Saturday, 26 May 2007

Secret Pal Task 2

With the weather turning warmer, many of you are thinking of traveling (though some of you have just returned, you can play along). 1) What do you pack to knit?
  • I am off to italy on friday and this question has been weighing heavy on me. What to knit? Cotton as it will be hot? But then if you get a bit sweaty cotton becomes hard to manipulate. Wool? But then might be too hot. Lace? But what if I get into difficulties? Should I then pack loads of emergency accessories in case of this?
  • Do I take all my denise needles or just the ones I need for the projects I've got in hand? Oh so many possibilities.
  • In reality - I'll be taking my cherry socks I've started with my SP yarn, another set of plain socks and then some other as yet undefined stuff. Plus maybe some crochet. Maybe.
and 2) What do you hope to shop for?
  • I am on a YARN DIET!!! So nothing.
  • Well, maybe. Patterns don't count. And maybe sock yarn. I dunno. Unlike america am not looking to see if there are any yarn shops nearby.
Bonus: Where would you go on a "knitting holiday"?
  • Japan. I really want to go to japan anyway but would love to be able to explore their yarn shops and all the masses of gorgeous books I keep ogling on amazon.jp.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

7 Random Facts

Here are 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.



  1. When I was 3 I got run over by a Lehane 50+ seater coach outside my house. I went between the two back wheels when it was reversing.

  2. I believe I'm allergic to sweetcorn but this may not be true.

  3. Once I feel comfortable with someone I become completely trusting of what they tell me. This leads to many wind ups which are oh so fricking funny and always leave me swearing I'll never trust anyone again. But I still keep falling for it.

  4. My left foot is bigger than my right.

  5. I think I would make a great martial artists if only I could be bothered to get off my arse.

  6. I don't think I'm very good at anything much but am just reeeeeaaaaalllly good at fooling people.

  7. I think that everyone was born for a reason and therefore has purpose or a role to fulfil or maybe even a destiny. A turning point in my teenage years was learning about the concept of 'planned obsolescence' and I decided this applied to me as well as lightbulbs. I worry that my 'point' has already happened and I'm therefore obsolete and pointless. Yeah, you can see where this is going....bleh

So let's cheer this up a minute. I wanted to share this with people because I think it's hilarious although in my mind the bride is swatting the others with her bouquet.



And timely, as Pooch and I are getting wed, again*. This time it is 2nd August and after that I will be taking his name so it will be bye bye byrney bye bye. I'll be Mrs Whittaker, which is a little weird but I guess I'll get used to it. We've actually been planning for this for months so it's not a short notice as it might seem. The actual wedding is going to be jolly tiny but there will be a family and friends party about a month later which I will be sending out invites for after we get back from Italy.

So back to the meme....I always feel a bit guilty naming others but in the spriti of it.. I name And all that stash, Catmum, craftydramaqueen, heathersdoodles, janesprobablyknitting, http://knittingatnumber9.blogspot.com/, WoollyWormhead.

*Not that Pooch and I have been married before, but we've got to this stage before. The last wedding date we planned was coincidentally next weekend and that got called off because....yadda yadda. Check the blog posts from about a year ago for the whole sorry history. It's all sorted now though. Yaroo for Pooches!

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Gimme some blanket love...

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and this is still my favourite square out of all of them. The FO is about double bed sized and amazingly warm. Pattern from sping 06 interweave crochet and it used shed loads of elann peruvian highland wool.

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So a jolly nice weekend really, apart from the coughing and sniffing my head off. Is on the way out though. So now wondering whether to start something new (but knitting from the stash of course) of finish off another UFO. I know what I 'should' do but I have a hankering for a felted bag using the aussie wool I got in new york. Hmmm, quick dip in the pattern stash I think.
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