Saturday, 21 July 2007

Summer cold sadness

The only thing to be said in favour of this cold is that it hasn't arrived a week later as then I really would have been annoyed. As it is once again I've got a cold just in time to take up what little free time I have. Also means I've missed my MBA day school which took place today. But WTF - I've got some knitting done. I have two things to share today. The first is the magic loop socks started in my SP wool. Very nice.
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I *love* the colours.

The second is something I think might be fugly, but I can't make my mind up. You see I heard about slum doctors a while back and it was at a time when I'd been thinking about doing something with all the swatches and part pieces for garments I'd started and abandoned. So I started sewing them together. The blankets only need to be 24"x24" as there is so much malnutrition. I figure when you're starving it doesn't matter that much what your blanket looks like.
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Am trying to think of a happy note to end on..... The only yhing I can think of is that I have become quite obsessed with the song 'vaseline' by elastica. Only you substitute 'ravelry' for vaseline. So you end up with:

( Louder, louder )

When you're stuck like glue
When you need some goo
When you're stuck like glue,
When you're black and blue,
La la la la la la la la la la
When you're stuck like glue,
Give me some
When you're stuck like glue
If you'd like to woo,
La la la la la la la la la la
If it's hot like you,
Give me some
Do you need a clue,
I want some
Ravelry, Ravelry, Ravelry,
Ravelry, Ravelry, Ravelry.

Yeah, I know. But it's just stuck in my head!

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Lolcat addict

I think I am finding new addictions to distract me from my ridiculous wedding. Lolcats are definitely a new one and am part of the lolcat group on ravelry. Someone posted this quiz:

My score on The Which Lolcat Are You? Test:

Sad Cookie Cat

(51% Affectionate, 36% Excitable, 57% Hungry)

You are the classic Shakespearian tragedy of the lolcat universe. The sad story of a baking a cookie, succumbing to gluttony, and in turn consuming the very cookie that was to be offered. Bad grammar ensues.

To see all possible results, checka &dis.

Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test
(OkCupid Free Online Dating)

I was just at our trustee lunch and a guy I used to know pretty well and who I always enjoy catching up with bustled over to me...
"Oh thanks" say I, thinking he's heard about the wedding
"So how are you enjoying your pregnancy?" he says
"I am not pregnant and I am going to stamp on your foot very hard" I respond
"I think you should" he says, producing his foot.
What saved it was how indescribably embarrassed he was. I couldn't help but laugh as he apologised and looked utterly gobsmacked at being so tactless. He's an important man too so not the sort of situation he must find himself in too often. I really do feel for him!

Just as well it was today with other good stuff going on in the background and not yesterday when the size 16 trousers in Next were too tight. I am going to try John Lewis today as I hear that expensive clothes have a rather larger interpretation of a 16 than cheaper ones. And why am I clothes shopping? I mean, apart from the usual? Well, I have something cooking that requires a suit and since I am at least a couple of twins past my size 12 ones this means shopping. Should obviously add some spanx pants to my list too...

In knitting news have finished the chevron scarf which though I say it myself is stunningly beautiful. Have cast on a pair of plain magic loop socks in the regia my SP got me. Love the colours. I definitely prefer regia to opal in texture too, although it is probably all being made by the same bod.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Wedding schmedding

The bouquet progresses... A number of people have asked me how this would work out and here is my solution: a big square of red polka dot with loose running stitch sewn in a circle, start to gather it up to form a neck and start stuffing with whatever you have handy. Stuffing maybe. But laddered tights work well too (clean ones). Use twice as much as you think you'll need, pull the neck tight and sew a few stitches through the neck to make it secure. You'll end up with something like this, which Pooch felt was rather inappropriate for him to model.
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Then I got all my flowers that I have been working on and started pinning them to the base with common or garden pins.
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It still needs some work, not least in that it's a bit of a mess of different yarns and fibres. Need to have a think about it, but overall I'm happy with the concept.
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A couple of people have asked about the wedding list and there is one, which just happens to contain some knitting goodies, over here. And the email address our list is under is mrandmrswhittakerathotmaildotcodotuk. Make sure you pay most attention to my bit of the list, as Pooch already has far too much stuff.

OK, have stopped laughing, and am reminded of this lolcat I posted in one of my previous posts.
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Am having a bit of a hysterical afternoon. I blame the fatigue from being a support crew to a team on the 100km walk over the weekend and the unscheduled pepsi max break this afternoon. Gone right to my head...
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