Monday, 23 April 2012

Depressed fish

Yesterday I made trout baked in a foil parcel. I was very proud of myself for facing up to a whole fish, especially with his reproachful expression.

Pros: fish delicious! Overcoming adversity.

Minus: fish slime, googly eyeball in fish skull.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Knitted London Mouse

I feel quite bad about the knitted mouse as (sadly) I spend time at work removing dead ones. If only they didn't like eating paper and textiles it would be much better for all of us.
Toerag the mouse has little arms but you can't see them under his big ears. He is sitting on a knitted hot cross bun (present, not my own work) and looking out of the window.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Three Things April 2

1) Discussion of Flinders Petrie and the Egypt Exploration Society on Radio 2.

2) Cup of tea and book on the social history of furniture.

3) Having all kinds of creative work ideas...(fear me!)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lothar the Knitted Raven

Second bird from my Knitted London book!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Three Things April

1) Hail bouncing off Alistair's umbrella while the sun shone, me trying to catch some.

2) Filling my birthday Cath Kidston pig moneybox with foreign coins, including pre-euro and gaming tokens!

3) Then doing the pins and needles in feet dance while Alistair tried to tread on my feet.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Mystic Hill

This is the hill of Dun-o-Deer which looms up over you as you travel the Aberdeen-Huntly Road (as I do once a week.)

It remins me of Glastonbury Tor or something, it is obviously a very meaningful place. The structure on the top is a vitrified hill fort.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Good Deed

Not my good deed, but a council man's. I got to the dump (now called the Recycling Centre) before it opened. After driving gloomily past with my single tin of rusting, leaky paint, I went back and approached the gate. To my surprise, my tin of paint was accepted. Is there a happier phrase that 'no problem'? Not in that moment.

It's not all bad.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

He lives!

Birdie the pigeon in his completed glory. I got a bit confused in the middle so he seems to be wearing a knitted belt, but not bad for my first 3D knit!

Three Things April 1

1) Learning new knitting skills: I-cord and knitting in the round. Making pigeon from Stitch London which my Mum got me for my birthday. It's good to be knitting again, relaxing.

2) These new skills now mean I can do an umbilical cord hat for my cutey niece, Ava.

3) Going to see 2001 at the Belmont Cinema last night. It looks awesome on the big screen, although I still don't have a clue what it all means!