Saturday, December 22, 2007


Kitties ate my life!!!!!

(This blog will return again next year. When there's less than 100 cats to take care of...)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Look! Presents!

If you're reading this in the hope of seeing my birthday presents - tough. This is a knitting blog. Deal with it.

On Ravelry I signed up for a tea-cosy swap, where I make a parcel up and send it off to someone and another person sends gooduies to me. Here's what I received from the wonderful Palopinto:

- busy bee tea cosy
- a beautiful scarf stick
- 2 mugs
- chocolate desserty nibbles
- a block of Eden chocolates
- 4 teapot charms
- a pack of gourmet honey
- a book of recipes for me to make and...
- black and white rice krispie treats (none of which remain).

The cosy is beautiful - felted cream knitting, hand embroidered, and look! The mugs match the embroidery!

The chocolate has all disappeared along with the desserts and rice krispies. I still have the honey...

... at least until my da comes round and steals it!

I love Ravelry!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Very slow and somewhat steady

Despite what my dad thinks I haven't been neglecting his Drunken Argyle for other knitting projects.

He's tetchy because I take other knitting projects with me when I go to work. I have a fair amount of spare time (about four hours) where I can block out the meowing and drink coffee and knit, and my Da thinks I should be knitting his jumper. I spend the time between my shifts (three hours) working on it at home, but only after I get changed.

Everything in my life is covered in cat hair. Not just a leetle cat hair, but huge masses of snowy/tabby/Abyssinian drifts like clouds. I reek of cat when I finish work, my car is full of their scent. It's just awful. Do you really think I want a piece of knitting as important as this one covered in cat hair and smelling of the heady mix of disinfectant and ammonia?

It's coming along slowly - one row of intarsia takes about 8 minutes.

Just be patient Da!