bought it with an exact project in mind and it will get knitted up quickly rather than languish as a one day I'll use it.

Last night, I put the Angora scarf aside and instead knitted up a beanie in my Rowan Biggy Print. It's done and all sewn up, so there is PROJECT 6 DONE!!!!!!
I am very pleased, I will have to start posting pics of all that's done and in progress.

That's it for today. Tomorrow I hope to reflect on what I have learnt on my diet so far. Six projects that's almost half way!

I'm back!

A few days of not enough time and then seriously lacking anything to tell you about has seen me absent without blog.

I will be updating today, posting and updating my links section there have been some blogs I've been meaning to add and haven't done. As well as some very cool knit links I keep thinking I must get those on there....

Also there will be an update on the Dulaan project and my last SNB meet.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Today's Action.

Instead of a thought for the day I thought I would do instead an action, I found out about this site from Sharon and it's very cool and I can't believe I haven't been before because one of the members writes a blog I regulary read.

Hosted by

You have been tagged.

I've been tagged! This is a little daunting, this is something I have only seen happen to other people. I have Karen over at The Spinning Goth to thank. Here we go!

1. Total amount of music files on your computer: None at present time, maybe I should update when I've uploaded all my faves off my cd's.

2. The last CD you bought was: The last one? What was the last one? I think it was the So Fresh Presents Songs for Christmas 2004. I haven't bought new music since I don't know when.

3. What is the last song you heard before writing this message? Follow Me by Uncle Cracker.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you: Current standing but in no particular order would be.....
1. Strong by Cher - It has been a firm fave since it was first released, I was going through one of my many blah time spaces and it just made me feel better. It was hard to pick one as my Cher album is one of my most listened too.
2. Anything by Madonna - Like Cher above, picking just one is hard but if I had to narrow it down probably Like A Prayer, Rescue Me or What It Feels Like For a Girl.
3. Another anything! Metallica. But picking one? It's a tie between For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Memory Remains.
4. Trouble by Pink - As much as I love the song I love the video even more!
5. Black Leather by Guns N' Roses - I think this needs no explanation especially to anybody who's seen the Bad Ass Knitter shoes!

5. Who will you pass the torch on to (3 people) and why? I'm going to pass it to Amanda, Sharon and Kate to start with because I'd love to know how they'd answer!

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Thought for the Day

"Have you heard the good news?"
"Yes! There are cookies!"
- Scooby Doo 2

I am loving the new Oreo Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies.

Another 2 down!

Last night I restarted yet again my mobile phone cosy and finished it, it is complete. Sewn up and button attached. I am absolutley thrilled given the number of trys it took to get it right.

I also finished the beanie last night, it's sewn up just waiting to be given SSSHHHH don't tell, to my mother tomorrow along with the mittens I made out of the same wool for her Birthday present. I discovered a pack of blue slightly fluffy but nice and soft yarn I'm thinking of making her a Xmas present out of it.

So far today I have worked on the faux fur scarf which dosen't seem to be getting any longer. I hate it.

I can see some form of stash management coming up, I also have an urge to move my furniture around and give my cupboards a throughly good clean out. All of this leaves my house upside and sideways for a at least a week until I shove everything back under the carpet.
One day I'll get there and I'll hate it and the whole process will begin again. It's a vicious circle.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Another Quickie!

These have not been very long I know. Not that there is much to report on the knitting front, I did more work on the Girl's Mohair Scarf last night while watching Cher. I always find Cher is excellent to knit to.

I hope to get more work done on the beanie tonight so I can have it ready to sew up tomorrow night at the latest.

Off the knitting front I have just finished re-reading Soul Music by Terry Pratchett. Terry Pratchett is one of my fave authors of all time and I think Soul Music would have to be one of my favourite's from the Discworld series I'm not sure the absolute fave, there are so many good ones it's hard to choose.

That's it for today dear readers so I will leave you with this thought - how DO you forget?

Friday, February 04, 2005

I knit therefore I am.

Work has started on the shaping on the nasty beanie I hate, I so can't wait for it to be finished.

Breaking News!!!!

The scarf special of Creative Knitting has been found, I can recommence work on the girl's mohair scarf and think about starting Moody Blues.

