Thursday, September 29, 2005

I hate wait...

There was a problem with my Amazon order for Diana Gabaldon's new book, Breath of Snow and Ashes, so I've had to cancel my initial order and try again. Which is a bugger as it was released today and I was expecting it to be delivered.

I suppose it doesn't matter too much, as I haven't finished Adam Roberts' Snow yet (see a theme here?) but it is disappointing not to get it when I was expecting my shiny new book.

Soon, soon...

Holiday Snaps

The first evening at Trelerw... a promising start :)

Walking around St David' s Head
Sheepses on Dinas Head
Seals spotted in Ramsey Sound
Newgale Beach

Walking from Solva to Newgale Beach (the next day - these are in some sort of order!)

Monday, September 26, 2005

Back from hols

We got back from our holiday to Pembrokeshire on Saturday after a lovely week by the coast. It was slightly spoiled by me getting a stinky cold, but if that's the worst thing that happens to me this month, then it's not so bad.

Took loads of holiday snaps of our walks along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which is a National Trail over 150 miles long. I think we managed about 20 odd, but it was meant to be a holiday so there was no expectation to ever manage more than a bit of it. The parts of the coastline we saw from Newgale up to Whitesands around St David's Head were beautiful and there were seals, birds, animals and many plants also. Some of the photos will be posted soon, promise.

My cold has pretty much knocked me out for the last couple of days. I spent a lazy afternoon yesterday watching Delia's How to Cook 3 repeats on UK TV Food, or whatever the foodie channel is called, while completing my entry for the Angel Yarns September Challenge. And here they are:

They were made with 3ply baby yarn from a free pattern here using some old wool from my stash. I think it's the stuff I used to make the crochet baby coat for Kay's baby girl - which must be going back 8 years now. Ouch.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Random Poetry

Well, maybe poetry is stretching things a bit.

Ode to the people on "You Are What You Eat" last week.
Ooh stupid people,
With your processed cheese
And your double portion fries
You are fat and getting fatter
If you didn't eat this crap
Then your stomachs would be flatter

Tiger Feet!

What more needs to be said, really??!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Ooh me legs

Bit stiff today - but we did some active recovery by walking up to the pub for Sunday Lunch. All three courses of it. Blimey what piggies we were. But it was nice.

I wore my new boots to wear them in a bit. It is very warm here today and I got very hot feet. And one or two funny looks, but they can sod off.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

We decided to walk into Manchester - partly because it is a good long tiring walk, partly because there is relatively little ascent or descent to it, and also you end up at the shops and I wanted a new pair of walking boots.

We walked along the Medlock Valley Way to the Ashton Canal and then through town to Deansgate. The path had been improved (somewhat) since we last did this in February, but not at the bits where it needed it most in my opinion. Still, it was drier underfoot and we had a better idea of where was best to aim for this time to avoid the soggier patches. It is always surprising how almost totally rural it seems - right up until you come out by the City Stadium.

Got myself a new pair of Solomon Pro Trek 6 (special offer, too!!) and was treated to yummy carrot cake and coffee at Starbucks. And would you look at the size of those mugs!

Sunny September Saturday...

The post has just arrived bringing my Opal Rainforest sock yarn and the latest copy of Knitting magazine. How happ
y am I?? :)

And here is the Opal Carnival baby cardigan completed:

This wasn't an easy pattern to follow for me. I had to make adjustments because I couldn't get the required tension without using much bigger needles and I didn't want to do that. So I used the number of stitches measurements for a larger size and changed the lengths as necessary to keep it in proportion. It measures up pretty closely to the finished measurements in the pattern, but still looks a little on the wide side for me. Still, I guess we'll find out at the end of the year whether it fits or not. Looks cute though.

Friday, September 02, 2005

No idle hands here...

While the cardigan is blocking, I decided to get on with the matching hat. Done on dpns, took a bit of getting started - but third time lucky and now making good progress.