Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Apologies for the damp patch on the tea towel I've used to stop my white table adding glare to the photo.
For anyone who wants to make the toiletries bag here is the pattern:
Cast on 42 stitches (Handknit DK, appropriate sized needles).
Row 1: purl 2, knit 3; repeat this rib to the end
Row 2: purl
Repeat these two rows until 66 rows have been completed.
Row 67: purl 2, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit one; repeat this to the end
Row 68: purl
Row 69 - 74: as row 1
Row 75 cast-off: knit 1, cast on 2, (knit 1, cast-off 1) 3 times; repeat to end until all stitches have been cast-off
I'm now at the heel of my 2nd purple beady sock. Then I'm not sure what to knit. Cucumberpatch has a sale on at the moment of some good Rowan wool (colours, obviously, a bit unique) and I was tempted to knit this in deep pink:
but I still don't have the attention span to knit a big project. So I might instead just carry on doing little stuff. (As I've said before, I thoroughly recommend buying from cucumberpatch. Stuff is dispatched very quickly and the order is always correct.)
My little kitty isn't pregnant after all but seems to be on heat again. Poor wee thing. Not quite as bad as last time. She's coming home more frequently and isn't always covered in mud and looking tatty! Will definitely take her to the vet to get spayed once she's recovered from this episode.
A final look at my lovely drawstring bag:
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I didn't know my uncle Jimmy very well. My mother comes from a large, extended family and most of them stayed in Dumfries, got married, and had large, extended families themselves.
What struck me, when I heard the news that he'd died, was how awful it must've been for him to have lived with that knowledge and not shared it with anyone. To have not had the support of the people who loved him. What a dreadfully lonely burden that must've been.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I'm in my shed again today. This is just a quickie post before I get on with what I want to do today.
We bought a juicer at the weekend and have been juicing a ton of fruit every day since. It's SO great. My favourite is apple, pear and ginger but I also like orange juice a lot.
My little cat is showing no signs of being pregnant now. I'm still hopeful though. She can use her cat flap perfectly fine, but when we're around she likes to be butlered through. This is the Ginger Princess waiting for me to open the flap to let her in:
She's SO beautiful. What you can't see from the photograph, though, is the trail of blood along the bottom of the flap where she's dragged her mice into the house. She's such a cold, calculated killer, but SO cute!