Sunday, April 29, 2007

Oh my God - it's May!!

I know in my last post I said I couldn't believe where the month has gone but when my DH pointed out that it was actually May now I really was surprised! So in 8 days time my DD is 2 years old and the week after that we'll be getting our bathroom done - absolute chaos! And a party to sort out as well (and I've not even done invites yet!!!). I think I've been in my own little dream world where time and dates have no meaning... until things like Birthday Parties and builders coming pop up on the horizon! Ah well!

Well I have finally got my spinning wheel out and been doing a bit more spinning lately and Chris came over last night to have another of our 'Spin-ins' which was nice as DH has been on a late shift for the last few weeks so I've missed out on my Knitting Group which is about my only contact with the adult world without DD tagging along! I've finally spun up some of the Cotswold Curls that I dyed months ago now and it called to be spun finely and I think this will become socks - that way if it's too lary a yarn you won't really notice them hidden on my feet! LOL! The colours are great spun up (pictures to follow later) the purple and blue are really vivid and bright; the green a bit wishy washy; the yellow is actually almost Mum's Blimey Limey and the orange is more peachy so it's not quite the rainbow I had pictured but it will be fun and funky at this rate if not a bit bright!

Butterfly is knitting up quite nicely and is a quick knit - the pattern was learnt with Jaywalkers so there wasn't that awkward stage of learning and making mistakes. At this point I've nearly finished the first sleeve and so will only have one more sleeve and the collar to knit before sewing it all up - just in time for the warmer weather!!

I found this test on Riggwelter's site and thought I'd have a go and I think the results are quite accurate - DH would definitely agree to the 'quite moody' part! And I definitely like my comfort.

What Your Soul Really Looks Like
You are very passionate and quite temperamental. While you can be moody, you always crave comfort.
You are not a very grounded person. You prefer dreams to reality. For you, it's all about possibilities.
You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.
Your near future is in a very different place (both physically and mentally) from where you are right now.
For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
Right I'm going back to Butterfly - there will be a FO for you soon!! And I will slowly catch up with everyones blogs - there just seems so many now to visit! Thanks for all the comments and support!
Stop Press: I was just about to sign off and publish this when the post arrived and brought an exciting package from Riggwelter who's competition I won a while back (now she's another busy lady!). Before I even opened the parcel it was interesting - such great writing on the label and inside were some lovely chocolates! Now I really must get the camera out quickly for these as I don't think they'll last too long in this house! Thank you so much Angie!!


Queen Frogger said...

The spun yarn sounds so good, and to get it fine enough for socks too! I look forward to seeing them. I tried drop spindle spinning once, it was hard!

Artis-Anne said...

Spinning sounds good ,looking fwd to seeing it spun up. I went to look at some of that fleece I dyed and I too have some of the limey shade mmmmm socks or do you need any more of that shade :)
Oh and I think that test was pretty accurate too, will have a go and see if you inherited anything from me LOL

Artis-Anne said...

Back again :) Did the test and guess what ? Yup, I got the same as you , now why does that not surprise me :)

Christina said...

looking forward to seeing the finished butterfly. Have fun at your DD's party, I wouldn't dare hold one for mine!!

Riggwelter said...

So glad you got the parcel and you're happy with it.

Looking forward to seeing Butterfly. Oh and have fun with Emily's birthday...and the builders...eek!

woolydoodles said...

nice one for the progress you have made with butterfly. its fab you have got your wheel out too...sounds like you and chris had a good night!
take lots of care
love n hugs
mel x

Sarah said...

The spinning dream world sounds like a nice place to be :0)

Riggwelter said...

ooooh thanks for the tip Kath, will see what I can find out about that.

Rachel said...

Hi Kath, please visit my website to claim your fibre sample that you have won, read the most recent post for instructions on how to claim. Congratulations

acrylik said...

Oooh, your Cotswold curls spinning sounds wonderful, can't wait to see photos of that!

artyfartykat said...

Can't wait to see the spun yarn, it sounds fab!
Hope Emily has a wonderful day, and hope you survive the party!! Tip; Buy paracetamol for afterwards!!
I laughed when you and your mum got the same test results! Chip off the not so old block eh?

Jo said...

Look forward to seeing some pictures of the spinning Kath, have a great birthday party!

Jo said...

Obviously I am aware that it's your little girls party not yours! I just made it sound like it was yours in that last post, have fun!

Kendra said...

I can't wait to see the finished Butterfly. I hope that Emily has a lovely birthday!

Chris said...

Kath, my computer's dead and the laptop got wiped recently to fix a few bugs so i no longer have your e-mail. Just checking whether I'll be seeing you tomorrow eve (TUES), aka whether I need to pull my finger out re the mags.
for the timebeing in case you need to reach me tho I should be about most of 2moro daytime.

Riggwelter said...

Hiya, hope you're okay!

I hope you don't mind, I have tagged you for a "7 random things" thingy.