31 October 2011


I am terrible for this lack of posting; I really should give the blog an entire overhaul but I really don't have time right now with work and uni and stuff.

In the meantime, here's a link to a fabulous competition that I really don't want everyone to enter as I want a shot at winning! Seriously, though, this dress is gorgeous and I have been drooling over it ever since it was first posted and it was co-designed by someone I both admire and know in a former life

18 August 2011

Gratuitous Lace

Oh my, it's been a while again, hasn't it? Life, as always, is busy, what with work, planning holidays, applying for university stuff and choir. Oh and quite a bit of knitting.
Knitting doesn't always come easily to me. I enjoy it a lot but, unlike a lot of people, I find it very hard to do the mundane "TV" knitting (hence why the cardigan with OODLES of stocking stitch is still sat in the bag with 3/4 of one sleeve finished) To enjoy knitting (and a lot of other things in life), I need to push myself, to challenge my skills and do something that makes my brain think. And so I love lace. I love tackling the most complicated looking charts, breaking it down in my head and trundling on. I even enjoy the challenge of fixing mistakes in lace patterns, where I realise I've not got the right stitches quite 2 or 3 rows ago. Even rescuing dropped stitches has some enjoyment although I don't go as far as dropping them on purpose.

My latest project, having kept me amused and busy for a little while, is nearly done. It's now got to the horribly dull part of casting off and it's taking its toll. I don't think it helps that I have a deadline to get it finished and blocked by tomorrow and I have other things to do tonight. Half way there now...

30 June 2011

Mobile Blogging

As I have a shiny new-ish phone, it makes blogging on here a little easier so you might see a bit more of me but I make no promises.

As usual, life has been busy. Maybe one day it won't be but I'm not banking on that happening any time soon.

20 February 2011

House Update

Oh my, it's been a little while! I didn't mean to leave this blog so long; it's just that life seems to have gotten in the way a little bit.

I have done a lot of baking recently, as people seem to be very impressed with my muffins and chocolate brownie. I've also been busy learning how to Lindy Hop. It's lots of fun and I have a beginner's workshop coming up next weekend. I also have my St John Ambulance county dinner dance to look forward to, which will be fun.

Hopefully, I'm going to be able to move Peanut to the house next weekend. We've got the living room finished, we just need to get the floor sorted again in the utility room (some fun with the dishwasher). But it's very nice to have somewhere to sit that isn't a bed to write this blog post. Now, I should also be able to get on with knitting again.

I'll try to update more, although I have said that before!

19 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

I've cut down on sending out Christmas cards this year to reduce wastage but I still want to say a special something to my friends:

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas


a wonderful New Year!
2010 has been a strange one for me with lots of ups and downs but I couldn't have done any of it without my friends and family