Monday, November 28, 2005


Couldn't resist adding a map - I'd love to see whereabouts everyone is so please add yourselves, it only takes a minute and you don't need to register to use it.

[I've now moved the map to the sidebar so it can still be seen when I've added more posts! Thanks to all who've added themselves so far - it's fascinating seeing where everyone's from!]

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Harrogate was fab! Totally exhausting, probably because I still wasn't 100% but there were plenty of places to sit and have a cup of tea to recover from all the excitement every so often. I also got Mum to do all the driving which helped a lot! Where should I start? This is going to be a post full of pics so apologies to anyone on dial-up. I'll put the pics on the smallest size to make it easier for anyone with a slow connection - if you want to see more clearly just click on the picture.

Yes, the place was stuffed full of yummy yarns, and loads of other yummy yummy stuff, but I thought the best bit was meeting up with other knitters, especially fellow bloggers. It was great being able to put faces to names and to have a chat. I met up with Andrea and Blueadt almost as soon as we got there, in the basement hall having a cup of tea. This is me and Andrea:

(Thanks to Andrea for the photo as mine didn't come out very well!) Andrea and Blueadt had been to a class (crochet) and had also stayed over the night before - something I think would be a good idea for next year (woohoo!) as it gives you more time in Harrogate and at the show.
Having lost Mum and Auntie Jan ASAP we ventured off to the Knit and Relax stand where we met Yvonne and Fred:

This pic shows Yvonne, Andrea and Fred (sitting down) all oohing and aahing over Blueadt's Secret Pal parcel. You can hear Yvonne talking about the Knit and Relax stand at Alexandra Palace on Knitcast here.

I wandered off to do some shopping (more later) and also to take in some of the exhibitions. I only really got a chance to go round Knit2Together - something I'd been looking forward to seeing as I missed it when it was on at the Crafts Council. This is a link to a BBC radio 4 gallery from the exhibition, along with some listen again items about knitting.

This is Picknit by Donna Wilson - look at the cake!
The following three pics are parts of the same exhibit - Domestic Interior by Janet Morton (made from found, collected and altered furniture and appliances, recycled sweaters, wool and thread). I can't decide which part I liked best - they were all so cool.

And, finally, this one is Knit Chatlines by Kelly Jenkins.

And onto the shopping! I headed off first to Getknitted - whose stall I'd spotted in the show guide. This was crowded, as you can see from the pic below so it was hard to get to see everything. They mainly had Fyberspates, Cherry Tree Hill and Lorna's Laces yarns (and I think everything was either sock or lace weight), I was a bit disappointed not to see some Koigu as I'd not seen any before and had been hoping to (after seeing that they had some on their stall at Alexandra Palace). Think they may be waiting for a delivery.

I managed to resist the temptation of Lorna's Laces, even thought the colours were lovely. However, I did acquire 100g of Fyperspates 4ply sock yarn in beautiful colours (on the left in pic below). This colourway is called "September" and I hadn't seen it on the GetKnitted website and the Fyberspates website is being updated, although the blog is still active.

Then it was off to the Kaalund yarns stall where I bought 100g of Nimbus (on the right in above pic) in the "anemone" colourway - absolutely gorgeous. I hadn't seen Kaalund before, even though they're stocked at various UK online yarn shops.

In hall B I found two stalls I really liked. One was RKM Wools, a company I hadn't heard off who seemed to be selling a variety of yarn on a slightly chaotic stall. I went here first with Blueadt, who found some Maya yarn reduced, I came back a bit later when I'd seen a bit more and purchased these:

7 balls of Louisa Harding Kimono Angora and 1 ball of Kimono Ribbon, in a matching colourway. These are intended for a cardigan pattern I've already got.
My final purchases were made at Web of Wool, another stall I'd been looking out for, as I love the sock yarn on their website.
From l-r on the top row are:
  • 150g Fortissima Socka 6ply (for thick work socks for me)
  • 100g Regia Canadian Color 4ply (why's it called Canadian Color?)
  • 100g Fortissima Colori socka color 4ply in a beautiful patterned colourway (they had some knitted up on display).
  • The two balls on the bottom row are Regia silk color 4ply - very soft.

