Monday, May 28, 2007


If I could make that noise Lurch in the Adams Family made it would be perfect, because that is the kind of day I have been having.

We won't go into all the details, it was a tad stressfull the first time. But on the upside my new Emily the Strange tote bag was waiting at home for me! This is grand excitement! And my new knitting books arrived on Friday, Pretty in Punk and Charmed Knits. I am very pleased with both.
Something I used to be very partial to, before I moved into my all black wardrobe...was a bit of camoflage.

In Pretty in Punk they had some armwarmers, that laced up, the only thing I like better than armwarmers is armwarmers that lace up, and these were camoflage!
Be still my beating heart, I knew it was the kind of thing Miss Stash would appreiciate being a camoflage fanatc.
However I am very partial (clearly from watching too many Bond films) to the red star on a olive green background and to a particular style of hat (yes it would all hinge on the hat, I'll defect but only if you have hats I like...).

I need to look out some knitting to take to the coven tomorrow. What will it be? Whatever it is I had better get it out and do some work tonight, I have been neglecting my work, again!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Don't look now but I'm it!

Yes, I am a cousin of the Adams family, bet you wern't expecting that, or were you?????

I hve been tagged bu two people (the lovely Skully and Freaky Kniter) for the 7 Random Things....beware the tag! Catch you if I can I will!!!!

The rules:

Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here goes nothing,
1. As a small child I played the Pirates of the Caribbean board game, the rules were long gone so the actual plot of the game was also long gone, mostly I liked looking at the pictures of palm trees, treasure chests, bandaned and eye patched pirates and of course the rhyme about dead men and rum!

2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie I think is the most outstanding crime novel ever written.

3. I have not been able to consume enough yoghurt and cheese this past week.

4. I never wanted to live in interesting times, when I find out who cursed me to, I shall feed them to my pet shark like all good Bond villians do.

5. It wasn't just Imelda's taste in shoes I admired, she truly pushed the envelope as a hostess when at a birthday party for her deceased husband. He was the centrepiece, carefully preserved in a glass topped coffin.

6. Witches are one of my fave things, I have been taken by them since I was child, it all started with Meg and Mog - why shouldn't a woman and her cat go to the moon in a flying saucer? Especially if she's going to do it in a pointy hat. I dig the hat!

7. People in cars are going places, people on Harleys are free! Which can mean one of two things, either it's true and I'm right or the advertising works, and one day when I have $15,000 I can own the dream myself......

Now for who I'm going to tag, well it's going to be a bit of motley crew, but here goes.
Cindy, Sharon, Amanda J, Tienne, Karen, Che, and Mrs Dr Who.

Monday, May 21, 2007

This is what I mean, I was thinking about this exact problem just the other day.

I have to disagree with Mae West as here is proof that you can have too much of a good thing!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I'll have what she's having!

Yesterday I did the dance of joy as Numfar was no where to be found, Naughty Needles has landed!!!!!

It was well worth the wait, and I got some goodies with it, a magnetic Naughty Needles 2007 calender, a Naughty Needles postcard and a Disgruntled Housewife emery stick. But the most exciting part was the book! I am itching to knit something from it, actually there are a lot of somethings I'd like to knit from it.

I was looking forward to sharing it at the next knitting coven, but I suspect I may need to put it in brown paper and slide it under the table to certain members only. I knew it was sexy saucy knitting, and I had some idea of the patterns, alright a lot of ideas. But now having actually seen it and actually thought about it, I don't think it would be totally appreciated for general handing around. Boo!

But one piece of advice that made me giggle - "always knit your gorram swatch!". I must tell Miss Stash that, she will appreciate it, as I'm sure the lovely Green Woman will as well????

Speaking of Miss Stash she has been experiencing technical difficultys, not that she's bothered to explain this herself when she has been online....Of course it's my fault for not sharing this information in the first place you understand!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I missed CSI on Sunday, why? Because I thought it was a repeat, no it wasn't. And so I've missed Roger Daltry from the Who making his appearance. Hopefully it won't be long and this series will be available on DVD.

