"Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" Douglas Adams

Friday, 25 March 2011

Earth Hour Tomorrow at 8.30pm - What will you do?

Earth Hour is this Saturday 26 March at 8:30pm,
Here are some suggestions of things to do in the dark that I picked up from work: 
  1. Invite your friends over for a candlelit dinner.
  2. Get those board games out and have some fun seeing how easily you can swap your scrabble counters in the dark!
  3. Go for a walk. Lie down. Look up. In all of that which you'll then see, we only have the thing you're lying on to call home. Cherish it.
  4. Do something "crafty" by candlelight: paint, mould, stick, knit, quilt, or paint.
  5. Got kids? Get out the camping gear! Set up a tent and tell fantastical stories of a time when the earth had no artificial lights and strange things went more than just BUMP! in the dark… ....or plan a few harmless April Fool's Day pranks in advance.
  6. Play a real game of hide & seek. Now there's a challenge - doing it in the dark!
  7. Take a nap - it's been a hard day and no-one will notice.
  8. Hey - since your lights are off, it would seem like the perfect time to change any old bulbs for a few new energy saving ones? Yes?
  9. Eat all the ice-cream that's sitting in your freezer? If you've turned your appliances off as well as your lights, then it's going to melt anyway! (How good is that for an excuse?!)
  10. Check out your local Earth Hour site at http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx and be inspired

Monday, 21 March 2011

Lazy & Busy?

Is it possible to be lazy and busy at the same time?
I think so.
I haven't done any blogging, updating shops or keeping up on-line properly for a couple of weeks. And yet the crochet hook has been as busy as it usually is :-)

Coupla things I've worked on lately...

In other news... I've gotten hold of some sock yarn which is pretty thin compared to what I usually use, so it's taken a bit of getting used too.  And the lovely ladies who run Devonport Market have said I can have a spot in April, which I'm quite excited about!
Also keep a look out for the ultimate Gothic Loo Roll Cover Doll which I'm making for the same Ravelry team I made George the Dalek for. Fab fun!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Arts & Mittens

The Auckland Arts Festival is on at the moment.  We took ourselves off to the big smoke for the weekend to sit in plastic ponchos in the rain and be entertained by the Vietnamese Water Puppets.  It was very magical.

And my crochet addiction has recently turned to fingerless mittens, there are so many ways to create them, frills, ribs, stripes and lacy. And that's just this week!

The fact that a lovely person bought a pair I gave to FeltAid just increased my commitment to make more!