That's the end of the purchases I can display. There were a few more intended for Christmas presents. Other stalls I also enjoyed but didn't indulge (not sure how as it was all very tempting) were:
  • Tajcrafts - sparkly needles and lots of funky yarn.
  • House of Hemp - beautiful hemp yarns in gorgeous colours. The patterns were all quite summery, so I might go and look at their website in the spring.
Wow what a day...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Yippee Yippee Doo Daaaaaaa


Meant to post about this when I actually heard, er, a fortnight ago, but life sort of took over, as it does. I am now a librarian with a qualification - whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeee. :-) Actually it still feels very weird as I was beginning to think I'd never get to this point. I decided I was going to be a librarian about 11 years ago, when I was 15 and sat down and worked out what sort of GCSE grades I'd need, what might be good A Level subjects to take, and a degree and then that I'd need to have at least a year's experience and an MA (not that I knew what an MA was then, and I was a bit hazy about the degree part too). According to my calculations then I'd be a librarian by the time I was 23, but life got in the way so it took a few year's longer than that. Not that I mind that now as there are other more important things to be doing at the same time (like knitting & spending time with family and friends etc). It does still seem very strange to have finished though, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do next. At the moment I'm loving freelancing as it suits my circumstances... Still don't know what sort of mark I got for the MA (they just let you know whether you've passed or failed at this stage!).

Anyway, I've got a stonkingly sore throat so have been sitting around at home (no heating at work) drooling at yarn websites and reading the Knittyboard and Angelyarns Forum.

Things I'm coveting at the moment:
  • I saw this pattern in a Bergere de France advert in Simply Knitting (November?) and it's now available at Angel yarns. I just love the way the cables are around the neckline. The yarn looks nice too, although I'd have difficulty choosing the colour. According to the Angel Yarns forum there will be some kind of offer on for this though so I'm going to wait and see. Maybe treat myself after Christmas?
  • I am also madly in love with the sock yarn at Curious Yarns. I love the idea of having a separate 25g in a coordinated colour for the cuff, heel and toes. The colours are also very very tasty. Again, it's on my list of things to treat myself to in the future.
And I think I promised a knitting update so here are lots of pics! See being off work means being at home in daylight!

Noah's jumper is finished! Whoohoo! I think it looks really cute, it's plenty big enough so he'll be able to wear it for a while and it was SO easy with the self-patterning yarn. Now all I have to decide is whether to give it to him for his 1st birthday (Dec 12th) or for Christmas.

Everything else I've been knitting has been driving me CRAZY. I am SO SO bored with Misty Garden.

Who is now just over halfway as I've just finished the first ball of Jaeger Mohair Art. Misty Garden would be ideal TV knitting but unfortunately the TV is next door with Mum, and MG is Mum's Christmas present. I am not forking out for a TV Licence just so I can knit it here - that would make it the most expensive scarf ever...

Here's a close-up of the boring boring boring feather and fan pattern. I can understand why the original pattern in Scarf Style uses Jo Sharp variegated mohair - at least if it was variegated you'd get some different colours in to make it marginally more interesting! I was also distressed to read on the ScarfStyle KnitAlong that someone had managed to make Misty Garden in about 3 hours?!?! If I sat and knitted Misty Garden for 3 hours I would go BONKERS!

Then we have socks. Above is Broadripple sock no. 1, now approaching the toe decrease section. This is now for me (as it won't fit my SIL) so is no longer a Christmas present. Sock no. 2 will be left for after Christmas. (I can see a mass outbreak of SSS developing here). Below is my brother's Christmas present sock in Cygnet wool rich 4ply using a 4 stitch repeat from the Charlene Shurch "Sensational Knitted Socks" book. The pattern is basically k2p2 for 2 rounds, knit 2 rounds, p2k2 for 2 rounds, knit 2 rounds. It's on 2mm needles, which, although they're only marginally smaller than my usual 2.5mm for socks, are driving me CRAZY because they seem so small! The socks grow SO slowly... especially as my brother has UK size 9 feet.

So I decided that, as knitting is meant to be a hobby and fun, I would knit something for me on big needles as a change. So out came my birthday hand-spun yarn and some 9mm needles and one evening later I have a new hat!

I love it. It used almost exactly the whole ball of yarn and is very warm and cosy. It's also just the right size, as my (shop-bought) previous hat was quite tight which I don't like over my ears. I also usually wear a woolly hat at work in the winter due to the lack of heating, and don't like spending the whole day with my ears unable to breathe - so this new hat will be perfect! :-)

The pattern is from Simply Knitting issue 7, which was originally intended for use with Rowan Chunky Print yarn. I think it looks ace with the hand-spun yarn though...

