Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

How awesome is this Halloween has once again rolled around! It's also a little sad because this is the end of it just about, the witching hour has started. Hence showing the ending to another fab sugar packed day.

Bring on next year! Whipped up some Ghost Merangues and a Haunted House Front. No cookies with my new Halloween cutters my Punk Pal sent me, yet!

What would we be without Living Elvis's?????

I actually bought Candy Corn today! I have often seen reference to them and seen pictures of them all in American websites and magazines, but walking past one of the most awesome lolly shops in town, there they were!
There actually very nice, kind of remind me of Jersey Caramels.

Tomorrow, tomorrow is Dia De Los Muertos - the Mexican Day of the Dead. This is a festival (I don't know if this is the quite the word I'm looking for but it's all I can bring to mind at the moment.) that truly fascinates me, I know I have a passion for slightly kooky and other things that sit outside the realm of normal decency. Anyone else up for poking about in graveyards? I find them very peaceful places, nice on a sunny day.

Back to the Day of the Dead, I find the little skulls and skeltons that come out very cute, I'd like them to have on my mantlepiece year round. But the ones I am most partial to is the skeleton brides and grooms. As some one who has no real passion for weddings, except maybe the receptions afterwards, you know all the eating and drinking. I like any celebration that involves food, especially if I get to muck around in the kitchen helping to create it.

And I have managed to get completly sidetracked, I have taken some photos of the Halloween creations and will post them hopefully tomorrow!
Next year I see a 3D house complete with it's own graveyard. Perhaps in a magazine somewhere...

I have a little Halloween viewing lined up, and it does invovle Johnny Depp. Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory, sweets and a weird hermit eccentric - perfect for this occasion!
Also good would have been Sleepy Hollow, From Hell or Edward Scissorhands. Or possibly Cry Baby, that would be pretty scaring filming by today's standards! Actually I wonder if you can get that? Wouldn't mind seeing it again. (Edit; Yes you can! Region 4 too!)

Dear blog readers, later!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Long and the Short Of It!

Here it is! Here it is! Here it is! Here it is! The eagerly anticipated parcel form my secret pal! And it is so exciting!

You shall have to excuse my very lame photography skills they do not do this most awesome parcel justice!

We have in no particular preference but the random order my brain can file them in:- Pirate Devil Duckie Pencil Toppers, Black & Green Dark Chocolate Bar with Espresso, a set of Ankh stitch markers, Daz Bog Organic Coffee (Breakfast Blend), Rocky Mountain Lama Fiber Pool 100% Alpaca Natural (not dyed!) Black x2 skeins and a very cool Wizard of Oz card.

Today at work since we are preparing for a conference, I had to help do some of the food prep for tomorrow. I say help, but I was probably more of a hinderance. I probably would have been safest left to wash dishes, however I did get the fab job of trying to scrub out the muffin tins where they had been preparing the breakfast muffins. Trying to scrub off baked on egg, a challenge I met with vigor and beat!

Then I ended up helping to cut up chicken breast ready to be threaded on skewers so as to be marinated over night ready for cooking tomorrow. I may not have discussed my aversion for raw chicken much in the past. But I am now! I do not like raw chicken, I don't like touching it and I usually got Ms Stash round to cut up any chicken I was planning to cook.
A 5 kilogram bag of chicken breast, it took me an hour to cut up all the chicken breast, the cook had done about two packs in this time. 10 kilograms of chicken in an hour? She also managed to cut the fat off much neater than I could. I tried sifting through my off cut pile to try and salvage any bits that had chicken still attached to it.

I know it took me an hour and so was probably not much of a help in the grand scheme of things, but it was all about mind over matter, I had to psyche myself up for each and every chicken breast! Everytime I picked one up I felt my stomache turn, I don't know how many there were as I didn't start counting to the last 4.

I probably could have stayed longer and helped chop up some more chicken or even start threading chopped chicken on skewers, but my stomach had had enough. And so had I, I never want to see another piece of chicken again at least for a week! No Mexican Wrap on Tuesday either.

