I am trying out something new tonight. I am separating my post into sections in an attempt to make this easier to read, and if you are not interested in a particular section, you can just skip it. I'd love to know if this works. Leave me some comments, please.TRIVIA FUN
Before tonight, the last time I participated in a trivia night was, oh, about 10 years ago? Maybe a little less, but not by much. The social club at work organised a Trivia night. It was lots of fun, but it did say a few things about me
1. I don't watch enough teevee
2. I don't follow sports
3. I am not much good at the music questions either
4. I have no idea what movies Robert Redford starred in (apart from Indecent Proposal, and even that, I wasn't sure)
Hmm, at this point, one must stop and wonder - so what AM I good at?
Uh, if it's worth anything, I knew the answers to the few SCIENCE
questions that were asked. Oh dear... I think that speaks volumes about my geekiness. Let's just leave that there...AKSP
On a brighter note, I received my first AKSP package today. I feel so spoilt! I received (all individually wrapped too!) 2 skeins of "Knitpicks Shimmer in 'stained glass'
, a knitting journal (how did you know I wanted one?), some "handknit by Celia Ng" labels (YAY!), some stitchmarkers and (best of all!) a booklet of post-it notes that was like a hardcover booklet with apen attached. It is fantastic - great for uni! Thank you, AKSP! I am so pleased!UNI RESULTS
Uni results came out today, and I forgot to check - till just now. I passed. No, wait better than that, I got a distinction! (Yay! Yay! Yay!) Wait a moment while I celebrate...
Ok, I am back. It's very exciting fo me as I was never much of a student in my undergrad days. My friends will tell you that. I'd scrape through by the skin of my teeth. I used to sleep in class. I probably still would, if I could, but being in a class of 20 or so students makes that kinda hard to do without the lecturer noticing. I did knit through one of my subjects last year. I haven't repeated that, though. I doubt any of my other lecturers would be quite so tolerant. It also helped that I found Accounting easy and didn't really need to listen. I'm not likely to have another subject like that any time soon. I am enrolled in two subjects next term - 'International Marketing Management' and 'Advertising and Promotions Overseas'. I am really looking forward it. Another step closer to getting that piece of paper that says I suffered through a second degree. (Also hints at my insanity, I think)SCARF EXCHANGE
Everyone who is on the Scarf Exchange, please let us know if you have not received your scarf recipients. You can email us at se-admin AT hotmail DOT com. Cynthia is helping me sort this out. Please, please, please, label your emails with "Knit only" or "Surprise" so that Cynthia and I know which emails we should be reading. Siouxsie, please check your email. Gracie, I am SO So sorry that I stuffed up and placed you in the wrong group, and thank you for being so gracious about it.
These are the groupsKnit Only groupAmandaSiouxsieKaeMichelleAmyKrystoferKristenJenniferSallyRebecca
Jo Matthews (no blog)
Dana (no blog)
Margaret (no blog)
Julie (no blog)Surprise groupColetteBeverlyLeeJudyRoxJenniferCynthiaJulieBeckyMonaTamAliciaCecileGracieJenaFionaIna
Debi (no blog)
Christina (no blog)
I know some people are blogging about the progress they are making so go visit some of these blogs if you are interested in what others are making. I am making a scarf with some handspun handdyed Optim that was plied with silk. Right now I am using the pattern for "my so-called scarf"
but I am not so sure it is working out. I don't know whether this yarn is the right one for it, or should I say that I don't know whether this pattern is right for the yarn. I am fairly determined to use the yarn as I think the recipient will like it.LACE COTTON TEE
Progress! I am up to the neck shaping on the right side. I will be done soon! Really! Once I am done, I'll take pictures of it. Right now the stitches are all bunched up and it doesn't look like much.CHARITY KNITTING
I have worked out with Brenda that she can make use of most things that I'd make for her, so I am now making pre-mie/baby hats, cardigans, socks, booties, mittens, toys, etc. I have a plastic hat that i hang on my living room door. When it gets full, I take it to church for Brenda to pick up. pretty good system, for me anyway, as it gives me satisfaction to see the bag fill up. Right now it has 2 baby hats, 3 pre-mie hats, a pair of baby socks, a baby cardigan and a toy cat. We're getting there.. slowly.NEW PROJECTS
I am wanting to knit the Vest Everest from the latest IK
. Anyone interested in knitting it together with me? The plan is to start it in August. I plan on using some of the organic wool that Maisie sent me last year. I haven't knitted any of it and do't know whether it is soft but it doesn't matter as it's a vest and will be worn over a shirt.