Well on the knitting front anyway
I have spun up some of that sunshine girl roving and plied it back on itself and it looks wonderful but I don’t want to show you photos until I have done a second spindle and navajo plied it so that I can see the difference.
I have also done 9 repeats of the shetland shawl – yes I know the pattern only calls for 8 but it is a small shawl and so far I have only used 1 and a bit balls so I am going to continue until I have used up this second ball and then I should be able to get 14 rows of edging out of the third – stand by for screams if my maths is wrong
So in order to give you something to read I
found pinched stole this meme from Everybody loves saturday night
1. FIRST NAME?
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No – It was the only name my parents could agree on J
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
A few weeks ago, I had one of my periodic “there is too much to do and no one is helping” meltdowns
4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It’s ok. When I concentrate it is actually quite neat
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT?
Blacky Ham ( it’s a gourmet smoked ham sold at my local delicatessen)
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I’d like to think so. Other people say I’m a nice person, good as a shoulder to cry one etc….
7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL?
As a teenager I kept a diary religiously ( and I still have them all) but these days unless you count the blog… no. I do however carry my Palm Zire with me everywhere and it contains my diary schedule, odd notes, knitting patterns, knitable, Countable, my latest book that I am reading, a camera, a dictaphone…… Don’t you just love toys
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes, but as a kid I got tonsillitis every year and the doctors said if I got it again they were going to operate – I still maintain that it frightened them into submission
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Absolutely not! Pathologically scared of heights.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Honey Nut Cornflakes if any – but I rarely eat cereal.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
NO even though I am always telling the kids off for the same thing
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Emotionally yes, Physically not really and at the moment I am really unfit too
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Any good quality vanilla
14. SHOE SIZE?
English 5 or 5 ½
15. RED OR PINK?
Red,or a dark rich pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
No one really as all the people I really care about live within driving distance.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
If you decide to do this meme, leave a note in the comments so I can come read your answers
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Navy jumper, dark grey shoes, grey tailored trousers and my Suri alpaca Swallow tail.
20. LAST THING YOU ATE?
A cinnamon and raisin bagel slathered in homemade damson jam
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
At this very moment – nothing – I am at work and my music disturbs the staff room (apparently). On the way to work I was listening to Quirky Nomads podcast.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Deep turquoise blue/green.
23. FAVORITE SMELL?
Freshly baked bread
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
A work collegue
25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO?
26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from?
Well I don’t hate her J how could I, I only know her from her blog but I like what I read about her J
27. FAVORITE DRINK?
A crisp cold white wine
28. FAVORITE SPORT?
Windsurfing and motorcycle racing – and soccer
29. EYE COLOR?
30. HAT SIZE?
31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
NO but I wear glasses to drive
32. FAVORITE FOOD?
A really fresh piece of fish
33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I like a good thriller but I prefer happy endings – there is enough horror in the world without having to watch it for “entertainment”
35. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer – the water is warmer and I can spend more time on the beach
36. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends who is giving them. Hugs from everyone, kisses from my hubby
37. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Don’t really eat dessert much but if I am out it is usually trifle, tiramisu or something with chocolate in.
40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING?
I am re reading the Dark series by Christine Feeehan some in paper back and others in electronic form. All good escapist vampire romance
41. WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I have a laptop and use the touchpad.
42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV?
in the European champions league (
won 1-0) and then a videoed episode of the new Spooks series cos we won’t be around to see it next week so recorded the preview showing from BBC3. It was a two parter and I needed to know how it ended.
43. FAVORITE SOUNDS?
The sound of running water, the sound of the sea ( both of which I can here from my house if it is quiet enough.
44. ROLLING STONE OR BEATLES?
Depends on the song really.
45. THE FURTHEST YOU’VE BEEN FROM HOME?
46. WHAT’S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT?
Creating things with my hands – knitting, sewing embroidery. I seem to have this knack of seeing something in my minds eye and then being able to produce it usually without a formal pattern. Most of the time if I listen to the inner voices it turns out fine…..
47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Here on the
48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Stolen from Everybody loves Saturday night because I have no knitting to show you !
Hopefully I will have some photos for you in my next posat and I will also tell you what I am going to getting up to next week………