25 novembre 2007

At home in my pyjamas !

That's right I am at HOME !!!This week has been crazy : meeting people I didn't expect to meet, sleeping in places I hadn't planned to, doing things I didn't even think I would do... First of all, I took the plane to Kosice on Monday, pretty straightforward in theory! It went fine, have to transfer in Prague, so I used the time to put music into my phone/MP3 which was a success. When I got on the bus that takes us out to the plane (a really small one with propellors!!!), I met 2 people who work for the company I was visiting.... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2007

Crazy socks washed and drying...

So, just before packing my suitcase and organizing bags for flying off to Slovakia, a quite note to show you these: Yeah, it's been yet another calm knitting weekend, so inbetween drowning in Ravelryness and eating and doing laundry, I set my needles on the Crazy pink 6 ply !Needles : 3,5mm dpns (have you guessed by now, these are the only smallish dpns I own ?!!!)Size : About a UK womens 4 (I hope, this was a bit hit and miss...) And now, I have cast on with the moss colourway handpainted yarn from Fyberspates (see last... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2007

Ravelry and a nice postal surprise

As everyone has already said in their blogs, Ravelry is a great tool/community.It's a great way to organise projects to come, the stash and list all wips or ufos... it puts alot of things in perspective... and then there's the forum and the groups where you can ask for no end of help. The amazing thing is to have such a big community, this means that you ask the question in the right place (which is very easy) and people all over are connected and can answer rapidly. Such an access to yarn world is mind boggling!So, you might have... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2007

Oh wow!

as I said oh wow ! I'M IN RAVELRY.... I can't believe it.. I looked just 2 days ago and there were over 2000 people in front of me in the queue... They must really be going for it in the invite zone... Tell you more about it as soon as I have had my first tour of it. Ravelry name : Plumunou Tada !
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14 novembre 2007

One more FO ! so what do I do now ?!

I messed up the photo so no proof... but I've finished the blue socks!!! So, now the big question is, what should I cast on now ?The scarf is finishedAll socks are paired upThe bathroom recipient is in use in the bathroomSo, maybe I should be doing the borders for the gipsy pullover?I also would like to knit some Xmas socks for family and bestest friends (not going to develop on this one sorry) but I think I should wait because I have one of these babies on the way and also an order of sock yarn (enough for 4 pairs) from Stash.... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2007

Out of wasteland and back into sockland

Hey! This is the second time I'm writing this... I wrote a nice post yesterday but somehow it disappeared when I saved it. So I had the photo but was angry at the technology !!! So, the boring scarf is finished, I am so relieved ! Actually I cheated in a good way on Thursday: I came home for lunch (because my office was freezing 18°C all morning is hard to get warm from, stupid air conditionning/heating system) and put in a good 40 minutes of speed knitting on the scarf. So it was really finished when I said it would be ! I was... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2007

Plodding along in scarf wasteland

I haven't posted about this yet because it's soooo boring... As the title says, I'm lost in scarf all knit rows wasteland. I've done something like 30 cm from when I took it up again so only another 10-15 to do.I do notice though that I knit really reluctantly when it's not interesting: the scarf is being neglected and I can't find the energy to just attack it and get it over with, the finishings of the gipsy pullover I am dreading (200 stitches wide of 2x2 rib and 2 other strips less wide).But, I may have found a knitting club in... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2007

Hello November !

I just changed the page on my calendar to November... only one page left on it! Have to get me a new one... but I don't know what type I want this year: kittens and puppies, a town (had Ipswich this year) , flowers, a funny one... I just got back from a lovely 2 days with a couple of Friends, the high points were going to the circus (thank god for Ventoline!), going for a 30km bike ride, mostly flat but still a good distance for someone who hasn't been near a bike in I think 5 years and going shopping for shoes and new outfits for... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2007

So so happy

I ranted a few weeks ago about a job change, remember ?! So, I got the dream job, the really cool one, the real "step up" one ... yeh yeh yeh... I was sunny and brimming with joy all afternoon (got the news over lunch with futur boss) and generally disrupting people's thinking !!!!The new job involves quite a bit more work than the one I have now and I'll be going to Germany alot and still Slovakia ... sniff, no more trips to Portugal for me and just as they got a great mall near the hotel !!! I can't concentrate on... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2007

2 yes 2 FOs !!!

So, after I wrote yesterday, I managed to buckle down to sewing to "bathroom recipient": It sewed up ok but it's a bit droopy... I vaguely remembered reading about it having to be starched so I got out the instructions (Tricot Facile by Hachette Collections) and how surprised I was to see that they recommend soaking the knitted parts before sewing and drying flat ... this makes perfect sense but, well it's kinda sewn already !!!! They also suggest spraying it with starch... I'd never heard of that. I suppose I should... [Lire la suite]
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