Monday, March 27, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Get me outa here - part two
....so as I was saying, look at this - If you peer at the left hand side of the picture as it faces you, the difference becomes quite clear. There's a definite grey tinge to the background colour. I don't like it. Not one little bit. So now I'm on the horns of
a dilemma two knitting kneedles (I used my Brittanies for this, not a circular). Do I frog the other side and knit in the new skein, or not? Trouble is, both sleeves are gonna be decidely grey, too. Might look even odder it I don't redo that front :0(
Ho hum. Still, had a great time at the Country Living exhibition. Expected to be bored out of my mind, but once I discovered (1) the Colinette yarn (2) the free samples (alcoholic) things definitely took a turn for the better. Oh, and this time I managed not to leave the Patchwork Pate in the cafe for someone else to enjoyRight. Off to practice the Timewarp. I. Can't. Wait. (Think I've said that before.....)
Get me outa here - I'm a vegetarian!
Q. What do you stock if you are at an exhibition, don't have much yarn, don't seem to be a natural yarn stockist. A. Why, Colinette of course. In my defence, I was forced to buy it because (a) It was PINK (Project Spectrum colour for March) (b) It was named after this girl. As you can see, I just had to buy some 'Isis'. It was all lonely. Honest.
On the (Project Spectrum theme, I have just finished a wee summer scarf. It's a bit of a cheat, really. Next month's colours are yellow and orange, so I'm bridging the gap between this month and next with this: Dontcha just love those hot summer colours. Here's hoping we get a bit of hot summer to go with it. I'm a bit naffed off on the Colinette front. I do realise that it's my own fault, but that doesn't help - does it ever? I'm nearly finished Robin which, if this page is the same as I copied (if you see what I mean) is the little T-shirt at the top of left of the page. Now, I was a bit sceptical when it said 2 skeins, so I bought 3. Did I check the dye lots? No. Does that make me a twerp? Yes. Take a look at this -
Saturday, March 25, 2006
It's just a step to the......
Well, it'll only be the 4th time
and this is the 2nd post - first one broke the links, for some freaky, time-warped reason.....
Monday, March 20, 2006
As I was saying yesterday
Third day without toothache - didn't think that was possible. Yeehah! I've also had my neck
man womanhandled this evening, so hoping for a bit of an improvement there too. £27 and worth every penny, believe me.
In my continued bid to improve my health, Mr India and I are going to go for a bit of a walk tonight - and it's longjohn weather, believe me. As longsuffering Mr I will confirm, I don't care how I look, as long as I'm warm.
Don't have any evidence but I have been doing a wee bit more spinning. THe first skein was a bit underplied for what I have in mind, so I'm happier with this result. My aim is to spin enough for a jumper. Might take some time due to other committments which keep getting in the way.
Did I tell you about the latest adventure? Due to start in a couple of weeks - India does Buddhism. Well, to be precise, India will be finding out a little bit more about Buddhism. Maybe it'll make me more of a laid back person. Just maybe
Thursday, March 16, 2006
trip to America
What hasn't been so simple has been trying to arrange a knitting night out with a few of my knitting friends. I suppose we do this about twice a year, but with all the busy schedules, it can take a while. Still, we might have found a date to suit all, so fingers crossed...
Not much knitting of late, except to say that I had totally forgotten that I had bought two balls of yarn to make my mum's hat. Suffice to say, it is now finished, just awaiting a label. Brier grows slowly but I am on the last front. I have been doing some of the seaming as I went, partly because I hate sewing, partly because I couldn't get my head around which bit'n'bobs I still have to do.
All the ill health has played havoc with my studying - behind on Post grad course, Gaelic and piano. Gaelic phone tutorial will probably be a bit grim tonight - better try to do a bit more work before then. tioraidh an-drasta
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Let it snow!
Now, back to knitting, and what a great day for it. I decided to deviate slightly from Project Spectrum to knit a Mother's day present for, well, my mother, clearly. Now, I did pay attention to the fact that the Wool Cotton was 17m shorter than the Cashsoft, but I'd had wheens left over from Odessa Number 1, so I was sure I could just make it with one. Well, here's the evidence for all to see: And I was so determined not to buy any more yarn...I'll check the stash, but I'm not hopeful. And I was going to be a bit of a smart **** and put up the finished WIP as a pic in the sidebar. Pride cometh.... As per, this pic is not representative of the colour at all. Seems to me that the camera has real problems with the blue end of the spectrum. When I need a bit of time off from the pink knitting, I'm going to be doing a pale green Mountain Stream , inspired by a number of blogs I've seen it on of late.
On the health front -still very up and down. I'm trying to keep it all in perspective, but have been feeling a bit down about it lately, specially as things took a bit of a nosedive on Thursday. Still, things have improved a bit, hence the spot of knitting, but my balance is still causing me problems - it's really strange falling over when you know that you've had no intoxicants , the earth has not moved (!) and I know where my feet should be in relation to the ground and the rest of me...
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
And what about the minor details? The actual Project for March? Well, as I am trying to work from stash I decided to whip up some WIPs and finish these two scarves - one in Alpaca Silk, the other consisting of that classsic KSH, with a jaunty slice of
snot apple green thrown in for luck. Brier continues to meander along, y'know, stuck in the same groove.
Health continues to be less than it could be - toothache a constant companion (waiting for it to settle - hah!as if!), another virus laying me low. Still, I managed to drag myself to work, all the time wondering why I feel so pressured to attend when I am genuinely ill... I feel about 5% better this evening than this morning, but still not up to my knitting meeting :(
Sunday, March 05, 2006
not enough knitting
Did manage along to the knitting meet up today but discovered I was in knitting limbo. Despite the fact that I knat for 3 hours, the garter stitch cuff on the 'Brier' sleeve plain refused to grow. Not a sausage. Not an iota. Strange.
I'm off for some super-healthy food now, followed by a not-so-healthy vodka and Coke. Well, I don't want to give my body too much of a shock. In the meantime, here's my next knitalong. It's longterm, over a few months - the link in the sidebar will be coming soon (well, as soon as Mr India gets home and shows me what to do). I think that the first project is going to be a pink baby hat. I have several hats still to knit and this month's colours are red and pink - and I'm trying to participate without buying any more yarn. The yellow month may prove a problem. I love yellow, but not to knit with....much pondering coming up.Tioraidh an-drasta