That's it for today, I know these things are getting shorter by the day!

What kind of girl are you?

I found this at Amanda's blog, and I feel the need to point out that poor Amanda has been snowed in and forced to clear snow to get to her satellite dish so she can get the internet. I don't envy her one bit.

After taking the quiz twice, some of the answers it could have been one of either I got the same result. I thought it might be nice to be something a little more indepth and then I thought I'd like to knit something blue next, I wonder what I'll have for dinner? I wonder if Yarn Harlot has updated? Oh cool I'm a party girl!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

More unsuspecting targets for my knitting!

Well boys and girls it has been a long day today.

Onto today's topic I discovered this at Karen's blog The Spinning Goth who in turn discovered it at Emma's blog Emma & Co.

The Dulaan (doo-lahn′) Project can be found at Mossy Cottage Knits. I am thinking about giving it a go because I figure I can do beanies for little people who probably won't mind that they are very stripey due to the use of odd balls from within my stash and will probably be more exciting than squares which was the original plan for the odd balls. Once I get something made (if might be more appropriate) I can send it away to the US and feel a smidge more rightous.

Hence the button which will soon be gracing my blog.
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I failed to get anything knitted last night so to keep on track with this hat, I want to have it finished by the weekend because then it will be over and done with. I hate this hat, once it's done I'm another project closer to the end and I can buy some really nice yarn. I have my eye on some sari silk I really wantt to knit something out of it even if it's only a flower.

That's it for today, I'm afraid I don't have any photos to share of any more of my FO's or works in progress just yet but I'm hoping by the time I do there will be more FO's.

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I love this! Someone e-mailed it my way because they thought I would find it funny. I don't know it's original origin but if you do or you own it, let me know! I want to be able to congratulate the maker!


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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Another row, another day.

This was the scarf I spent all afternoon and the better part of the evening working on the day before I took on the yarn diet. Posted by Hello

I did some more work on the beanie last night I hope to get some more work done on it tonight. I have a maintinence inspection tomorrow - oh what joy! So before I knit I must have a final swoop through the house and make sure it's not too untidy ie no dirty knickers waiting to pounce on the real estate agent when they come tomorrow.

Very short one today I'm sorry guys!

What kind of dancer are you?

You are an Exotic Dancer. You are the sexy lady in
the group, you love to play with people's
minds, you never show your true intents to
anyone, you like to have a lot of friends so
you don't get bored and this goes the same with
men, you don't like the strict guy who gives
you orders like he owns you, nobody does, cuz
you were born free and nothing would change

What kind of dancers are you? (Girls only)
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Another day, another row.

These are the mittens made from the Bendigo wool in the colour Columbine. Posted by Hello

These mittens are the first finished out of my 20 projects on the diet, and next to them you can see the start of the first mitten for the second pair. I really must get back to it but it's been put aside as I finished the first gauntlet and then recommenced work on this beanie that's been waiting to have it's ribbing finished so I can commence work on the main part.

I hate ribbing. My sister/fellow knitter remarked to me the other day while working on a beanie how much she hated ribbing. I know of at least one knitter out there who's fortunate enough to have a husband who knits and does all her ribbing for her because she hates it. Lucky woman!

Today is a good day, it was also grocery day. And somehow I came home with Gloria Jean's Chocolate Fudge coffee and a box of Baci's. I can not get eonough of Baci's! Back to the good day, I got to pick up my new dvd I had on order at my local Virgin store. WWE Divas South of the Border with the lovely Lita on it! Unfortunatly the lovely Lita is now out on a knee injury and will be gone awhile. Sob sob sob!
Ah well I'll have to survive, after all there are so many shoes to be worn and not enough time! There's also a lot of projects to be done.....

I have decided since I failed Yarn Harlot's Knitters Without Borders challange, that I'll increase my donation to MSF and give a bit extra. MSF (Doctors Without Borders) we're last months charity of choice for my $10, but I think given the Bad Ass Knitter shoes were bought last month while attempting the challenge it'd be better if I gave a little more.

I think that's all for today boys and girls I better get back to knitting and a Chocolate Fudge or two.

Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??


?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??
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