Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010


It has nearly been 24 hours since I last slept. I woke this morning at some hour ungodly with a raging sore throat. I have been tetchy and stuffy all day, got some cold stuff from the pharmacy that is different from the cold stuff I usually take (which knocks me right out), got crazy tired at around half five, took one of these bloody sudafed things, woke the hell up and have have been bouncing off the walls ever since (as far as you can, with a head full of cold).

Here is some yarn. I was thinking clapotis.

I am going to try milk and honey.

I am really worried about how I am going to get all the marking done, plus the planning for next week when Unit Four starts for the year 12s. Hell.

Friday, May 28, 2010

English Daffodils

Normally the urge to stitch takes me in the summer time, but the spirit has moved me. A daffodils bookmark for a friend's birthday.

Oh, and in case I haven't mentioned it, I love the autumn weather.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

You might not want to know

This might be too much information, but a bunch of people I have mentioned them to have never heard of them so I am going to take a moment to talk about Diva cups. I admit I feel a little squeamish about writing about it, so if you feel a little squeamish reading about it, stop here.

I have been thinking about getting a Diva cup for about 7 years (it can take me a while to get used to a new idea).

I have been subscribed to lunapads for a couple of years and finally bought the Diva cup kit a couple of months ago. They are having a 15% off sale on the kits this month. And, if you have lady parts and have been thinking about making the switch from tampons, the Diva cup is made of awesome, you should totally get one.

I found loads of advice on using them from ravelry, of all places and I am never going back. No mess, no fuss. For the first time in ever I haven't hated/resented the heck out of my period.

Diva cups. Totally worth it. Way less gross than tampons.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Taco Bill

This picture is for a North American friend who I don't think quite believed me when I said we had Taco Bills not Taco Bells.

She will always have a place in my heart for introducing me to quesadillas.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010


I have had this skein of Jitterbug for a while. I had planned to make another baby surprise

But, instead, I went with a baktus. It was a bit funny looking in garter, so I switched to moss stitch and fell madly in love with it. I thought it was kinda too 'distinct' to give as a gift, but a friend admired it two weeks ago (while I was knitting it) and it was her birthday last week, so...

Naturally, I immediately cast on a baktus for me. I am using the sundara that I started a baktus with many moons ago, but it wasn't right, and the moss stitch has come to the rescue again.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

autumn sunshine

Sunshine cats


With pretty green stuf.


Saturday, May 01, 2010


Ever knit something for someone else and then not want to give it away?

They don't actually know I was going to give it to them...