Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Tomorrow I have to talk to real customers, I would ideally like another week to figure out what I am suppsoed to be doing and how it all hangs together before I start trying to cope with real live people. Eeep!

On a up note I bought the latest Jo Sharp Knit Issue 2, Simply Knitting and Filati magazines today so a bit of reading there, I've had a quick flick and seen a lot of stuff I like.

Teh latest Oxygen e-newsletter popped into my Inbox yesterday and I was instantly taken with a recipe for Chicken Ceaser Wraps. Seemed like a yummy recipe and something to take into work. Soem times it can be hard to find ideas, really there's only so many vegemite sandwichs you can face!

I'm counting downt he days till Friday, I can't wait for the weekend to be here! Get some much needed and desired sleep. Maybe even get some more knitting done. I am determined to get this second Whitewater Wristwarmer completed as that is the pair then done.

Until next time,

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tomorrow is the begining!

Of the second week. Our very excellent trainer was whisked away and we needed a stop gap Friday, well she wasn't from our area and she was about to go away for a week. I don't think her heart was really in it, which was quite a come down from our super trainer.

We'll see what this week holds. More excitement perhaps? One can but hope.

Haven't done a lot of knitting, but now everything is more familiar and less draining I'm hoping to resume work this week.
A few rows on the Feather and fan Sock and some rows on the Whitewater Wristwarmer. All set for winter or work currently, that air conditioning while nice can get a wee bit chilly.

People keep talking about Christmas! I am trying to avoid a secret santa at work. Aside form the fact that I don't really know anyone yet, I am so opposed to these wretched things.
I'd sooner donate the money to charity.

I'm about to disappear, search for chocolate, move mountains and set a trap for Matt Hardy (shouldn't be hard he thinks Lord of the Rings is a sci-fi movie) SSSSHHHHHH!!! We're hunting Matts!

Final thought! Mum look away now! Can anybody vouch for any of the local tattoo studios? I'm seeking mother passable, no tattoo studios aren't really mother passable in general as there usually dens of inequity and white slavers and opium dealers...but you know what I mean dear readers!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Today, today dear readers I slipped into Corporate Hell! It was agonising, and I don't think I was alone there was a general slumpiness in the room like everybody realised there worst nightmare had come true they had also slipped into Corporate Hell!

Then we got to go and watch the real people at work, which was incredibly interesting and I can't wait till I get to do it. It suddenly made me unslumpy and totally change my mind about never going back.

The DWC will be pleased I have promised him at long last digital television. Of course he's excited, which is why I am doing it.

I worked on the Feather and Fan Sock last night, I do pattern repeat only one at a time to be sure it all goes well.
It's looking good so far, however haven't taken it to work yet. I don't know there would be enough time.

Or enough brain power!

Until next time,

Friday, November 17, 2006

9 to 5!

Workin 9 to 5
What a way to make a livin
Barely gettin by
Its all takin
And no givin
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
Its enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it
- 9 to 5, Dolly Parton

I'm working nine to five! Nine to five! Excuse me I shall put my hairbrush microphone down now and tell you all my very exciting news!
I'm working nine to five! Yes, after long last and the never calling when they say they will so you consider it to be a dead end. But no apparently they like the element of surprise after torturing you some.
Not that I'm all that excited about the job, it wasn't quite what I envisaged for myself. But the prospect of what they will pay me is very exciting!
Just think of all the shoes I could buy!

And more exciting news! Remember that Aran Earwarmer that's been waiting to be finished? Picked up the stitches along the side Tuesday night while watching Pirates of the Caribbean, and then sewed it up Wednesday afternoon while waiting for Ms Stash. And it was done!

Up to the second row of lace pattern on my second Whitewater Wristwarmer! I have a good feeling about this.

"I like a good man, but not too good. Because the good die young, and I hate a dead one!" - Mae West

How very true! Do you know what I finally saw last night? Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest! I have to say that Jack Sparrow, sorry Captain, Capitan Jack Sparrow is good but not too good...

I'm counting down the days till I can finally start those much cursed Hippo socks! I'm looking forward to them, but want to get my second wristwarmer done before I start.
Not too many thinking projects on the go at once.

Until next time,

Monday, November 13, 2006

The best laid plans of mice and men!

Between two evils, I always pick the one I have never tried before.
Mae West
Mae West was a funny lady, actually looking at pictures of her she makes me think of a blonde Bette Midler.

I have been choosing my evils, I am going to have a bash at a Pomatomus sock for myself, I figure being a thinking sock I will be so overjoyed with the making of it I will make the second one. Breaking the vicious cycle of the second sock syndrome!
Brilliant or what????

And thnaks to KGirlKnits, I had to have a sticky beek at a new commentors blog! I discovered the First Toe Up Sock Knit-A-Long.
Never made toe up socks before but I have seen some designs I would like to try, they have lots of helpful links so come the new year. It'll be toes up for me!

And a big thankyou to all who have offered up advice on what to substitute for Sugar and Cream, I am planning to knit a dishcloth or two myself. Now there is an evil, evil has a name it is dishcloth. Here endth the lesson!

Not that I have anything against knitted dishcloths they just seemed to be things other people knitted, like baby bootees.

I have decided I can put it off no longer, I will have to pick up the stitches along the sides of my Aran Earwarmer, it is getting ridiculous. I don't want to be starting Intolerable Cruelty (by the end of the month hopefully) knowing I have minor things like that snarling at me from the depths of my stash. Having said that there is the small matter of the two left mittens....

And the bigger issue of I missed the arrival of the new AntiCraft how could this happen???? No doubt more things to add to my never ending list. (note: this will be gracing something I knit soon! And on a more normmal note, this hat rocks!)

I got an e-mail from my secret pal, who is none other than the very wonderful Karen form the Spinning Goth! Yeah! Who not only has sent the most awesome presents, but also knew me before the exchange so is not likely she could be frightened by anything!

If I intend to get any knitting done tonight, I had better call it quits now. So many exciting things goign on! It's fabulous!


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Riddle Me This!!

What is a suitable substitute for this Sugar and Cream yarn I keep hearing about????

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I'm in lurrrve!!!

Not since Intolerable Cruelty have I been so enamoured of a free pattern! Well, I have been enamoured of a few, but this one is like Intolerable Cruelty making it on to the Must Do list.

I have my yarn put away for for IC, it's currently on lay-by as I took advantage of the 20% off the other day at my local Black Spot.
Now I have to pick out some yarn for these gloves! Starlight Evening Gloves! And once again I am intrigued by the need for knitted food, I have seen a few examples of this and it fits on the one day when I have time list, I mean really knitted food? It's the sort of kooky thing I'd have to have a display of. Blueberry Pie.

It has been a few days since I updated, everything is going well with Broadripple so far. Shortly about to start the heel so I will reserve judgement till that is done.

Fianlly decided to make a start on the Green & Black Espresso Chocolate Bar my Punk Pal sent me, I have been saving it and finally started it last night while watching New Tricks. Very beautiful - both coffee and dark chocolate! Two of my fave things in the world.

Ms Stash and I have made a commitment to get together tomorrow with our knitting. What rsults waits to be seen!

People reading my blog, later!