Sunday, November 30, 2008

WIPdate: week 4

Or is it 5? I cant remember. So here we are, end of November, managed to post everyday woo me, now I can go back to only posting when i have actyual content.

I didnt get my sweater finished but considering that since the last week of October I have knit 2 sweaters, a pair of mittens, most of a scarf, some fingerless gloves, a xmas stocking, slippers a washcloth and another scarf I reakon thats pretty good going.

As for the Wips, the only postable change has been in scarf:

It has grown a bit from last week, got 4 and a half repeats left so really only an evening or so's worth of knitting, when i can actually be bothere (not tonight too tired).
As for the socks I think they have had half a row knitted on them since last week, oh well.

I do think its time for more casting on soon.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ho hum

Went to the crafts for christmas or whatever its called show today, not terribly exciting, didnt seem to be a whole lot there, 2 booths with acrylic and no fabric (which was what i was wanting) to be seen not even that much in the way of cardmaking really but never mind. I did get a couple balls of goldfingering to play with so thats ok.

Then we went to Costco where i failed to get boots but did get PJs which are always good. Thats it for now

Friday, November 28, 2008

I wonder if there is a support group

This week I bought these:

Pink and Black, we enjoy pink and black.


Possibly the greatest shoes in the World (which i make claim of a lot, I know this, but there are a lot of awesome shoes, most of then Converse)

Now this may seem ok, but given that these are pairs 6 and 7, I may possibly have a slight addiction (which clearly blogger is embarrassed by as it wouldnt let me upload the pictures of the other 5 pairs).

So Converse Addicts Anonymous anyone?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Because I dont have enough to do...

I have started another semi sekrit xmas project. I am knitting stockings for Anthony and I , they are semi secret because while he knows I am knitting them, what they will look like is a surprise.

Given that its only 4 weeks til xmas you may think this foolhardy however:

Big yarn, big needles! No Bother...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nothing much to say

The problem with this blog everyday thing is it gets to 11 at night I still havent blogged and by now i cant be bothered with the whole getting up and taking pictures thing, not that i have anything terribly exciting to take pictures of but I'm sure i could find something, so I end up with nothing interesting to blog about, I could go steal a meme from somewhere but really at the end of the day who is interested in that? So I shall say nothing and apparently I shall be quite wordy with my saying nothing.

Now I shall go back to grumbling.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

To keep my tootsies toastie

I have cold feet, always. So I knit me some slippers. Good old instant gratification knitting, they took me a night.

I think they will benefit from a wee block i think as the ribbing kinda flares out the way


They are ballet style slippers knit in Aruwhatsit natural wool something something (can you tell i pay attention, ravelry knows more about it.

Monday, November 24, 2008

3 In a week!

Anyone who has been paying attention will have noticed an absent project from yesterdays WIP line up, that gentle reader is because they are no longer a WIP


Convertible mittens:Finished sometime in the wee hours of Sunday morning during an all night transatlantic intercontinental gaming session, that was all a dream!
Pattern is Convertible Mittens, yarn is Per Trving something something that i inherited from somewhere (Yorkie?), knit 2 at once on a 32" circ. Rav stuff.

As they go they are alright, bit wide in the hand and i got bored of the flap so its a little short but bearable, I suspect there are also a couple errors in the pattern that i didnt notice til i had knit all the hands which means that the beads are in differnt places on the 2 mittens but they will do the job and the ladybug buttons are cute.

I also managed to kill my windows install today (I blame facebook) so I am on borrowed computers til an XP disc can be located.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blink and your miss it

The progess that is!

The WIPs as they stand:teeny tiny scarf half



2 half feet.

I am so tempted to start more casting on but if i do that i doubt these will ever get finished and I need to get on with the Sekrit Sweater which i doubt will be done by then end of the month as I am only halfway thru the front oh well.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I like food

So I stole this from Adam, cos it looks like fun.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Italicize all of the items you want to try.


1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu or shaojiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


38/100, somewhat middling...

Friday, November 21, 2008

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

And Another one!

2 sweaters 1 week! Woo me!


This one turned out way better than i had expected I am really pleased with it, its not too gaudy at all.
Close up to show off the sparklyness
Off the shoulders
More boat necky

Ignore the gawky photos its hard taking photos of yourself

So Stats: yarn: Noro Aurora that i inherited from Miss Yorkingwhop pattern is $5 in Paris, Ravelry detailios are here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A small rectification

Now I have one more pair of shoes yay!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Its about that time again

Time for my annual shoe review, this year I have taken individual phots and made a flickr set a preview of which is here


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I have much fewer shoes than i thot i feel thuis should be rectified, course there are a few pairs omitted as they are in another country but still...

Monday, November 17, 2008

You knew it was coming

I finally managed to buuild up the effort to finish the sleeve:

Yes i know the white vest underneath and the flash makes it look like i have been paped! I'm not sure of it, its a little big and shapeless, the armholes comedown to practically my waist but well its'll do for generally wearing. The pattern is Purple Sweater and the yarn is Knitpicks Cotlin in Desert Turquoise.

In other news I finished the back of my NaKniSweMo sweater and decided to knit on my mittens for a bit, when i pulled them out there bag i found this:Well i found the needle, the disengaged tip i found on the floor 5 minutes later. I think with the addition of some superglue its salvageable but until then I cant cast on the rest of the sweater (i need those needles for the hem/cuffs)

Also note the cutting it very fine to not posting today, totally forgot. I also wasnt sure i was gonna have an internet to post with due to ISP switching but as you can tell I'm still here!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Its Sunday...

...That means WIP-date! I have decided for purposes of non-repition etc to only show the projects that have actually changed since last week.Blue sweater which has had the most attention (as you may be able to tell) it really should be this weeks FO but the sleeves are boring and long!