Something I won't miss, I am determined to see Spiderman 3 on the big screen. I saw the first two their and I think it would be disappointing not to get the full effect.

I managed to track down the Famicly Circle Kids Knit book form many many many years ago, wait it was published 1992. Not as early as I thought, it has some very basic designs, but I have missed it.
It was one of the first books I attempted to learn to knit from.
And how time flies!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Party On Garth!

It's days like this I live for, when someone like the wonderful Ms Fortuknit stops by to ask me those important questions like "Has anybody told you lately that you are a complete Gothic Goddess??????"

In reply I have this to say "NO!". I am most displeased not only has nobody told me lately, they have not constructed a lavish temple in my honour, or made the required daily offerings of freshly baked cup cakes.
I may have to send down some lightening bolts to smite people with, or at least give them a bit of a jolt!

As a truly amazing Gothic Goddess I need a new handbag to reflect my status this year at Alice, and possibly a new Devil Hat (there is two versions in Domiknitrix, hmmmmm). And of course the aforementioned shoes! Actually I am little uncertain what else to wear, I have my lovely black skirt I wore last year, but I fear I may need a new top as well.
And of course the all important ticket! But I am pleased to see that they are not much more in price than last year, yeah! But who he's support act if there is even going to be one I don't know???

Now I hope you are all sitting down, and you may as well brace yourselves as well. Tonight just prior to writing this I picked up my Broadripple sock and recommenced work on it! Perhaps you should all go have a nice cup of tea and a lie down to revover from that revelation. But lets face it, after that nothing could surprise any of you, not even if I danced in the street naked while it rained!

Friday, May 11, 2007

There have been phone calls but not the right one! Alas, and it turns out Naughty Needles is on the way! Yeah! It's been posted so hopefully won't be far off arriving now.
I can't wait!

There's a special something I have in mind to make and I have been poking about the net for yarn sources and substitutions. Starting something else? But of course!
It's needling away at my brain and needs to be created. I can't rest until it is done! That and the other 50 things going on in there.

Anyway it's back to James Bond, tonight is You Only Live Twice, last night I had From Russia With Love. I like the old Bonds, as much as I enjoyed the latest Casino Royale, as an action movie you couldn't fault it, it was brilliant! But as a Bond film, I wanted gadgets, girls, those predictable but cheesy one liners!
Granted there have been lasers and sharks, but alas no sharks with lasers attached to their heads....A lot of white cats. Look! I say to the Daft White Cat! I could rent you out to movie makers, earn your keep boy! He doesn't seem keen, unless chasing his tail is a sign of enthusiasm.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Whoo Hooo!!

I have been doing some minor celebrating, only minor there was no booze so not a major celebration yet. Everything is still under my hat, I am waiting for final phone calls before I dance naked down the street in the rain.

I have been working on a special something for Miss Stash, I have knitted it up, taken it back, knitted it up, taken it back, knitted it up, taken it back, etc etc....
Now I am about to take it back again because there is not enough stitches again, there is either two many or not enough. Getting the right number and adjusting the design slightly to fit occupied me for hours yesterday.

Speaking of Miss Stash, we have done some book shopping, I have ordered Pretty in Punk and Charmed Knits from Amazon, while Miss Stash ordered far more sensible books.

Cruising around the net in my pirate ship, I stumbled upon this picture! How awe inspiring is that?? I so have to make one myself.

What else? I'm still organising for Alice, what will I wear? Choosing the optimum shoes is going to be essential, after last year, I may avoid heels. I was discussing the concert with Miss Stash who told me rock concerts where the sort of thing you should go in a group too. Very wise, alas I have no Alice friends! Not yet, anyway, I may have to organise to sit with the other odd bods this year, I'm sure they would have appreciated the Devil Hat last time.

I'm working my way through James Bond series, I've had Dr No, Goldfinger and Thunderball. I've also jumped a head slightly and had a couple of Roger Moore's - Octopussy and Live and Let Die. And that bloke who only did one, he was a model or something? On Her Majesty's Service? I've also seen the original Casino Royale which was a spoof. Absolutely mad cap, I recognized a few faces (mostly from the Pink Panther series).

