Monthly Archives: August 2007

New Arrivals

I am a self confessed Bagaholic, these may not be fashion but they ultimately help a good cause. And are much smarter than carrier bags, without the advertising! Well I think so anyway.

From here.

Major Catastrophe

My Hairdryer is deceased.
Will have to stay indoors and knit…….shame.
A finished item, the Moebius cowl in Posh Yarns Sophia 4ply. I have made this deeper than the previous ones I’ve knit but the yarn is so soft it is disguised well. It is very loosely based on the pattern.

Should have cleaned the mirror first!

Next the start of something new, Broadripple socks in Yarn Yard Merino, this colourway was one of the Merino club offerings. I am using my Knitpicks DPNS, didn’t think I’d be a convert to metal but they will save me alot of stress not to mention the Brittany’s that I keep breaking. I also invested in the Options as Get Knitted had them as well…..who could resist.

Finally, yes, I have been watching Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes and have loved every programme but won’t be looking for too many Eels to cook. We have invested in this, love our local bookshop Sussex Stationers.

New Hairdryer permitting we may venture to the Isle of Wight tomorrow, we are on the cancellation list! Or Oxford has been mentioned…….but then again we may find ourselves in Cambridge or on the Thames in London. Who knows!

Have a good weekend.

Not much knitting but alot of recommendations

What a relaxing weekend.

This will either interest or bore you. Little bit of knitting news at the end.

We ate here, excellent.

Ate this and this and this.

Can recommend these

Marks and Spencer Pecorino, not cheese.

McGuigan Traminer Riesling, we don’t refuse any of their wines except Chardonnay but that’s a personal thing.

A couple of our favourite English, we are lucky enough to live near a few vineyards down here and try to drink English when we can because the Whites and Roses are equally as good as any other countries offerings.

Three Choirs Rose.

Chapel Down Bacchus

No we aren’t alcoholics, just sociable!

Phew, back to knitting.

SomePosh Yarn Sophia 4ply in Woodpecker and a Moebius Cowl for me.

Debbie Bliss concerns

This has just arrived, despite leaving Get Knitted on the 8th.

Apart from not needing anymore yarn this is drawing me to it. BUT and there are huge buts here. I can do cables, very neat cables, very TIGHT cables. Therefore any cabled item I have knit on a large scale usually fits a teenager, not me. Debbie Bliss has also seen fit to make the largest size not very large so I can compensate for this.

However since my last cable fiasco I have had both my Carpal Tunnels released, do you think this may help or was it probably the cabling that caused it, that and clearing a scrubland that is now our garden!

I’ll keep studying it and knitting socks. I do like a challenge.

This is my last ramblings of the week, we have a Yorkie invasion tonight, and the rest of the week will be spent sipping some Red, White or perhaps Rose liquid as well as eating too much.

Have a nice weekend one and all.

Flapjack Fiasco

Or The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Firstly, The Good, I live in hope. Flapjack part 2.

The Bad. Posh Yarn Helena in Crisp and Amazon. I do hope I didn’t snaffle either from you kind people who take the time to comment on my ramblings.
The Ugly. I’m told it makes nice cereal, from someone who requires alot of sugar!
My fears were realised, didn’t help that a certain person used a spoon to lever the pieces out…….. Added: This IS Sundays Flapjack (sorry, I always assume peoples minds work like mine).

Out of the Cupboard

In time for 18:00 unfortunately!

This is what comes of your cookery books being at the bottom of these for 3 months.
Nigella’s Flapjack, I hope it comes out of the pan OK.
Damp Lemon and Almond Cake, has to go into hiding for 2 days to make it damp!
Watched Harry Potter last night, which will help the non readers of the household when we eventually see the Order of the Phoenix. Will keep you posted on the others, I think The Last King of Scotland will take a bit of concentrating.

Relax

Last weekends produce included Green and Blacks Courgette and Chocolate Loaf. Nigella’s Moist Dense Chocolate Loaf and her delicious Brownies with the addition of Macadamia nuts and Cranberries. Pride and Prejudice was brilliant, even without Colin Firth, just the right amount of tears. Isn’t that the sign of a good film?

This weekends activities, at least the interesting ones involve the following.

Viewing at least one of these. I have very varied tastes!

Studying this.

And hopefully finishing the second of these.