Sunday, May 25, 2008

nearly finished

Originally uploaded by LindyB28
Joyce's tea pot is smaller than the one that's modelling the cosy in this picture so it should fit a bit more convincingly.
I'm now back on the preemie knits until my BSJ pattern and wool arrive (or do I have to wait for 1st June to begin that because of the knit-along? I've not participated in a KAL before so I don't know how it works)...

meme from Rosie

The Rules

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What I was doing 10 years ago:

Having a year out before university. It was a little longer than a year in the end (two hospital admissions and some time working for the British Society for Human Genetics) but I did get there eventually.

2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
To do: mark the practice essay that I've been sent; go shopping with my mother (coming for a visit); sew up the tea cosy; read through my 12000 words of primary material for the shepherds; go on Newton to find catalogue references for the books/articles I gleaned from an MLA search yesterday.

3. Snacks I enjoy:

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
buy a flat; secure my parents' retirement; buy my brother a house; buy him a new car; go back to Eritrea and secure the future of the libraries in Agordat plus sort out the water.

5. Places I have lived:
Eccles, Patchway (Bristol), Harpenden (Herts), Solihull and Great Cambourne

Well, that was the easy bit. Now I've got to think of people to tag but I don't have any readers for this blog so I'll just leave it open!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

tea cosy

tea cosy
Originally uploaded by LindyB28
I haven't posted in ages and ages. The past month's knitting has mostly been premature baby clothes. I have a bag full and decided I needed a change so went to Sew Creative in hope of inspiration. I bought a ball of Twilley's Freedom Spirit, browsed Ravelry for patterns and decided to make a tea cosy for my great aunt's birthday. She taught me to knit when I was small so she likes seeing my finished work. This knits up incredibly quickly. I cast on last night and have already nearly finished.

Oh and I've ordered wool and a pattern to make my first Baby Surprise Jacket with the BSJ knit-along...