Monday, 30 August 2010

Snookcockery. Cocksnookery. Erm ....

As you can see a highly intellectual blog post awaits your perusal.

To cock one's snook - an arrestable offence in the hours of daylight, but very popular in some areas of Sweden

(I think this is from a tattoo site? Not sure - apologies if it is anyone's logo).
Have you had a nice bank holiday? It's been pretty windy here (outside, I hasten to add), and as I am off work one day is pretty much like another. I have had the fidgets today which I suspect is due to NOT having to be getting organised for the start of the new school year, it's a very weird place to be mentally. Although work is an even weirder place to be hence not going back ... but yes, when it has been such a massive part of my life for such a long time it is very strange not to be getting prepared. Very.

So instead, I have done a bit of knitting (only a bit, far too fidgety and restless). The side of Delphine is finito and I really like it - will be starting the back in a mo (I tend to do a front, sleeve, the back, sleeve, front - totally the wrong order but what the hell).



I suspect this is something I am going to get a lot of wear out of. Does anyone else knit things and by the time they are finished have lost all interest in them? I seem to have a drawer full of knits I don't wear, and only two I wear a lot. Ridiculous. Both heavily cabled, so hopefully this one won't end up in the Drawer of Despondancy.

I bought wool and fibre -


The colours on my photos don't do either lot justice.No idea what I am planning on  making with either lot ...
My daughter has put her Christmas orders in though, so I can start thinking along those lines now. (She is very slim so good fun to knit for!)

Please tell me I am not the only person who does this.
1) takes photos of hair styles they like on the telly
2) watches Diagnosis Murder
3) takes photos of hair styles they like on the telly that are highly unlikely to work on their type (ie thin) of hair ....

I pay a fortune to have my hair cut, and my stylist does a superb job of it - but then I forget . put off going again for far too long and it ends up getting flatter and flatter and more and more boring. It's been months since I last went - I cut my straggly chin length fringe off at SCKC when I saw how manky it looked on some photos, but by hell it needs sorting out soon. Might ring Hair Under the Chandeliers Chez Nicky Clarke and get booked in ... or might let it get more straggly ...


A while ago we ('we' being the rather marvellous British Knitters on Ravelry, a highly sophisticated bunch indeedy) were discussing the merits of various ice lollies.Mostly of the Juniper Tea variety, but not being a fan of gin I opted to try some Pirate Pop ones.
I suspect I was a tad heavy handed with the rum, and they froze after several days - sort of.

Sadly the lolly sticks didn't stay put, so I had to eat them with a spoon, Oh hardship.
Ice cold rum and coke, it makes up for a lot of stuff.
If only I had choccies to go with it ....


5 comments:

Carol said...

I love the Drawer of Despondancy. In our house we have Clothesbaskets of Despair. They get filled up with all sorts of odds and ends that are a pain to put away, so clearing one out takes about three hours....

Twelfthknit said...

Not GOing Back To School...the first time waswonderful and kind of scary...the school year was my anchor and now I just flounder about. I sort of know what month it is, but as for the day of the week or the dat....have to say that i really enjoyed my Third Not Going Back To School ;0) YOu'll come to love it!รจ

PS Dip 'em in boiling water...

Susie said...

The knitted thing I wear most (I think you might despise me for this ;-) ) is my Clapotis. Also, I too used to pay good money to have my hair cut, but now I no longer have good money I get it cut at the end of my road for £10 and strangely enough I think she cuts it better. Also she doesn't say, how long do you spend on styling and get annoyed with me when I say, no time at all. But if your stylist is good hang on to her! (Not literally. That would be weird).

crafty wee midden said...

ever tried dark rum and Irn Bru? Very enjoyable... :)
cheers - love the blog
Alex

Anonymous said...

I am totally going to try that!

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