Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
The glove is progressing well - we now have a finger! I've not done Fairisle or Intarsia for ages and am really loving the colour work. So much so that I'm already thinking of what to knit next. (A second glove would be an advantage I feel!) I keep seeing Alice Starmore mentioned on the internet and think I might like to do one of her designs. But do I really want to darn in all those ends? So how about cheat's fairisle using a variegated yarn. Anybody out there got any wonderful ideas?
Sadly no more glove knitting tonight, I've got to make a Spitfire out of icing. Ah the things I have to do just to feed my wooly obsession.
See you tomorrow?
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
My children are both avid Man U supporters and apparently they're playing in some semi-final tonight against Milan. Tough opposition I understand. Anyway, come on Rooney and Ronaldo, my children are depending on you to win. Please don't make my life hell tonight. I need them to be good so I can carry on with the glove, and if you lose, I'll just spend the evening drying tears!
Monday, April 23, 2007
In school, each class has a little plot and it was my very dubious pleasure to weed it today with some of the children. Some of whom had never even held a trowel. We planted some cornflowers once the bed was ready. Most of us got covered with mud. How inappropriate of me to wear a cream cardigan! Wish my husband didn't have to go work, I could have used his talents today!
I'm off to knit some glove now. Have I mentioned before how much I love my glove?
Friday, April 20, 2007
Anyone for a piece of cake? I've never much enjoyed the idea of making my own cake, but such is life - no-one else volunteered to do it. Had to make 2 cakes as well - one for school and one for home. We all like chocolate. We all like chocolate a lot!
I've had the children in school guessing how old I am today. It ranged from 16 to 100. I love the way that when you're 4, 16 is such a huge number. However, when I told one little boy that I'm 41, his reaction - 'woah, that's really old, not even my dad is as old as that' - had me rushing home ready to start digging a big hole! And the teacher got them all counting and clapping to 41 (it's apparently good practise). You don't realise quite how old you are until you hear how long it takes to clap that far. It's a long time I can tell you!
The champagne is in the fridge ready for later and pudding is sorted, but what to make for tea is the next problem. Is Champagne and Birthday Cake enough for tea? Or have I really got to cook something else? I just want to carry on with my glove!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Less fun to knit is Scribble (that's Raffles wearing it) from Mason Dixon. It's just never ending and oh so boring and it keeps springing off the needles and it's self-frogging and it is driving me nuts! However, I've just had an e-mail from Ann Shayne (wow! I must be going up in the world if famous people are e-mailing me!) to tell me to stick with it. So I will Ann, honest...
Oh yes, and Alfie wanted to join in the photo too but as he didn't have a pretty scarf to wear, I gave him a chocolate egg instead. He was quite happy with that!
Yes but look what I'm knitting now. I've joined in my first ever kal - glovekal.blogspot.com -not only is it my first ever kal, it will be my first ever glove. I am LOVING how this is turning out. It is, however, very addictive and nothing, but nothing is getting done . Some people have described me as 'potty' to be knitting gloves in spring - hope you're reading this Mrs Posh. Potty? Me? I'm as normal as they come round here! Again Alfie wanted to join in. He likes the camera does this little bunny....
I must go now as it's nearly bed time and I have a chocolate cake to decorate, 30 biscuits to bake , washing up to do and just a few rounds of a glove to knit. But first let me say a big thank-you to all the kind people who are leaving me comments and the strangers who don't even know me. Let me know where you're from, I really am interested See you tomorrow
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
So tell me please, am I truely the only person who can make ice cream and nearly have to get the Fire Brigade to rescue her?
Back to wooly stuff tomorrow. I feel safer with 2mm needles, some fantastic Posh Yarn and a pattern that is even more complicated than this whole blogging thing...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Actually, The Stash Basket has recently been given a new name. The more observant among you may have seen a little bunny sitting happily on top. He is called Alfie and is one of those fantastic Little Cotton Rabbits from Julie ( littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk ) He's a very opinionated Bunny, but oh so polite and friendly. He gets on very well with his new friends Chameleon and Teddy (who he says need new names) He recently came on holiday with us and behaved impeccably. Alfie's a bit of a dare devil and tried lots of new things for a rabbit, including fishing, tree climbing and building sand castles. Only problem came when he saw the buzzards flying though and hid in my pocket. I never knew rabbits could move so fast.