Elaine - you were right.
I', SO embarrassed.....
All's well that knits well... .....and I'm not talking about that nylon/acrylic mix that you found at the bottom of the remainder bin at your local bargain basement. Knitting is life, life is knitting! Herein you will find the random musings of a self-confessed yarn snob.
I', SO embarrassed.....
Loving parents/parent is what a child needs - but preferably ones who knit :0)
I understand that there are people who genuinely believe that placing a child with a gay couple is sinful. But this doesn't make them right. I can't understand why 'religious belief' is trotted out as the reason for all sorts of discriminatory and unreasonable behaviour. I believe in the faeries at the bottom of the garden. They tell me that it is sinful when my employer expects me to earn my wages....
Seriously, I am not knocking religion. Nor am I belittling those who have a deep and abiding faith. I'm just wondering where the Christian charity and understanding is in all of this....
But what I really like (apart from the taste, obviously) is the neat frosting on top. As in 'not messy'. Amazing what a piping bag and a big nozzle can do - and mever mind sniggering at the back there. Dolloping frosting on with a knife just wasn't doing it for me anymore, so I had to visit Brenda's idea of heaven, good ol' Lakeland. And when I say 'had to', I really mean it. I couldn't sleep for thinking about row upon row of perfectly frosted cupcakes.
(Weird thing about me number 5 - I can't sleep for thinking about row upon row of perfectly forsted cupcakes)
Some discrimination is laudable. I think that rapists and muggers should be discriminated against. They wouldn't be welcome in my home, nor the organisation where I work. I don't think they should be allowed to adopt children.But since when did being gay = unsuitable parent?
There are many children in want of a loving home. There are not-so-many kind, caring and very suitable adults wishing to give them a home. What bearing does one's sexual orientation have on one's ability to parent? Am I the only one to know that there are damaged, vulnerable children brought up within a marriage that is loveless and wrought with violence. A marriage certificate isn't like an MOT , it doesn't guarantee the 'child-worthiness' of the couple.
The working main body of the mit is great, since I can work stocking stitch with the yarn in both hands - yay! All I can say is that if you have to do this using one hand, picking up and dropping each in turn - well, you have my sympathy....
Close your eyes....here goes.....
There, that was
excrutiatingly painful not too bad. And if Blogger didn't feel it was just way too bad to share, I'd show y'all the evidence. As it is, just take my word for it. The.Deed.
Oops. Blogger was behaving. Seems that I wasn't paying attention. If I was a cat, I'd be sitting grooming myself right now, paying particuluar attention to that hard to get to place bewteen my paws, pretending I hadn't just made an ass out of myself
So, these are the anemoi mitts by Eunny. I'm really enjoying making them, specially as I have now figured out the mistake I made right back at the beginning. Fortunately, I can live with said mistake. I may do a bit of Swiss embroidery to fix it. On the other hand...
Knitty Gritty: Yarn: Jamiesons 'Spindrift' 2 ply yarn Main Colour, Willow Contrast, Rosemary Needles: 2 Addi circulars 2.5mm
Still, this had to go. The only question is - why did it get so far? That this wasn't meant to be was knit large quite some time ago - I don't know how many times I frogged, re-knit, frogged again. And still I wasn't happy with it. So, it has gone.
It will be reincarnated as an EZ sweater. Copy knit that I am, it's the same as the one worked on by Tigerlilith and Brooklynn Tweed. Mine, as you can clearly see, will be navy blue. The inside seam will be pink - both yarns in Rowan Felted Tweed DK. I think that for the cuffs I'm going to knit the turning row in the pink, so that there is just that little flash. Neat, huh? Ok, ok, I know I'm not setting the heather alight here, but I'm trying.
I'm knitting the jumper/sweater on 3mm needles, as I find the recommended size gives me a fabric which is too open for my taste. I have to admit to some nerves - my swatching and garment knitting rarely give the same gauge....
I personally try to buy organic free range. I do buy products made from free range eggs, such as food products from M&S. One of the reasons that I buy there from time to time is that I don't have to worry about 'sneaky' battery egg. And I only ever eat organic free range chicken. HAve to say it was only a couple of years ago that the penny dropped - that the chicken I was eating must be coming from battery hens. Doh!
I know that some people think that organic food is a lifestyle choice. Maybe for some people it is. But if for no other reason than animal welfare,if you change nothing else about your diet, please stop buying battery hen products
Labels: animal welfare
So, been tagged for a meme - never happened before. If you want to know who the culprit is, she's here
Here goes 1. Whilst I tend to avoid like the plague each and every child who doesn't belong to a relative, or a friend, I work full time as a nursery teacher. And I really love it. And the kids - but strictly 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday term time.(Come to think of it. that's not wierd. I mean, if you worked with littl'uns all day, wouldn't you do the same?) 2. I am turning into Howard Hughes. Well, not quite, but I go kind of loopy when anyone at work uses my mug or cutlery. It's not that I'm 'afraid of germs', but strong tea and coffee usage leave everything stained, and then I can't bear to use said items without recourse to lots of scrubbing and cursing 3 I listen to Radio 4. OK, that's not weird, but tell me that listening to The Archers isn't..... 4. I laugh when other people get hurt. Now, I know that this affliction is shared by many, so fellow sufferers will know that it isn't due to amusement. Some kind of nervous reaction. But try telling that to someone who has just squished their thumb with a mallet. Got me into lots of trouble over the years. 5. Coming soon to a blog near you
OK, you're gonna have to use your imagination for a while. My computer is seriously in the huff with my camera, so I can't show you the gift that Misty and Andrew from Geek Farm Life have sent me.
While you are waiting, go visit them. But just a wee word of warning - if you use earphones to listen to their wonderful podcast, the goats and geese ARE NOT IN YOUR DINING ROOM. OR YOUR ATTIC. OR EVEN YOUR GARDEN. So don't look over your shoulder. They aren't there. They are across the pond. At Three Elms Farm. Honest.
So, Misty and Andrew - a big thanks from me to you, your kindess has left its mark. India
There was evidence of fairly extensive damage to local trees and one garage roof was removed in its entirity and thrown against a block of flats.
Thankfully, we are all in one piece - see y'all later.