Monday, April 30, 2007

So how many of you can say you have a yarn?

Thats right i have a yarn named after me and based on me :)

Theres only 1 skein remaining tho so get over to Artsy's shop and snap it up!

You can also check out the yummy lace weight she's got too

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Great Vegetable Experiment 07, day 54

Tomatoes are getting huge
one plant is in flower!

wee yellow chappies

Courgette has gone into its grow bag pepper is growing

Outside things are progressing too, Onions are coming up like the clapers

Potatoes have finally started growing:and close up
Planted out some of my seeds too
Peas, Broccolli, Cabbage and Cauliflowers

But since this is Scotland and its cold
We built them little fleecy tunnels, very proffesional looking methinks!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Yarn Pron Friday and then some

Yarn yarn yarn i love yarn!!

First opal to go with the acidental brown from last week to make entrelac sockiesThey do look rather spiffy together so they do.

Next i would like to nominate this for the most snorgletastic yarn ever, Blue Skys Alpaca, Alpaca Silk in Ruby to knit a birthday pressieIts come out quite pink, its far reder than that in reality, again its yummy

Non Yarn pron:

The teeniest circular needle in the World (maybe)Its a 12" 2mm and its very cute, i wanna start knitting with it now!!! Sockies!

Next a parcel from SueDominitrix, been eyeing it up for a while, when she said it was being sold i raised my grubby paw and a CD of sensational alex harvey band for meeee.


I hope you have all been keeping tabs on my cycling! if you look to your left you will see i am at 10%!! oki so its not a great amount but its a start, i think tho if i aim to get back i will need to start uping my daily mileage!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I like memes

Here it’s a meme I picked up from Sade. It goes like this: Leave a comment and I’ll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you like starting with that letter. Post them in your journal and give out new letters to your commenters in turn. NO TAGBACKS ALLOWED, unless a commenter specifically requests to be given a letter.

Sade gave me the letter E. Lets see about ten things I like that start with the letter E!

1. Elephants
2. Earrings
3. Ebay
4. Emerald Green
6. Empire Biscuits
7. Edinburgh
8.Eight Days a Week
10. Ecclefechan (never been but its a great name)

Oki that was damned hard.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

While studying....

I came across this in my notes it amuses me.
That may be geneticist humor thus making me sad...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Yarn Pron Friday!

Yarney goodness, seeing as how it is p-hi-hiddling it down outside i had to do indoor yarn pron, still managed to get natural light so all good.

First off some yummy Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in daffodil that i got from Sobe, who is having a bit of a destashThis is gonna be a clapotis eventually, yep there is go with the bandwagoning but i am definately behind the trend on this one, but hey, its something i have wanted to do since i started knitting so...

Next some opal, now i kinda fell foul of internet incorrect colour representation on this one, i ordered what i thot was black and pink i got this:
Yes its brown, its turning out that black opal uni i rather hard to come by, may need to call in a favour or 2. Either way i aim to make black and pink and now brown and turquoise entralac sockies with this stuff.

Thats it for this week, woulda had more but its on back order so will have to wait for another time!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Great Vegetable Experiment 07, Day 41

Peppers and courgette growing nicely
Tomatoes still raging ahead, tho a wee bitty yellow?
Seeds growingNot much happening on the veggie patch itself, taters still not made an appearance nor the garlic, however:
Onions are shooting up (honest, I know its not overly obvious from the picture)

New developments:Planted more carrot seeds in a half barrelPeas planted out into tubes and given straws for support.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Send me a package or 2

I like parcels! Yesterday i got 2 from the US of A!

First from Helen
Yarn, koolaid for dying or drinking at my own risk, an assortment of teas, and a electronic Sudoku, which is proving very taxing to my wee brain!
And cos it was friday Yarn Pron
With added fountain!

Parcel number 2 was Tea i had ordered from Adagio
I love me some tea but even if i didnt i think i woulda got this stuff for the tins! they are so funky! I got coconut, oriental spice and a white tea sampler, be ideal in my wee tea infuser from my SP! By the way i dunno why this looks like it was taken in the dark, it was bright sunshine!

While out taking piccies i took some of other thingsSee that wee black thing on the leaf? Tadpole!
Father! Provider of Yarn and shelter, giving me that why are you taking a picture of me look
Cala Lily my mum bought t'other day.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Great Vegetable Experiment 07, days 30 and 37

Day 30, ok yes i took these photoes last week and its taken me this long to post them, i know i knowcarrots

Tomatoes, getting awfy big.

Day 37.

Today some new plants got added to see how we go
Sweet peppers and courgettes
Cabbage and Cauliflowr

Now progress of the rest
Peas, just about ready to go into bigger pots methinks
And the tomatoes


With nice weather and what not this past week, its been feeling like spring has finally sprung so I've been taking pictures!

And of course nothing says springtime like baby lamb! Today we went to the market where they sell the motherless lambs (sadly i wasnt allowed to buy one)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Fetch me a bandwagon, tho i remain unbiased!

hehe I'm so witty!! Anyway, like it says i jumped on the fetching bandwagon, altho given that i am so far behind in this trend does it make it cool again?? oh well here they are:
Super quick to knit, 1st i did in an evening the 2nd was done in the car to and from Loch Lomond!
Pattern, yarn is Wendy Peter Pan DK shade no 1320

Next! Unbiased, again fairly quick, taken me less than a week (can you tell who is in sweater procrastination mode? Sorry Danny) I did it in 2 different kinds/shades of sari silk for a slightly different effect...
I am looking for ideas as to fastenings any inspirations?
Pattern, Yarn: sari silk
Finally Sock Yarn Pron, in lieu of the traditional Easter Egg my aunt sent me this for my Easter:
Much better than chocolate methinks, tho i did get some choccies too! Its Opal Crazy shade 1903, pretty!!