Tuesday, January 17, 2006

? Sacrifice time

I've been , erm, somewhat unwell, again. I won't go into the detail, you'll be relieved to know, 'cept to say I spent lots of time in the smallest room and needed another visit from the GP. I figure out, therefore, that I have done something to offend the gods. Which ones, though? Do I sacrifice: a few hours knitting ulp! to appease the holiest of then all, the fibre goddess; or that half-finished bar of Green and Black to get on the good side of the chocoholics' supreme deity? Nope. It was the Kitchen God that I offended. Clearly. Everything was fine before I cleaned the cooker. Obviously a certain amount of charcoal and burnt-on grease is the order of the day and I would do well to remember that. Don't worry. I will.

I also have to confess to having had Mr India compete this entry for me, after much ranting gentle persausion from the deathbed sofa that I am expiring recovering on. Hope he does a good job....

I can no longer visit all of my listed fellow-bloggers if I have a spare 10 minutes - the list is growing so much that I am starting to do it in shifts - there is a careful balance to be struck between reading about knitting, blogging about it and actually doing it. I've just added Grumperina, since she seems to be a technical whiz. Hope some of it rubs off on me.

Thought I'd better provide a little proof of the current knitting. Here goes. First up, evidence that I am indeed on Sock Number Two - my picture editing skills do NOT allow me to cut and paste one sock to make two. Believe me.

Next up, Eloise, in Noro Blossom. You probably can't tell, but the close-up is an attempt to show the difference between stocking-stitch and its reverse. I definitely think that this yarn is at its best in the reverse. Wonder if I can persaude Mr India that I need a digital photography course to enhance my blogging? Vote now - it's in the sidebar

I've also remembered to take a shot or two of my latest handspun, before and after making it into a centre-pull ball. It was a bit fiddly, due to the terrible job slight inconsistencies in some of the spinning. Ho hum. Anyway, get voting - it's in the sidebar!


Blogger Heather said...

mmm Eloise is rather lovely ! I do like the colours :0)

In terms of the photography course, you can always ask - but where you'll fit it in between work / knitting / spinning / Jordanhill course / Gaelic / music lessons / and frequent visits to a) the littlest room or b) your Doctor - I just don't know !

12:14 am  
Blogger Tracy said...

You do know you could take a sock in there to pass the time don't you? ;) You poor thing, that's not nice way of being ill, far better to be in bed being waited on hand and foot. Do you have a bell by your bed?????
I know what you mean about the favourite sites, I've got 147 of them and they grow daily. You just can't spend the time visiting them daily and then do a blog of your own. I've found that I get on far better if I have completely free computer days, otherwise I start clicking on one which leads to another and another, so on and so on. Mind you, it's a good excuse to prolong the illness, especially if you've got a laptop that can keep you occupied in bed, hehe!

10:06 am  
Blogger gw said...

You cleaned the cooker??? Now that is definitely letting the side down!
Hope you are feeling better soon.

10:32 am  
Blogger Midsummer night's knitter said...

Heather - there's always work getting in the way! Mind you, with the current climate, I shouldn't joke!

11:06 am  
Anonymous Mhairi said...

The yarn looks divine - I am but a naive non-spinner, but I keep finding myself drawn to yarn similar to Colinettes shimmer and five point.
I've looked again and it still looks good to me!

Hope you are feeling better India - its a nasty thing - my two have had it, not very pleasant!

6:27 pm  
Anonymous Mhairi said...

For some reason (I have an applemac!) I don't get to see the Poll in the sidebar, so I have missed the untasteful adverts.
My email gave me a shock one day, when a sex aid advert (tasteful at least) did pop up.
Thankfully I've not seen it since.
The Noro Blosson is beautiful and I agree, looks best in reverse. I'm ripping out my noro scarf to do it in garter stitch cos I prefer it like that.

6:32 pm  
Blogger Midsummer night's knitter said...

Thanks, Mhairi. Wish I could remember what bad thing I did in a past life! I was REALLY angry with that ad. I don't think that placing ads of tha nature without consent is acceptable - grrrrrr

7:40 pm  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I don't actually spin - mad I know when I'm surrounded by fibre, but though I'd love to learn I know that realistically I just don't have time at the moment.

I have had some of the Jacob fleece spun though - not something soft enough to wear next to the skin, but I think it would make a lovely rugged sweater ;)

1:04 pm  
Blogger Theresa said...

Personally, I knit something simple while reading blogs. My pinky just pops out to hit the spacebar and scroll down.

Hope you feel better soon.

1:07 pm  
Anonymous Kitty Baroque said...

Hey there India,
Kitty Baroque here*
Just wanted to say what a HUGE coincidence that you are making Eloise, I am wearing mine now* I THINK there s a photo on my blog. It is SOOOOOO warm*
Hope you are making a teeny size as it does come up a little on the larger side.
Can't WAIT to see how you get on - this cardi is a DELIGHT!!!

12:08 am  

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