Now I need to go back to in between Dr No and Goldfinger, there was From Russia With Love and after Thunderball was ??? I might need to check on that.
But it has proved an invaluable time for knitting, I may have to take this opportunity to finish my cloud hat in progress for Mongolia.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Is it possible lightening can strike in the same spot more than once??? Well there was a poor guy in the USA who was a park ranger, he was also a bit of a human lightening conductor. The guy got zapped a dozen times in his life, granted not always in the same place. But the poor soul commited suicide in the end.

The knitting powers that be, have streamlined something into my brain, but for the time being I am keeping it under my hat. And it's not just for Alice, it's for Awesome! But it shall remain under my hat until a future date, to make sure everything goes as planned - who knows I could end up with a three armed sweater a la Morticia Adams yet.

Friday, May 04, 2007


You would not believe blah de blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah - to cut a long story short is anyone free for dinner next week????

If so drop me a line to my inbox, you should all have my e-mail address. I can't believe it! Anyway I have to get back to the knitting, I've finished a Hurry Up Spring Armwarmer to the start of the thumb. It's almost done, I hope to get it done tonight.

Then look out for - the second mitten to match the first I made in Hobart, it is started and I knitted the first in a night.
- The second gauntlet from the very first Vogue Knit 1.
- Finally finishing the Glove of Doom and making him a sidekick.
- The second Bowhunter! (Still have to block the first but still.....)
- And of course a second HUSA!

The socks sit sneering at me, but I am ignoring them. Rude childish things they are. They just have to wait for me, I am very into hands at the moment, kind of like that weird cowboy guy was into sisters in Practical Magic - while as enthusiastic not as kinky!
I hope.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Is that a sock I see before me????

I have gone so off knitted socks I never want to see one again, which is why I am glad upon seeing Magknits latest issue there are no socks, but also not a lot else. However I am pleased to see another bag form bags pattern. I accumulate plastic bags somehow. I refuse them, take my own but still.....

My lack of ambition for socks left me a little disappointed there was still some Knittery colours I wanted to try out.
I have a few colours in mind and am seriously thinking of building a bridge to Sock Land and making the new ones in Yarn. Make them less cutesy with an appropriate colour choice. And maybe then we can continue peace negations.

Now something else that tickled my fancy in Yarn was the wimple! What is with that? I am deeply in love with the Cathedral Window Shawl, now if only I wasn't so fickle in love, but I highly doubt I have the commitment at this point in time to settle down for life.

I was thinking about a devil hat and I remembered I had some beads left from when I did the Rowan beaded bag, and wondered if perhaps a beaded wristwarmer might have been quicker???
And I had a thought about bowling bags, which it I admit took me a back a bit when I saw it in the Anticraft - I mean a bowling bag in Anticraft????
I remembered late last night Mystery Men starring Janeanne Garofalo (one of my fave actresses) who played the Bowlers daughter, she had his head put into a bowling ball - well he was the Bowler I suppose.

Anyway I'm off m\for my veg time, I am going to put some CSI on and sit and think about nothing. I think I might actually have tomorrow all to myself! I'm looking forward to that.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It's Alive! It's Alive!

A new AntiCraft! Excuse me while I touch the sky!

While I was impressed to no end, there was pause for concern. One of their projects had me alarmed - a bowling bag????????????
Oh dear........

But being a bit of a bag whore myself I was otherwise well pleased with the offerings. And as for the Blood Orange Cake, it makes me think of something Nigella would almost make. No, I take that back, proably would. After all this woman brought us Slut Red Raspberries!

And do you what else is wonderful? Alice Cooper is coming to my home town again! He'll be here in July. Oh I can't wait, I've been meaning to knit a devil hat from Domiknitrix, maybe I can get one done in time? Hmmmm...

Speaking of Domiknitrix, she got reviewed in the latest Yarn magazine. Wasn't particulary flattering, let the record show I thought it was a most excellent book! Not only that I know at least one other knitter upon seeing it was inspired to go out and get it.
They also reviewed Naughty Needles! I'm keen to get my cold large claws on a copy of this. I ordered one and now am waiting impatiently for it to arrive.