Wednesday, December 19, 2007


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Inigo Montoya

Which Princess Bride Character are You?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Shawl? What shawl?

The ugly sock is not all by itself any longer. I started on it's ugly companion straight away and now there are one and a bit ugly socks. I think I might give them to my Dad for his birthday.

See how well thought out the jolly pink background was :|

Then I got all sidetracked by the Yarn Harlot's Earl Grey socks which I decided would make a rather nice Crimble pressie. As long term readers of the blog will know, I am not good at knitting to a deadline and I really should have known better to even attempt to start making something as a gift after, ooh, sometime around the middle of October. There is no way on this planet that I am going to get these babies knitted in time. However, this might be a good thing as they are turning out to be just the right size for me! I can feel myself getting more and more attached to them by the (tiny) stitch. The Garnstudio Fabel sock yarn is very nice and soft and I am thinking that the grey would be very practical indeed. Another argument on the side of me keeping them for myself is that I have had a horrible cold lately and might have impregnated it with illness. I saw a book with a funny title in Waterstones the other day, a survival guide and collection of anecdotes about flat sharing called 'I Lick My Cheese' ... I think I might adapt it to 'I Cough on my Yarn'...

I reluctantly let go of some of my non-germ-affected yarn from Ally Pally to a good friend of mine for Christmas, I decided that I could spare one of the two lovely skeins of Jitterbug that I bought, but I needn't have feared, for more yarn has arrived to replace it!

A big thank you to Itgirl for my 'Hands Across The Sea' swap package which arrived a week or so back. In it, I received some very interesting American foodstuffs for the making of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and some packet mixes for American biscuits, although I need to find out more about this to know what to make them to go with.

There was also American yarn of the sock variety:
And the scrummy lace variety:
The Lacey Lamb is very soft and fine indeed. Be assured I have coughed slightly near it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Santa came early...

I bought myself a present.
I will never go needy again.