Saturday, March 19, 2011

Working hard

Yep Im working hard as making sense at life and what makes it go round while staying sane.I woke this morning daunted at what seems to be an impossible day but after spending a hour or so catching up on the net ,Im much more relaxed and uncaring despite I havet done any Uni work or a few days,the last 3 weeks have been another aweful stage but as always we seem to pull through so Im determined not to let anything get in the way!
This last few weeks as I said have been terrible,DH hurt himself badly and there seems to be rumours surfaceing around town as it does in small towns like this that directly impacted my job,having people including your own staff getting excited at the prospect that I have resigned from my job,WTF,the crestfallen looks that ensued upon the denial was equally disapointing considering. I found it both amusing and disappointing however Ive resisted the notion of attending morning tea and publicly annoucing that information.I havent ,nor do I intend leaving my job until Im well and truley ready which wont be for some time if not years and even if that does P*** some certain galahs off. I will however mention one little trifle,work place bullying ,intimidation,harrasement and all the crap that comes with it is also well and truley alive and kicking,sad as it is.Oh and the isolation that comes with it, simply because it is like domestic abuse,no one wants to know
Right back to more pleasant things!!!

This has me thinking,Ixchels fibre Farms hand dyed BFL Cashmere called "Irish Pub",delightful name and cant wait to spin it but am thinking of this lovely pattern where I can use this as the complimentary yarn and the main will be something soft and yummy,Im thinking "Skein" in that very nice combo Silk Merino! Not sure if Ill go with a darkish navy blue or an equally dark olive green.I have sooo much on the list and its growing each week mainly decasue the annual pilgrimidge to Toodyay is coming up and I must have some new knitting to show off and enjoy!Im going to start the King of Confidence soon as its mindless knitting though being black it may be a bother!
Im u to knitting the left sleeve of the Lagoon,it ll breeze along now I understand the concept of the pattern,I had to think and use commonsense last night to work out the cast on for under the arm and Im thinking an inexperianced person might stall at that!
Ive also started another sock in Lornas Laces ,some lovely greeny blue yarn that I bought from Yarnivorous a couple years ago during her destashing before moving overseas,I had stated another pattern,lovely as it seemed,it was just too much to sit and carefully mark off a chart as it was easy to bugger up.So I started another in one of my dream up simple but fun patterns that I may write up one day! I havnt photoed yet,waiting to get up to a more photo genic stage.Now this project is on top of the "danish" shawl,another sock pattern again my invention,some handspinning that will end in a pattern like Multinomah but grades from near white corries down to a chocloate feather fan pattern at end,I have too much natural greasey fibre so am getting the best out,spinning stariaght from a washed fleece no carding and when I ahve enough to do something in the bin for the remainder,just no room left.I have two alpaca fleeces too,a white ,and a caramel,Im hoping the little mill in Toodyay may be able to process it to  yarn stage. I dont know if they have a minimum amount and havent weighted mine yet!
Anyhow I must get too,ironing school clothes, my work clothes, a hang washing,make boys put theirs away,a quick clean up and maybe some study!

Sunday, March 06, 2011


During research on my latest art assignment,I came across this little bit of interesing science news,Ive heard of something like this before but maybe the researcher was poo pared then and has just gone on to add further studies.  I was going to add a picture from the journal but thought being copy righted they might upset with me,but go take a look at this fascinating article,possibilities are endless!!
Never the the less, this Journel is now favourite marked on Computer
Anyhow Im trying to get some projects done this week and managed to add to my list I think on top of trying to get as much done on the Curtin Assignment,the text book hasnt arrived for the Macquarie one but its not due til April
Im working on a contempory angle with creative thinking to absolve the problem of 30 ideas of what you can do with a bucket,not just one but as many as I need,I may post something next weekend to show what I came up with if they dont seem too silly?
On the spinning front I cant find the fleece I was spinning for the Dutch Shawl,So am going to introduce a new fleece somehow,most of what I have is EL merino and not as soft and that goes for the bit of Gotlnad lamby I have as well,Im dying to get to the end so I can experiment with a lace finish...
On Envy I got to the second pattern and discovered I hadnt read row 9.... which had extra M1s,...bugger but I frogged last night and got back up to where I had to undo,hopefully Ill be through the second set of increases tonight though cant have a late one.Work tomorrow though a of bit mess up there,have to run DH into town to catch a flight to Perh at 7am, to visit the hand foot specialist surgeon tose how his injury is fairing,we must have run over a black feline someplace ,all the crap doesnt seem to stop,it just keeps on rolling in   :(
On top of that some people seem to think Ive/m resigned/ing my job,are you kidding???? its all that keeping us at moment,bloody idiots.
Envy now..

 A skien of Christmas hand dyed top from Jane at Moseley Park near Kimba SA,had it sitting there as a single,was knitting it up as socks but it was over spun on the electric wheel and twisting as I knitted, if I can find the other half will be a hat or mittens

One of the pair of gorgeous alpaca mittens Ive had hibernating,feels like butter,I hope to pull in and buy some more in Chocolate later this year!

Some more fleece I played with this week,corrie in fawn through to white,not as soft as the shawl but pretty,110 metres at a light worsted or 8ply not decided yet what Ill do with this one

Oh great news last Tuesday my second son is starting his apprentiship with a local Buisness in AutoSparky

,best bit its what he wants to do and its walking distance from home so he ll be able to save more towards his car!
Its not a very dirty profession unlike the Boily job Son 1 has,nearly finished his App too, but I hope he does well,very brainy boy and picks up very quickly!
Lastly,Grevillea,"Moonglow" very lovely bush!