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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Special Friend's Birthday & lovely dinner

So firstly, it is a very special friend's birthday today. A friend that has been around in my life since I was a teenager (ooooh so long ago!) and had a huge influence on the person I am now. I don't think he reads this, so I can be as schmaltzy as I like!!! I know he's going through a rough patch right now, and so I send all the love my tiny heart can muster, for a special birthday and strength on his journey.


I am cooking veggie lasagne at the mo, and I was just wondering for all you cooks out there - how much do you like your own cooking?? I lurve mine!!!!!! (sad but true!) When OH cooks he often gets "over it" before it's served if you know what I mean. I guess the smell of it cooking and the effort means he feels like he's eaten it already!!! - Now me, ooooh I'm a different kettle of fish altogother! - I can now smell my veggie lasagne basting in half a bottle of red wine, with lashings of parmesan on top and it's driving me mad!!! - I have another 10 mins to wait til it's cooked and despite treating myself to a glass of red to savour the waiting moment it's not happening! - Screw the wine - I want the dinner!!!!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Knitting's Back on!!!!

Finally the weather has eased enough for me to get back to knitting. I tried a lace ladder scarf in the beuatiful silk that Helen gave me as my SSS present, but it wasn't doing it any justice, so I found a pattern for a little stole/shawl (see page 5) that is giving the yarn much more of a chance to show itself off! More photos as it progresses!

Now the reason I found that pattern, was that the wonderful Piglottie gave me a little inspiration for some recycled Sari Silk that I bought. (Actually I bought it to spoil my SSS spoilee, and managed to find some for such a bargainous price that I got a Kilo of the stuff!) So Knitty Kitty got three Skeins, Mum got 2 and I have 5 left to play with!!! 4 of which are similar colours and could at a pinch be knitted together, but this lonely one was all alone in its multi-colouredness!!!! Now, I am currently growing my locks, and am at that awful stage of it not being long enough to tie back effectively, but it's too long to have draping around my fact (especially in this heat!) so this headband (page 4 of above linked pattern pdf) was the perfect solution! It's knitted up a little heavy really, but it's really lovely, and the photos will never do justice to the intensity of the colours. I have found in knitting with both these yarns that I am amazed at the colours that the silks produce. They have a certain quality that no other fibre can come near to. They are both like jewels, and I am loving knitting with them.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Go Jense!

Whhooooo Hoooooo

What a race!!!

Fabulous driving, overtaking, strategies and. . . . . . Jense won! - What a great way to spend a Sunday!!