And something I just noticed about my coffee my secret pal sent me, I noticed it had something about Russia on it so was reading excitedly and actually started to feel the pack. I think it's beans, it is beans! I guess I have reason to finally buy myself a grinder! I'm shopping next week! And like all good coffee, it has the hole in the pack allowing the beans to "breathe" as carbon builds up in the pack. It also allows a good sniff of the coffee without opening it!

Watched the final episode of Jump Street last night, Johnny Depp like a fine wine has simply got better with age, if not slightly different looking. He's features sure have changed over, dare I say it? 18 years!
Ms Stash who dosen't like coffee, but ate my Choc Espresso cake anyway, had the audacity to sit on my couch and watch Jump Street and say "Which one's Johnny Depp?"
Upon pointing him out, she says to me "I don't remember him being that young."

Hmmmm. Grrrrr Arrrggghhh! One of the girls in the kitchen at work had her birthday on Wednesday and has reached the grand old age of 21! 18 years ago she would have been all of what? 3?????

How old do I feel? I'm surrounded by people who are all far to young to have remembered the joys of Jump Street or any other 80's tv for that matter! (He-Man, Vultron, all those Mr Universe looka-like movie stars!)

I felt so olllllllllllllllld, here she is 21, a tiny little thing in both height and width. And who am I? Having a birthday 2 days before? Some old bag lady who is not exactly tiny in width although I may be in height who'd thought nothing could be better the night before when she sat for 9 hours watching Johnny Depp when he was what? All of about 21 himself probably then.
Granted I thought about how young he was and briefly contemplated the fact that, at the time so I had been as well - with one wall of my bedroom wall papered in posters of Johnny Depp (he was the man back then, in every magazine!), well I was very young and you do soppy things like that.

I also had a giant poster of Alice Cooper, that creeped my mother out, I don't know if I still have it stashed away anywhere but even no longer present Alice still gives my mother the creeps!

Alas, I must away and prepare the knitting ready for Bones, and before that a quick spot of ironing for tomorrow and possibly Saturday who knows what I will be like tomorrow?
Hopefully the Daft White Cat will have fetched me a nightcap to be melancholy into on this dreary yet exciting day!

Blog readers, later!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The famed Chocolate Espresso Cake with Cafe Latte Cream. Ms "I don't like coffee" Stash devoured her piece in no time the other night and when visintg me yesterday devoured two pieces!

The Holy Trinity of Socks - Broadripple in the Dark Blue Prisma, Sharon's Feather and Fan Socks in Regia (which do look incredible once you get into the pattern, I know I've been there and back too many times!. And Ms Stash's Jaywalkers in some Hot Socks.

The camo scarf, a Filatra Di Crosa yarn I htink can't remmeber which though. I must look out a ball band. Forgot the Piuma scarf for this session, next time, again!

Avast! What have ye here?

Halloween Stitch Markers all the way from the Black Stich!

On Monday I went shopping and lay-byed myself some Zhivago ready for Intolerable Cruelty, at the store that can not be named! They had a 20% off sale so made it a much reduced cost.
Yesterday I went in search of Boston Legal Series 1 and couldn't find it anywhere. Very sad, and NCIS Season 1 was very expensive, Seson 2 wasn't too pricey but I'd like to start from the beginning.
In the end I settled for Season 1 of 21 Jump Street, I nearly bought both Seasons 1 and 2 but decided to hold off just in case my nostalgia had me wearing rose tinted contacts.
After 9 hours and 12 episodes, I so regret not buyiung Season 2 at the same time. Ah well just one more episode to go tonight!

Although I didn't recognise soem of the sotrys or the guy in charge at first, and wondered if perhaps I had come in in Season 2, but half way through the series we changed in charge guys and suddenly I remembereed all the storys after that!

Dear blog readers later!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Another year, another year....?

Now this was taken on this day exactly 22 years ago! We won't go into exactly how old I was at the time, because that will reveal my age and prove Matt Hardy isn't the only one who's old and suffering from Mad Cow Disease ("Denny Crane" whispers the wind).

