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Saturday, July 22, 2006
  on how life gets in the way of knitting
I do not have photos to share. I have not finished the Tiny Madam's doll even though her cute little self keeps asking me when it will be done. I have not finished (er, nor started) the second Jaywalker. I have been working so very VERY hard this week to make sure I meet all of the obligations I am supposed to meet at work. And, I have succeeded. But the trade off is I have done very little knitting.

I had a special visitor at work the other day. None other than the wonderful and most terrific Cindy2Paw was waiting for me when I got back from Banjos with far too much Diet Coke. And she brought me presents! Patterns and yarn oh my oh my. I am not entirely sure it is not my fault she got sick (I love a double negative. It is a good way to almost get oneself out of strife!). I had a terrible croaky throat earlier in the week. I tried not to cough on her, I promise. Cindy brought me two patterns, one for Bolshoi which she was modelling oh so expertly and one for me to use my ill-bought Country Silk, which has started to become this:

I am home alone. SS is at work. The musketeers are with their Poppy. I have half listened to two episodes of Iron Chef. Why don't we eat the whole fish, guts and all?

PS, I am reflecting on the year past, and it is almost twelve months since something similar to this happened to me:

I don't think I am doing too bad! Have a good weekend, and I promise I will take some actual photos of actual knitting really soon!
Thursday, July 13, 2006
  A little bit of blowing my own trumpet
Guess what? I got my Uni results back. You know how a few weeks ago I was writing those assignments? Well, I got a credit for one, and a high distinction for the other. Oh yeah, I am loving myself sick about that at the moment!

I have been so busy flat out at work and at home, I haven't done a whole lot of knitting. I am almost finished the basic doll shape for the Tiny Madam, I will finish the last leg tonight, and start some teeny clothes for it. Hopefully by the weekend there will be a walking talking livin' doll for the TM to play with. Hopefully I am better at making doll's clothes than person clothes!

I have, however, inspired some sock knitting amongst colleagues. We are yet to knit in the staffroom, but I think it is only a matter of time.

Thanks for the icy tips - I am making it to work in time. Just.
Monday, July 03, 2006
  A little bit o' knittin'
I was interested to read that the Knitting Party at Spotlight wasn't the greatest! I had my suspicions. Well, what have I been up to this week?

I finished a Jaywalker, and am yet to start the other one. I was a bit bored with it I guess, but I will attempt to start and finish by the end of the week. I also made a face washer with this pattern. I really like it - I am putting it away for Christmas. I will post a photo soonish. I think I will order some soap from Lush and bundle them together. I love Lush soap, especially the Rock Star one. Have you tried it? Yum yum! I have also started the doll for Little Miss, she loved Jill: (Credit to the poor suckers I stole the photo from. Thanks Google images).

Lucky mother is going to be the recipient of the red scarf from the previous post. I started the clapotis in brown Country Silk, and it just didn't work. I think it was a meeting of country and city - the yarn is too rustic looking. I think. Now I have six balls of Country Silk and no idea what to do with it. Anyone have any suggestions? Three pairs of silky sox? A manly scarf that will never be worn? A felted bag (can you felt silk???) HELP!

How cold is it? My goodness. I was so late for work this morning because my car was frozen after already being defrozen by SS. Does anyone have a trick for defreezing your windows without covering yourself in water? Please share!

I watched Walk the Line on the weekend and found it - bearable. I am not particularly fond of Johnny Cash, I prefer my country with a beard (yay Kenny Rogers!) and found that I had little sympathy or empathy for his character. It did make me remember a particularly bizarre phase I went through as an adolescent where I listened to a great deal of 50s rock - I used to have a whole lotta shakin going on!

Have a nice week!
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