Sunday, 24 July 2011

Guest Blogger (brace yourselves).

In the tradition of all the good blogs, I have a Very Special guest blogger.
But as this is not classed as a good blog, my guest is - er - speshul.

But enough of me - let me leave the rest of this post to the great - Keef.

'ey up! Tis me, Keef!
For them wot dunno, I is one of Sulk's frends - nay, I iz 'er bestest frend. Only frend iv the truf be telled.
This woz the welcome I got from that Daffers bird. Iv u wanna see 'ow 'ansome I am then u will 'av to turn yer pooter upside down and not drop it, innit.

Last week I went on me 'ols wiv Sulks n Daf. Woz the furst time I av been on an ol n dint really no wot to do. Sulks told me to just shurrup n behave.
This is me on me 'ols:

On day 1 it woz a gud job I 'ad me scarf! Brrrr!
But then that 'ot fing int sky started doin' it's fing and I got rite worried I can tell ya!

Look at it! After a day of this I woz 'arf the man I used to be.
It got so bloomin' 'ot I 'ad to tek me scarf off for a bit.
Nekkid as the day I woz born! Nekkid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daffers wanted in on me fame so I let 'er be in some piccies - she 'ad a new beekeenee bieckienee fing on wot made 'er look rite good. Sulky sed that fing on 'er ed made 'er look like she wor int war.

But wot Sulky knows bowt fashun cud be rit on a pin 'ed.

Any hows.

I did some plankin' and no it int a rime for a bad word! Innit!
I planked inside.
And owt.

Daffers sed I am a rite planker.

Then we 'ad a parteeeeeeee!

Cor me 'ed!
Anyways, I 'ad a rite gud time. Holleedays - good innit!

Love from Keef xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 4 July 2011

I'm spinning around - just call me Kylie

Yes, tis a mini miracle - Saturday was bearable enough for me to fancy some spinning, which I don't think I have done since SCKC last summer.
Gorgeous batts were ordered and I oiled my neglected wheel - handies were OKish, and I hoped that the gentle foot motion on the treadle would possibly help rather than aggravate my bad foot.

And amazingly - all went well! I did my spinning in bits as I didn't want to push my luck painwise, and it certainly is not the world's best spinning but I am thrilled to bits to not only be able to spin but to WANT to!
I was so determined not to overspin as I usually do that it has ended up a bit underspun but what the hell.

There's about 250m there a bit thicker than 4 ply but not quite double knit despite being thickish / floofy in places and a bit less than that again to ply. My hands and foot are not happy today so it can wait. I think it will become a shawl with some plain pink and plain black.

On a completely different note, and for no other reason than I keep meaning to say how good it is and keep forgetting - this stuff is brilliant if like me you are 'blessed' with very fine hair. It is great - you literally just gently shake some of the fine powder into your hair where you need a bit of a lift (dry hair) and then ruffle it up gently or backcomb it a tiny  bit - it adds fullness without having to do anything brutal. Costs around a tenner a tub - the tub is small, about the height of a matchbox so a tenner maybe sounds a lot for what you get but you only need a tiny amount.
It helps if I tell you what it is - the photo isn't brilliant, sorry - it is Clynol's Powder Punch texture powder.

Definitely worth a try!
What else - I have a collection of Things That Are Simply WRONG, but I think that's a blog post of its own - maybes tomorrow.
The above arrived for Daphne on Saturday morning - the full reveal will be posted when my nerves are up to it. For now let's just say she hasn't stopped preening herself all weekend.

40 years of FollyFoot, cripes. The Lightening Tree - never did know the correct words ... (sorry, the local news is on in the background). I loved Follyfoot and Black Beauty, wonderful telly.

And I will leave you with my plans for this week ....

Hmmmm ..... it could have been worse, it could have been a turkey baster.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Saturday is Tizzwazzzzzzzzzzzzzz Day!

Nope, I didn't watch it. But hey ho.
Happy Weekend to one and all, hope the sun is shining for you.

Bits and bobs and stuff and nonsense to report - nothing of any major interest so feel free to nod off anytime.

I have plans to do some spinning this weekend - yes, this weekend. Weekends being when I am usually dizzy, queasy, hot, fed up and exhausted. Sounds like a good time to do some spinning to me! And some dyeing.
I have had some gorgeous pink and black (there's a surprise) spinny goodness delivered this morning and I love it - not sure I will do justice to it as I haven't used my wheel in maybe a year or more, but as my hands are okish this morning I will give it a go - am hoping the relatively gentle foot movement might help my poor toes. And if not then I stop.

So this and this
plus the fabulously mad punky batt made by lovely tatty might one day become - er - a cardi. Cannot have too many cardis.
I am also planning to dye up some wool for some secret knitting, again I haven't played with my dyes for a couple of years (where on earth does the time go???) but as I couldn't find the sort of wool I wanted then I thought have a go at dyeing it. So by Monday I should have mulitcoloured hands and floof all over the carpet.

I also need to dye my hair .... stocked up on various shades of pink yesterday.

What else?
Spotted the ultra wonderful Cyndi Lauper on telly yesterday and was mesmerised by the hair (wig) and makeup - I think she's ace! Teeny tiny woman with a big attitude and a huge voice, love her. How to age with no cares at all.

I have recommendations of assorted goodness. Fell free to completely ignore them, but they are really pretty good.
Every now and again I get the headsup that the fabtastic 'Try me Week' is on at hairsupermarket - top brands at £3 each for the week. So I did the decent thing and stocked up - PINK packaging is an bonus. I have used this company several times (only way I can afford to have plenty of decent products) and every time they are excellent - speedy tracked delivery, wellpackaged etc. For £3 a product well worth a look.
I have the urge for a fairly radical hair cut - not sure whether to fight it or go for it. My hair grows really quickly (makes up for the rest of me being stumpy) so I suppose if I hate it, it will grow soon. I am thinking of trying rebel pinup in Leeds and hope they will make me feel less frumpy and old. Hmmmm....

I also highly recommend - for the liquid eye liner lovers out there - the Graffiti eyeliner pen from eyeko. I usually use a black eyeliner in a pot from MAC, have done for a few years now and thought it was the best thing ever. But the Eyeko one is cheap (around a fiver) and superb - very easy to apply, doesn't smudge and gives a very sharp line - chuffed to bits with it! I also LOVE their double blusher, I have the pinkish one and it is fabulous (doubles as a good eyeshadow too). Not as keen on the lip crayons even though they smell great, am selling mine on fleabay.

So there you go, some hair and makeup recommendations from Sulky Corner.

Knitting-wise, the Daisy cardi is growing despite little knitting going on lately. I have almost finished the second front, and have now got hold of enough Cathay to finish both sleeves. One sleeve would be daft. And my ham hock arms take some covering. So far it's been an easy, straight forward knit - will be a bonus if it FITS and if I actually wear it.
Hopefully will finish it this weekend, but that depends on how hard the methotrexate and its buddies hit me.

That's it for now - no doubt piccies of the garden will appear soon, and I might even post a pic of Daphne in her new titfer!

Oh - I think there's something wrong with PSidney, he doesn't seem his usual self so I am keeping a very close eye on him. I really really hope it isn't his teeth.

Have a lovely weekend,