I haven't blogged in an age, and I haven't blogged about knitting since well before that; and I really enjoyed blathering away every day during the Ravelympics. So after reading Spinning Fishwife's blog yesterday, and then changing of the clocks which always makes me want to curl up and die for 5 months, I went and signed myself up for NaBloPoMo for November.
You have been warned.
In other news... Fat Charlie is complete.
I think I've mentioned how much I love this yarn before, but apparently I was so complimentary that one of the people from Malabrigo contacted me to ask if they could use my comment on one of their leaflets. My opinion hasn't changed, and it's cool that at least one of the yarn companies is using Ravelry to find out what people think of their yarns!
Final vital statistics
Pattern: Strangling Vines, by Nicole Hindes
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, by Malabrigo (not on their website yet...); 2 skeins (400m/440 yds per skein), bought at I Knit London
Modifications: worked over 81 sts rather than the 45 in the pattern; worked each end using 0ne skein of yarn and three-needle-bind-off at the back of the neck (the skeins are slightly different; I don't care).
Measurements: 30cm wide by 220cm long (12" wide by 88" long).
Opinion: Love it!!
And because I'm a mean-spirited, snarky person at heart; two things which have amused me an unreasonable amount over the last couple of days. First, a flyer from a local ironing firm (name removed), with an offer which seems a little harsh, if not illegal?
And then a sign at the bottom of King Street yesterday...
As it was very near the local arts-and-graphics shop, and the lovely (albeit blogless) Vespertine was having her birthday party in an arty little shop just round the corner, you could have been forgiven for thinking there was some sort of Installation going on. Unfortunately, no. That would be the car park of Christ's Collage, Cambridge...
Literacy was preserved, however, at least for sad nerdy taxonomists, by the presence of these at the party...
(I remember an ex-colleague dealing with an early 20th-century index which had Illegitimacy: See BASTARDY pencilling in, in beautiful handwriting, Child Support Agency: See BASTARDS... I didn't like to inquire...)
And that's just about me for the weekend; talk to you (repeatedly) in November...