Saturday, March 31, 2007

O Canadia! Wheeeeeeeeeee

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I got me an other parcel from my SP!!!!
Collected it from post office this morning!!
twas a tea themed parcel!! cany get better than that! 2 funky wee tins of tea, ice wine and strawberry maple flavour, a tea cosy (which nearly got utelised as a hat as after the post office i went down the street and it was more than a little chilly), a wee teapot shaped tea ball hoodgy, 2 packs of sweeties: some clodhoppers (very yummy and almost all gone), and some baskin robbins mint choc chip sweeties, also yummy, Interweave Knits spring, which is most exciting as i really wanted the entrelac socks pattern, tho now i also wanna knit the dollar and a half cardi, so thats less good!! and last but by no means least:Patons SWS in a spiffy shade of pinks, me likey!!

Course with a shiny new tea cosy what do i need??

a shiny new teapot!! s'pink!

I also bought my first set of addis to once again try this magic loop malarky given that the needles i was attempting it on before gave up the ghost and needle and cable decided to part company!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The great vegetable experiment 07, day 22

busy day today!!

I dug over my newly assigned garden(after my dear father shifted half the compost heap, much kudos to him)

see me survey my work, in my sexy gardening outfit...

I planted out the tatoes, garlic and onions

not a lot to see admittedly but if you look the string rectangel indicate where things are planted

I planted out the matoes into grow bag and flower pouch dodah

twas a most sunny day today hence my shadow

I put the "greenhouse"'s jaskit on and put my seeds in it

and general seed growth updatepeasbroccolicarrots, so far neither basil have grown, will give them time...

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Honey, I'm Home!!

so i have arrived pack at the parental fold, I'm even all unpacked get me! You will notice no cycling as yet, nainly due to unpacking and a little bit due to swearing at my computer, yes its brokwn again somewhere between edinburgh and here the power supply decided to give up the ghost it seems oh well another thing to try and fix!

Anyway onto more exciting things, my new neighbours, was toddling about the garden (plus of being home) when father beakoned me to observe the pond, in which there were somewhere in the region of 15 froggies just casually basking (and a few doing naughty things, discovered when father hoiked them out to try and take a piccie!) anyway these are the best of the piccies i managed to get:

look closely should be able to see frog spawn

Friday, March 23, 2007

Summer Goal!

You may have noticed i have me a new wee progress bar over there <--, well i have decided that seeing as how i will be at home over the summer and have access to both an excersie bike and a real bike/places to cycle, i am gonna try and cycle the equivlent of home to Sue's and back again, just because its a reasonably far away point without being stupidly far. Anyway good old mapquest tells me that it is 830 miles so that is what i aim to cycle by September 1st, watch this space...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Great Vegetable Experiment 07, Day 12

tomatoes are shooting up
so is the broccoli (might be basil think its broc)
peas likewise
less so here, some growth tho,
soon we will get the tatties etc oot
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Yorkie comes to town!

yea that right Yorkie "flew" into town a blustery windy night (well actually she came by train, laden with knitpicky goodies)
We had a most splendid time! (for details y'all can check her blog she tells it better than me and i am hungry) we knitted:
We took in historic sights
We took attrocious arms length photoes (i look attortious, Yorkie looks all glam and photogenic damn her)
all in al i can say that Yorkie, is fabby fabby. everyone should invite her to visit immediately
I would also like to appologise for the climate and the rate that i walk to comabat such!!
yay for Yorkie
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Friday, March 16, 2007

Presents from Lovely Sue

Lovely Lovely Sue sended me pressies!!

Headscarfs made by her own fair hand! sold on ebay (see previous postie for link). they are spifferooooo
Buttons!! I love buttons, more on that later...

Yarn Pron Friday-The Motherload

OOOK well i have bought a lot of yarn this week...
IndividuallyKnit Picks Panache in Dusk (40% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 20% cashmere, 20% extrafine merino, 100% snorgable). Destined to be a vesty thingHipknits Silk aran purchased from the lovely Sue, who is destashing on ebay but i got a sneak preview! Destined to be a cardi i think.Knit picks Andean Silk in leaf, again high snorgle factor. Destined to be backyards leaves scarf
Knit Picks Pallette. Destined to be a preemptive Shetland Shawl.
Squishy Luxury Alpaca Peru, from my SP rather yummy!Luxury Nazca again from my SP, destined to be snorgled (again with the baby alpaca)

Purple Sock yarn sent by Sue, destined to go to damama for socksMore Patons Washed haze aran in dark denim to finish the sweater of doom

Knit Picks Cotlin in Dessert and Morroco, destined to become a sweater and a DNA vesty thing, tho i donno which will be which yet...Cotton, cheap goodness from Lidl!, will be come perhaps a sweater of some sort

Rowan Linen Print in blush, destiny unknown.Not strictly yarn but well, crotcher hooks and blocking pins!

Thursday, March 15, 2007





Family Guy DVD, i freakin' love family guy!
2 lovelry alpacay balls of yarn (better pics the morra)
kittie and doggie postits and a kacha kacha

i am so excited by this thing, I;ve wanted one for ages yay!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Great Vegetable Experiment 07, Day 7

Progress!!Potatoes chittedBrocolli growing!
Peas growing
Tomatoes growing!

Next steps, plant matoes in grow bags and plant the potatoes etc, once i get my alloted space in the garden

hey look a bandwagon... and I'm on it!!!

Jared Leto?? a little random mayhaps

Friday, March 09, 2007

Soundtrack to your Life

So i stole this from someone on Bebo, i think its genius! I didnt cheat, and some of it would be quite good mthinks. I therefore challenge y'all to do it too!!

So, here's how it works:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...


Opening Credits:
Montegues and Capulets- Prokieov

Waking Up:
Junkie's Running Dry- Operation Ivy

First Day At School:
Suggragette City- David Bowie

Falling In Love:
Bohemian Rhapsody

Fight Song:
Last of the Secret Agents- Nancy Sinatra

Breaking Up:
Laid so low (tears fall down ) - Tears for Fears

Shattered- The Rolling Stones

Under the Influence- Eminem

Mental Breakdown:
The End of The Line - The Offspring

97- The Alkaline Trio

The Meaning of Life- The Offspring

Getting back together:
Same Size Feet- Stereophonics

Losing your virginity:
Taking over me - Evanescence

Walking In My Shoes- Depeche Mode

Birth of Child:
You got me Runnin' Def Leppard

Final Battle:
Proffesionals Theme Tune

Death Scene:
I'll Be OK- McFly

End Credits:
Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Great Vegetable Experiment 07, Day 1

Or possibly day 2 as the stuff was bought yesterday? we will go wil day 1.

Anyway, seeing as i will be home over the summer and as such have a garden i have decided to try and grow some veggies. The first stage planting!
Peas, Basil, Lemon Basil, Broccolli and Carrots
Tomatoes, big and wee.

Still to be planted, when the weather is better:
Potatoes, Onions and Garlic.

Updates as time progresses....

the moon and the pea

once upon time there was light in my life now theres only love in the dark nothing i can do total eclipse of the....moon?

ahem, yes lunar eclipse some attempt at pictures

Second a FO. preesie for a collegue of my dad's as yet unborn child of gender unknown

close up of lacy bitPattern is the Pea Pod Set from IK, Yarn wendy Bambino