I currently have 5 quiet minutes to myself, while the kids play upstairs. A quiet moment is rather a luxury in this house – so I’m seizing my opportunity and updating my blog!
On the knitting front not much has changed. Bella continues – I’m part way up the front, have knitted both sleeve caps and started one of the lace inserts for the neck. This was because I wasn’t entirely sure I had enough of the Amerah silk for the job – but I’ve just started the 3rd ball for one side of the neck and even if it takes the whole of the ball I have one left (Hooray!). I also wanted to have lots of plain stocking stitch because an old friend is visiting this weekend and given that we tend to drink nice wine and eat nice food whenever he visits, I figured the stocking stitch front is my safest bet!
I’m still working on the foot of the first Vog On, and the foot of the First Noropup spiral rib sock. I was tempted to cast on about 3 other projects but have resisted the siren call of startitis.
IN, OUT, SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT
Not a great week overall.
28 balls of Jet from the Doomlight of Spot (2 dollars a ball – 3 jumpers worth - sale yarn is NOT stash)
12 balls Patonyle off Layby (Discontinued yarn is also NOT stash)
4 balls Bendi cotton and 1 ball Bendi 8 ply (Stash, unfortunately)
1 skein Ranco, re-housed from Donyale (not stash twice! It’s sock yarn, which doesn’t count AND it’s being re-housed – this means one ball of Bendi is wiped from the stash list!)
1 linen shirt, Opshop
Enormous piles of papers, old magazines and old telephone directories – recycling (when I say enormous I mean around 4 boxes full)
Old travel and car brochures (ditto)
Selection of ‘B’ grade children’s art work (recycling)
SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT
Large number of bottles retrieved from shed to be filled with Plum Sauce (Yum)
Socially, I’ve had a fun couple of weeks. I’ve been playing on Ravelry a bit (OK, more than is good), and have met a local knitter through there. We had coffee and she knows other knitters – so this may form the nucleus of a local S’n’B. She dropped in a couple of days ago for coffee and brought some qiviut for me to pet. (I want! I. Really. Want. Some. Of . This. Stuff.) There ought to be a health warning about the addictive properties of this fibre. MMMMMMM!! I will know proceed to try and save up my pennies to afford a mere sniff of my very own.
Next weekend we’re off to that sink of corruption, that Sodom and Gomorrah of the South – Hobart. Although it’s only 3 hours away, and I used to trip down there 3 times a month in the times before children, now it takes rather more organisation! But we’re off and I will catch up with Kate, other friends I haven’t seen for ages, Salamanca and other joys!
I’ve had a sick poppet this week, but also managed to get over to Grandma’s and get some sewing done (for the first time in a millennia or so!). I’d forgotten the joy of REALLY instant gratification!!
I finally have some takers for Pay It Forward! Lynn from Too Hot to Knit, Ms Frog Ponds Rock and Baby Amore – you are the PIF beneficiaries! Don’t forget to put this up on your blogs and PIF to 3 other people!
And, by the way, if you didn't notice, this is my one hundredth post! Gosh! So I'd better have a competition. If you leave a comment (and your email address if I don't know you already) before the 30th of January, I will draw out 2 names for a pressie! (MY birthday, so it's reasonable to give pressies!) It will be something from stash, but a nice something! Cheers!