Mermaidish socks have had a few rows knitted. thankfully they are no longer orange.
$5 in Vegas, still stripey and still liking it yay

So thats it,I have also nearly finished the back of NaKniSweMo which prolly isnt good enough progress but no matter...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shiny thingamajiggy!

Twas Christmas markety thing in Lanark today, twasnt all that exciting, never is to be fair, but we got some njyummy cheese and I got one of these.


I thot it was quite nifty in ones hair it looks thus:have you any idea how hard photoing the back of your head is?

Unhair its all comby



Its kinda pretty and subdues the hair well enough

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The organisation continues

My stash is now fully ziploc bagged up after the procurement of more baggies, I did have to sit on top of the unit for a while to squoosh it down enough to actually get it closed but well...

I also organised this:



Large pile of knitting bags containing the various WIPs one trip to Ikea later and:
Some S hooks over the end of my bed, much neater and easily accessed!


Then while in tesco tonight we took pity on the victims of what had clearly been a horrific accident:and my took pity i mean brought home and nyommed on.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shopping!

I like shopping, today i got new shoes for dancing at weddings in and a piratey style top yay! I should take photos but well i cant be arsed. Tune in 2moro for actual content

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I need to get out more...

Again nothing particularly interesting to report, plugging away on NaKniSweMo sweater am almost at the armpits now.

Got fabric samples today for le wedding frockie and my aunt came and we discussed flower ideas.

There is some exciting news tho I get Anthony for xmas!! YAY!!

Thats it.

Random picture? Oh go on then

Monday, November 10, 2008

Adventures in Stash Organisation

Today I started with this:

My big corner unit filled with a random jumble of somewhat intertwined yarn.

Once emptied out i had this:
From a different angle perhaps?
Now I am not sure if this constitutes a lot, I suspect to a non knitter it would but to a knitter prolly not.

Just for an idea this is what the unit looks like empty:
Its quite deep...

After a few hours of organising (and playing Spore) I have this:
Which you might say looks emptier, is that due to etter organisatio?

Frankly no, its due to running out of bags, I still have all this:

Left on my bed (which needs to find a home before i can go to sleep...) But there is increases organisation. I should add that isnt all my yarn thats just the has no purpose as of yet stash, i have a sizeable tote box that has the planned project yarn stash.

And of course there is the sock yarn stash. After a convo last night on having lots of sock yarn when you dont care much for knitting socks (which i dont) I decided to get it out and photo it. In its normal home it looks like this:
When all laid out for examination:
I think I win...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Weekly WIP (W)Update

I went out in the freezing cold to take advantage of the last vestigies pf daylight to try and get vaguely colour accurate photos.

In no particular order.

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Backyard leaves scarf, half a side done.

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Blue sweater which is going along nicely

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Mermaid socks that i dont think i have touched since last week

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$5 in Vegas, which is actually turning out nicer than i thot

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Mittens, finished the ribbing and done a repeat and a half of the cable pattern.

Thats it for this weeks update, hopefully I can keep up the FO a week output

NaKniSweMo progress: 11"

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hot Off the Needles!

And squeaking in just under the wire for todays blogpost!

I give you SexSox! You know why.

Pattern is Coupling, I enjoyed it simple without being dull and I had never done a toe up heel flap before. I think they are maybe a wee bitty on the wide side but still wearable. The yarn is of course Artsy yarn colonial blend in Attain gold, which is squooshy!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Pickle!

I really dont have anything of interest to report today, knitting is progressing, the WIPs are WIPing, but in the spirit of post everyday i shall do! I have also added a little live traffic hoodgie that i stole from Yorkie so thats fun. Thus I shall leave you with a cute puppy picture cos who doesnt love puppies.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Quick and Cheap

First the quick, my mum's work are having a charity raffle 2moro and she needed pink things to donate as prizes after a wander round the shops I remembered I had a bunch of chunky pink yarn so after combination with some 10mm needles I had a scarf:
Also while shoping i got me some new shoes:
Which, once i gett used to walking in them shall be worn with bridesmaid dress at wedding in December. Bonus part, they cost £5.

NaKniSweMo Update: 8.5 inches

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Happy Guy Fawkes

Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpower treason and plot... and the rest of that that i cant recall. But anyway here is some really bad mobile phone video of the fireworks!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

To all my American Readers...

... Happy Election Day!

Now go vote already as a) the suspense is killing me, b) despite what anyone wants to believe whomever gets in effects the rest of us and c) as a future (hopefully) US resident it will likely have bearing on my life.

Thus ends my only political outburst

NaKniSweMo update: about 2 more rows today, oopsies! More 2moro...

Monday, November 03, 2008

It's so delicious and moist

This is what i spent the other afternoon doing. Lots of lovely yarn cakes so that I can cast on without too much effort!

NaKniSweMo update: 5ish inches in!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

WIPs on Parade

Ok, so after essentially a week of casting onthe WIPs are as follows, in order of casting on:


Backyard Leaves scarf in Knitpicks Andean Silk in Leaf (or Lettuce I forget) has been cast on for sometime admitedly and is now half way there.


Coupling Socks in Attain Gold, thats right people SexSox!

$5 in Paris, or as i like to call it $5 in Vegas due to the sparkly Noro Aurora yarn.

Convertible Mittens in Per Trving, too much rib on too wee needles!Some variations on the theme of mermaid socks in opal Hunterwasser (or whatever its called)

Purple Sweater (which is blue) in Knitpicks Cotlin in Dessert.And most recently cast on (save super sekrit NaKniSweMo project) fetching the remake in cygnet superwash DK, I like these ones better as they are a bit bigger and smooshier.

So thats it, FOs as they come!