Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Still here if a little brain fired!!!!!!!!!

Hi to anyone who still passes by!!!I really should add some new blogs that I check in on!!!!!Ive gotten the next two assignments done ,well nearly,I was two weeks ahead of myself and just as well I can spend some more time polishing them off,I got just 3 marks short of a distinction with the History one,not too bad I suppose considering I havent done that for 20 odd years! Oh and I passed well enough for the other but I should have donme better I have to be more proactive and get into the thought process.
Knitting,,,well very excited,because I cant spend as much time of my projects they ve become more important and I actually get more done,(read that,I stick to one and finish it...).No spinning though,maybe with the holidays coming up Ill have abit of time! Thewres some absolutely gorgeosu stuff from my Fav people.MoselyPark and Ixcel Fibres... Im not doing any more Clubs for while to try to eat into stash well Id like to do the Luxury Club from Lushyarns, and the Jindibyne scarf looks awesome..Heres what I finished earlier though...Hand dyed Patonyle,lusciously soft, dyed in Moutain blue over Mist.Check Rav for  more details,I want to do another but really would love to do the ruffled scarf I have soo many things on my Fav  and queue list.

 And from my latest art practise,lino printing!!!

Ha Ha Ha,pretty rough but I love the simplicity!Oh and another one,not even half way as good as some of the others but Im having fun!
The last is just too simple for the exercise I was supposed to be doing so Im starting again and am hoping to use more than one technique.
And my lovely boy sitting back watching his mate wash the bikes!!!Cheeky buggar!!Im hoping to get my B/L shortly,got everything ready for my Companion though I dont know if I can go very far on a 200,Hubby reckons it might be too much for it,hmm! Been checking out a BMW..

Friday, March 19, 2010

Veyr Busy

The last months has been ver full on,Im half way through the first study period and am trying to get a heavy essay on the way,I woke last night and strated the plan in my head,hopefully Ill remember today.Its steep learning curve and have had to deal with things like the Uni changing over to Chicago Referencing just as I wanted to post my first essay.Oh well it keep things interesting.I feel so crashed out,full time work with what seems like full time study,Im behind with my reading but hope the holidays will allow me to catch up.
Im going well with my ISE8 scarf,love knitting it,the softest wool in 4 ply,handdyed and just a fleck or two through it to give a tweedy look. I have aweek to finish it.As my smoko times are not peaceful for study reading and who can get much done in ten minutes,Im knitting the project then and of course when Im having a brain freeze, a row here and there as I think is really nice.
At home I have one son down with tonsils,the next one coming down and I woke with a dry throat this morning,grrrrr at least if I have a day off itll be towards end of week where I can make use of being home unless my other lovely boy needs to stay home then I ll have to take carers leave.
Having fun with the printing side of my course,a bit amatuerish but I have to show all my experimenting in visual diary.Its exciting to peel the paper off to see the results.I've also dabbled in some oils too but will wait til Ive something reasonable before I show that.
Ive only the neck and sleeves to do on the River avon,just busy with scarf to go back to it.The yarn stash has increased with a pile of Mousse,some gorgeous Berroca Alpaca,Plucky Knitter plus the gorgeous stuff from Ixchel Fibres.On the to do list for these yarns,Tealeaves Cardigan,Whisper cardigan and cabled vest!If only I can find the time!!