Sunday, 18 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Door hanger (which is hanging on the door), and a couple of paper lanterns which will be perfect with my tea lights (battery, of course).
LOTS of chocolately goodies......look, LOTS...M&Ms, Caramel Kisses, Canadian Money AND white chocolate ghosts (all mine).
Blood Pops - sound great, can't wait to try these.....and chunky Herseys....hhhmmmmmmmm
AND some knitterly bits - look, 2 balls of cotton, halloweeny colours - isn't the one on the right like candy corn :-)
and some fabulous stitch markers
2 with candy corn on, and 2 black cats (yay for black cats!!) why do we not get such great beads in the UK....these are fab, I love 'em. Look at the tin they came in, made in GB but I have never seen them here - strange heh!
and a little parcel just for DD - lip gloss, another to add to her collection of 100s, or maybe even 1000s - key lime pie flavour. I almost missed this photo, as she had run away with it to her bedroom.
And all of this loveliness came from the wonderful Blu Roux - the wonderful but blogless Blu Roux, so I can't direct you to her and her generosity, but we still heart her, a LOT!!
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
In the meantime Bitch Kitten #1 came and pissed in the bedroom yesterday, bless her. I dragged myself out of bed and sorted it and found out why...when DH was in charge over the weekend he didn't clean out the kitty litter tray - aahhhhh. Thank god for Febreze!
Then Bastard Old Cat #1, came upstairs and did the same this morning - for fucks sake! Luckily on both occasions it was on things I could throw away....and I did, rather quickly!
Then this afternoon Bitch Kitten #1 brought a headless mouse into the kitchen and padded it around a bit, when I tried to catch her and give the dead mouse a shread of dignity, she ran out into the garden with it, and I haven't seen it since.....
Thank goodness for lovely kitten #2, we love Pumpkin - mwah.
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Here it is modelled by DD...
and this is the top, I love this bit...
the colour isn't quite true, it is slightly more jade.
Anyway, knitted in 2 days - oh, get me!!! in Noro Silver Thaw. It used a bit under a ball, so it is very economical, and yet so warm when it is warm. I hope she likes it.....
Onto today, my sister came over with one of my nephews, they have just moved to an hour away from us, so hopefully this will happen more often...we treated ourselves to fish n chips for lunch...here is the sister:
and here is DD:
and here is nephew No 2:
No 1 stayed behind to go and see Ratatouille which he didn't enjoy, but he is only 5 so maybe it was a little long. Anyway, after lunch and a little retail therapy, we walked home and got a little distracted....
Doncha love Autumn!
Monday, 22 October 2007
a huge parcel from Chemgrrl. I put a shout out on Knitty for some Candy Corn for DD; you can't get it here, and as she has seen it on some many programmes on Nick and Disney, she decided she wanted to try it. But as well as Candy Corn, which is actually quite nice, this one contains honey (do they all?) and you can actually taste it.....we also got all of this:
candy corn card, candy corn palying cards, pez head, pumpkin socks, and yarn for me......Archie was very interested and came and had a look - all orange together hee heeThe Rumpies were very impressed by the socks, especially Pumpkin. Here she is admiring them.
Then they were tired..... Look at my yarn...very nice, and extremely strokable, I am thinking pumpkin coloured Fetchings:
Here is a photo of a very happy teenager:
I don't why she looks as though she was grimacing - she wasn't, just a crappy photo. The cc has since disappeared to her bedroom, never to be seen again. Here is a photo of it for posterity.
Chemgrrl, what can I say? You are so generous, DD and I are absolutely bowled over, thank you so much. You certainly know a way to a 14 year old heart, and a Knitty's too. Thank you x
Now for something that will shock you. I DO KNIT! Look FOs.
First off, the Pinwheel Blanket. Knitted in Laines du Nord - Dolly Mixture. I got this for £16 for 10 balls at Woolfest in June. It is fabulous yarn, machine-washable merino wool, in such a gorgeous girlie pink. I want to keep this blanket. This has been machine washed, and ironed, and it looks great. Then a couple of petal bibs, these are pink and orange. Once again, washed and ironed.
Here is the 3rd. This is knitted in dishcloth yarn that Knitherapy sent me in a RAK a couple of months ago. It has knitted up beautifully, and now just needs it's ends weaving in.
And finally the Baby Kimono from One Skein by Leigh Radford. I knitted this is cotton, and am not overly happy with it. It is quite bulky and stiff, I know I know what do I expect, it is cotton, so I am not sure that it will be sent with the other goodies. I also used 2 balls of yarn (can't remember why) and although they are the same lot number, can you see the deliberate error? At least it is symmetrical I s'pose.
The baby was due last weekend, but we haven't heard anything yet, so rather than keep phoning and asking how things are going (didn't you hate that!) I am just going to parcel it up and send it out anyway.
I so want to keep that blanket, it would be so snuggly in the winter - sigh!
Saturday, 20 October 2007
all credit to the person that posted this on youtube.
very very funny
Then when I got home, we had received a postcard from Lulu. She is away checking out the italian stallions, but reckons she hasn't found any yet....I know her to be a bad liar, and I feel that she is just being kind, and trying not to make me feel jealous. Can't believe that that she thought of me when she was away - how kind. Looks like a beautiful place to go. Let's hope she has managed to stock up on yarn when she is away, as it is pretty scarce where she is...the card took 9 days to get here, which isn't bad considering the postal strikes continuing effects on deliveries, for all I know she may already be hone, but as she will be supporting South Africa tonight I won't be MSNing her:
Included this photo cos I love the colours and I suppose it is part of week 6 Blogstalking, but I need to give that one more thought.
My parcel of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran that I have bought for Tubey has still not arrived!!! I am severely pissed off. I know it isn't the ebayers fault....she has over 1000 score and 100% feedback, it is the bloody post office. The one time I source the correct yarn - AAAHHHHHH! I went to my 2 LYSs today. The first one was closed when we got there, so DD and I stood and waited outside basking in the sunshine for DH who was sourcing Bitch stuff - remember her, please feel free to scroll down a bit and get even more bored shitless than this blog will normally make you. A couple of customers came and went (they weren't happy either as they wanted to spend some cash too). After about half an hour (he was drooling over tyres - sad bastard!), someone came and opened up, apologising that they were running a little late! a little late, it was nearly 12 on a Saturday - according to their sign, they open at 9.30am! So I guess that when they go bust I shouldn't be surprised. Whilst we were there as well as losing customers for being so late, she was also fielding pissed off customers who hadn't received their parcels due to the postal strike! Now again, I know they can't do anything about the strike, it is completely out of their control, in which case wouldn't you open your shop on time!
Sunday, 7 October 2007
Friday, 5 October 2007
Right,I am off to order some wool (yes, I do knit - I just don't photo it that often - at all, actually) to knit some Fuzzy Feet. Lulu, my slippers that you sent have finally bitten the dust, so I am going to have a go at felting - ha ha! I will MSN you for advice, knowing how good our previous experiences have been...
I nearly forgot someone - look who has just crept into the room to grab some autumn sun: