Friday, April 21, 2006

Miscellaneous stuff and nonsense

1) The jean jacket has recovered. It has a collar and sleeves and buttons. I got some of the buttons for a penny a piece at Oxfam, but most of the ones I found there were too big for the wee little buttonholes, so I went and got a few more at Sew Creative. They don't match. I like it! Pictures to come.

2) While I was at Sew Creative I saw a box full of Regia stripedy sock yarn. I myself don't need any more sock yarn just now, but I'm glad it's there, just in case! I've noticed a distinct lack of neat-oh sock yarn around town.

3) Despite the fact that I don't really need sock yarn, I did get some plain green sock yarn. I have not really been doing very well at the orange and yellow theme of Project Spectrum this month, and was looking ahead to green month in May. Well, I used up my green Maya on the giant doily/ small blanket, and I used up my green merino on my Olympic project. So, I am green-less. I am going to make a pair of textured socks, and the jazzy stuff I have would not be suitable. I just have one adult sock to make first, and I've got a few inches done on a kid sock... Alison and I were talking the other day about how we sort of think we can whip up a pair of socks in no time. Not true! If there's nothing else to knit, or a deadline threatening, or no work or laundry or kids or anything, or you're on a train for 3 or 4 hours at a stretch, a sock is not a huge project. But these circumstances rarely exist! And one does need to make two.

4) Ok, here's something yellow.

5) I've used up most of my blue yarn on the denim jacket, so what am I going to do in blue month?

6) The spike contest... I have awarded a prize to Trek, for the best not-right explanation. I wish I could give runner-up prizes to the no-pee theory and the poke-out-eye theory, but a girl only has so many prizes lying around. Then there's the horse/hay theory. Hmmm. This is plausible, but only because we don't have a picture of these devices with the upward-pointing spikes. A horse would gore itself on the one at Bath. Since it was hubby's question, and since he is not yet satisfied, I think the committee on spikes can't really accept that explanation without a photo of a horse eating hay. Right. Just try googling "horse hay spiky iron thing" and see what comes up...

7) The fifth comment on the spiky thing was from Pixie, who is a quilter from New Zealand whom I have virtually known for almost 10 years! We "met" in the days before Yahoo groups or blogs or ... anything ... on a newsgroup list for people expecting babies, and might one day actually meet in real life!

8) I think that's all I have to say right now.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, and now I've discovered yours, I've just been reading all about your travels around my neck of the woods. Conwy is my nearest town. Should you ever be back this way I can recommend an excellent yarn shop.

    I think your pikelets sound lovely and I would like to get hold of the recipe if possible?


  2. Thanks! And if I ever find out what they really are, I'll let you know.

  3. Thank you, thank you - the yarn made my mailbox happy today!


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