Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Road to Homebush...

is littered with cable stitches......
This is the beginning of Kilronan (on Ravelry here), which is my entry in the Royal Easter Show Arts competition this year.
I was debating whether or not to knit this jumper for a while, considering
(a) I don't live in the wild heaths of the Aran Isles (yet...)
(b) I don't own a horse and fetching riding boots
But on the other hand, I think it will look nice in winter paired with some leggings and hot boots.
So in order to have this finished by the time it needs to be delivered to the Show people, which is around early March I think, I'll need to knit my little heart out. Can i do it??? Not to mention I have some top-secret gifts to knit for next month as well. Also not to mention my seemingly incurable obsession with starting new projects, particularly hot berets at the moment.
At least I haven't bought any yarn so far this year. Money in the bank kids!!!! (Well except for the $7 I spent at JB Hifi the other day buying a copy of Serial Mom, but i figure that's the best $7 I'll spend all year. That movie is HILARIOUS!)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

day of mayhem

So many insane news stories today!!
1. The Polish man who went to a brothel only to discover his wife amongst the employees (link)
2. The American man who cut off his and microwaved it after reading passages from the Book of Relevations (link)
3. The Russian man who killed two of his friends with an axe after walking in on them in the process of dismembering his pet dog for meat (link)
4. The guys who wheeled their deceased friend around New York "Weekend at Bernie's" style to try and cash a cheque - my personal favourite (link)
These sure are strange days on Planet Earth.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

festival fever

Went along to Sydney Festival First Night, a great way to kick off this year's festival.
Started out at Hyde Park, walked through snow/tickertape in Martin Place, Plump DJs, then on to the Domain for summer sounds with Brian Wilson, and back to Hyde Park for Pink Martini, fireworks and bats!! The only lowlights were the RIDICULOUS over-policing and stupid drink voucher system.
And tonight...Spank Rock at the Becks Festival Bar!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I love a good list, particularly one filled with unrealistic goals. So without further ado, here are my Resolutions for 2008:
  • stick to budget. Aim to have $3K saved by the end of the year in the African Holiday Fund
  • continue yoga at least once a week, but without turning into a "yoghurt fancier"
  • get rid of some unwanted stuff on eBay or Freecycle it. It's all about minimalism folks!
  • knit up all the yarn I have lying around before buying any more. See above re minimalism.
  • get knitting articles/designs published. Work on knitting book.
  • visit more lighthouses
  • drink more cocktails and less beer
  • procrastinate less (hahahahhahahhahahahhah)
  • blog more than once a month
  • continue being hot
  • bring Vincent Price back from the dead