Guess what I got in the mail today?
It was ever so sweet of the postie to jam one of them into the letterbox - it didn't really fit in very easily. The other one was sitting on the door mat - a much better place! I am not sure the spider that got squashed in the letterbox would appreciate the postie's efforts, although it may be in some spidery heaven now with many fat and juicy flies flinging themselves on its palps. I know I didn't like the spider legs poking around the edge.... If it wasn't raining a LOT here, I would've taken a pic of parcel in the letterbox.
Today you get only one lot of yarn porn.
This lusciousness came from A Piece of Vermont. Wave to Jessie and Stacey!
You need closeups of both the yarns - this one is not in my normal colour range but I like to challenge myself once in a while and it is bright and happy:
Whilst this one is very, very me - a mix of greens and blues, like some limpid pool of water on white sand:
Here's an update on the uglee sock. You guys seem to think it isn't too bad. Well, I've been using the lace pattern from SockBug:
and I think I like the lace pattern more - breaks up the stripes somewhat.
Oh, and one of my friends used to say that "cute" means "ugly but interesting" and that is how I find the socks I guess - they are ugleeeeee but they are interesting. Though I do feel myself slightly pulled towards making a pair of socks for DH for Valentine's Day.
I also have a strange pull to make something other than socks. I am still working slowly on the wavy shawl but since I am making the pattern up as I go along, sometimes I just have to leave it whilst I figure out what to do next.
I might make something that any "purist" knitter would find in bad taste but heck, I need me another stashbuster and this would bust some stash alright! And you know that I actually rather enjoy using novelty yarns. There, I've said it in a public forum. Half the SnB will want to burn me at the stake now. Plus I could make another curly-whirly. If I make another one, I'll join the blog group.
Oh, I also need to make another little cardi or bolero type thing. I don't really want a shrug cos most of them are not very fitted and this new cardi thing will be worn at work, so it needs to look noice. Any suggestions?
I've been doing a bit of research on the health risks of obesity and in particular metabolic syndrome. A very recent news release has a picture of the epidemiologist who led a very large study. His face is smooth and rounded, his jaw rounds gently outwards down into his neck and disappears into his collar. His chest rounds out gently. Is he taking any notice of what his own studies are showing?
I also cam across this tidbit from WHO:
Drowning may occur when a person is caught in a tide or rip current, is trapped by rising tides, falls overboard from a boat, becomes caught in submerged obstacles, or falls asleep on an inflatable mattress and is carried out to sea.
(Lynne's comment - what a way to go - imagine waking up in the middle of the ocean!)
In swimming pools and spas, drowning or near-drowning and other injuries may occur close to outlets where suction is strong enough to catch body parts or hair...
(Should I reveal that a certain someone, known as moi, managed to make body parts or hair into hairy body parts, which then leads to bizarre thoughts about suction and hairy body parts, and like I don't wanna know!)
On that charming note, I bid you