Thecond thock thyndrome banithed

G'day all!

The second thock continues apace. It helps that I had to wait for half an hour for my fortnightly desensitisation injection this arvo. I am finding that I can do just over one full colour repeat in half an hour. That means in the last two days I have done nearly 6 rounds on it. I am nearly up to the heel placement already.

This is the first thock, not the thecond thock:
rainbow lorrie sock minus heel
OK, the pic is a bit fuzzy cos I took it at sunset yesterday but the daffodil came out well. The thock does not yet have its heel cos I find it best to do the afterthought heels after finishing second thock.
(Terry Pratchett fans - who am I talking like when I thay thecond thock?)

I now get garbage bags in the mail

And I ain't talking junk mail either.

I now get rubbish bags in the mail
Can anyone guess what this bag is? I guess I should have rotated that pic before uploading it. LOL

A random diversion on *things*

I was thinking in the shower today - yes, very unusual, me thinking but not so unusual me having a shower since that happens every day - I was thinking about how everyone has their "thing." The thing that makes them happiest.

Nutmeg's biggest happy thing is the polar fleece we bought for her to sleep on. She lervs her polar fleece rug. She purrs loudly and kneads it with her front paws stretched out as far as she can extend them. Then if you pat her when she is in extreme happy mode, she flops on her back and wants you to rub her belly.

Cheshire's "thing" is standing on and jumping off her unfather's nads. Yep, Cheshire has an uncanny ability to stand on delicate parts of Nathan, causing him to expel urff noises and groan and occasionally curl up making little whimpering noises. How many small children have you seen apparently trying to emasculate their daddies? I've seen all my nieces and nephews catch their dads low blows, although not always with the desired effect of no more kiddies. Now considering Nathan is her (un)daddy and Nathan is a human and Cheshire is a cat, this raises some very interesting questions that I really don't want to think about too much....

Please note that Nathan's thing is not doing naughty things with cats.

What's my thing? I had to think about this a lot. My thing is colour. I love colour. I love spinning colourful things. I love gardening with colourful plants. I love getting out into the bush and seeing colour all around me. Colour, colour, colour!

So what is your thing?

Back to the garbage bag

Yes, you guessed it, it is a garbage bag with a very nice daffodil (see previous picture and earlier blogging for more pics of the daffodil). It is a garbage bag with Australia Post tape on it. I got it in the mail the other day. My admirers have taken to sending me garbage in the mail. How nice!

Now a couple of weeks ago I ordered something from Tracey of the now defunct Margaret Peel's fibre supplies. I've been waiting impatiently for it. Maybe I have given you a little clue....

If you rip open the bag impatiently, then inside you find:

I wish all rubbish was this good
Two KILOS (4.4 pounds) of 22 micron merino tops and a kilo (2.2lb) of pale baby alpaca fleece. Woo hoo! More stuff to play with! Boy oh boy, I can hardly wait except I already have a heap of alpaca combed up and ready to spin, and a whole set of drawers stuffed with wool to spin.... and three other alpaca fleeces waiting to be combed or carded up.... nyeh. We'll get to it sooner or later!

Happy birthday to my boy

28 today! Yep, DH is the same age as (possibly) my favourite movie ever, Star Wars. He doesn't remember it being released, surprisingly, but oh boy do I remember it!

I chased after a CD for him, even spent 10 minutes waiting for a "staff member to attend to me shortly" on someone's hold system, only to get disgusted with their lack of customer service. Boy was I peeved! Then I mentioned this to a friend and she said "I think they closed a while ago." So why are they listed in the white pages still? And their website was not helpful either. And why doesn't their answering system say we are now closed. I got one CD that he wanted but not the other - it is out of stock os I am getting it in for him. Plus I bought him a field guide of Australian butterflies cos we have books on all sorts of stuff but nothing on butterflies and it is annoying when you stalk a butterfly for 15 minutes only to not be able to identify it from the one good pic you got of it.

Quiz time!

Now Jillian did a quiz recently and I did it too. We were both:
You are Merino Wool.
You are Merino Wool.
You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to
keep you close because you are so softhearted.
You love to be comfortable and warm from your
head to your toes.

What kind of yarn are you?
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Jillian thought this was an odd result for someone who is self described as cantankerous, sometimes. She did it again.

So I decided to do it again as well with my second or other preferred choices. This time I was:
You are Shetland Wool.
You are Shetland Wool.
You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a
little on the harsh side. Though you look
delicate you are tough as nails and prone to
intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are
widely respected and even revered.

What kind of yarn are you?
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FREAKY! Twinnies or what? LOL

Finally, this is one of the funniest things I've read for a while. OK, it is getting a bit out of date now as it dates back to November 2004, but John Cleese is a very funny man.



  1. Your thock is lovely!

  2. Whoa nanny! The same results...that is freaky! But in a good way! We are international doppelgangers.

  3. Yeth, you are channelling Igor :-) Igor ith an exthellent character, ith he not. Or thould I thay, Igorth.

  4. ok, the sock is gorgeous. can't wait to see it heeled. as for the quiz, i think it's skewed. first it calls me dishcloth cotton, then it says i'm acrylick! sigh. i think i'm cashmere, myself! (of course, the choice of being in omaha cracked me up, i live there now, why would i consider it my dream home location?) and john cleese is an absolute frigging riot, i remember watching fawlty towers on a regular basis.

  5. Love the thock.

    I did the quiz and came out dishcloth cotton with about 30% of all that do the quiz.



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