Friday, 29 June 2007

Mid-life Crisis at 32?

God, I think I'm having my first mid-life crisis.

I bought a pair of skinny jeans yesterday.

I have a hankering to stay up late and get drunk and go out.


Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Crimes Against Craft

Welcome to my very first Crimes Against Craft Wednesday. Let's get straight into it. Check out the cover of this book, you just know it is going to be good don't you?

Now, look what's inside. See how the models are laughing? They can't believe those swim suits are for real, it must be a joke, surely it's a joke? No, and they haven't seen what they are going to model next.
These little numbers sure wiped the smiles off their faces!


Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Whaddya Think?

I rather like Kirsty's Mosaic Monday and Suzadoo's Come the Revolution Friday, and I am thinking of having my very own special day. 'Crimes against Craft', or perhaps 'Crime or Sublime? You Decide. I know it has already been done, see my blog links, but I don't want to do it every day and I don't want to limit myself to just knitting, or crochet, heck what about macrame? or stuffed fabric photo frames? we can't leave those out now can we?
I have just been sorting through some of my vintage patterns, there is some good stuff I tell you.

I couldn't help showing off some of my patterns in my last post (of the sublime variety in my opinion) and would love to share some more.

It has also come to my attention that some people have been trying to comment on my blog but can't. I don't know why this is but if you are one of these people you may email me at:


Saturday, 16 June 2007

The Secret , Mild Language Warning and Meme

Okay, apparently Oprah did a show about this book called The Secret, I haven't read it or seen Oprah's show but I did see 'The Chaser's War on Everything' story about the Secret, so I'm an expert.
In the excerpts shown on The Chaser we saw a woman visualising herself with a gold necklace she had seen in a shop window. I find this really fucked up.
What I want to know is, if you really believe you can just visualise and believe and get anything you want, what do you want with a useless bit of gold jewellery? How about world peace? End to hunger and poverty? Clean water and sanitation for all? or you could start simple, how about a harmonious and happy home life? Does this mean if I visualise my house all clean and sparkly (might help with the harmony bit) it will happen if I really believe it? Bullshit. I would have to get up off my arse and clean it myself.

Tagged by Stomper for this.

One-Word Responses Meme

1. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen
2. Relationship? Married
3. Your hair? Red
4. Work? Kids
5. Your sister? Lovely

6. Your favourite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Bad
8. Your favourite drink? Coffee
9. Your dream car? Emission-less
10. The room you're in? Pigsty

11. Your shoes? Holey
12. Your fears? Lots
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Alive
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? Family
15. What are you not good at? Tidiness

16. Muffin? Chocolate
17. Wish list item? Cook
18. Where you grew up? Country
19. The last thing you did? Coffee
20. What are you wearing? Brown

21. What are you not wearing? Makeup
22. Your pet? Guinea-pigs
23. Your computer? Sticky
24. Your life? Ordinary
25. Your mood? Cranky

26. Missing? Summer
27. What are you thinking about? Coffee
28. Your car? Large
29. Your kitchen? Disgrace
30. Your summer? Dry

31. Your favourite colour? Red
32. Last time you laughed? Yesterday
33. Last time you cried? Nutmeg's (Fri 8th)
34. School? Mum
35. Love? Kids

Man, that is hard, I wanted to elaborate on every one!

Friday, 15 June 2007

You never Forget Your First

Got my first hank off the other day.
I felt an overwhelmingly ridiculous sense of accomplishment when my first hank came off, like I just landed on the moon or something. I have a theory about this, and it is opposite to moon landings. You see spinning fibre into yarn is an ancient craft, been around as long as people have.
So it is getting back to the very beginning, connecting with our origins, perhaps I have done this before? Even if you don't believe in past lives in the hippy sense if you know what I mean, every atom in my body has been around long before I have, so you know parts of me could have been who knows where and part of who knows what or who knows who.

Enough with the workings of my mind. This particular hank (trying to think how I can get another 'hank off' into the conversation) was made from dirty greasy wool, straight off the sheep's back, straight out of the paddock, which made it particularly satisfying when I got the hank off (ha, did it). I can't guarantee I will stay a puritan though, those lovely clean tops (wool that is washed and sometimes dyed and combed and ready to spin) are very, very appealing.

My green top is progressing well.
I highly recommend something along these lines in something about this gauge if you are going to attempt lace for the first time. I am actually really enjoying knitting this, just enough interest, not too complicated, just right. And pretty too. I think. Having a different colour each row helps with the identification of which is the slipped stitch to pass over as well. I think I might be ready to go back to that lacey butterfly vest from Rowan after this.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

When I Grow Up

Dinner conversation last night:

Monkey 2, "What do you want to be when you grow up? You can be anything you want, I want to be a witch." (We have been hearing quite a lot along this theme.)

Monkey 1, "I want to be an archaeologist."

Monkey 2, " Oh, do they have horns?"

Monkey 1, with a giggle, "No, they dig up bones."

Monkey 2, "oh, so do you mean like a dog?"

Bless her little heart she really believes you can be -whatever- you want to be when you grow up, which is of course what I told her. I wasn't expecting quite as literal an interpretation.

Friday, 8 June 2007

New baby!

Glad I didn't have to push this one out my you know what!

The one on the left is one I borrowed.