Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend Accomplished

I feel like I got things done this weekend. I love getting things done. To start things off I mowed the lawns! I know what you're thinking but for me I always feel kinda proud of this. You see when I was just a wee lad... er lass, my dad told me I wasn't allowed to help mow the lawns because I was a girl... grrr.

Now I'm not really one for shows of girl power, or burning bras (that one time was an accident I didn't realise the candles were so close...) but that really got me going when he said that. Cause now I know it was nothing to do with my lack of penis and more to do with eight year olds, fast rotating blades and parental concern.

So I did the front and back yards and was able to sit back drink my coffee and smile stupidly at my family who wondered what the hell had gotten into me as I was doing manual labor, on my day off and everything!!!

But after that Mum and I took a trip to the local spotlight for some yarn stock up. While there I found the coolest fabric that I had to have! I'm not usually one for sewing. I've made a crappy tie dyed shirt and a skirt which was really made by my gran but I cut the fabric :) any who, brought the stuff home and I made these fabulous curtains:

and up close

How cool is that?

Then cause I was board, I spent a couple of hours, watching dvd's on my computer and spinning the merino roving I bought a couple of weeks ago:

And I got a visit from my best-est friend and her chicklet, who apparently doesn't like sharing her cookies

But I always love a weekend where I feel like I've done stuff...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


One down, one to go.

My first attempt at anklet socks, the edging keeps curling up on me but I think thats the pattern rather than my mediocre knitting skills :)

I love socks, they're quick and easy.

Aside from them I'm having a knitting block. Kind of like a writers block, where no matter how many times I rummage through my stash, or peruse my piles of patterns, I still have nothing to knit.

It's awful, I think I need to take a trip to the local yarn store and stock up some more...

Anyways as I was saying this is the Flame Wave socks pattern from Favorite Socks done in a really pretty yarn my mum bought for me which I have lost the tag for. (soz)

Already got the second sock on the needles, half way through the first pattern repeat. Should be finished in another day or so, depending on how much knitting I can get away with at work before the boss gets grumpy.

Friday, June 13, 2008

What A Weekend

Firstly I'd like to introduce my new found friend Bert, Say Hello Bert:

I bought him a
few days ago
to go with Menolly

Hopefully together they will make sweet sweet (somewhat rock n rolling) music... maybe one day, after a bit more practice lol.

And in case any of you are wondering how I spent my long weekend, aside from work on Saturday I spent most of the time cleaning up this:

Oh what an exciting life we lead...

Well I'm off to find me a band and work on those rocking skills

Saturday, June 7, 2008

What strange and wonderous things...

Wow, my first post. This feels like it should be a momentous occasion. Like i should reveal my cure for cancer (stop smoking, stop drinking, stop eating, stop going outside, stop breathing...) or unleash my thesis entitled, David Bowie, a revolutionary music God.

Hmm let's see... well I did discover a shockingly bad formula this morning :

me - coffee = very, very bad things!

But thankfully the coffee shortage of 2008 is now ended and I am happily over-caffeinated and enjoying a quiet Saturday (at work) blogging instead of working and thinking of all the other things I could be doing.

Luckily for me I have an over active imagination so thinking of doing things is almost as good as actually doing them, but without all that effort nonsense.

Now all I need is a handsome man standing nearby with a giant palm fan and some champagne.

Well enough for my first post, I will leave you with a picture of my darling Oscar (named after Oscar the grouch as we found him out the back with the garbage as a kitten). Isn't he adorable?