Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Radio 4

Is it me or has Radio 4 started doing a heck of a lot of repeats? I can kind of understand Woman's Hour having some bits repeated during Weekend's Woman's Hour as that catches different groups of people, but I always end up listening to Home Truths twice each week (once whilst getting up on a Sat morning and once whilst going to bed on Mondays). And I'm sure I've listened to the same thing about Ethics several times over now...

I got the second sleeve of my jumper finished off at lunchtime whilst watching Neighbours and Doctors (still trying to wean myself off these but am not getting very far as it's a good excuse to knit in the middle of the day!). I just need to weave the ends in now, block it, sew it together, do the collar and er, that should be it. The book is not progressing so well, still 400+ pages to go and must return it to library on Saturday!

The good news is that someone has replied to the message I posted on UKHandknitters about a Lincolnshire knitting group - that makes 3 of us interested and hopefully something will get off the ground once I'm back from holiday. We've sorted out a venue in Lincoln and are just waiting to hear back from one in Sleaford before we do posters and stuff.

I've used most of the rest of my ball of Opal sock yarn (see earlier post) to make a little bag. I taught myself picot edging in the middle of Saturday night and now the idea is to turn it into a lavender bag, using the lavender growing outside, to form an instant birthday present for

Monday, May 30, 2005

What type of yarn are you?

Oh dear. I'm not sure what to make of it. I've just done the "What type of yarn are you?" quiz from the Lixie Knits it Blog and this is what happened:

You are dishcloth cotton.
You are Dishcloth Cotton.
You are a very hard worker, most at home when
you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly
born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain
Jane, but you are too practical to notice.

What kind of yarn are you?
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Hmm. Well actually it does ring some bells, although I have got a nice pile of washing up infiltrating my kitchen at the moment.

Just starting this

This is my first attempt at blogging, so here goes!

It's bank holiday Monday, I've done a little bit of work (as a swop as I've arranged to go out on Friday). It's been lovely and warm and sunny and I would much rather have sat in the garden with some knitting or a book! I have however eaten plenty of chocolate - fair trade of course. I love the Co-op shop down the road as all their own brand chocolate is fair trade. Today it was the turn of the milk chocolate with rice in - very tasty and good for when it's hot too as it doesn't melt as badly as "normal" chocolate.

I have also treated myself to some new needles from Angel Yarns - some Addi Turbo circulars. I ordered some of the 2.5mm 30cm ones so I can try out sock knitting on circular needles. It didn't turn out too badly on DPNs but I've never tried circulars before so I'm looking forward to having a go on them. I also had a quick look at Hip Knits and discovered some cotton yarn in gorgeous colours knitted on 4mm needles - just what I've been looking for. I can't wait for it to arrive...

BOOKS At the moment I'm reading "Watching the English, the hidden rules of English behaviour" by Kate Fox. It's very very funny, tongue in cheek and oh SO true. Only problem is that someone else has reserved it from the library so it's due back on 6th June. I'm going on holiday on 5th, and I also want to finish the jumper I'm knitting by then too... I haven't yet managed to work out knitting and reading at the same time, although I have got a trip to London on Thursday - should I knit or should I read?? Hmm. What do you think?

Maybe I should be daring and attempt to put a picture on too? Well. Let's see what happens.

Oh yikes. That involved downloading something. I'm not at all sure what I'm doing, but at least the broadband meant it was quick! Hmm. The picture seems to be somewhere else now. What do I do about that? Maybe this should be two separate posts... Oh dear. It seems to have turned into 3 posts and the socks have ended up at the start. Never mind - at least they're a cheerful way to start this off...

My first attempt at sock knitting! These were made using one ball of Opal self-patterning yarn from Angel Yarns , my favourite online yarn store. Posted by Hello

This is a ball of fluff (Adriafil Stars) which I've since turned into a fluffy scarf for a friend's birthday. But I haven't got a photo of that yet, so you'll have to make do with a picture of the original fluff. Posted by Hello