Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Yes, today is the day. And how unexcting it's turned out, I think because it's a Monday.

But in honour of the celebration I did party a little. This afternoon I went to see Doom. I wasn't sure what time it was on and popped round to the cinema after work to see what screenings were available and discovered one had started just before I got there. I became one of those late people I loathe, you know the ones who come creeping in after the movie's started and start scrambling for seats. Fortunatly the cinema was practically empty so I scored a seat at the back at the end of a row, realitively unoticed.

On the way home I was thinking about what I would write about it and the words "lacks substance" popped into my mind.
If your thinking about seeing it, wait for the video release.

As a huge fan of the game Doom and of the Rock I was hoping for good things, especially looking at the Resident Evil duo.

Doom failed to be creepy, the Rock was disappointing (not in his performance, more in his character). It was dimly lit and involved freaky things leaping out and attacking people and loads of big guns. But still I am not completly satisfied and this bothers me. As a huge fan of big guns-blowing stuff up genre, where did it go wrong?

On a side note anybody concerned about the Blood and Guts qouta, apart from a juicy autopsy it was pretty tame. Actually the autopsy is probably about the same as CSI, especially when they get one of their "decomposing" corpses.

I noticed posters for Tim Burton's Corpse Bride marked as Coming Soon, I can be optimistic. However I didn't see any adverts for Nightwatch which I keep seeing trailers for on SBS.

I'm off to check my fellow SNB'ers blogs and see what they are up to before tomorrow's meet-up. I am very excited!

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

All Hallows Eve

Another surprise! Slightly late for my birthday but still very exciting. Ages ago I entered a competion running through Farmers Union Iced Coffee and what arrived this week?

A Farmers Union Iced Coffee BBQ apron, I don't have a BBQ. But you know, I have the apron, maybe I can dress up and pretend. Here it is being modeled by the wonderful Sandra D.

Belated picture form my Birthday last Sunday.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Things that make you go Hmmmmmm!

You Are 60% Weird

You're so weird, you think you're *totally* normal. Right?
But you wig out even the biggest of circus freaks!

There may be some truth to this, I'll admit I may be a little odd, weird stuf fascinates me. In the grand scheme of things I don't perceive myself as one of the real weirdo's of the world. But clearly I would?

Swiped from Cathy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thankyous and Requests

First off a big thankyou to one and all who wished me a happy birthday. I can't thank you enough. Special thankyou to the Labradors - you go girls!

And now for a request - Roberta from Kittens, Mittens and Knit Things asked about he Beer Bread recipe. Ask and you shall receive! It can be found here at the Inn.

And whiule your all there the What is it? is still open for suggestions and ideas! I know Sharon and Cindy have had their thinking caps on. Probably knitted them themselves too.

Now I'm off for a date with Batman....How can a girl resist a man in black rubber?
Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Today is my Birthday!

Exciting? I think not baby puppy.

I've been knitting some Filatra De Crosa's Super Soft in a camofalouge print into the scarf featured int he latest Simply Knitting. The chunky ribbed one with the split to thread your scarf through.

I've wanted to make a scarf like this since I saw it in Stitch N' Bitch: The Knitters Handbook. I have trouble even with my long scarves unwinding and slipping. Very vexing.

I did a fair amount of bakign yesterday, I made osme Cappacino Cupcakes which need to be iced and dusted with cocoa so they really look like cappacinos.

There was the CHerry loaf which was bad.....I will take a photo if possible and show you all what I mean. And then there was the Crostata, I might use a bit less lemon next time. ANd never use bought custard agian, it was too something.

Shoosh you! After being so good all this mroing the White Cat is now goign to play up, he keeps looking out the windows. Somebody's making a lot of noise outside. Clearly it's making him restless.

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and birthday girl and damn proud of it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Surprise! Knitty is not up!

After receiving my e-mail from Knitty alerting me to the fact their new surprise patterns were up I rushed over.

But NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Knitty was DOWN! How could this be? I can only presume everybody else got their e-mail and rushed to see them!

And what do we have apart form some pumpkins in time for the Halloween season, a new awesome SKULL SCARF! And some other bits - that are not for the easily offended or faint of heart.

I had SnB knitting coven today, and was immense fun, Cindy and I learnt to make beaded stitch markers. Which was very cool! It's amazing how infectious craft can be, you start at one thing and learn a whole new thing.

Start at knitting and branch out into felting, crochet, beading.....where will it end? Will I ever become a bona fide craft diva? Stay tuned, to the same Darkside channel at the same Darkside hour and you can find out!

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Monday, October 17, 2005

One of those days.

Have you ever had one of those days where everythign has gone wrong? Well I've had multiples of them.

I am looking forward to SnB tommorrow, I need my fortnightly session. I also really ne to knit, I've fallen a little behind. Mostly I'm too cranky to do anything productive lately - I'm going to blame the changing weather.

However having said that, I did make Beer Bread last night. Real easy, I mean all bread is easy but time consuming. But this was easy and quick! Dosen't taste half bad either, not at all beer like which is a shame.

Ah well, I have reclaimed my vodka from my mother, so soon we shall have crab, chilli and vodka linguine. Sounds promising.

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Friday, October 14, 2005

It's Here! It's Here!

My sparkly yarn arrived today! I am so excited. So in honour of this I am going to redig up the Firday Favourites.

