I apologise for my little hiding away absence there. Actually, no I don’t apologise. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself I’m dragging myself away from the desire to post every week, and just sticking to posting when I have something to post instead! Last week was my birthday, and I didn’t really get all that into it. Considering it was only a week ago, it feels like months :/ I got some fab kitty goodies though to remind me that at least I am mentally still very young And a PS3 (hence not so much time for knitting, although I’ve been quite restrained really!). And this, which frankly is the best present ever
Kyuk! Not sure if my mate Sarah (the recipient of the pirate mittens) is telling me that I need lessons or just a source to fund the habit… You can’t see it too well, but underneath the knitting lessons bit it says ‘Is wool your dirty little secret too?’ On the side of the tin it says ‘I need a half gram of wool and quick! I’m starting to come down…’
And just to prove that I have been knitting:
In spite of my lack of posting, these are pretty quick and easy to knit – the PS3 indicates that I probably could have had nigh on a pair by now, but I don’t care I’m just enjoying the st st on the foot after the entrelac. And holding back on the weaving of all those ends. Gah! I had a look inside to see if I could find a way of just weaving the yarn through at change over points while knitting without having lots of ends, but nope. The second sock will also require about 14 ends weaving in…
I should point out that I have been knitting other things too, but they are gifty ones and a secret. I will say that one is on VERY fine yarn, and that another involves travelling stitches. Shhhh!
Finally, Roo tagged me for a meme.
1) What was I doing ten years ago?
I was in the middle of my English studies degree, busy having a whale of a time That degree experience was so much more fun and enabling than the year of law, but I’d stupidly thought I couldn’t do much with an English degree. And yeah I was right, but life is too short, you know? The careers department had a computer prog that suggested I look at moving into banking when I graduated. Yeah, right, but then apparently it suggested that for everyone.
2) What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:
1. Order DB some amazon vouchers for his birthday
2. Pot up my chili sprouts
4. Take photos for this post
5. Do some gift knitting
3) Snacks I enjoy:
If I’m being good, I really like dried mango, but if I’m bad, then the usual chocolately naughty goodness. I’m feeling quite good that my birthday chocolate is all gone now – I love getting it, but I also can’t feel comfortable till it is all gone!
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Hire a housekeeper first of all. I’d probably still work in information and books somehow, to keep my dibs in, and make sure my family are all comfortable. But I’d like to think that I’d still be relatively down to earth and happy, just that the pressure to find X job by X time and Y travel expenses and Z bill payments wouldn’t be there anymore. And I’d buy a spinning wheel.
5) Places I have lived:
Manchester, Wakefield and Huddersfield. Not much to that really!
6) Jobs I have had:
Chocolate sales assistant (not made of chocolate – I worked on a Cadbury’s stall in a shopping centre)
Once I spent a few days making up those annoying signs on suckers people stick in their car windows. Not the baby ones, the crap ones with rubbish rude jokes on.
One day at a cafe where I did everything wrong – broke glasses, nearly set the place on fire… Unsurprisingly they didn’t ask me to go back. Luckily it was owned by a guy who was rumoured to like little girls too much. Nice.
7) Peeps I want to know more about:
If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged, but I think nearly everyone has done this now! Not convinced that Abigail has though…