"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, 27 July 2012

The Olympics for Crocheting?

Yes! And for knitting, weaving & dyeing yarn too.

Ravelry is a fab place which I know that I've talked about before, and they are hosting their own 'all for fun' version of the Olympics.  I have entered 4 of the games and am gearing up for tomorrow morning when it's international cast on/hooking time as the Opening Ceremony begins.

I'm crocheting a lacy shawl, a pair of hexagon motif slippers,  a dalek egg cosy and I'm frogging (i.e. undoing - a fab 'technical term'. Named fogging because aapparently if you undo knitting it makes a kind of ribbit sound) a poncho I've fallen out with.

(It never ceases to amaze me about how geeky I can be with my crocheting - it's such a fantastic feeling!)

Enjoy the opening ceremony!  And in the spirit of geekiness, UFOs and my love of The Doctor.  Here is a photo of a lift that is in a building in Wellington that I fell in love with the other weekend :-)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Make Over

Three years ago I went with my good friend Jo to pick up some material to re-upholster her dining room chairs.  This weekend on a visit to Tauranga and we actually did it!  (It has been a three year project plan.....)  
We dismantled the chairs and did the bottoms first with lots of goes at trying to get the corners tidy, lots of little tacks and a good blob of fabric glue. 

We also sanded down the highly varnished table and stained it with a Rimu stain

Very happy with the result :-)
I also heard a new name for WIP's this weekend, UFO (unfinished object) and PHD (projects half done) I like these new names.  I do believe that this one had been a UFO.

Monday, 9 July 2012


The snot has taken over
It’s fuddeling my head

My eyes and nose are streaming
Used tissues surround my bed

Vicks™ is my perfume
It’s battling with the snot

Along with Nurofen™ Cold and Flu
They’re giving it all they’ve got!

I haven’t even crocheted
That’s how bad it’s been

Which is probably really a good thing
Who would want anything tinged with green?