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Friday, October 24, 2008


Since I finished my Kimono I have not been able to settle to any knitting! I made two dishcloths for my sister's christmas present, and enjoyed making the mini clappy for Hayley but since then everything I have started has been frogged!

Finally last night, after several false starts and lots of muttering, I settled on an Argosy scarf in Chameleon Colourworks Evolution, shade Figgy Pudding, which is absolutely gorgeous!

The knitting drought could be over!


On tuesday morning Ryan decided to cycle to school. Just before 8.30 I had on 0800 reverse call from him - he'd had an accident. He had hit the pavement, the bike stopped but he didn't and he went over the handlebars. Luckily, as he wasn;t wearing his helmet, he didn't hit his head but has some nasty grazes, gouges and bruises. Of course his new bike has been damaged and is going to the cycle hospital this afternoon, after being nursed by the school caretaker in the Boiler Room for a few days and is being transferred by Ryan and my dad in the family ambulance.

Dadis not happy as we don't seem to be having a lot of luck with bikes (Amber's recently had to be repaired) but at least Ryan is in one piece.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fed up with being ill!

So I'm going back to the doctor today. I think all the stress of the dear Benefits Agency is making me ill.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More pets!

We now have another Axylottl - a black one called ... Axyl.

We have also fostered Amber's friend's hamster, Honey, who is adorable if a little naughty.

So now we have two Axylottl, three hamsters, a handful of fish (shortly to be rehoused in the pond of dad's gardening job) and Susie cat!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Yarns I want to use .... ....

.... before Christmas!

Jamie Possum
Blue Rumple USED UP
Artesano Hummingbird DK
Violet Green Blusing Tiger USED UP
Lorna's laces Lion and Lamb
Tempted hand painted Glam Girl
Tausendschön Handgefärbte Sockenwolle 465

They are mostly small projects, excpet for the Lion & Lamb!

I want to start either the Hanne Falkenberg, Kaleidoscope 2 or, most likely, the Spced Carvan Robe (Fiddlesticks Country Silk) on Ist Jan.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ally Pally - GOODIES!!

Had a really good day despite having a chest infection! I got

Signed copy of Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves
Knit Light
Debbie Bliss mag
Yarn Forward mag
Maggi Knits pattern book
Jamie Possum Painted Possum yarn
Skein Touch yarns 4ply
Hanne Falkenberg Promenade Kit
21st Century Yarns Clamshell Shawl Kit
Two skeins of Fiddlesticks Country Silk
Small craft bag for all my notions
’I’m not a Plastic Bag’ bag
4 patterns
A ball of cheap DK to make Megan a jacket for her doll.

and I paid for a t-shirt with a knitting slogan (but I can’t remember what it is), a sub to Vogue Knitting and Kaleidoscope 2 jacket kit from Jamiesons (they were supposed to take one with them but took the wrong kit)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My lovely model!

Ryan truly is a wonderful son!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Kimono ....

... finished and blocking! With any luck it should be dry by 7.45am thursday and then I can wear it to Ally Pally! PHOTO TO FOLLOW

I am now going to attempt to finish Amber's clappy scarf so that I can start something I buy at Ally Pally.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


My Kimono of Many Colours is nearly done. I have finished all the blocks and sewn them all together so now it resemnbles a jacket, all the ends of sewn in too. Today I am going to attempt the edgings so having the jacket done for thursday is looking more likley. Of course it depends how long it takes to block!