amanda j

mad world

Posted on: July 20, 2008

This is one of my all time favourite songs, although it is a bit depressing I guess! The song came to mind this morning whilst watching the morning news. Just thought I would share the song – the film clip is absolutely awesome!

Let’s see. Knitting news . . .

I finished the Shalom Cardigan, as did Mother. I like it, although  it does feel a bit gapey at the front. I wore it to work last Monday and I have never had so many compliments. I was concerned about it being a bit gapey and was thinking of reknitting, but I won’t bother. Again I was asked to knit one for someone! Ha! Get real. This is my first experience of working with Bendigo yarn – and definitely not my last. In fact, there is more on the way. Mother bought the Damson for me for Shalom, and Green Tweed for herself. Since we both had some left over she bought some more and we are swapping, so I am going to knit Juliet for myself out of the the Green Tweed! I bought the pattern today! How exciting. And fancy only having to weave in minimal ends. Bliss and joy.

In more news, I have been working on an Asymmetrical Cardi, and came within 7cm of the armpit, but then realised I had made a cable arse-about (apologies for the technical term) and as I could not have lived with it (Malabrigo is a bit too expensive to be having arse-about cables) it is now rewound into yarny cakes. Bugger and bother. A whole week’s knitting down the gurgler. I haven’t managed much knitting due to having to write almost ninety reports this week, so to rip it out was very painful. (NINETY REPORT COMMENTS! MY GOODNESS! IT HAS ALMOST KILLED ME!) However, when I wrapped the cardi around myself it was too big anyway, so all is not lost. I will cast on again tonight.

I also finished the Woodland Shawlette and I am really pleased with it. I used just about an entire ball of Trekking yarn and it is long enough to wrap around my neck and keep me warm.

The Spunk is very unhappy this week. He has been told in no uncertain terms that he will be receiving no more knitted socks from me. His insistence on sliding around the house like some kind of Tom Cruise wannabe has meant the demise of three pairs of hand knitted socks. No knitter could tolerate this. I have caught him twice this week wearing my socks, and once tonight sliding into the lounge room again. Honestly! Lucky he does all the washing, drying, vaccuming, washing up, bed changing, some of the cooking and ironing, all of the lunch making, bill paying and most of the grocery shopping, parent and kid wrangling. Otherwise, it could be curtains!

I have reclaimed a whole cardigan worth of Country Silk and am planning on knitting Sassymetrical soon. I never wore the cardigan, so this seemed like a sensible thing to do.

I admitted to the theft of yarn to knit the little jumper. My colleague was very understanding and even complimented me on the end product. It fits the little guy really well, as does the green hat if rolled up properly!

I think that’s it. No photos today. Sorry!

6 Responses to "mad world"

Printed off the Shalom Cardi, Very cute! I had to laugh about you “catching” Spunk in the act of “Cruising” around the house. I’d cut off his sock supply too. Mr. Larj was cut off after declaring his first pair of hand knits, “uncomfortable”. On a size 13.5 foot? No….never again. Too much work not to be absolutely worshiped over. What the hell is a gurgler? LOL!!

I had to laugh when you mentioned your husband sliding around the house in his handknit socks and then pinching yours to use. My kids love to slide around the house on our tiled floor, but unfortunately if they go too fast they will end up face first. Our neighbour’s son did that once and I thought he had broken his nose. Your hubby sounds like he enjoys doing all those jobs, perhaps he can come and train mine to do some.

ooh….any piccies of your shalom?? this is on my waiting list too :) just wondering which bendigo yarn did you used?

Oh I did laugh out loud and frighten the Labradors about The Spunk and his socks and then shrieked with horror that he was wearing YOURS!!!!! You have been so busy: reports are a killer, though if SARIS won’t let you in it’s even worse!!! I am looking forward to pictures very soon. Isn’t it so nice when you knit something to wear and it just works. Do Not Knit for other random school folk!!!

Hahah! My kids get felted slippers for the slidy thing and haven’t maanged to kill them in 2 years – Man is gettinghis at present

You are very productive on the cardi front – I have to frog wicked again and have been knitting the stupid slippers for man when I’d rather be knitting malabrigo!

I absolutely love this song! I knew Mark was the man for me when he tolerated me playing it over and over again on a long road trip :)

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