Thursday, 10 July 2008

UK Swap QOTW 3

Ok, so I'm doing it backwards, but with all the best intentions!

Is there a TV programme you watch religiously? Not really, I don't regularly watch TV. I don like UKTV Gold and Paramount. I do watch out for the 'Seven Up' Series and have been following this since I was 16.

What TV programme(s) do you avoid like the plague? Reality TV - Big Brother and all such similar diatribe

Is there a TV programme that you find works particularly well for knitting along to? Nothing in particular, but can knit along with the above channels as I don't really have to concentrate on the TV much! I sometimes sit an watch the fishing programmes with Hobbit Keeper on a wet Sunday afternoon, I can do knitting that takes more concentration then!

What was/is your favourite kids TV programme? Erm..... I liked the Magic Roundabout, I like some of the Disney Classics such as 101 Dalmations and the jungle book etc. Bagpuss, Captain Pugwash. Tv was heavily censored when I was a child, to the point where we were only allowed to watch The BBC and not ITV etc. Happy Days. And I don't mean the one with the Fonz! I used to like some of the dramas.

Not overly exciting answers about my TV Viewing!

UK Swap QOTW 4

Sorry am a bit behind with all this, so here we go!

What is your favourite thing that you have knit? (It might not be your favourite thing to wear but it was the most enjoyable to knit). Most things I enjoy knitting for one reason or the other. I like to try a different technique then adapt it to a few things. I'm into short rows at the moment. I'm doing a rug, I've done a face cloth and plan to do another rug but with some eyelets in or some fancy stitch to enhance it.

What is the worst thing you've ever knit? Golly gosh! The worst, hhmm. Wouldn't noramlly get finished if I didn't like it. I was disappointed with my Baggy Trap bag, but I know where I went wrong and will eventually do another one but better next time as i like the overal shape of the bag.

What are your favourite knitblogs? Don't tend to read knitting blogs. Blogging is a fairly new thing to me and am just getting into the habbit of reading blogs of those I know!

What is the most amazing knitted thing you have seen (This Ravelry thread might help) Ok, I went to this thread, would love to browse it, but, I haven't got the time or patience for my laptop to go through the hassle of 'not responding' every time (honest!) I turn a page..... sorry.... the mystic waters shawl looks amazing though.

What is your favourite knitted item to wear? Post a picture if you can. I havne't made anything to wear as such for a while. I've been doing bags and accessories and scarves and face cloths etc!! I find it difficult to find a pattern of something I like that is in my size. My favourite knitted item I didn't knit, it's a very long lacy/crochet jacket from Monsoon in greens. I don't have a picture of it.....

The Garden In Full Bloom

This is the garden, looking towards the house, but not quite at the bottom of the garden. Lesser Spotted Hobbit Keeper in the centre of the picture.

Virtually at the bottom of the garden - a view from the Pagoda!

Top of the garden, at the end of the patio. Agan the lesser spotted Hobbit Keeper attaching some mesh to the Chicken Run and trying to make it Hobbit-Proof. A few days ago, Hobbit found that it wasn't Hobbit-Proof and needed two steri-strips in her arm. Silly Hobbit.

Where the water feature is, but you can't actually see the water feature in this picture. There is however lavender and a Fairy and part of a my bisum

Rhinog posing for me at the pagoda, he loves his Momma!

RIP Bertha

Bertha, The Chicken, died Tuesday night.

Radar, Roast, Guess and What are fine.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

Mini Purse Swap

My first swap on Ravelry was the Mini Purse Swap. My Upstream Pal, Vantie, (Val) sent me this wonderful parcel. It arrived whilst I was away for the weekend. I'm really chuffed with everything she has sent me! Thank You! The bag is beautiful and I plan to take it to my knitting group this morning to show it off! The other gifts were - Sweet Pea Body spray - that I have on now!, a mini sock block, an absolutely wonderful wooden shawl pin, a pretty notebook, a pink wallet for holding bits and bobs - it just happened to be the same colour as the shoes aiwas wearing when I opened the parcel - two balls of dish cloth cotton (someone was doing there homework on me!!) So as you can see I'm over the moon with it, Thank You very much indeed!!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Purlescence's Swap

I participated in the 'Knit It Forward' Swap on Ravelry. My Upstream pal was Purlescence. This is the wonderful package she put together for me. I'm really chuffed to bits with it! The only munchies that haven't been eaten is the popcorn, which won't have to wait long to be scoffed! I've used the notepad, for the Pat Pi Bucket Bag. It's very handy as it's got a wipe clean front and a hard back cover!

Like an idiot, I forgot to photograph my package to Purlescence, so if you happen to be reading this..... ;-*

The Pat Pi Bucket Bag

This is the start of The Pat Pi Bucket Bag. Will need twice as much yarn!

Rhinog Trying it on for size! It could be a Snout Warmer for Dogs!

A 3D version of something that will be flat!

Close up

It is called the Pat Pi Bucket Bag because it was PatVic who whipped up the first one, based on an idea between her and Carol. Pi because the circular increasing for the base is based on Pi, c'mon, y'know, pi=3.14 etc, or is it 2.14??!! All you mathematicians and followers of Elizabeth Zimmerman will know what I'm on about. Honest. Bucket Bag because it's gonna be big, like a bucket! All else will follow!!

Thursday Afternoon in the Garden

This is the first crop of potatoes for this year! I can't remember the variety. We have already steamed two each and eaten them with lots of butter. Brilliant meal.

Close up of the Parsnips. They are growing in a Recycling bin! No quite ready to eat yet!

The Potato Flower

Old Man Ted Soseges - full name - 'Ted Soseges, Dog of Mystery, Cos He's All in Black, Y'know!' Not quite so young and spritely at 14 and a half, but still full of soseges attitude!

My first Mason Dixon Cloth, started and completed yesterday!

Can't remember the exact name for this one, but it's off Raverly. Made with Turkish 50% Bamboo & 50% cotton.