Tuesday, January 20, 2009

empire of the ants?

I don't know if it's just me (highly probable), but every time I go to the Courthouse Hotel in Newtown (which is most Sundays for knitting), I come back with mysterious insect type bites on my feet and ankle area.

They're not mosquito bites, and I don't think they're flea bites, so my conclusion as a scientician is that they might be ant bites. If only they resembled the ants in the film Empire of the Ants, which had awesome tin foil eyes and attacked Joan Collins.

Monday, January 05, 2009


So will 2009 be the year I actually get my act together and take the blog a little bit more seriously? By which I mean continue to post facetious and outlandish material, but on a more regular basis? We shall see. I'm certainly going to try.

Anyway, here is my last Finished Object of 2008. Considering I'm apparently getting more and more neurotic as I reach the age of 30, it's quite fitting that lace knitting completely absorbs and obsesses me almost to the brink of madness. Even at 3am after a bottle of wine, I am telling myself not to stop until I have 328 stitches on my awesome Addi Lace needles. Some might say I need to get out more, but I go out all the time!

I finally made a Swallowtail Shawl (ravelry link). I used Handmaiden Yarns Mini Maiden, which is a glorious wool/silk fingering weight blend in Indian Summer colourway with 3.5mm Addi Lace needles.