Confessions of a skull-obsessed knitter

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Interweave, nul points

A short while ago, the lovely people at Interweave got realistic abou their international shipping prices, so I took out a subscription.

The Fall issue was my first one, but it didn't arrive. I know we've had trouble with the post, so I emailed them today to ask when it was sent.

It wasn't sent.

They sold out, so my subscription will start with the Winter issue.

They would not have informed me of this if I hadn't asked.

Of course, nobody has a copy of the Fall issue now.

Not impressed.

Friday, October 26, 2007

All-consuming passion

Mr Pirate and I recently bought unlimited cinema passes, and this trailer caught my eye.

I loved the books, but that was only part of the reason why I was gasping and clutching his arm. Oh no, halfway through is where it caught my interest, at the point that Lyra is on the boat.

That chunky garter stitch waistcoat, followed by the handknit coat, then the grey hat that looks like it's made from Colinette Point 5.

This is a knitter's film, no doubt about it.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ally Pally - or how I stopped worrying and learned to love my stash

I'm not going to Ally Pally this year.

*waits for surprised gasps to die down*

I was due to volunteer on Friday, but felt like crap.

The bloke bravely volunteered to accompany me on Saturday or Sunday, but I realised that I just don't need to go.

My stash is huge, and that's not counting the 30 balls of Noro that I'll be receiving once the postal strikes are finished.

Also, what do I do there apart from spend money and chat to people? Nothing.

So, I can chat with knitting friends at various groups, and buy yarn in the plethora of good shops I can access, as well as online.

Why on earth would I want to pay £10+ for the privilege of doing so?

Hmm, applying knitterly logic, I guess I now have an extra £10 to spend on yarn? Only joking.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Whose gansey?

Originally uploaded by celestine_e2
We decided that recent stresses would be banished with a trip to the seaside, so a weekend in Cromer was booked.

Who knew that the North Norfolk coast could be so blissful?

I did absolutely no kniting, but read 200 pages of my book for the book club.

The lifeboat museum had an interesting display about the traditional gansey and it's patterns, s did the town museum.

The latter also had some fantastic rag rugs, which reminds me that my epic project needs to be started.