whasssup?

Well hello there. It’s now 3.56am on Tuesday morning and I’ve been here at the computer since about 1.30am. Loving it! Bring it, insomnia you rock. Saying that this nanna did go to bed at 9pm last night due to the 2am bedtime the previous night…

So, what’s been happening? I had a week off last week and wasn’t as productive as I’d hoped, but had much needed timeout from the office. Small offices can become claustrophobic at times 🙂

I did watch some films, knitted, sewed, had lunch with friends, breakfast with friends, hung out with friends, baked some hot x buns with dried cranberries and then another batch with dried cherries, quite impressed I managed the dough without a doughman. Went out dancing and laughing until the wee hours. So all in all a very excellent break.

Hot_x_bun_packaging

Al and I are now in the midst of back-tack3 mania. Yes mania. It’s great but this part is crunchtime. Organising the matchups, writing the email and then sending over 100 emails and making sure I’m not doing something stupid! Once the emails are out I can breathe a little easier. I’m really looking forward to this BT. It’ll be great to see all the softies.

What else…ummm. I finished knitting Rosy, I’m embarrassed to say I think she’s been hanging around nearly 2 years. Slack. She’s a big girl, but she’s so squidgy and nice, as you can see I couldn’t have blocked her without my trusty feline assistant who thought that I was putting her on the bed for him to run all over. The Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora sheds, but it’s worth it. Nice and snuggly. I’ve started the sewing up and so far so good. It’s been ages since I’ve had a finished knitted garment. Very satisfying.

Blocking_rosy

I also gave another April birthday gift. This one, for Charmain, that included a knitted neckwarmer (I forgot to photograph) and a washi pendant. The pendant is ceramic tile under the paper, but I didn’t like the pattern, so I cut and glued a piece of washi over the ceramic (after sanding the ceramic to roughen the surface a little) and then spent a few weeks varnishing the washi to seal it and give it a nice glossy smooth surface. I saw Charmain wearing it yesterday and she looked fantastic. Very happy.

Finished_washi_pendant

Hope you all had an enjoyable Easter and have a great week!

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