Thursday, 15 February 2007

Finished Objects

Got a few photos to show off quickly.

This one is a tiny curly whirly scarf in blue james c brett marble with a fluffy edging.
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These are the socks made from regia silk. I'm not sure about the colours but then they're not for me!
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This is sock in progress in socks that rock 'nodding violet'. I've actually finished this one and started the other now. Such progress!
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Now this is just eye candy. Pooch brought them home on Monday after doing a naughty thing on sunday night. They are much appreciated and calm has been restored to the ByrnePooch household!
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And here is the aforementioned Pooch with me up on the walkway high above Tower Bridge - this is the surprise he managed to keep from me for the last month or so. It was really lovely up there with champagne and a pianist (not something to say when you've quaffed too much champagne)
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And now some otjer kind of candy. Rumballs. I'm talking about the cheapo version you get in pick and mix. There things are just sooooo good. I could eat a zillion. And I just found out they have them at the top shop sweet concession on oxford street. Mmmmm.
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The sharp eyed among you will notice that in the picture there is only about half a rumball. You see? They taste too good for me to wait to photograph it.

I'm planning issue 3 of the Proud To Be Crafty zine so if you fancy committing yourself to paper just let me know!

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Normal service is resumed

I've changed the link in the post below to go to a site that should be better for podcast hosting. I know some people had had a couple of problems so this new site should sort that out.

Meantime I have had a delivery from Amazon full of knitting and crochet goodness! I ordered it about 3 weeks ago and had to wait this long for no particularly specified reason. The books are Couture Crochet Workshop by Lily Chi, Amazing crochet lace and Mason & Dixon knitting. It's the crochet lace book that has really done it for me though. The things in there are just so beautiful! I'll add pics once I get to my scanner.

I haven't had much of a chance to look at the other ones yet but will do later on tonight.

In knitting news I've done about 3/4 of the first socks-that-rock sock for BoyAlex. I keep thinking back to the piano key socks over at Slipped Stitch's blog. I don't have any black sock yarn and somehow I just don't think they'd look as good in brown and white. But surely I can't justify buying any more? I did the big count and I have.......

5.2 miles of sock yarn

Ok, OK. I commit to knitting 2 miles before I buy anymore. Goddammit. How many socks is that anyway? It takes me about 70g to do a pair - gosh all these mixed measurement units. Confused! How do you end up with 5.2 miles of sockyarn anyway? I mean.....MILES. We're not just talking football pitches here.

Miles. Geez.

Anyway. I'm trying to psych myself up to go to kick boxing, which I loathe. Maybe it is a punishment for having too much sock yarn. Yep. That could work....

Sunday, 11 February 2007


OMG. I've amazed myself and actually got this done. You can download it here. It's 20 mins long. I haven't sorted out the itunes side of things yet but will do before episode 2. Episode 2 in 2 weeks time. Oh wow.

Show Notes

  • Lime and Violet Podcast
  • BritKnitCast podcast
  • Blogs mentioned in the podcast are linked to in the lefthand toolbar (CrazyAuntPurl, KnitTheKnits and SlippedStitch)
  • Cherry Tree Hill sockyarn available in the UK from WoollyWorkshop.
  • Socks that Rock sockyarn available in the US from BlueMoon.
  • The free software I've used is called Audacity and can be downloaded here.
  • The Audacity Tutorial I used is a video one and is very good. Shows you everything you need to get recording and editing.
  • The 'How to Podcast' tutorial I used was here and is really thorough - it includes bits about software and hosting.
  • This site is hosting my mp3.
  • Pooch is currently available for parties and other entertainment events.
Let me know if you've got requests either for the next podcast or the next zine. The zine will be out at the beginning of April after the magical SkipNorth is over.
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