where the cornflakes are

this blog may appear to be experiencing an on-going existential crisis - it isn't quite sure whether it's about knitting, crip stuff or life in general

Friday, June 24, 2005

Socks ahoy!

Right, so remember how i was planning to knit like a banshee all the way to Albury and back two weeks ago? As it happens, ribbed sock cuffs are too annoying to knit with a hangover so I did absolutely no knitting all weeekend. However, I'm now well on the way to having a pair of socks. This is half a sock, so I guess you could say it's a quarter of a pair!

Speaking of socks, i was telling Eliza over at Ghetto River Nymph about how I knitted a cover for my iPod and promised to take a photo ages ago.
iPod cover 2

So there you have it, my iPod is currently warmer than my feet!

Bad crip joke NOT suitable for my work newsletter

Very funny but very un-PC crip content in this weeks Popbitch newsletter:

Q: What's better - Parkinsons or Alzheimers?
A: Parkinsons. It's better to spill half your drink
than forget where you put it...

He he!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Button, button, who's got the button?

After much procrastination, I finally finished the mittens yesterday at the lovely Caulfield meet. Mind you, I whinged about sewing on the buttons the whole time and had to be prodded along by Diana, Jacqueline and Nichola. "Just two more Stell!!" Thanks gals!

So finally, here they are!

Now I can get stuck into the socks that I didn't knit on my trip to the short statured peoples sports weekend last weekend. Ah, the best laid knitting plans are too often derailed by a nasty hangover!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Hold on to your Badger!

The weirdest thing I've read in quite a while comes all the way from Buckinghamshire in the UK, where they seem to be having some sort of problem with disabled wildlife. It seems the problem became so intense that the Wycombe District Council felt the need to erect a sign in a multi level car park instructing “disabled badger holders” to park on level 1.

Whilst some may find this confusing, the holding of disabled Badgers is really a more common pastime than you might think. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked a new acquaintance what they do for kicks and they’ve responded with “Oh lots of things but what I really enjoy doing is driving around holding Badgers with various forms of acquired and congenital disabilities while I search for a car park. You should try it, it’s just great!’

Check out the sign for yourself right here.
And while you’re at it, see if you can spot a second typo on the sign – it’s a corker!

No, I haven't thrown in the needles!

Seeing as this blog promises to be (at least a bit) about knitting, I thought it was probably time for an update. Unfortunately, I don't have photos of anything at the moment because I can't take very good photos in my house with my digital camera when it's dark outside. The flash distorts the colour so much that I really do need to take them when it's light outside. Being the social butterfly that I am and Melbourne winters being prone to early darkness, I'm never actually home when it's light enough to take photos!

At the moment I have a few unfinished projects. The first, Baby's First Tattoo cardigan from Stitch N Bitch Nation is pretty much done apart from seaming it (and we all know how much I hate seaming!) and knitting the neckband. It was the first item I ever bothered to block and was so happy with the results. Thanks Jac!

I have also nearly finished a pair of mittens for my bosses son Felix. He requested blue with spots, so rather than muck around with intarsia, I'm going to sew buttons on them!

Clapotis is on holiday in my knitting corner. I'm not quite sure why I'm so unenthusiastic about it because I quite enjoy the actual knitting technique and I was looking forward to the part where I get to drop stitches on purpose! I'm not particularly enamoured with the yarn I chose so maybe that's why. I might ditch it and find something I like better!

I have also recently completed the vintage bathing cap for my friend Lara. It's awaiting the attachment of a button on one side. Finished it in the nick of time for her to take with her on her trip to Korea. She leaves on 23 June and plans to be gone about three months. Don't know if she'd survive without the cap so I'll be button sewing this very evening!

The most exciting item in my knitting life right now is the sock I'm going to start on the train tomorrow! I ordered three really cool balls of yarn from ace sock knitter Maree when she was ordering a batch from Germany. After much frustration with trying to read names of yarn in German, they finally arrived and I'm really happy with my choices. Hoping to churn out a few pairs while it's still winter. I'm going to Albury for the long weekend with a whole bunch of other short statured people - yay! - which means that there will be substantial sock-knitting time on the train. Given that I have kids size 13 feet, I reckon I could almost get one done this weekend on travel time alone. Something tells me I won't be doing much knitting when I actually get there though. I haven't been on this particular trip before but from all accounts it's pretty fun!

So that's my knitting life for the moment! Hopefully next week I'll have warm toes (at least on one foot!) and some photos to show off!