Monday, May 31, 2010

Once again I have a camera

So now I can show you what I've been working on....

Slugs! Slugs! Slugs!

But not ordinary, garden-variety slugs.
These are fridge slugs!

And, as you can see, I'm over-run with the little beasties. So I'm giving some away. If you have a fridge, email me your address and I'll post you a randomly selected slug.

They are made from new polar fleece with vintage button eyes and filled with polyester fibre. The magnet is sewn in on the inside so it won't scratch your fridge.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reflections on a burglary

I'm grateful the dog wasn't harmed or traumatised. No damage was done to the house and only insured, replaceable stuff was taken. I'm so glad they didn't take my desktop computer because I would've lost all my photos and music. I have NEVER backed up. So lessons learned: back up, back up, back up.
The husband discovered he's also lost his favourite shirt. He liked this blue shirt so much that a few months after he bought it he went back to the shop to get another in a different colour. Unfortunately they'd sold out of the other colours and only had blue left so he bought one and ended up with two identical shirts. So.... has he really lost anything? After all, he still has his favourite shirt.

Enough about burglary. Here's a sweet sentiment from a local bakery.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I need a scarier dog

My house was burgled today. The place was trashed - everything pulled out of drawers and cupboards. But no damage so it could've been a lot worse. But my laptop, iPod and - disaster! - my camera were taken.
Unfortunately I have some new stuff that I've been meaning to photograph to show you. Something I'm pretty excited about. So until I get a new camera...

Monday, May 3, 2010

It must be autumn

Maybe it is Autumn because I really wanted to knit and I decided on... gloves! I'm using this old pattern. It has a price of 15 cents and the measurements are Imperial but I don't know how old it is. Or even how I got it.
I'm using a sock wool. I've made gloves before and found pure wool just doesn't go the distance. You seem to need some nylon for durability. Unfortunately there wasn't a great colour choice. I was hoping for orange but ended up with this coffee brown which has become strangely appealing. The wool itself is lovely - a New Zealand brand, Waikiwi, - a merino/nylon/alpaca/possum blend.

And, just to prove it must be Autumn - my Camellia has gone mad with blossoms...