Saturday, November 22, 2008

I think he's got the message

We don't smoke. In fact I've never even tried smoking. But both my parents smoke. Well, my Dad did, but it eventually killed him. My mother, she continues to poison herself regardless. Anyway, we've always pointed out to L that smoking isn't good. And he knows Nana smokes. He takes every opportunity to advise her on the dangers of smoking, and of course he does this in a way that only a 5yo could do LOL You know, by telling her SHE'S GOING TO DIE! if she doens't stop smoking. Subtle.

So for reasons I cannot remember at this point, a conversation about smoking ensued in the car yesterday. Of course that conversation turned to Nana. This was L's new suggestion....

L: I know, let's hang a sign on Nana that says...



Me: "Ummm.. I don't think Nana will be too happy with that L", followed by stifled guffaws and pants-wetting in the front seat.

Lucky I was pulling into a parking space and not continuing to drive on the road at this point.

Ahh.. kids LOL

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Fluffy Mail Day To Me!

Look what my parcel man delivered for me this morning....

It's the much-coveted (by me at least!) Fairy Bread colourway on Four Bags Full merino!! I need a dancing smilie to pop in here LOL I was so disappointed when I missed out on at least one skein of this at Elissa's last stocking - my hyena skills have really waned lately. I made up for it the next morning with the purchase of something else from her store though!

Wow, I can't believe it! Thanks so much Elissa :) I have no idea what I'll make with it yet, but I have 200gms so will have to have a good think about it. Something for F I'm sure.

Oh, and to my PIF recipient - I haven't forgotten about you :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm not a stalker.... really.

Although you could be forgiven for thinking that I am LOL Especially if you read this blog.

If you don't, well then you should! Kelly makes some beautiful things, and I'm just going to defend myself by saying that I would have found all of the patterns myself eventually, and wanted to knit them anyway. She's just a faster (better) knitter than me and gets there first! LOL And really, why do all the hard work of searching for patterns etc, when I can just surf blogs and ravelry queues and let everyone else do the legwork for me?!

And so here is my Rose of Sharon....

This was so much fun to knit and I really, really, really heart this EcoBamboo. It can be a little bit splitty, and it's quite slippery so I had a hard time keeping it on the nickel knit picks (the Harmony tips gripped it much better), but it is just so lovely to knit with, and the finished objects feel so silky to touch. Even my DH likes touching it! and he usually just calls me a knit-wit and rolls his eyes, when I gush over yarn LOL I've got a bunch more in cherry which I'm going to use for something for myself (stalker alert again - Kelly's already done one of them LOL).

And I just have one word for this colourway (Macadamia, btw) - CREAMY! Oh my, I just wanted to get myself a big bag of chocolate-coated macadamias and devour them while I was knitting this! I'm not sure if this was the intent of the colourway, but if it was then it worked! I've got about a ball and a half of it left, so I'll have to find something I can knit for F that will match the hat.

In other knitting news, I've been knitting up some more dishcloths. Great instant-gratification projects and useful too. Although they still aren't making me love doing the dishes any more than I did before.