And speaking of Matt Hardy my Secret Pal who is so kindly sending me something for my birthday, not here yet perhaps tomorrow?? Thinks I have good taste! Well maybe not exactly, what they told me was they thought Matt Hardy was a good looking guy! (Perhaps my secret pal is Matt? Or maybe Bill or Ted?)

Here is my bountiful haul, alas no Matt Hardy ("Denny Crane!) plus some unpictured pieces of eight - that went towards buying a new springform tin so I could make my Chocolate Espresso Cake with Cafe Latte Cream.
The cake is cooling upstairs as I write this in preperation of making the cream to go with it.
What do we have in no particular order:-
A block of Old Gold with Roast Almonds from the DWC,
A block of Club Dark Choc Cappacino flavour, Jack Daniels mug and fudge (Jack so lives at my house!) and the Undead and Unwed, Undead and Unemployed books form the divine Ms Stash and Ash (who wasn't part of the parcel).

The second Naked Chef cookbook (and my first! I have the complete works of Nigella and Ms Stash has the complete works of Jamie and between us we are now trying to gain the complete works of Ainsley!) from my "adopted" Grandma - the poor woman has become part and parcel of our family!

From the beloved but beleagured parents I got a block of Old Gold 70% Cocoa! Love Actually on DVD, love this movie - particulary fond of Bill Nighy(?) and his role in it. And of course Alan Rickman! And not forgetting Hugh Grant! An all round winner.
And some more pieces of eight! I forsee in my future the first season of Boston "Denny Crane!" Legal or possibly NCIS. No, I think Denny will beat Jethro to the shelf this time.
But still Christmas to come! (And CSI Season 4 - hint, hint!)

And then there is the piece de resistance, made by the able minded Green Woman who is an unnoticed genius and all round superwoman who kindly made this since my mother is not crafty at all - a Betty Boop bag!
Not just any Betty Boop, Betty Boop on a motorcycle! Luuuurrrrrrrrvvvvve motorcycles!

However it makes me laugh every time I see it, as it is just so huge! I know I have a passion for large bags as I like to carry my life around with me as I term it. I could live out of this bag most likely!

Not that I probaly will fill it if I do go out, no that's a lie. I will undoubtly fill it. Just be unable to then carry it. The only danger with big bags is you take far too much! Not that I don't anyway.
But part of me wonders, when Sandra D sidled up to Cindy, and said will you sew a large bag for Susan's birthday for me - what were they thinking? How did Sandra D describe the size? Ginormous perhaps? Or do I just look like a giant bag lady who carrys everything round in my bag since the supermarkets frown on you taking their trolleys away?

Ah well either way, it is fabulous and one of the truly greatest birthday gifts ever! I think Cindy has managed to top even the year Ms Stash gave me a Cartman mug (till this day my most treasured possession!), thankyou! Thankyou Cindy Loo Who! (Oh now I'm turining into the Grinch - maybe I will even save Christmas!)

It's time for Cinema Le Darkside! Tonights screening is Love Actually! Have to go see if the Icecream Girl is coming round...

Dear blog readers, later!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

What is this fiendish thing I see before me?

It is a clash between CSI and NCIS, I ma not at all amused! At least NCIS goes for two hours so I can catcht he second one uninterrupted as I don't watch CSI New York, I have never taken to it.

Being Monday tomorrow my fave place in the world is closed, the Me Wah and so is alas Smokey Joes, ah well another night perhaps. However I have forgotten to look into the Prickly Cactus which I am still yet to get to. That might be the first another night.

Tomorrow I am making a Chocolate Espresso Cake with Cafe Latte Cream and it sounds really nice. And the picture looks promising. I've even picked next year's cake, the Chocolate Guiness Cake! Or possibly the Chocolate Merange Truffle Cake....

