Saturday, November 08, 2008

oh my word i finally remembered my email and password combo!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

the questions...veg pal 2

1.What is/are your craft(s), & how long have you been doing it/them?
knitting,bit of crochet,printing...lots&about a yr,lil less than a yr,a very long time.
2.Are you a vegan, vegetarian, veg-curious, veg-friendly or other?
3.Is this your first swap, or have you done previous swaps before? What makes a swap enjoyable for you?
not first time,its nice when ppl r original and make a big effort,or at least some effort.
4.What is/are your favorite color(s)? Do you particularly dislike any color(s)?
green!green is best,brown is good,and orange,deep red,blues,starting to like purple....not th biggest fan of lilac or toxic green anything but those maybe
5.Do you have any allergies (such as pets, foods, fibers or cigarette smoke)?
are u trying to find out my kryptonite???thats a secret.
6.Do you have any companion animals? If so, name(s) and type(s)?*
no, neighbour has a dog called hooch that has adopted us tho
7.Do you collect anything?
knitting books and magazines apparently!
8.Do you have a favorite vegan food, snack or dish? If no fav that's vegan (for those who aren't vegan), what's your favorite food? (Hopefully your pal can find a vegan version!)
chocolate cake!really lovin th seeds at th mo too....anything.
9.What are some of your favorite/least favorite tastes/flavors? (e.g. sweet, salty, chocolate, crunchy, smooth, tart, sour, spicy, thai, whatever - Help your pal get a feel for what kind of recipes you might like and/or never ever make.)
i dont really like sweet and sour[i know ur all sayin 'thats coz u havent had a good one' but im jus not a fan]
10.What tools/supplies/accessories for your craft(s) are you wishing you had but don't? Also, what do you have TOO many of? (basically a wish and anti-wish list)
think i need more pretty stitch markers,interesting needles&yarn,obviously[!!?!],dont know what i have too many of,jus moved so i got rid of a lot of stuff.
11.Are you on Ravelry? What's your handle?
12.Is there anything else you would like your pal to know about you?
um...its not that i dont, just that im not that forthcoming with info about me
13.What scents do you like/dislike?
not a big fan of them,cant think of anything but vanilla candles...oh oh oh cherry/dont like other ppls smells up my nose-like too much perfume or aftershave
14.Do you prefer fall or Halloween or some other Autumn theme?
fall, definately.
15.Just for fun - tell your favorite Halloween or Autumn related memory.
me an my lil cousin havin a party an dressin up as a candy-collectin mummy an witch-my mom wrapped me in ripped sheets an i had to stay in them ALL night.

Monday, August 20, 2007


so no pics coz it ent workin,heres what i've been at...

my mom an gary came over and we went to see about a million things in ireland!but i did get a nice new cardi out of it;~) and gary helped fix th heating and dishwasher[cleaner kitchen].

BUT they did get ribs in their non vegan take-away and left them for me to clean up officially making them th worst guests ever[despite their pluses] and forcing us[tho we shoulda done it much sooner,we just havent had to till now]to ask everyone who stays to not kill or eat dead things in our house, if they absolutely HAVE to they can go elsewhere....can u tell im remembering those bones,yuk.

hooch isnt well, we think he might have some muscle wasting disease coz th muscle on th left side of his head has disappeared and he was drooling a lot th other day[puddles of it]...i gave him a crochet blanket that he seems to really like.

i made my first cables!made a scarf[dunno y i hate making them]forced myself to finish it and when i get some cash i'll send it to scottish grandma to keep her lovely neck warm[she used to knit for me when i was little but has arthritis now so we cant knit together;( ]

i bought 3 big jumpers in a secondhand shop[gasp i found one, theyre a bit sparse in ireland!].they were bought to unravel for yarn but th one i thought was th most hideous[turquoise chenille] ive worn for th past week[thats not th scumiest i can get...]so ive bonded with it now and it will only get th frogging treatment if it get a big hole.
anyway i did frog one and got 550g of chunky green cottonyarn out of it and i weighed it and its about a gram per metre so i have enough to make a green top out of th first s'n'b book[at th back she's holding needles i think]

hmmn what else?

