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Archive for May 2007

“I’m not trying to say what she did was sensible. I’m just trying to make you see how she was feeling at the time.”

“You should write a book, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.”

The two people talking are Ron and Hermione


And the winner is Angela.

(Let me know your snail mail and I will forward you your prize.)


We’re moving up to the bigger prizes now people. There was a lot more interest in last weeks competition, so I decided to follow the same theme.

I would like you to solve this puzzle and tell me who the figure is in the picture. As the prizes are a little bigger, I am going to make you work a little harder, so I also want you to solve the following anagrams.

1. Ron Bath Ode Yolb (3 words)

2. Eve Esp (1 word)

3. Frat Hate Fir (3 words)

So in total you should be able to give me 4 answers, the first person to email them to me wins.

Good Luck!

Yardgnomes from the L&V message boards has tagged me. So this means 3 things. Firstly someone has read my blog, secondly I have found a blog that is interesting to read and will be added to my favourites list, and thirdly Yardgnomes recommended an audio book which is as we speak being added to my itunes library. So thank you Yardgnomes, and on with the games.

The rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven other people and list their names on your blog. Then you leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. Ever since I was small, if my sisters and I were upset or naggy my mum used to sing the song smile to us. We always ended up in fits of laughter no matter what we were feeling before. My mum and the song are always ‘magic’.

2. The first single I ever bought was oh Carolina by Shaggy.

3. I love pickled onions – especially the sour kind and have done ever since I could eat solids.

4. My ideal existence would be living in a small farm holding with a couple of sheep, some ducks and chickens, a goat, my two cats, a couple of dogs and a cow named daisy. I would also be surrounded by lots of children and my family who would naturally live near by. For those of you who know the show think ‘Darling Buds of May’. Perfick!

5. I teach beauty therapy in my spare time to kids at my local youth club. I enjoy it so much I am thinking of applying for a job as a youth worker.

6. My first pet was a dog called Paddy who I had when I was aout a year old. I can’t remember him but there is a tape of me talking to him when I was small.

7. I love curry but only eat it with ketchup.

So there are my facts, now to nominate people to tag…..

Yarn Candie
Sullen Spirit
Half Price Knickers
Witchy Mama
Purple Sparkler

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living (want to do a lot)
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
JewelryKnitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

It’s going around. Do it if you want.


The winner is Abbie from Ravenclaw.

She got the correct answer – feel free to try the puzzle, just for fun 😉

Abbie, send me your snail mail and I will send out your prize!

I finally finished the Drop Stitch Vest from Stitch n Bitch Nation!

I am fairly pleased with the results, although if I make one again I think I would make the armholes and head hole bigger.

I am now getting to work on my first pair of socks. I have started the first sock and am 3 1/2 inches into the cuff. But I am going to work on them today, and plan to take them with me to my first knitting group on Tuesday (I didn’t get to go last week – family problems…..don’t ask *eye roll*).
Yarn porn this week is small and I am waiting for it to arrive so no pics as yet, but I ordered two skeins from the Goblin Market series from Lime n Violet. I ordered The Market Entrance and Moonstone Molly. Can’t wait for them to arrive.
Making progress on the HSKS. I have now picked a bag pattern and as soon as I get paid will have the yarn to make it with. I have just had an idea for stitch markers so I will be working on them later on. Other than that I am pretty much ready *roll*. Looking at the swap page is scary – people are actually ready to post out now. I’ve only just managed to choose a pattern….
Better go and get to work…..

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