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Saturday, April 14, 2012

knitting

Hello everyone. Wanting to update my knitting projects on here, and gather some information!
I 've got crochet on the brain. This sweater got me back into the HOOK. It had been ages.
So long... that I cast on 11 stitches onto my crochet hook and then gazed at it strangely for several
long seconds in awe, asking my wee brain .. what do i do next ? .... before laughing at myself at what i'd done. :)  This is Angie , and is soon to be released. There will be a giveaway for this pattern here when it is.
I am planning on ripping out this collar and crocheting it over. I missed the pun on the reverse stitch , because of  Emmylou and Gram distracting me I do believe.
My greenish ochre cardigan has made great progress ! THis is a hip fun little open cardigan, i love how the garter rolls. Look at this Wollmeise green funk ! This is bluejean white teeshirt with red maryjanes kindof a sweater :) ---- and i say i'm not a planner , ha !
And little miss l i g h t n i n g ?
A perfect fit.
I've modified mine to become a squishy roomy pullover sweater.
It is my first ever jumper - and I LOVE this colourway.

I've just ordered several Doris Lessing novels from our local library .
I've read her 9 African Short Stories with awe.
This lady is in her 90s and still writing novels !

I've also ordered a wonderful book - Scandanavian Christmas Balls to Knit !
We fly in two days down to Perth for a week, to get passports and visas from
the Embassy - getting us all ready for our Great Migration ! :)))))))))
Happy thoughts to all out there ~!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

5 things

As promised, 5 things in complete randomness about Yours Truly......
One ::  I am anxiety girl . {You know, able to jump to the worst possible conclusion in a single bound}
I was not always like this. Only since having a. having children and b. moving overseas. I am not sure if this has been caused by a. or b. or both. But maybe it was inherited and always doomed to come out? I sure do hope when I get back home it just POOF goes away.

Two :: I love paranormal haunted spooky ghostly things. I love really silly zombie stuff. I used to love really scary stuff but not anymore as I age. I do like scary stuff, but not real scary stuff. I don't like to see things happen on screen or in a book that I wouldn't appreciate in real life. However, zombies get an exception. I mean if you're a zombie surely you can do whatever the heck you want without some grief about it.
I love slapstick comedy. I love to laugh. I think Carol Burnette is tops on the comedy scale. I love sci-fi and am a big STAR WARS fan. Dr. Who i do love. Star Trek *yawn* .
Three :: When I was growing up, my mother had this thing with deviled eggs. Whenever there was a picnic, or somebody died, or a party, or a church gathering or anything requiring food - my mother made deviled eggs. Boiled eggs cut in half and stuffed with this mustardy yolky mixture, bah. We despised all things deviled eggs. They stunk. Being stuck in the car on the way to said function was the pits because of that smell, and the worst? Was getting asked to hold the deviled eggs. True torture indeed. And although my sister and I never, ever tried them - we were certain nobody ate them and they were totally disgusting.
Four :: For some reason , which I do believe must be biologically driven , on party functions and both my children's birthday parties each year , I have an unspoken and constant favourite which can always be found on the menu and table. Boiled egg sandwiches. I never have the urge for them and never make them not once during any other time of the year. I AM becoming my mother. {which could totally be related to 'one' up there}..........
Five :: Are we on five already ? Dang it.
I am a leo, which means I am a lion and I roar and I have something major to contribute to the world and when someone tries to talk over me or interrupt me I will get louder and louder cause I am a LEO and I have something to say and It will totally contribute something major to this world. Get it ?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

knitting


 Lots of Sweater knitting !
The Angie Test Knit is really going well - i love this sweater pattern.
I have been trying it on during the top down knit { a wonderful treat / incentive !! } and the small is fitting me to a T. I love the neck line. I love the higher back. I love the easiness of its construction. I have made a few tiny mistakes along the way, and speaking with the designer has been really helpful. I do love test knitting, I feel like I'm really helping someone out and doing something I love all at once. Me being a Leo, I do LOVE to tell people what i 'think'. So now I'm asking what YOU think !!  This pattern has a beautiful crochet edging sewn in around the neckline. At first I thought I would do mine in a Madelinetosh Pink. But now that I see how this beautiful colourway {Magenta Dark} in Wollmeise looks, I don't want anything to spoil it. I thought maybe a dark gray or black instead ? What do you think ?
Happy Weekending to you all !