Tuesday, 2 October 2007

New blog alert

It has finally happened. Pooch has entered the blogosphere. Go over there and leave a comment. You just know he wants you to.

So in other news, you know how I was going on a bit about how I didn't need to buy stuff to make me happy? Well let's just reel that back in a little bit and have a little shoe-love. Now bear in mind when looking at these pics that it was *pouring* with rain in london and they are a bit on the soggy side.
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These shoes....are It. Oh yeah. I love them. And I wore them for a whole day and they didn't hurt or rub or anything.
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They've got a kind of little nose at the end. And most of all they are exactly the right height to wear with long length trousers.
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I think their acquisition may be a direct result of my training course last week as I have been pondering the johari window. The 'unknown' 4th quadrant is said to be where all those intuitions and lucky guesses come from. I like to think it was my 4th quadrant that was picking up signals that these shoes had arrived on Oxford Street and yesterday was the optimum moment to meet up with them.

Speaking of optimum moments, let me bring some sock yarn and needles to your attention. This yummy parcel arrived last weekend after an unfortunately long stay at the post office due to their random strikes.
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Now that is a rubbish photo so here is a close up of the two coloured ones.
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Oh yeah, it's good. The blue/purple is 75% wool and 25% bambus, which I am choosing to believe is bamboo, and is called Admiral Bambus. The stripey is 75% wool and 25% Poly and is called Admiral R Druck. There was also a skein of undyed which I'm thinking of dyeing for my secret pal, and not 1 or 2 but 3 sets of dpns! Purple pins (which are obviously purple) and metal, hiya hiya which I have been hearing mutterings about and which are steel and some Pointy Sticks bamboo ones. The yarn is satisfyingly soft and squidgy without the slight harshness of mixed-fibre sock-yarns like trekking and opal.

The whole lot came from Knit'n'Caboodle whose tagline is rather satisfyingly "where only the sheep are fleeced" and who I see will be at Ally Pally. I can see the Admiral R Druck having a pleasant stay with me but I fully intend to share the goodies and the blue bamboo mix and some of the dpns will be the competition prize on the next podcast. Don't forget there's still time to enter the last competition...


Lyndsey-Jane said...

Love the shoes! I so need new season shoes - I'm still in my crocs pretending that its not raining. They are so comfortable that I don't want to go back to 'normal' hoes

Bryony Ramsden said...

Holy crap I need those shoes. Where are they from?!!? Yum :D Come on, share the shoe love...

Rebecca said...

That is some lovely yarn! I'm so glad to see a new podcast. They are such a treat! Thanks!

Fabienne said...

cute shoes!

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