Wednesday, August 31

My lapsing attention span

Well the snaps of Rome never materialised.. im sorry. I didnt take my digital and dont have the scanner set up to copy the others. So instead i bring you proof that i do have two cats and not just one and that they have started to accept each other - dont they look cute?

I must say, my enthusiasm for knitting has slipped in the past few weeks which i guess is the real reason for my lack of posts, ive simply had nothing to show you! I discovered that it was my current projects that were letting me down. Cosy shawl is beautiful but has become terribly repetative! So a new project was in order!
And here it is:

This cute little hoody was in the first issue of simply knitting and i loved it from the first time i saw it but i unfortunately dont know any babies to knit for. So an online friend is very kindly letting me knit it for her daughter. It is just the project i need to get me back into knitting again! the cashmerino is so soft! I must point out that the colour is not as grey as it looks in the photo, its more a light blue. I hafd hoped it would be more lilac but i ordered it online and unfortunately colours can look so different. Anyway i like the colour still and i hope she will too.
Behold my second new project to gear me on, yes its another kitty pi bed! This time made from what was left of my stash of Noro Kureyon. That pack of wool has done me proud, i have a tanktop, a bag and now a catbed out of it. Anyway, hee is its progress:

Finally i end with a question of sorts or at least a request for advice! Chris asked me what i wanted for christmas the other day.. out of the blue i said ' a spinning wheel' i wasnt being completely serious, its one of those things i'd love to have some day. He responded by asking how much they were..
This is where i become completely clueless, how much are spinning wheels? what kind would i get? Which is best for a complete beginner?
If anyone of you spinners out there has advice for someone buying a wheel for the first time having never spun before please leave a comment, it would be much appreciated! You never know santa may be extra kind to me this year..

Tuesday, August 23

Im having a bad day!

Apologies to those who read my blog for the huge gap since my last post! I meant to post before i left but forgot. Last week i was in Rome with my mother! I had a wonderful time and had intended to spent today showing you lovely photos but i have had an utterly terrible day and i didnt have time.
Today i was helping my mother take some garden rubbish to the local tip because i have more boot space than she does. I went by to do it today because i had a dentists appointment in the area anyway. Upon arriving at the tip we realised i had a flat tire... So the AA were called and a lovely man took the spare out and changed it for me. He also kindly pointed out that the spare was in fact going bald and needed replacing. So i decided to hurry to the garage before my appointment. The mechanic took the flat tire off me and told me since i'd been driving on it flat it was 'knackered'. So he will have to replace that one and when it is fixed he will swap it for my baldy spare. Long story short i need two new tires..
So with this news i hurried onto my dentists appointment fearing i was going to be late. I arrived to be told my appointment was in fact for yesterday.

Excuse me while i go and pour myself a large glass of wine...