Monday, November 07, 2005
Catch up post

Minh, Minh, I have done the shopping!

This is some of the stuff you'll be getting. I am still putting things together and will post it off this week. Thank you for shopping for me!

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Clockwise from the top left - varigated blue merino/silk top, varigated pink/white/lavender merino silk top, 18micron merino top, 22micron merino top and dark green merino top.

There is also a spindle, but I didn't take a photo of it. There is also the other stuff that you already know about - the handspun and the sock yarn. Oh, and of course a couple of small surprises.

I wish I had more knitting content to report..

but I don't. I have been digging up old projects to complete. Guess what, Laurel Hill is being worked on again. Here's what it should look like when I am done

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Right now, it looks nothing like that. I am about 10 inches into the front, or maybe it's the back. I think it's the front, but I'll have to go check. I put this project away about a year ago, and picked it up the other day thinking that I would remember the cable pattern. Yeah right! I stuffed it up within the first 3 rows and had to tink, and tink I did.. all the way across the row. All fixed now. *phew*

What else have I been doing? This is what I have made this past weekend:

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It's a dodgy looking bear. The next will be better - really!

Spinning news..

This is what I have been doing:

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It's some alpaca skirtings I bought rather cheaply on EBay. It's a little short, but carded up it didn't seem too bad. I have seperated out all the really short bits (like stubble) and the stiffer bits. I think I will card the rest with some other brown alpaca skirtings, spin the lot up and ply it. will make a lovely scarf and hat set I think.

Scarf Exchange

Thank you to everyone who has signed up and an even greater thanks to those who volunteered to be angels. Everyone reading this, if you think you have signed up, please make sure that you check the scarf exchange blog. Check the "Contributors" list on the right - if your name is not there, you have not accepted the invitation to join the blog. You need to do that. If you can't find the invitation, please requst for a new invitation by emailing us at "isehostesses at gmail dot com". Then you need to check the participants list on the post called "membership update". If your name is listed in the wrong group, let us know by way of email to the same address. Lastly, if you have not completed your questionaire, please complete it and send it in as soon as possible - to the same email address.

I hope everyone is ready to start knitting, because the fun will start soon. Cythia and I will be contacting you with the names your individual scarf pals after 15th November. Everyone play nice, okay?

Mini rant

While I am on the subject of playing nice, I must say I don't understand why people join these exchanges and don't play nice. Don't they realise how unfar it is to their recipient who has sent stuff on to their own recipients? I mean, surely everyone has a conscience? Ok, maybe not I guess..

No, I have not been the victim of a secret pal exchange spoiler, but I know people who have. I feel so bad for them. It's just not fair! Even if they're busy, and forget, surely they remember when they get their packages? How hard is it to get online and order something from an online store for their pals? And yet these people didn't. I really don't get it.

Anyway, rant over.. I must say I am so glad that I have had really great pals. Even when they were late, I always knew about it because they tell me. Late is okay, as long as here is commmunication, and my secret pals have been great communicating with me. Thank you pals, you know who you are! I have received some really nice things, and I have been really slack and not blogged about some of them. I really appreciate it all. Thank you secret pals! I hope I make my recipients as happy as you have made me.

Uni stuff

is mostly done! Just one more presentation - this Wednesday. Yay! Enrolments for next year open on 14th November. I can't believe that it's that time of the year again!


is a dirty word, and I got dirty today. I am so proud of myself! I spent 10 minutes on a bike, 25 minutes on the treadmill, and about 10 minutes on some weights. I know, it's not much, but it's a start. I haven't been t the gym for oh, so long, and the longer I put it off, the harder it got. Now that I am done with uni, I have no excuses left. I have to go try to work out a little. Just a little.. until my poor little muscles wake up and get used to being used. Wish me luck okay?
Luck!! I hear you on the exercise thing. I quit my membership a few months ago because I just wasn't using it. I haven't done any form of exercise since. :(
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!Everything looks lovely -- the variegated pink/white looks like candy, yummy :)
Thank you for your mini rant! Being an SP6 hostess and a person who was bailed on last round, I couldn't agree more! If you can't follow through, don't join!
another yummy stash additions..:) Cute bear!
The jumper is going to look really good when it's done. The alpaca looks quite nice in the photo - you'll have to let me know how soft it ends up in the final run!

And good luck for tomorrow!
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