Saturday, June 14


I started the Goddessknits Anniversary KAL today and after puzzling about how to cast on decided to try the Belly Button Cast On, as found here. The theory is that the solidity of the heavier yarn supports the first bit of the round where there are just nine stitches and too many needles. It seems to work - I'll let you know!

Tuesday, June 10



calm and controlled. Also very sweet and get along with others well. Sometimes others do not understand why you are so nice and think you have a hidden agenda. If you do...thats to bad, but if you don't you have nothing to worry about!

Well, the calm and controlled would be nice!

Friday, June 6


I am totally out of control! This happens to me occasionally but I can never see rhyme nor reason why. Today I have eaten at least 5 packets of crisps - I don't like crisps, I'm not hungry. I have also eaten the remains of a jar of drinking chocolate. Why? Who the hell knows. It's like I go on self destruct and, even though as I'm shovelling stuff down my throat I'm disgusted with myself, I seem powerless to stop it. At least when I had bulimia I threw it all up again - now it just sits inside and festers.

I've been thinking about writing (as opposed to doing it, which means that we'll be short of cash again this month!). I have the witches book all researched and ready to go, and the memoir, and thoughts about something else.

The memoir will have to be shelved, given the re-estrangement from my daughter. Not the happy ending I had hoped for. The witches don't do it for me at the moment. The other idea - ach, can't be bothered.

Life is shit sometimes.

Thursday, June 5


As you can see, I've had a little tidy up around here. I spend my working life blogging for others and decided I really should dedicate some time to my own small territory on the world wide web. It's like real estate really, isn't it, and currently the front of my house doesn't say very much about me. You'd think that all I do is knit!

I knit a lot, but not to the exclusion of all else. I have three children - of which more to come - none of whom have been easy for various reasons, although all are much loved. I have a good old man, although he pees me off mightily from time to time, and I have my much loved Floozie - who you will be glad to hear is not a woman of the night (I am not that way inclined) but a cat. A tom cat at that - only I didn't know he was a tom when he rolled on his back for me - hence the name!

Oh, and I suffer from a rather rare condition known as Behcet's Syndrome (I wouldn't have anything common - I have style!).

If you want to find out more about the Behcet's, just click. It's a rather interesting condition that I'm sure is probably underdiagnosed - so if you suffer from joint pain, ulcers and all manner of nasty symptoms, you might like to check it out.

Wednesday, June 4


Kimono from Folk Shawls
Originally uploaded by yarnzie
This is Ali's birthday present, just gone on the needles. Well, when I started I was thinking of her Christmas present but then I remembered, her birthday comes first!

It's the Kimono Wrap from the Folk Shawls book. It doesn't look so promising in the book but a quick look at some of the finished wraps on Ravelry convinced me that its absolutely beautiful. Well, their's are, anyways.

Life is the pits at the moment - youngest son tagged and on curfew, eldest son forgotten his mum exists. Behcet's awful, despite the steroids - actually its probably because of the steroids. On a reducing dose and this week all the old pains have come back with a vengeance. Ah well, just have to knit harder!