Saturday, January 19, 2008

In Which Things are Knitted and Others Picked!



I’m feeling a bit guilty as it’s a while since I blogged, but I’ve been either out or fighting for computer time with the Accountant and kidlets! I’ve been sneaking downstairs early to read blogs and email and catch up on Ravelry!

I’ve also been trying to limit yarn purchases since New Year (given that I knew the BMFARSC2008 bill was coming) but rather fell down with a small Bendi purchase (3 balls of cotton and a couple of other things ready for a certain Ravelry bag swap) and taking a skein of Ranco off Donyale’s hands (a civic duty, really!). I also happen to know there’s a sock kit on its way from Red Bird, and the RSC first kit will apparently be posted on Jan 21st from the USA, so it’s not really that onerous, except, well… I heard of a fabulous sale and had to ask a blogpal in that city and she bought me some of the said fabulous wool which was on sale and apart from THAT, hardly any wool has come in my door! (and technically, neither has that one because she is holding onto for me until I get there in March!).



Knitting has taken place. The Kaibashira socks are finished, the back of Bella and half of one sleeve cap is done (to check if I am going to need more Amerah silk), I’ve done the heel of one Vog On and am down to the heel of the spiral rib sock I’m making from one of my Noropups. I’ve started the bag for the bag swap (from stash – yayayayay!).

Now, no-one has responded to my Pay it Forward request!! Wouldn’t you like me to make you a something-or-other? Remember, the first 3 people who would like me to make them something in 2008 and will agree to offer to make 3 other people something in 2008 can participate. Let me know. It will be a nice something!

So, this week was enlivened by a day out in convoy with other mothers of small children (and my friend’s mother, grandmother, Mother in law and aunt) picking blueberries and visiting nurseries (plant kind, not the other). My children picked and ate enormous amounts (blue poo for a month) and I picked. We came home with more than 8kg of blueberries (at 4.50 a kg!!) and 2 tired and fractious kids!

There was also a birthday party of two of Princess’s classmates (twins) yesterday with a hired jumping castle! Princess had a great time, even though it rained – the first rain for ages and most welcome! It rained most of yesterday and most of the night – hurrah!

Now, I’m just going to pick my bonnet up and swing it by its ribbons, take a short ramble and hope to encounter Mr Darcy in wet clothes (shiver!). Enjoy your day!

13 comments:

2paw said...

I'm not sure what your acronym 2008 means, is it rude words??? Or is it just me mind?? Oh, nice not really buying any wool wool purchasing!!! Oh you have been so busy knitting those lovely socks!!! Wasn't the rain beautiful?? We played in puddles at the dam today. Nice blueberry picking weather too, and so cheap!!
"More than once did Elizabeth, in her ramble within the park, unexpectedly meet Mr. Darcy", so there, you have a very good chance!!

kms said...

hope you got caught in the rain with mr darcy :) looking forward to seeing your vog on. and i cant commit to lunch tomorrow let alone a pay it forward although i would love a tink-original-something...sorry :)

Bells said...

yeah! I wanna know what the acronym stands for too! I must be an innocent....

Great looking socks!

And i signed up for PIF already elsewhere, otherwise I'd have signed up for yours!

Rose Red said...

Fortunately I have a dvd player and a well-played copy of P&P, so I can encounter Mr Darcy at any time...oh if only it were real!

TinkingBell said...

The awful acronym is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club 2008! I really couldn't be othered wriiting it all out because I'm such a lazy bones! Sorry everyone - wasn't really trying to baffle you with BS - just slack!

Alwen said...

Ai-yi, that's me, too, afraid of commitment! Very pretty yarn on those socks.

We live in blueberry country (Michigan), but right now the bushes are shivering in 10 degree F (-12 C) weather, brrrr!

MadMad said...

The socks are bee-yootiful! Very, very pretty! Can't wait to see the first Blue Moon installment!

Lynne said...

I'd like to pay it forward - wish I could knit! *sigh*

Amy Lane said...

Okay--the Pay it Forward thing sounds so tempting--but I've always got a to-do list a year long and I hate breaking promises, so I'll let some other lucky duck play...

And the blue-poo thing sounds like fun! I bet they were adorable, all covered in booberry juice:-)

amanda j said...

I only have one PIFer as well. We must be a bit too late or something. Perhaps we could pay each other forward? I am going to put the call out again today to see what happens and then . . .

I am very envious of your purchases. Especially the BMFA one. Sigh.

Your socks are gorgeous by the way!

frog ponds rock... said...

hehehe I thought the acronym was a bunch of swear words too! hehehe

I would love to be part of your pay it forward thingy.. I love the idea..But I can't commit until later on in the year.. so can I please take a raincheck..??

We had some rain as well.. not a lot but it was a steady drizzle all night.. the garden needed it, desperately..

cheers kim xx

frog ponds rock... said...

oh I forgot to say YaY for the blueberries... Yum..

baby~amore' said...

well do you have to knit for the pay it forward ... I am doing another but only writing blog profile post.
So I would do another different PIF ...at least 365 (less 23 now) to get it done LOL - just as long as I don't have to knit ... my Mum can though