June 9, 2008

A few things

Filed under:Cooking,Finished Objects,News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 19:03

It has been an interesting few days. Let me start by showing you this. Did you know that chives flower? I didn’t!

I finished my Turtles hat (ie, plain hat with turtle buttons sewn on) on Saturday afternoon.

I know it looks a little bit pointy but it’s not noticeable when it’s on. Lamb’s Pride instantly won a place in my heart: it’s warm, it feels good, it’s great value for money and I love all the colours it comes in! I already have plans for other colours.

I finished one Tangled Yoke sleeve yesterday and have been plugging away at the Yoke Detail top. This afternoon, I finally joined all the pieces up and got started on the yoke.

I’m going to save how stupid I think the pattern is for when I finish it. It’s a great idea, and a wonderful combination of yarn and design, but the way it’s written is driving me crazy.

I was knitting on the bus out to This is Knit yesterday and, when we pulled up at Trinity, noticed a guy gaping at me through the window. It’s not the first time it’s happened so I paid no heed but when he quickly jumped on the bus before it pulled off, I became a little alarmed. However, it turned out to be a nice man from another country who simply could not get over the fact that people knit in Ireland. Although his enthusiasm was lovely, the reasons for his enthusiasm were depressing: upon coming to the country, he was dismayed at how materialistic and, well, alcoholic this nation is. So my knitting really cheered him up, even if he did alarm me a little.

Remember that enormous pile of gingerbread men I baked before Christmas? I dug the last of them out of the freezer earlier and decided to give them life (a.k.a. defrosting).

There were a few casualties



  1. Wow! What other country was that guy from??? When we were there a couple of years ago, we didn’t get that impression at all, in any way.

    (Has he ever been to the U.S.? His brain might explode if he ever visited here!)

    Comment by Bridget — June 10, 2008 @ 00:25

  2. Strange, I cut a flower off my chives on sunday, and it was purple. Maybe a different breed?

    I would have been worried about the guy on the bus too. Glad he turned out sane 🙂

    Comment by Yvonne — June 10, 2008 @ 08:43

  3. You can eat the chive flowers…and loving the head wound on the gingerbread man.

    Comment by Elana — June 11, 2008 @ 12:03

  4. I can never get over the amount of knitting you get done… you must have piles and piles of knitwear in your home!
    That gingerbreadman on the left is sooo funny! 🙂

    Comment by saskia — June 12, 2008 @ 12:25

  5. Chive flowers are beautiful, aren’t they? Funny story with the man, I wonder where he was from.

    Comment by WorstedKnitt — June 15, 2008 @ 21:01

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