Phew. That was a long post. I'm off to drink honey and lemon. Byeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Where to start?

What should I start with? I have lots to talk about. My fab weekend, a knitting update, books I've read and things I've done to the blog. Well, things I've done to the blog is short and sweet so I'll get that out of the way: I've changed/added some things on the sidebar so please let me know if it starts behaving in a peculiar fashion and disappearing off to the bottom of the page again.

The fab weekend: I spent in Bolton with my DB, who is very lovely and fluffy (and yes he does read this!). *wave*. For them wot thinks Watford is in the north, Bolton is slightly north-west of Manchester - and yes it is "proper" north - so it's cold and everyone talks with groovy accents and the house prices don't have the silly number of noughts on that they have in the south.

We visited Bolton library, art gallery, aquarium and museum (all in the above building!). We had to go to the library cos we're both librarians. All very impressive, with a display at the entrance including KNITTING books and also a book of CHOCOLATE recipes. Yum. The aquarium had groovy fish including some piranhas and one whopping great long one (can't remember what it was called). The museum had things to play with, including a giant noughts and crosses. And also a large dinosaur:

in the entrance hall. He (or she?) is a Tuojiangosaurus Multispinus and is the first thing you see at the top of the stairs! DB had also found me a yarn shop to visit! It's called the Wool Centre and is on Soho Street (just off the main shopping bit). Link to a map is here.

The shop itself is quite large and doesn't look like much from outside. Inside they have loads and loads of shelves, stocking Sirdar, Wendy, Twilleys, Stylecraft (I think) and King Cole. What I liked was that all the similar things were together (ie chunky yarn all at one side and cotton denimy stuff all together) making it easier to compare prices and colours (something that doesn't seem to happen at other shops I've been to). They also had a much wider range of colours and yarns within these brands than I've seen in a lot of places (probably because the shop is so big). There's also a table covered with patterns and a good selection of needles. The circular and DPN selection was not so good but the metal and bamboo straights were on a par with John Lewis. Hold your breath - I didn't buy anything! Although I was quite tempted, I'm going to Harrogate this Friday and am saving up for that. It's also good to know that the Wool Centre is there and what sort of stuff they stock so I can return in the future!

Bolton had some amazingly ace other shops too. In a converted church St George's Craft Centre has loads of small stalls with art and craft materials. There was a beautiful fabric and haberdashery type stall in there, where I acquired some items for Christmas presents. Very close by there is also a good Fair Trade shop (Justicia) in the basement of the URC church.

On the Saturday evening we went into Manchester to the Bridgewater Hall for a concert. This is a really groovy purpose built concert venue. I'd been here before when it first opened (in 1996). I enjoyed the concert, although I wasn't familiar with the music. We sat immediately above the cello section so got a good view too. It was the BBC Philharmonic playing:

  • Vaughan Williams Overture, The Wasps
  • Elgar Violin Concerto
  • Saint-SaĆ«ns Symphony No.3, 'Organ'

Meanwhile, back in Lincoln, the first Christmas parcels were arriving. But it's OK, as Monkey is guarding them to stop me opening them early!

I still have books and knitting to talk about, but think I'll save that for later in the week. This post is already quite long!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Night night

I have just had the fabbest weekend imaginable. :-) But I'm afraid that I'm now very sleepy and I've got work tomorrow so details will have to wait (well, OK, I'll give you a sneak preview - veryDB found a yarn shop in Bolton!). In the meantime, here's another silly quiz to keep everyone occupied:

The Traditional Princess

You are generous, graceful, and practical with both
feet planted firmly on the ground. You tend to
be a little on the old-fashioned side. You
value home, hearth, and family life and love to
be of service to others.

Role Models: Snow White, Maid Marian

You are most likely to: Discover a hidden talent
for spinning straw into gold.

What Kind of Princess are You? - Beautiful Artwork (Original Music is BACK!!!)
brought to you by Quizilla

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Only 50%?? - you can tell they've never met me!

