Friday, 28 September 2007

The mail

There are many lovelly things about living here, but one of the smaller delights is that everything we want from anywhere else, comes in the mail.

Like today...

A brass seal we ordered (mainly but not exclusively) to put on our wedding invites

A vintage enamelware tape measure (mini) for measuring my work (fits in my needle roll too)

And lastly, though a good deal more boring, my new and shiney rotary cutter with special plastic guard that is flexable when unlocked..... really not that interesting but needed.


All the restraint yesterday and I still flopped the exam today. I give it again in a month. My only consolation is that 50% of the romanians flunk too and they can understand the book to study.

Now I will have to study when uni is back on.... grrr.... I dont have time this year, finishing year of medicine.

Now I'm in a mopey mood and am compelled to browse through the etsy Goodness store. I love this shop and all that is within it. I may finish the new dogs jumper today if I can just to do something with my hands.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

shh... quilt squares

Getting worse

My test scores have gone gradually downhill with each test from a passing 23/26 (i need at least 22) to 20, 19, 14, 12..... 12.... a monkey could get 12

Hope i get the first test in the exam (*impossible)

I was studying... honest

I was doing online tests.... but I checked my ravelry invite status and its an estimated month till i get an invite.



Today all creativity is put on hold as I MUST cram for my Driving exam which is in Romanian which is hard enough as it is, never mind not knowing the material...... mmmm material....

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Right hand underway

Oh yeah.... and this is the right hand wrist warmer

Um....on top of the highway code i am supposed to be studying for my theory exam on friday...

New projects

Making quilted advent calendars for family in Australia. They have to be finished by mid-november so they arrive for the 1st. My christmas quilt squares arrived today so we are all ok. Pattern will be up soon


New quarters of material

the material for my next needle roll. The red to pick out the red of the flowers.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

First attempt

Yesterday I bought a ball of this....

Which I turned into this last night

And this morning I managed to get up to the 'thumb'

And about lunch time, this was the product

I think its not a bad attempt for my first knit on 3 needles and my first go at cable. Pleased all round. (pattern free from knitty)


I finished the angel in the nativity..... about half way through now

Saturday, 22 September 2007


The nativity has gone from this...
some humble balls of natural shades

To these....

Then a little pile of stuffed sheep...

And finally, the first wee people emerge...
Mary, Joseph and a wee bairn

Friday, 21 September 2007


there are new possibilities with this little talent...

wool bag

The wool bag

The Wool

The Dog....'helping'

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Work in progress

This is the 'on the needles' piece (though not really on the needles naturally)

Its a nativity. All thats left are 3 wise men and the animals. Then will stitch and stuff them and put a finished pic up.

Dog coat

From last month. A crocheted coat for my westie

Needle Roll

Whipped this up quick as a sort of trial run. Going to make a second for myself and another for my grandmother. Next time without the mistakes

I think I would alter the pattern slightly to make slightly wider needle pockets on the top row. These were an inch but my size 7's would be snug in it.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Created a Blog

How dull.

This blog will be purely to keep track of the things I create. Or want to create.