Sunday, May 29, 2005

Interweave Knits Fall 2005 projects

Look what I found, a sneak preview of IK Fall 05. So many projects in there. Take a look at the cabled shrug, its gorgeous, and that flower bag is a must have.

There's another subscription pulling on the purse strings!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Schlepping up and down Portebello Road

I had a great day today, apart from the fact that I have blisters on blisters! Here's a thought, wear sensible shoes next time.

I met up with a couple of friends in Notting Hill Gate, had lunch and schlapped around Portebello Market. Now, I say schlapped, its wasn't like I didn't enjoy the schlapping, I loved it! Apart from the antiques and fruit and veg, Portebello Market is also well known for its handmade stuff, which is amazing to look at.

Well, did I? Sure I did! I bought two necklaces, one made from shell and the other a big chunky beaded one.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Oy vey, Its May...and Schvitzing

Its only May, the sun is burning and Im schvitzing hot. How am I going to cope with the weather on our Floriday? Wide brimmed hat and a hand held fan that spritzes water I think!

I went to a friends house today, a knitting pal. She is the person responsible for me picking up two sticks and a ball of yarn...thanks Michelle! She is making the Zoe Mellor dots & stripes blanket, its gorgeous. In fact, I quite like the Zoe Mellor book it came out of. I've used it a number of times.

Now, onto something not so great. The Simply Knitting mag has really disappointed me. I think I've been spoilt with the Rowan and Vogue mags. It doesn't touch the surface of either of them. Will I buy it next month, hmmmm probably! This baby blanket was cute. blankrt A gorgeous keepsake present. Hmmm, a number of potential recipients flooding through my head!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

What Chutzpah!!

There's nothing like buying fresh underwear for your holiday. It would be a crime not to, wouldn't it? With that in mind and an old Tesco's bag in hand, where else to visit but ye ol' faithful M&S.

A Tesco's bag?

I know its a chutzpah, but I'm told 'they all' do it. *whispered under mumbled breath* I exchanged a bra that I had worn once, ahem!! (hence the crumpled tesco's bag - didn't have an M&S one!).

The reason was, I'll tell you, was because it didn't fit me. OK hands up, I tried to kid myself that I was a 36C, but those boys just weren't having it. They were getting suffocated in there. So see, I had no choice but to exchange it for the Dcups.

And the moral of this story is that bucket loads of chutzpah gets you everywhere!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Chicago's back

With lots of false starts and frustrated fingers, I managed to figure out the problems, put them behind me and get on with the job. Obviously, the first person to blame was Rowan, but after an email (or two) the blame was left on those poor Addi Turbos sitting in my hands.

I did think once or twice about blaming Darling Hubby, but my grounds of him losing my concentration to talk to me didn't stand strong enough. I mean fancy him wanting to strike up a conversation when Im counting cast-on stitches, tch!

chicagoback and here is a closer look at the detail. closechicago

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Dive in!!

So I asked the Bubela what cake he wanted to make daddy today, we often have baking days for daddy. An 'I love you cake' he wanted to make. So, of course, thats what we made. Aunty Gem's delicious Chocolate Mousse recipe was used. Its easy, I'll share it with you one of these days. mixingchocolate Oy, what a mess. That was just the start of it let me tell you. He loves cooking. I'm sure its the mess he prefers!chocolatehands And look, wasn't it worth it? Well you didn't taste it, let me tell you... it was worth it!iloveucake

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A satin bed of roses


I just love that colour satin, isn't it gorgeous!

roses and bag

Now, Im just waiting for the roses dry, should be a few days or so. Sew it all together and voila.

*Note to LouLou* Im hopeing it will be ready for Sunday!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Only 20 something days to go......

We're going on Floriday. Yes, a Florida holiday. The Bubela is going to absolutely love it. We took him to DisneyLand Paris when he was just a pitsele, he was only 2 but boy did he love it. At first he was a bit cautious and nervous of the charactors (well, they are larger then life) but by day 3 he was fine and having photos with Mickey and Goofy! This year, being almost 4, he is so excited, he doesn't talk about anything else.

So, with 20 something days away the pressure is on. I have the buckle bag to complete. Its all knit up and ready to go, I just need to find the perfect lining and line it. Now thats going to be a job and a half, i've never lined anything before! Tips, tips, tips, anyone?

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Just call me the bag lady!

I just had to make another flower basket bag. Now, when I say I had to, it wasn't as if my size 15mm needles stuck me in a corner, prized my fingers around them and had me up for ransom. Its just just that I have had so many wonderful comments about Bag No. 1 that I wanted to make another.


I haven't made the flowers yet, but have the wool ready. PRETTY PINK!!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Hey, Mr Cellophane Man we're casting Chicago

Casting Chicago We're not in lights yet, but its a start.
This has caused me such aggravation, I can't tell you how many times I've re-started it. 5 times, did you hear, 5 times! I finally think Im going well, all the lacey holes are in line and its starting to look like the pattern when, oy vey, I find that my beads of out of synch. But you know what, I like the "sporadic" look.
Casting Chicago,
originally uploaded by Estcookie.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I've been trying to sort out my blog, and unfortunately I still cant do it. ARgh.

All I want to do is create a gallery, is that too much to ask? Well, apparently yes if hosting with Blogger. I've been lurking around for another free blogging site, so let me know if you know any good ones.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Pass the tissues and an asprin - Puter's had a virus

I've not posted for a couple of days, my puter caught a virus (3 actually). I dont know how it caught them, probably been mixing with the wrong type of programs and downloads. Aparently, I've also been spied on too. Thank god I'm always fully dressed when I log on!

What's been happening on my needles? I've re-started Chicago 5 times now. I was sure there was a flaw in the pattern that I emailed Rowan! How stupid do I feel, there is no flaw. I'll see how I get on in the next couple of days.