Memoirs of a stash junkie

a.k.a the inane ramblings of a mind filled with fluffy stuff...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I've been tagged

I've been tagged.........

"Once you have been tagged, you have to write a blog with 5 facts about yourself. Then choose 5 people you want to tag and list their names. Then leave a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been tagged."

Five things about me:

I met my husband on the internet! In a Yahoo! chatroom to be exact, back in November 2001. I moved up here in June 2002 and the rest, as they say, is history!

I've been on Radio 1's Jo Whiley show twice, both times on 'I want your text'. The first time I was crap and won nothing, the second time I won some cd's and a framed, signed artwork from the Chemical Brothers which hung at the top of our stairs in our last house, but hasn't found a home in this house yet.

My second son Leo was named so because whilst pregnant I had a bit of a thing for watching 'Charmed' reruns on Living tv, and I thought the name of the whitelighter 'Leo' was a really lovely name. We picked Leo once we knew he was a boy pretty much. Unfortunately, the week he was born Leo Sayer was having a bit of a come back with a remixed song and so everyone asked if he was named after him. As if!!! His middle name (James) was picked by number one son (Thomas) who thought James was a much better engine than Edward which was the other name on the table.

At this precise moment my husband and I are skeining yarn whilst watching this interesting new thing where they sign music videos on all the major music channels after silly hours in the morning. We're seeing if we can guess which person will be signing the next song, the person signing 'Enter Sandman' was something to behold!

My brown tabby cat is named after a character in the brilliant film 'Clerks' which a friend introduced me to last year. He's called Dante, which makes people automatically assume he's named for the inferno chap making me oh so intelligent, when really my imagination stretches not much further than the dvd player.

I tag - Anna, Andrea, Flossie, Sarah & Joelle

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Ooer, i've been gone for ages haven't I!! Haven't got an awful lot to show for it either!

Had a lovely Christmas, got a gorgeous Lexi Barnes bag to keep all my jumble in, Elizabeth Zimmermanns Knitters Almanac, and Victorian Lace Today (more on that later). A small knitting haul really, but the Lexi Barnes wasn't cheap so i'm not complaining!

Progress with the KraftyKoala lil online shop of wonders is making progress, see, I have some stock ready to go on now! Need to pull my thumb out and finish off the undyed yarn this week. Still have some sock and dk to do.

And here is the magnificence that is Victorian Lace Today. Lace is my new favourite thing, I love knitting it! I have 200g of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Violetta to knit up the full hexagon spiders web shawl.

I can't find many pictures of it to show at the minute, but i've tried to take a picture of it from the book with limited success.

Beautiful isn't it. It's my diet shawl, for every time I feel like a huge bar of dairy milk (which believe me with my children at the moment is incredibly frequently) i'm going to knit some. Hopefully by the time it's finished i'll be as thin as her! I can dream!

And that's about it! Short and sweet because my other half is close to throwing the yarn swift (yes the one he made) out of the window as the pegs keep falling out. He's skeining up some merino sock yarn for me to dye, so i'd better help him!

Happy 2007 blogland!