I am so so sleepy. A lot of exciting things happened in the last few days. Do you want to hear about them? Tough. You're going to anyway!
First of all, my dissertation is now over 6000 words long and not all of that is codswallop!! I lost count of the amount of chocolate it took to get this far...
Then my ebay parcel arrived, from littlelixie. A sock knitting book!
This is so so cool. Several lovely patterns that I want to have a go at, now I've made 2.5 pairs (or should that be 5 individual?) basic socks. There a really helpful list of different sock yarn in a table so you can compare them.
Then, I went into Lincoln to return my library book and asked whether my Harry Potter reservation was in yet, never thinking it would be ready that quickly. But it was!! I've read about 450 pages of it so far, hence the feeling sleepy and not getting any knitting done. I'd better not give anything away about the plot though...
And I also trotted along to the newsagents and discovered several copies of this:
So one of these found its way into my bag. I'm not sure whether it was worth getting or not. Some of the patterns are highly dubious - I cannot imagine wanting to crochet a bikini even if if I knew how to crochet. And there is yet another poncho pattern (surely these must be going out of fashion soon?) However, I did like one top - Pina Colada, which I think would work with my hipknits cotton. It's got a strange looking peplum thing attached, but I'll probably leave that bit out.
I also found two circular needles at the local charity shop for 50p!! Whoopee!!
I did get a tiny bit of knitting done. Mum has finally (after prolonged bullying) got a mobile phone and requested a woolly jumper for it, so I made one of the S & B ones. Why a mobile should need a woolly jumper in July I don't know...
Anyway, I'm now going to return to Harry Potter before I fall asleep on the keyboard. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Ooh yes. Nearly forgot, I've just read a report on Nickerjac's blog about the new Loop shop in London. It sounds FAB so I'm planning a trip there on Thursday, assuming I get done at UCL in enough time and the trains aren't playing silly choo choos like they were last week.
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