February 26, 2007

Monday, Monday

Filed under:News!,Stash,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 19:20

Today was a bit strange. It all started this morning when a pigeon landed on my head… as I was walking down the road to the bus stop. I was hurrying to make it to the pedestrian crossing before the green man turned red when I felt a whoosh and something grabbing my hair. I gathered from the flapping feathers around my head that it was a pigeon (a wood pigeon, not yucky street pigeons) – he took off almost straight away. Shouldn’t a fully grown pigeon be able to tell that a moving human is not the best perch?

I had a non-stop two hours in college, the result of which is that I really don’t know what I will be doing for the next twelve months. I have a good idea about what I want to do this time next year, but until then there may be a lot more pigeons. On the way home on the bus, a really really smelly old man stood beside me. He chose to move in my direction just as I was yawning. I took in a big lungful of his pong without suspecting and couldn’t help coughing. He started shouting and swearing at me, proper swearing, and moved off to hide among some other people, who all started coughing discreetly. On the walk home, I passed a perfectly good toilet seat propped up against the wall along the road. Did someone stop to rearrange their boot and forget to repack their toilet seat? Was someone carrying it home and just decided it wasn’t worth it halfway? Is there some poor soul out there right now sitting on a bare toilet?

Lastly, I want to say hello! to the person in Anchorage who regularly visits the site. Hello! Thank you for visiting!

And now for the knitting. Remember how I said I was going to knit another beret? Well, this is the wool for it – more Twilley’s Freedom Spirit. I bought it as a little treat for myself before my mid-year exam.

I have been knitting almost exclusively on Thermal these days – apart from yesterday’s swatch, which didn’t take very long. It is growing nicely but I fear I will soon enter the black hole that lies between the waist and the armholes.

Kristen is boggled by the amount of teeny-tiny stitches. Right now I’m thinking of it as a giant sock – with 3mm needles I’m actually not far off! I can’t wait for the sleeves…..



  1. Wow, what an interesting day. Some sitcom-like elements…

    Really like that Twilley’s yarn and if the Freedom Spirit yarn is the 100% wool kind, it felts really nicely! Yum! Have you ever done a felted beret by chance?

    Comment by Cheryl — February 26, 2007 @ 20:19

  2. thanks for your pigeon and toilet seat stories–gave me a bit of a chuckle.

    Comment by elise — February 26, 2007 @ 20:56

  3. I’m still boggled.

    Hello to Alaska!

    And maybe there’s a weird connection between the pigeon trying to perch on your head and you passing a perch on the way home.

    Comment by Kristen — February 26, 2007 @ 22:12

  4. 3mm’s??? wow, respect girl!! Great post btw! I’m sure in some cultures there’s a hidden message in pigeons landing on your head…

    Comment by saskia — February 27, 2007 @ 07:36

  5. Sounds like you’ve had a tough day – slainte!

    Comment by Karen — February 27, 2007 @ 21:27

  6. Had to comment – luv your blog anyway, but the pidgeon & the potty seat were great! I’ve just emailed myself at work: “Pidgeon – Potty Seat” to pop up on my Outlook planner every two hours! It’ll get me through the day!

    Comment by JakkiMitch — February 28, 2007 @ 09:21

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