Saturday, December 30, 2006

These Socks Are Made For Walking...

Well I`ve finally finished Ians socks so I thought I'd take a pic to post. But Ian being Ian, when I asked him to pose his feet so I could take a photo of the socks together, these were the results

This one wasn't too bad, but then I commented that you couldn't see the back sock too well.
This resulted in the following photo! Swan Lake it ain't!!

This one shows how badly matched the socks are, as well as Ians obvious expertise in balletic posture!

He kept that one quiet, I wondered what he wanted all that pink net for!!

I thought I'd leave with a pic of Alfie, standing in the frost covered grasses on Boxing Day. The frost was amazing in the way it had accumulated day after day.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year, ours will be quiet as always.

Thanks to everyone who has left comments over the last few months, I really do appreciate them all. Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas Come Early!!

I've got an early Christmas pressie, but I can't unwrap it till June!! Puzzled?
Well myself and Carrie Anne have booked a week long holiday, a fibre retreat to be honest! A FIBRE RETREAT, Whooohoooo!!!!!!!
Its at the beginning of June and to get there, we have to have a one and a half hour flight(yes Carrie Anne is going to fly!!!). This is followed by a two hour ferry trip! The destination?
FAIR ISLE!!!!!!!
I am so excited!! We are going to learn all the skills to prepare, dye , spin and ply wool! And apparently we are there at shearing time and we could learn an extra skill!!!
Well I hope everyone has a wonderful, peaceful and relaxed Christmas, with lots of time for knitting!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Well I must say thank you CarrieAnne (through gritted teeth!) for kindly tagging me!
The Rule: People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as stating this rule clearly. At the end you should choose 6 people to be tagged and leave a comment telling them in their comments.
I have really struggled with this, I'm just boring! But here goes!
1. When everyone else is freezing cold, I'm really warm. I never used to be like this but I quite like it in cold weather. Its horrible when the weathers warmer, I go into meltdown!
2.I haven't had a bath in years! This isn't as bad as it sounds, honest! Since my back surgery, I haven't been able to get into the bath without much tugging and pulling, so I stick to the shower. I long to have a hot soaky bath!!
3.I don't know if this is too much information, but I love reading on the loo!! It drives Ian nuts, especially as my son has inherited the gene! He'll be so pleased I've told the world, so if you see a 6ft 8inch bloke with a beard looking embarrased, it will be Tom!
4.I don't mind gutting fish but I couldn't bear to kill one.
5.Due to my slight OCD tendencies, I feel that putting the toothbrushes in the right order will make the day go smoothly!
6.I love going to the Lake District when its raining! This is joined by loving going to the coast when its stormy.
I didn't realise until I got started that I am much more weird than I first thought!!
Instead of tagging people( I don't think theres anyone left!) , if you would like to explain your own weirdness, consider yourself tagged!!
I will leave you with a photo of our own Santa Paws if Blogger will allow!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Remember Me??!!

How long is it since I last posted? I can't believe where the time has gone!
Christmas preparations are going full steam ahead. We've got the tree up, courtesy of Kate who has done all the decorations.

We usually put the tree in the conservatory, its cooler in there and so the tree doesn't drop as many needles!

The other good thing is its easy to get it outside and down to the compost heap, without leaving a trail of needles!

I had to show you this photo of CarrieAnne!

I think she looks fab with her 'dreads'!!

They really seemed to give her more 'bounce', more like the old CarrieAnne! I hope shes here to stay!

Last week CarrieAnne, Andrea and myself ventured to Borders at Teeside Park, to visit the Knitting group at Starbucks. Of course we had to indulge in cakes and coffees!

Afterwards we shopped a little, and in M and S a tannoy announcement asked us to leave!(we were the only ones left in the shop!) It was a really good night, we had lots of laughs as usual and I hope we can do it again soon.

Last night, Ian and I returned to Teeside park to try and do a bit more shopping for Christmas. We got a few things but still need to get some more. Kates not doing so bad, but finding things for Tom is proving more challenging!

On the knitting front things are slow, even slower than usual. I've just started an item which is a Christmas pressie so I can't give details. I'm still plodding on with Ians socks but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.

I've got most of my cards done, but there are still a couple to make, hopefully I'll get those finished today and I'll be able to relax a little thinking at least one things done!

I'm looking forward as usual to KnitnNatter on Friday. I was convinced it was next week! I would have been gutted if I'd missed the Christmas party that Carrie Annes putting on!! I love mince pies and am quickly becoming a similar shape!!

Well, I'm going to listen to Britknitcast next and then craft room hell here I come!! (still not tidy!)