knitting and the life I almost have around it

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

procrastination nation

Hi all.
Have done a little (lottle?) spinning in the last week and have these to show for my efforts (again i got overexcited and forgot to take a pic of the silk caps first... tsk tsk. but it was a lovely colour from a lady in Tarago, and i chose it because it reminded me of my pink grapefruit stuff). in the forground is an 8-gram skein of 2-ply silk... it is delicious, you ought to be jealous, if you arent you need help NOW. at the back is 32 gram skein of the same silk plyed with pink optim spinning wool (14 micron for those who care). yeah, im a spoilt brat... and now im knitting them!! into my shawl!! har har har har har (thats an evil laugh btw)
Also for those of you who have heard the latest kitsch plan for the house... we're going to have a teapot herb garden. this be the collection of op-shop teapots so far... waiting to have draining holes put in them (and before you ask, yes you can drill through them, it just takes a while). We're intending to have a rather eclectic garden bed with herbs and flowers and lots of layers (maybe an old ladder for layering) and then the teapots will be moveable so we can bring in frost sensitive ones at appropriate times of the year to take advantage of our lovely sunny living room. Apparently i cant start taking photos to post until... well at least until the one housemate we're booting has moved out...
have i told you about him? he's... odd. he doesnt talk, as far as i can tell he stays out of the sun and he comb his fringe flat over his forehead. well anyway, we had to get rid of one and it wasnt a tricky choice. Julian lives with Sherpa already and apart from the typical boy-haviour, he's a sweetheart. but yes, as we are moving into the two rooms that are currently occupied by other people... im not allowed to give you a tour yet. plus im not living there yet... the spirit is willing but the finances are weak and the flesh is sleeping in thankyou very much.
erm. what else?
I'm going to SnB tonight! as far as i know taph is coming, perhaps the newbie from last week (brenda?) and i think the darling sharon said she was attending but i dont know. come along and give yourself a night off from life!!

hugs from
Ms Spider XO

PS. thanks everyone for your concern about my health. im ok.. just a bit delicate. and i fade quickly. for example the almost unheard-of event occured on sunday - i left SnB early!!! :o

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  • At August 23, 2006 8:34 am, Blogger Bells said…

    A teapot garden! What a great idea! Are you looking for donations? I broke a fairly plain white teapot the other day (just the handle). It's yours if you want it!

    And the silk is divine.

  • At August 23, 2006 12:50 pm, Blogger kylie said…

    pink grapefruit and its look alikes rule. and of course we're all jealous. of everything :)

  • At August 23, 2006 4:27 pm, Blogger Margie said…

    The teapot garden is a brilliant idea! Oohweeooh. The possibilities...

  • At August 23, 2006 10:36 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    What do you think the collective noun for teapots is? A pour? A steep? Oooh, a cozy!

  • At August 26, 2006 5:08 pm, Blogger Brenda Dayne said…

    You won! You won! The Cast On caption competition, that is. Though by the looks of it you can make very nice yarn all on your own. And your finished sweaters are pretty darned impressive too!

    Congratulations! Send me your address and I'll get that Brair Rose yarn coming your way.


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