1. The lady from the choir who told me I had lost weight - she's my new fave person!
2. Chili Quarter Pounder form McDonalds - It's back! It's back! And since when did you put pickle on it anyway? What kind of freaks are running that place? Clearly not my kind.
3. My new sparkly Opal yarn - it's so much more sparkly-ier than I anticipated.

Now for a non-favourite, the Daft White Cat who caused noise for most of last night and dove me bonkers. On th eupside he seems to have ignored my sock yarn and gone for a ball of pink acrylic. There's no accounting for some taste.

Until next time,
A bona fide head and damn proud of it.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

I Spy With My Little Eye...

I saw while out and about yesterday the new Simply Knitting magazine, once again sealed in plastic. Ruining people's fun! Unfortunatly I have to wait till the end of the week and see what the budget looks like and see if I can buy it soon.

However what I haven't seen is a new issue of Creative Knitting which is supposed to be out this month.

Another thing I haven't spied yet is some yarn I bought on eBay which I am waiting impatiently for. It's some Opal with lurex!
We must get a photo when it comes.

I have been knitting, I've put everythign on hold to knt this beanie for City Mission, I figure i had better do one before the end of the month.

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Well, well, well....

I've finally got some pictures to show you all that I do knit and it exists and it's not some flight of fancy on my part.

I also have the pictures I took last weekend of my first ever finished sock. That was exciting, until some boogelly woman told me I should take it back because I had a hole in it. Then it stopped becoming exciting and became "EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!" instead. Then she had the nerve to come and ear bash me about herself and all her problems.

As for the toddler hat I was knitting, 90 stitches seemed alot but the picture below speaks volumes about this hat. Ah, well back to the drawing board....

Also today Ihave a What Is It challenge for you over at the Inn - something to get you thinking.

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

This is me - the Infamous Knitter from the Darkisde! Modeling, would you believe a Toddlers hat in 12-ply?

So Sari Along Scarf in Recycled Sari Silk in the colour way of blue, green and white.

The nearly complete Alien Illusion Scarf from Stitch N' Bitch: A Knitters Handbook.


THE FIRST Sock! A close-up.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

There is an Alien amongst us!

Finally finished Thursday night, after I finally made the trip to Spotlight to fnally buy the much needed yarn, THE ALIEN IS COMPLETE!

I hope to take some pictures tomorrow of it to show you all, however at this stage it's ends are not sewn in and I haven't put the fringe on - I must sew the ends in first to do this bit.

I was too exhausted to knit anything last night, so nothing got done. But this afternoon I started a scarf out of my Sari yarn (blue/green/white). I am using the Japanese Lantern Scarf as featured on the Sari-A-Long. It's over a quarter done, but not quite halfway yet. Tomorrow pictures!

In an effort to reduce my stash, make space and actually get around to knitting something for others - Project Stashbusting For Charitys has begun!
To kick it off, I have started a beanie in toddler size out of some 12-ply. Unfortunatly that was about the quantity of that colour I had but I am sure it will be suitable for Mongolia Take Two.

If I haven't explained about Mongolia Take Two yet, some of my more long-term readers will know about my collection for Dulaan which was more of a success than I ever imagined. But now one of the ladies who knit for me for Dulaan is knitting and collecting knitting to send to Mongolia with her sister who is going to set up a school and teach English through her church group.

I'm afraid with all this other knitting, the sock has been temporarily neglected. I ripped it back on Wednesday because I really wasn't happy with it and started over, I'm still alittel uncertain so rather than rip it back and be too annoyed with it to start over I think some time out and a chance to look at it with fresh eyes is in order.

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Blondes have more fun?

I read this joke on Stitch N' Bitch Melbourne and had to share.

A highway policeman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway.
Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind
the wheel was knitting! Realising that she was oblivious to his
flashing lights and siren, the copper wound down his window, turned on
his megaphone and yelled, "PULL OVER!"

"NO!" the blonde yelled back, "it's A SCARF!"

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Socks Are Out To Rule The World!

Knee length sock
You quite like socks, but your not overly-obsessed
with them. You would have been a pair of
knee-length socks in any colour, and probably
stripy or something to make you that little bit
more interesting.

What type of sock are you?
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This reminds me of my fave and to date only pair of knee high socks which were stripey - black, blue and purple and the other colourway available? Look at the picture above....

I found this cool quiz on Cathy's site (again!).

Monday, October 03, 2005

A Ha!

The Opal Socks I'm currently knitting is Lollipop 1011 - Turquoise. The bottom colour way. Only I'm still on rib so my pattern hasn't shown up like that yet. MInd you I really like the Purples at the top I might have to get some of that.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Much excitement!

On Friday night I finished my first sock ever! And it fits as well which is an added excitment. It's officially done even all sown together. I will take some pictures soon and get them posted for you all to see.

And on another excitng topic - the NEW MagKnits issue is up! My personal picks are Urban Necessity and Nippertails, although Collar Me as featured on the cover intrigues me as well.

Until next itme,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

What better advertising?

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A big thankyou has to go BladesKissofDeath who is a fellow member from one of my many groups I belong to for allowing me use of this graphic!

Blatently swiped from Cathy

Your Brain's Pattern
You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.
What Pattern Is Your Brain?