Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Knit!

I finished anothe rknit. I am on a roll, I tell you. This time it's Spirogyra fingerless gloves. Made with Oceamwind Knits Merino II. A lovely yarn. I made the shorter version of the mitts and they are plenty long, 21cm from one end to the other.

spirogyra both

spirogyra on

This picture is closest to the actual colour:
spirogyra tc

All in all, a very successful knit. I cast on and it took 8 days to complete and that is with several days of not knitting at all due to work and the like. 2/3 of that was over 2 days. I could have knit the whole shebang in a weekend if I was dedicated.

I have already worn them and loved em!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I have managed to iron all the squares and sewed in the ends on all of them but one. I found a lonely one I missed in the bottom of the bag. I'll deal with it, eventually. Today I sewed up one 'cube' of mitred squares. It's about all I can manage at one go. Getting the stripes to line up is,um, fiddly.

This is the 3rd square out of quite a few that I have sewn up. Onwards!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Fingernail Friday

Nail art for the week:


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another One!

I have another FO! Really. I'm shocked, actually.

I turned this:

Into this:
Which looks like this:


The yarn is soo soft and squishy it's sinful. It was very similar to Malabrigo in that it was a thick single. Maybe that's why it was squishy?


Pattern: Climb and Swirl Cowl
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in Baltic
Needles:Size 9 (one size up from the suggested needle size)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Done!

I finished my shawlette! May I present, the Berry Citron:
shawl flat
shawl back

This picture shows the colours most truely, and I just like the pic...

Pattern: Citron
Yarn: Handmaiden Kidsilk
Yardage: Slightly less than 410 yards

Thoughts: This turned out exactly as I had hoped. It's the perfect office weight shawl for me. Instead of pinning the ruffle when I blocked it, I should have pinned the section just above the ruffle. As it is, the ruffle was 'pointy' from the pins, so I steam ironed it to make it smoother.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Modern Technology Teaching...Sort of

People tend to come into the pharmacy with all sorts of odd ideas picked up from the internet or tv shows. The example below I filched from Not Always Right/Funny and Stupid Customer Quotes, but is a pretty fair example:

A Bit Grey With Anatomy, Part 2from Not Always Right Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes by
(Bakery Concord, MA, USA)

(A girl begins to choke on some bread. The mother then proceeds to try and give the daughter some bizarre imitation of the Heimlich Manoeuvre.)

Me: “Ma’am, wait for her to stop coughing before you help her.”

Customer: “What? She’ll die by then!”

Me: “I’m certified in CPR, I know what I’m talking about. It’s not an emergency until she can’t cough. When she can’t cough anymore, I can help her.”

(The customer is now basically punching her daughter in the stomach, and I’m becoming increasingly worried that she is going to injure her. Suddenly, the girl stops coughing.)

Customer: “See, I didn’t need your help. And you know what? I’m certified too; I watch Grey’s Anatomy every time it’s on!”

Friday, January 07, 2011

Fingernail Friday

The first Fingernail Friday of 2011!
fingernail friday

fingernail friday

Monday, January 03, 2011

Kitties Share?

My Citron shawl is in the final stretch. In the meantime, look! Kitties!

I can too share the Mamma's lap!


Although I am perfectly happy to have the lap all to myself, you know.


Alright already!Mamma! You can stop with the blinky light flashy thingie!