Will I be Fat and 40

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Found My Spinning Mojo (thanks for my fwend

I went to Sarah's today and I've done this

this is me spinning, after many hideous breakages at home Sarah has shown me how to spin without breaking and therefore making a continuous strand. What you can't see is my lace weight yarn which i started spinning. I had problems to start with doing anything with bulk in it but got there in the end.

Two bobbins later and I'm now on Sarah's Louet and I'm plying for the first time ever. I still have a tendency to over spin now and again but it's going well at this point!
And the result is this:-
My very own very first plyed homespun yarn and god do i feel so fucking proud of myself!

Sunday, 25 May 2008

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Sarah
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. Ten years ago
May 1998 AJ was 6 months old and the size of a newborn baby. I was still on maternity leave but considering getting another job but not in the same place i was before.

2. Five things on today's "to do" list (in no particular order).
Washing, ironing (if i can stand up long enough) knitting, eating and reading

3. Snacks I enjoy.
Olives, cheese, infact i'm not really a snacky person.

4. Things I would do if I was a millionaire
pay off my mort and any debt my family or friends may have. build a conservatory. Hire someone to make my nappies properly but still in this country. Have another child if possible. have lypo on my belly and hips lol

5. Places I have lived,
Heston, Bracknel, Sharnford(leics), Loughborough, Stevenage (herts), Hinckley (leics)

I'm gonna tag:
Sarah M


Well so far it's been a cracking weekend. Friday night i went to Rafters in Barwell to watch Babylonglegs dh's band play. It was a fantastic night and i had one to many pints of the black stuff me thinks. but the ultimate has to be..................

Saturday, It was a very very nerve racking day. For those of you who don't know i follow Hull City AFC as it's where my gramps came from etc. Yesterday was the play off finals for the Championship division and i was cacking myself for most of the day. Hull City AFC have never been in the top division in their entire history. I felt sick for most of the morning. Ended up digging the garden (oops but more about that later) till 2.15pm before going off down to the pub to watch Hull City V Bristol City.

Well i have no nails left on my let hand but did get a few texts from the landlord of the Weavers Arms (who was on holiday in Spain till last night) including one instructing the barman to buy me a pint. With the final score of Bristol City 0 Hull City 1 I was a tad bit excited and kind of screaming and crying at the same time.

We came home and i calmed down by watching a DVD (i am legend which was OK but the ending was a bit hurried i thought) but still felt sick after being so nervous all day.

Went to bed but for some odd reason couldn't sleep till 4am and then woke with hideous back ache which is my own fault (see digging garden bit) as I'm currently waiting to see a physio as I've got a trapped sciatic nerve. Sometimes i can be a great big twat!!!

Needless to say I've not made it to church today but i am hobbling round with a huge grin on my face and I'm a very very very happy bunny.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Sorry i've not Blogged

to be honest i've just been really busy. Even my sister says she's not seen me on MSN as much as normal. Got lots on at the moment and with the weather being so nice i've just wanted to slob out pmsl.

Had a Gangshow meeting yesterday and i'm now Treasurer of the Gangshow committee but don't have to touch any of the money thank goodness. Lots of positive things came out of the meeting including the new comittee and other things. Seems odd prepping for something that won't be done till 2010 but the whole thing takes one hell of preparing.

On the knitting front i'm still doing G's cardi which is in an earlier post and lots of dishcloths and i'll post piccies later