Horrible, rainy day and I'm lacking motivation to do very much at all. The jumper is now half blocked (only room to do half at a time) and I've discovered a picture of the banana I knitted for Monkey (from Jean Greenhowe's Knitted Toys) so thought I'd post that for all to see:
Whilst looking for something else last week I found that Mavis Crafts (where I bought the original Monkey kit) has a gallery of Monkeys knitted by various people! Nice to know there are other people as nutty as me out there.
And then onto something a bit more philosophical:
Why am I writing a blog? Will anybody read it and why would they want to (?!).
Well I've enjoyed reading the blogs I've read so far. I like the ideas etc I've picked up along the way - places to go, things to knit, books to read. I like having the contact with other knitters and to post pictures of what I'm knitting (this way people can come to my blog and have a look if they want rather than me driving everyone dotty by emailing pictures of socks all over the place!). I suppose once Lincolnshire Knitters, or whatever we end up calling it, gets off the ground, that won't matter so much. But blogs are a good way of finding out what's going on in different parts of the country - new shops to try etc. Oh and my HTML was getting a little rusty so at least I get some practice here too..
Right, and now I really should go down to the post office to get rid of the ebay parcels. I've been waiting ages for 2 echeques to clear - I hadn't even heard of them until two people from my last auction suddenly paid via Paypal using echeques - which seem to take at least 10 days to clear. I suppose at least you know it's on the way rather than hanging around for the post to see if someone's send a "real" cheque... And, it's stopped raining....... I'm off!