Have got rather a lot on this week so it's just a quiz for now folks! Hopefully will post late on Sunday (possibly) or sometime next week. I'm actually working near to home next week. This week has been CRAZY! Hardly any knitting done. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Lots of reading done though so I'll post about that next time as have no idea when I'll next get some photos taken in daylight!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Thank you

First of all thank you for all the lovely comments and emails people have sent since my last post. I'm feeling much happier now. :-)

You're not going to believe this, but, finally, I have a photo of Pretty in Variegated Purple (from Simply Knitting issue 3). Not a brilliant photo mind, as Mum refused to stand up to take it so she managed to chop the top of my head off and the top looks wonky. It isn't (much) in reality. But hey, we finally have a photo of PVP, I was beginning to think it was never going to happen.

Noah's jumper is finished knitting-wise. Here it is blocking, so I just have to sew it all together and do the ribbing round the collar to finish. I love the colours and gave it a full immersion in water and woolwash - no dye ran!

Anyone been listening to the new podcast: Cast-on? A new issue was uploaded last night and it's quite entertaining so do go and have a listen. It's really funny, nearly an hour long and a total contrast with Knitcast, although I love listening to that too!

Knit Lincs this afternoon was amazing - we had seven people, which is a record! I think the flyer idea, which blueadt gave me, did the trick as more people seemed to have come across them and then turned up at the meeting.

At the moment I only have two projects OTN, a situation I am going to rectify very soon. Misty Garden is still progressing very very slowly as I'm bored with it. Very bored. But still, a few rows a night and we'll get there in the end.
The Broadripple socks are here:

They are indeed too small for my SIL, but just the right size for me. I should reassure all the deeply sceptical people who commented/emailed that I'd made them this size on purpose - it wasn't intentional (honest)! Whilst in London on Thursday I found myself in John Lewis (can't think how I got there) and acquired two balls (well OK, four balls in total, but two were different yarn from the bargain bin) of Cygnet wool rich 4ply in a plain denimy blue. These are for socks for my brother for Christmas, as I couldn't imagine him wearing some of the bright/pink/patterned yarn I've got in my stash.

So what does this week hold in terms of knitting? I have two trips to London (on Monday and Thursday, obviously it would be too easy to go on consecutive days wouldn't it?!) so that means plenty of train knitting time. I'm also going over to Manchester to see DB next weekend so EVEN MORE train knitting time en route. Think maybe I'm single-handedly keeping the railways of this country afloat? I also have two days working in Lincolnshire, and one day working at home, which means i'll get some evenings too...

Oooooh, and I can't go without a rant. Marks and Spencers. Underwear. What is going on?!?! You want to buy a bra. This is entirely possible if you're skinny but well-endowed, as it were. It is also possible if you're a bit bigger than skinny, but flat chested. Try being skinny AND flat-chested (nearly). Am feeling all offended now, especially when I get sent to the "teenage" section. Humph. Humph. Humph.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Your Final Quiz Score: 28 right out of a possible 60
The Monkey's Final Score: 10 right out of 60

Well done, you have sent the monkey to his defeat. Your score is unquestionably higher, and thus the lowly monkey has been proven once again to be humankind's intellectual inferior. Good work, however your score does leave room for improvement. We should like to see the human dominate even more completely!

You scored in the 62nd percentile.
(62% of quiz takers scored worse than you)

Your score: 11
Monkey's score: 1
-- Quite well done.
Your score: 6
Monkey's score: 2
-- Not too bad.
Your score: 4
Monkey's score: 5
-- A rather ghastly performance.
Random Trivia
Your score: 7
Monkey's score: 2
-- Good but not great.

Link: Take the Monkey Challenge

Thank Goodness I beat Monkey. I'd never have lived it down otherwise. He's enough of a big head as it is.

Had a bit of a difficult week so far. Due to men (well, a man). Not my DB I hasten to add, who is very lovely and fluffy. I'm not going into details, but it's all been very upsetting from my point of view (and, I suspect, from his point of view too) - lack of sleep, no appetite etc etc. And I ended up having two days off work cos I got so wound up and upset I got all depressed again.
I also suspect it's another example of women being from one planet and men from another...

But moving onto more cheerful things!
I finally found the pic of the final Feed the Children Appeal baby jumper I made. Must remember to take them to the post office. The jumper is MUCH brighter than this, but it's the usual lack of daylight problem. It's actually burgundy, lilac and variegated white stripes!