my mom sent me a package with another top in it...very nice of her!good package sending;)

um...nothing much else worthy of writng here[not to imply that this is of course]

oh i got a book today that we cant afford but its about trees!the secret life of trees i think its called...secret life of trees!yeah i know i was suckered in by their clever marketing speak and pretty green illustration on th front but i DO like trees and it seems pretty good.

oh that reminds me i finished crime and punishment[finally,though i did lose it for a while in a bag i decided not to use anymore]it is so very good and a very readable russian novel, although that sounds like an oxymoron trust me it is truth that i speak.

and th sock was unravelled an started again and then shelved but its still got its own bag so i still want to finish it.

watched some movies...v for vendetta[again coz its so good!],die hard 4[he's old enough to b ur grandad but u still would!],simpsons movie,angel-a[so so so good go buy it now,got th guy from amelie in it],Regular Lovers (Les amants réguliers)[it went on for a very long time and then th end made me so sad in my chest,but that might've been th mood that made it seem to go on i think it was about 3hrs,good tho,interesting and th lead guy francois is easy on th eye],walmart[why would anyone work for them?]

made some baby things for someone my mom works with,only a hat an some bootees out a that blue fluffy yarn but they were my first baby things ever;)

and im having another one of those 'what do i do with my life' crisis type situations...ive even been considering th anti-tree career of me.

Friday, July 27, 2007 first sock!

i started my first sock today!
ppl kept puttin me off sayin that u have to make them out of wool[NOT VEGAN] or they'll lose their shape,blah.
so i found this pattern in th last issue[11] of knit simple mag for a lacy pair of socks made from yummy vegan 4ply cotton,which i had in my stash already,deadly!
AND in this months theres a pattern for spiral socks that dont have all that heel turnin business so if i get to th heel and cant go on[but i will, i want to b a sock maker!] i can make them AND theryre in dk[stash busting!].

Sunday, July 22, 2007

excitin cyclin!

lots of whistling when we went to town today, then sirens, then fast cars, then....lots and lots of bikes

veg food...

we've been eating a lot a rice lately...g says th last one looks like prison food with garnish but it was very nice.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

friends to stay

we had some lovely friends to stay.
and their car broke so they stayed longer.
it was great, they cooked nearly every day,
[yummy 'viking boat' soup]
did th washing up all th time [like washing up ninjas], and took us out to see some of this country we've moved to...
stretching our legs at a beach of rocks on the way to th tallest cliffs in europe...

...then we arrived at tellitubbie mountain/ the cliffs of moher

they were SO high, we were too scared to go right to th edge but some ppl were laid down lookin over :p also u were meant to b able to c th curve of th earth....
thanks rebecca and was lovely to c u both;)


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

some of my week

this is our neighbours' dog 'hooch'.he lets himself in th house if th back door is open and has perfected th sad "dont u love me???" look if we ask him to leave, dont constantly pet him or dont let him in...but he's so lovely.

new babies!
so exciting!
cant remember what they r just now but its exciting, been liberating a lot of plants lately and they all seem to b doin quite well, but these r from seeds so its a nice surprise when they sprout.
bear keys r th best keys!finally got a key cut yesterday and they had this panda one!i now like pandas, AND they've been reclassified as bears[obviously this makes them cool].
th old man got me these th other day [so lovely:) ] but there was no label in th pot...any ideas what they are?

oh yeah and i've been knitting...
these r jus some quick hand warmers made in velvet touch from peter pan[i think] but i'm not sure i'll keep them, even though they're super soft and lovely, i've already frogged them about 4 times tryin to get th size.
i've also been tryin to make a little capelet [from snb nation] and bein vegan an usually a little poor [not related except when making lots of cakes] i always substitute yarns from patterns for animal friendly ones that r in my stash, anyway i frogged it about 4 times too due to bad choice of yarn and th last time was th furthest id got then i realised id made a mistake th whole way through [put a yf after th sl2 instead of leaving it didnt say to so y did i think i knew better??]i think it woulda been okay but i think i secretly like ripping work out too[may explain my lack of f.o.s].

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