I need to start compliling a shopping list, I fear for a few of my upcoming projects I am goign tohave to purchase new needles as I don't currently have a lot of circulars.
Still haven't picked colours for my Illusion scarf. Must do that, buy Zhivago for Intolerable Cruelty. Get knitting on both these projects!
And still waiting to be knitted is my very own pair of Knucks! I must get around to that before next winter. And taking back the twisted hat. And finshing umpteen dozen socks.

Or I could not do any of it, and just sit and have a nice cup of tea.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bah! Bah! Baah! Bah humbug!

Still no phots, there seems to have been a breakdown in communication. But tomorrow I wil hopefully get some done. Oh well I suppose I can get some more rows done and the socks will look even better.

And you know that recipe for the Chocolate Cake I have been meaning to type up? You know the one I made for the birthday party for Matt Hardy? Finally done! And you can view it here.

Theres something about making a cake that requires a baking dish that is immensly satisfying! Cooking on a large scale appeals to me like those immortal words "Denny Crane!" and Keith Richards (that man is so a pirate!).
I have a few more recipes for cakes in baking dishes so I am keen to try them next. Actually I think I have an article somewhere on cooking giant cakes....like ginormous round ones that will feed 30 people or something equally stupyfying!
Must look it out and see what I can find.

In last month's Delicious magazine they had a dinner party for 10 I think it was that really got me thinking. And itching to cook.

Speaking of large scale food production. I have been asked to help next weekend at work as they have a conference on, how important do I feel? They need me to help them, obvioulsy just couldn't do it without me! Probably a good thing I am a cracking good sport and all round jolly fellow!

Dear blog readers, later!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I Can Be Productive

Proof that I do useful things sometimes.

Frist off, a site dedicated to that most fabulous knit, the Dr Who Scarf. I might even be mad enough to make one for myself one day...

And how coll is this? A Gnome KAL, fromt hat now infamous pattern in Simply Knitting! Sharon made one and it was very cute! I should make one, but he would have to be more of an evil hobgoblin. Actually Simply Knitting in the next issue which won't be out till next month at least here features a knit Jack o'Lantern a bit to late for this year.

Got some more work done on my Broadripple sock today at the final houe of the knitting coven. Hopef ully some more tonihgt, it look sreally good and I am super pleased with it!

The Hat is Twisted!

I don't even know when it happened, I moved them all onto the bigger needles which also has a slightly longer cable and hey presto! It was there a twist in my so far I thought beautiful hat! But on the upside I only have 6 rows done so it's not going to be any hard ship to take back and try again.

Also on the upside yesterday, my Secret Pal sent me an e-card! How exciting!!!!

Also the Broadripple sock is coming on well and I am really happy with how it is knitting up. Really pleased.

Well I think that's about all the new sI have since last night, I'll have to see what gossip I hear today.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Waiting Game!

I'm sure your all aware of the Crying Game, well this is the waiting game. They'll be in touch early next week, thak god for answering machines or I wouldn't be able to leave the house for fear of the phone ringing while I am not here!

As for my new hat, I hate circulars they all curl in on themselves in their packets and are a nightmare to work with, hence the bigger size I need for my hat got soaked in hot water last night and stretched out under my flour containers to try and hold it flat. Ready to recommence work tonight, I did the ribbing last night while on the couch watching tv. Anything to avoid thinking about today, but I am happy with how it went. I just have to hope they were as well.

Over at Stigmata Knits there has been talk of Halloween Craftisim. Not likely to happen on my part, my rate for new projects. But I have been given the green light on food that is art! Art that is food????

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, what will my cauldron cook up??? Ah now I'm not going to say anything definite here. As our knitting coven meeting falls on Halloween and it would take away too much of the surprise element!

No Boston Legal tonight, I am not happy at all. This is cruel and unusual punishment! To make things worse they have moved Sopranos form Wednesdays and put them on tonight at the same time as Criminal Minds!
Oh the agony!

Cup of tea time I think, maybe a slice of toast with jam (no cheese sadly) and some more work on this new hat, with how cool it's been getting I may need it!

Found a couple fo fellow Aussies through my Punk links - Black Crow Knitting and Impulse Knitting Mummy!