A project I worked on a few weeks back can also be revealed:

This carrot is from one of the Jean Greenhowe books (the same one as Monkey's banana) and was part of a package for Mary Anne's birthday. Mary Anne has a friend called Sarah, and I thought she might like a present too:

The carrot seems to have gone down very well!

Everything else is proceeding along. I've realised that the Broadripple socks are going to be way too small for my SIL, as they're the right size for me, so it looks like I've gained a pair of socks! ;-)

Anyone else been watching Bleak House? I'm really enjoying it now, although it took a couple of episodes to get into it. I haven't read the book (not really into Dickens, having only read 1.5 before!)

Sunday, November 06, 2005


You Are A: Lamb!

lambPeaceful and gentle, lambs have been used in religious imagery for millennia. Lambs are baby sheep, an animal tended by shephards since the dawn of history. As a lamb, you tend to stay together in a flock and graze on grassy land. Lambs don't mind being led and tend not to go off on their own.

You were almost a: Groundhog or a Bunny
You are least like a: Bear Cub or a DuckWhat Cute Animal Are You?

I'm very happy to be a lamb as, when I grow up, I'll have loads of wool to knit with!

The new Knitcast is up, it's an interview with the organiser of the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Makes me wish Harrogate was even sooner than it is!
There is also a new podcast, called Cast-On. It's hilarious, very different to Knitcast. The first episode has some music to knit to and a painful story about a felting disaster!

Have also just listened to the Food Programme on Radio 4. Yummy yummy episode all about traditional British puddings - steamed sponge etc. Oooh I feel all hungry now.

On the knitting front: some progress but no pics as once again the lack of light caught me out. Oops. Anyway, everything's just a little bit further on from last time, so the pictures wouldn't be particularly exciting/interesting.
  • Broadripple socks - just turned the heel on sock 1 and having serious paranoia about whether it'll fit.
  • Regia 6ply baby jumper - back and front now complete and am halfway through the first sleeve.
  • Misty Garden scarf - is getting longer but is really BORING to knit. Still on the first ball, so have a ball and a half to go...
Does anyone else find that, when they're on the blob, so to speak, they go all ditsy and can't think coherently anymore? I mean I don't think that coherently normally, but my brain has just been going in little circles all weekend! I'd always assumed it was because I was rattling around full of painkillers but, thanks to the magic magnet, I haven't had any. And I'm still spaced out! Maybe more knitting is the answer?

Next week is totally loopy, involving working in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and London! Fun! So I'm not sure how much knitting or blog posting will get done. :-(

Friday, November 04, 2005


Well, Thursday's attempt at ethical transport went totally wrong. It was raining so I decided not to cycle to the station (wimp), so drove down, and of course there was nowhere to park. So I drove 15 miles to the mainline station at Newark, where I had to pay £4.50 to park. Thus I drove 30 miles more than needed yesterday, and parking my bike at Lincoln would have been free! Grrrr... Will try again next time.

I do however have some very fluffy knitting links, as supplied by my lovely fluffy DB - cool or what?!

First of all we have a bad knitting joke:

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the lady behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yells, "PULLOVER!" "NO," she yelled back over the sound of the siren, "It's a SCARF!"

Then we have some links:
This is a link to a list of books which have knitting somewhere in them!
And this is Google local - type in "wool shops" and your postcode and you get a list of local sources of yarn! It doesn't seem to work as well for "yarn shops", probably because most of the shops over here seem to have wool in the title rather than yarn. It's also not particularly exact, so it's worth also searching for "knitting" and your postcode or something like that and then cross-referencing with the first results.

And finally, a cartoon strip that manages to combine knitting & librarians!

Meanwhile, I've finished off the little hats for the Innocent Drinks/Age Concern winter charity campaign thingummy.
Bobbles supplied by Innocent Drinks. I think each is unique - I used some of the various bits of DK I've got for charity/toy knitting. They also have some pics of other people's hats - very funny indeed!