Sunday, October 15, 2006


I am very nervous tomorrow is D-Day, I am not looking forward to it.

I've started a new project - a hat, eaten bread with jam and cheese - surprisingly good! And mostly muttered and fidgeted. I am not looking forward to tomorrow.

Stuff isn't quite working to plan I keep losing things, even though I know I've just had hold of them. Very infuriating.

I am nervous beyond belief. I think I may have to go ahve a vegemite sandwich - with no cheese! Because that would be gross.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wishing and Hoping!

I am a little green woman of envy! There is some discussion at Stigmata Knits about tatts, I feel left out, I am the only non-inked up person in world!!
Budget jsut does not include my own private ink collection. But who knows the winds can change and so could my fortunes.

Started another sock last night, a Broadripple in some Opal Prisma in a dark blue. I have formed a conclusion about my sock knitting habits, and yes it comes from the Muppets in Space again.

And just so there is proof, will you look at this a Man who is not a model wearing a Marf in public! Who would've predicted that? I suppose Metrosexual is the new in thing.

And then there's this one....ummm....well, I guess it takes all sorts to make the world go round, and if there are men who are willing to publically decorate themselves with womens underware than so be it! I just hope their new or at least clean.
I believe the qoute that often springs to my mind comes form a Terry Pratchett book "the world seen through the leg holes of a pair of underwear". I do believe it was in reference to insane dictators or perhaps mad scientists? I think there was an Igor in this story somewhere.
Back to the picture at hand, I do like that top and I could happily decorate myself in that.
Take it off! Take it off! Ah NO!!! Put it back on! Put it back on!
And you know I think he should go with the red and black pair, suit his colouring.

My dear blog readers, later!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Baby Steps!

Here is the first photo of my goodies, notice how there all wrapped beautifully with black tissue paper?

Here's my bounty of treasure. Isn't it fab? I'm loving the Happy Hooker and have even started to a make a crochet chain. Granted a very boogelly one, but I can take it back and try again. If at first you don't succeed.....

The Cookie Cutters are just in time for Halloween, I shall have to get baking! How very excting!

I was going to take a picture of Ms Stash's Jaywalker, but I am too tired, it's been a busy week and I am ready for a good night's sleep and non-early start. Besides Ms Stash takes much better photos than I.
I finished the heel flap this morning and completed turning the heel this afternnon when I took it to show Ms Stash and see if she was happy with the progress.

I had planned to contiunue on it during Midsomer Murders tonight, but when I settled on the couch and got it out the bag I was missing a needle, I will have to check with Ms Stash and see if I have left it behind.
It's taken me a week for me to get this far, this is quite an acheivemnet for me. I wmust be coming down with something.

In place of the Jaywalker, I took the doomed Feather and Fan sock back and restarted,100th time lucky perhaps????

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Not Ready To Make Nice

Blogger is being difficult tonight, I will have to postpone the photos till tomorrow when I have a bit more time and patience to sit and wrangel with it.

Which is disappointing as I hoped to show you a photo jounrey of my parcel form my Secret Pal who is a pure genius!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Life and Times

Breaking NEWS!!! Not more than half an hour ago, Ms Stash arrived with Sandra D and a box that was bigger than Texas.
It is the just arrived parcel form my Punk Rock Secret Pal! It was very exciting, but I wasn't allowed to look at one side of the box until I'd opened it.
There was a very cute Lantern Moon Black Sheep Tape Measure, three skeins of Lamb's Pride Worsted in Onyx, a set of Halloween Cookie Cutters, a Palm Forest crochet hook, a dashboard Pirate and Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker! All wonderfully wrapped in black tissue paper! There were also pages from the New York Times packed in the box and I am looking forward to reading them.
I love it all, it's all so exciting. The Daft White Cat found the box exciting, even more excitng once he was able to sit in it.
Now he's trying to steal it, moving it across the room, I can see him as I write this. No, now he's sat back in it, must have wanted a better view.
Now I am all excited, I have to find a project suitable to use my new hook! (Arrr! Avast my new hook! Admire it or walk the plank land lubbers!)