I've also enjoyed reading Yarnstorm's latest post, about combining wine, chocolate, books and yarn!
If you like curly whirlie scarves, Hazel has set up a Curly Whirlie blog, which I'm attempting to avoid joining in because I'm MAKING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Ahem.
OH NO, and I received my yummy yummy Debbie Bliss Cathay in the post yesterday (ordered last week to cheer myself up, so haven't broken the yarn diet ;-) as cheering up doesn't count!). Want to start knitting that too.... This is the pattern it's for. It's actually purple, although it looks blue in this pic cos it's raining outside.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Being ethical

I'm trying to travel as ethically as possible. I'm on the waiting list for the next Year of Living Generously, but have decided to start thinking about it already. I'm aware that I'm going backwards as far as ethical travel is concerned, as I now drive much more than I used to! The work I do means that getting rid of the car isn't a possibility. The nature of the work means that car sharing and using public transport (which is fairly dreadful in Lincolnshire) are also not really possible. To get to one of the locations where I work I could use the bus, which has a half hourly service on that route, but getting to the bus station means carrying all my stuff (including laptop) through a fairly dodgy area of Lincoln and returning in the dark. So I'm using the car for work stuff. However, I have thought of two other ways of improving the situation:
  1. Cut down on car use in Lincoln itself. I got my bike overhauled at the weekend (after Anne's near-death experience I decided to get the local bike shop to do it) so I can trundle to the library, Ranger meetings and generally around town on that. I could also cycle to the station on London days, thus avoiding using the car, remove the need to find somewhere to park it, and save £4 in car park charges! Shopping locally will also help the situation (I've found a farm shop on one work route so am going to try that out.). In a funny sort of way I miss London public transport. Although everyone moans about it, it's excellent - cheaper than public transport is in many other UK cities, gets you all over the city and runs regularly. But I didn't like living in London...
  2. Think of an ethical way of buying petrol. Has anyone got any ideas about this? So far I've been buying it at Waitrose, which at least has a good ethical policy (although I'm not sure if it has a petrol one!) and is also cheap (currently 89.9p a litre). I've seen a few independent garages, but there are still some around here charging more than £1 a litre, which seems SO much. Bear in mind I'm doing about 90 miles a day at the moment... There are the more extreme ideas, involving electric cars and bio-fuel but at the moment this is the car I use and it doesn't belong to me so there's not much I can do about that one!
I've found some useful/interesting resources, including:

And onto another topic. When I cycled off to the library to pick up the Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, which I'd reserved (last week, that was speedy!). I also discovered some NEW knitting books in the craft section. So I got Ann Budd's Knitter's handy book of sweater patterns to have a look at. Aren't libraries great, and of course librarians are absolutely wonderful! (DB - are you reading this?! ;-) ).

I've only had a flick through the sweater patterns book so far and it certainly looks comprehensive! I'd had a look at her earlier book, Knitter's handy book of patterns in Waterstones and thought it was an excellent idea.

Can't wait to get started on the Penelopiad, as I usually enjoy Margaret Atwoods, but am thinking I might need to reread the Odyssey first as it's a while since I read it? But on second thoughts, I doubt anyone else is rereading it before reading the Penelopiad so I should just dive straight in... Anyway I need to finish the book I'm currently reading first. Like I need to get the charity bobble hats & Christmas presents finished before I can put my sticky paws on the gorgeous laceweight from my SP. So, in fact, I should stop burbling away here and go and get reading/knitting...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


I thought I'd do the "Daisy needs..." meme as I've enjoyed reading what other people have ended up with! Although various people have tagged me, I'm not going to do the one about 1 year ago, 10 years ago etc. Just not in the mood. Sorry. :-)

So here we have: "Daisy needs..." (Ok, I had a bit of a dilemma about whether to use my first name, or Daisy, but Daisy is much more fun!). For those who don't know, what you do is type "*your name* needs" into Google and choose some of the answers that result to put on your blog!

  • Daisy needs money for shoes, and she can’t go home until she has 1500 pesos

  • Daisy needs to be the Alpha dog

  • Daisy needs an initial repository user

  • Daisy needs no batteries and comes with a two-pronged lawn stake

  • To fulfill the requirements of his father's lucrative will, he needs a wife, and Daisy needs the money

  • The Swan River Daisy needs "rich soil". Daisy, indeed, plants herself among the rich, and keeps herself rooted there

  • Daisy needs:; Very short cutoff jean shorts; Sexy tank top; Cowboy boots

  • Daisy needs to up the batch size to 69 scoops to ensure a $25 profit per batch

  • Daisy needs a home where she gets tons of TLC so that she will become a confident

  • Daisy needs a home that will let her "do her own thing". She spends most of her time sleeping

Hmm. Some of those are rather spookily accurate. I'll leave you guessing which ones! ;-)