We will now return you to your normal broadcast....

I rang back, then had to wait for them to ring me back. I had a brief phone interview and the upshot is I am going to an actual in person interview Monday which will last apprx 21/2 to 3 hours.
But this time covers paper fillign in, computer tests as wella s a one on one person interview so perhaps not all bad. Which makes me feel a whole lot better.

Now I've I had to go and search out the advert that I rpelied to so I can see just what it is they do and they want me to do.
"Inbound customer service for a telecommunications company fielding calls from a national grid".

However the phone interview was kind of scary, what kind of hourly pay are you expecting? Oh dear, I have no idea what to say to this, will I look less interested if I have no clue as to what I can expect?
So I told the truth just like that ad says, (it didn't have writhing women so some of you may have not paid any notice!) I siad I wasn't really aware of what the award was and basicly I was more interested in a job than what I would be paid to do it. Money cames second to that at the moment.
They pay award rate (almost $18 an hour, there are jobs out there that pay that much???) and penaltys, they don't have those contract things.

I spent last night working on a sock for Ms Stash, I got to 141/2 cm for I could prop my eyes open no longer. I had hoped to make it to at least 17cm as stated int the pattern so as to commence the heel today.
But instead I will be doing the final leg of the leg and then starting the heel hopefully later tonight.
Hopefully on tomorrow, which will be Day 6 I will be right to start the foot and Ms Stash has small feet, so hopefully only a couple more days after that to finish it. I'm putting no time on the second one however.

I'm off to make a Chai Latte, and settle on the couch, take my shoes off and recommence knitting.

But before I go, I had a thought about being a Cyber woman last night, I could then be supreme rualer of the Cybermen and make them knit for Mongolia. I could also make them kidnap Matt Hardy and make him knit fo r Mongolia.
There's a silver lining inside every balck cloud. It's probably a lurking cyberman......

Monday, October 09, 2006

Who knows what our future holds?

After watching CSI last night, with the psychic or should I say supposed psychic. Events that have unfolded today that have got me thinking.

First day on my voluntary effort to appease the government, ie I will make myself useful to a non-profit organisation in return for them to pay me to live.
It was a Monday so pretty quiet, I wiped down a few tables, served upa few meals, refilled all the napkin holders, folded about three packets worth of napkins and counted all the tea spoons.
I know this is hardly riveting work, it's more like hospitality actually. But I am grateful I got a placement somewhere being able to do something that will actually have some importance in pursuit of work - giving me that elusive "experience" marked as an essential requirement in all hospitality position vacant ads it seems.

I figure this is a good sign, things are moving in the right direction. Tomorrow I ring back one of the local recruitment agencies, I applied a fortnight ago when they advertised for call centre employees. Yes, a fortnight ago, in a day and age were most places simply make no contact at all unless you've made a good enough impression to be qualified for an interview and these people are ringing me? This has to be a good sign, while not quite what I was hoping for, there is the faint scent of money......

Could this be a twist in my path? Or possibly a fork in the road? Hmmmmm, what I would give for clairvoyance right at this moment!

Also on the weekend I was thinking while watching the Muppets form Space, I was thinking how true it was to me, granted my family aren't form outer space - but my other family is from cyber space! And how did I find them? With knitting!
And how did I come to knitting? Well after several failed attempts form childhood on, I discovered the first SnB book, then never ending amount of squres and the rest as they say is history!
I may not be the fastest, the most precise, knitted since before I could walk or even capable of finishing a matching pair of socks, but I knit therefore I am a knitter.

Even if I had the Flash's speed and Poirot's methods, then I could finish every project I started in no time. But then it would be different processs and I would be a different person. Not one who sits round on weekends watching the body tally in the most dangerous county in Britain keep rising or having deep philosphical thoughts while watching Muppet movies.
I'd be a Cyberwoman.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Something's Amiss...

This is the Daft White Cat (aka Jeff), just so you cna all see, he does exist and is not merely a figment that I use to blame Daft happenings on around the house.
Here he is in his fave spot on the desk next to the Count, on the mouse pad where he can be of most nusience.

And the long awaited photos form Matt's Birthday when he and Captain Denny had chocolate cake. I haven't typed the recipe up yet, but will hopefully get it done tonight, so look for it at the Darkside Inn by tomorow night.

Please note - according to the box they were meant to be star sparklers!

Stick a fork in him he's done!
Here's THE Matt tucking into his slice of chocolate cake, almost as big as him, almost.

This ius my latest knittign acquistion, picked it up off a slae table at one of the bookstores for $10. Some nice designs also some more dubious ones, a knitted three piece suit? And it features 2!
Loads of good info at the start about how to's with some well set out step by step pictures. Worth the $10.

As you may have also noticed, the camera date functin was way off. Didn't realise until I took allt he photos but it has since been corrected to avoid future daftness.
I finished my Piuma scarf on Tuesday and have been meaning to take a picture since. That will be the next long awaited photos!

Friday, October 06, 2006

A Quick Quickie!!

I have heaps of e-mails to answer, all of which will get done. I promise. If oyu haven't heard form yet, you will by tomorrow.

Tonight is Midsomer Murder night, I enjoy it because it is excellent knitting time. However the last one was a little disappointing. Only one murder!
I am not alone in this disappointment I am sure, as the star John Nettles once said he's always concerned with the body count being too high so convinced them to tone it down a bit. They were flooded with letters of complaints from viewers because their were not enough murders!

I'm going to work on something, undecided as to what it will be tonight. Progress report tomorrow, along with some long awaited photos, as I will finally be able to get them from camera to computer.

Since it is my birhtday coming up I am thinking of treating myself to some of the Knittery's new Merino Cashmere Sock wool in Moonlight.
And just possibly also a ball of Nundle's new Hemp Wool.

Note to self: Still need to buy Zhivago for Intolerable Cruelty!

Stigmata Knits is having a Illusion Scarf KAL - I am excited as I may actually get the Skull Illusion knitted up at long last. I do enjoy Illusion work, I've been very keen on it since I completed the Alien.

On the shortbread front I have found a Brown Sugar Shortbread recipe I am keen to make, however Tienne got me all excited with talk of a Malt Whosky shortbread she used to buy. Surely it wouldn't be hard to make? Add a slosh of whisky to a normal shortbread recipe???

And on a quest for Ms Stash, since I fialed to find th right site for her, a 2ply lace scarf pattern???? Has anoyone seen one online????

Until next time,
A bona fide sharp pointy stick weilding red head and dman proud of it.

Monday, October 02, 2006


The new MagKnits is up, and I really like this pattern, 12:01. Can you guess why????

And also the wrist warmers, but I'm yet to see a pair of wrist warmers I wouldn't give house room too.

I've got a parcel to collect form the post office, I wonder what it is? It'll probably turn out to be something boring after all this exciting thought process.

I'm having mushrooms on toast tonight, ior possibly earlier. Maybe as a late addtion to lunch? I'm trying to leave some Vanilla Shortbread (Nigella's Forever Summer) I baked alone. I love shortbread. But I am hoping to take it along to the coven tomorrow, so someone other than me can eat it.

Catching up on some more blog reading, Stigmata Knits is seeking ideas for a knit along, some of th esuggestions so far are most excellent! I'm looking forward to seeing the final choice.

Note to self: Buy Zhivago!

I watched NCIS last night, it was a bit weird I haven't seen NCIS since I don't when, since it seemed to move to Digital, so I totally missed Kate.
Who, incidentally appeared in a episode of CSI, she played a District Attorney. Abbey was also in an episode of CSI, she was Catherine's ex-husbands girlfirend/singer he was managing.
She had pink hair!
And watching the commentary they were talking about how lucky they were to get her for ...um, cough cough, errr....oh yes for our new show.

Anyway. more reading to do and I need ot see if Boston Legal is on tonight. And also hopefully Scrubs.