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2009 has been a good year for me getting to know friends better, starting this blog! The decade has been just as good. I've done so much it's hard to imagine another decade as jam packed! Not only did I finish school, I went to university, I had my first boyfriend, my first job, first career, learnt to drive and got my first car, learnt to knit and crochet, got my own place, made tons of new friends. There were bad bits too but it's best to forget them!
New Years can be a bit anti climatic but we have some series plans tonight involving Rolling Stones and Beatles cover bands and dressing up. Have a great night!
(pictures from weheartit)

Naughties charts

Yep the decade with the worst name is coming to an end and to mark the occasion here are some of my most watched/most listened to from the last ten years...

TV series: Arrested Development Flight of the Conchords Gavin and Stacey Green Wing Greys Anatomy Heros The Office (an American Workplace) Peep Show Spaced The West Wing Films: Batman Begins Black Hawk Down Eagle vs Shark Elizabethtown Hairspray Juno Mean Girls The Notebook The Royal Tannenbaums Spirited Away
CD Albums: Ryam Adams - Gold Bloc Party - Silent Alarm Ray Davies - Other Peoples Lives Franz Ferdinand Fleet Foxes Ed Harcourt - Here Be Monsters Interpol - Antics LCD Sound System - Sound of Silver Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim

Hand warmers

Busy week this one - still battling with the cough and struggling to sleep. But starting to get excited about Christmas. Had our work meal today which was lovely and tomorrow is my last day in the office this decade! I've also been catching up on Christmassy films like Elf and It's a Wonderful Life; next is Meet Me in St Louis.
Here is one of the hand warmers I mentioned a while back. I made it following the pattern on Creative Yarn then stitched on the felt clouds to mix it up a bit.

I have so many ideas for things I'd like to make for next year but need the time and the money... going to try and post them later on as a 2010 to do list.

Christmas is nearly here!

And I'm ill again so I've not been up to much other than coughing. I did watch elf and have some mulled wine with friends yesterday and sewed some Christmas cards for family -
here you go:

Mad hatter

I made a hat! Check it...
Sooo pleased with myself right now. Not only is it the first hat I've ever made it's also my first cable knit piece. The pattern is by Kim Hargreaves - I love her patterns...

After making this I really want to do some more cable knit projects!

Bed runner

Been a bit ill the last couple of days - the cold I had been fighting out finally won. So nothing new but here are some pictures of one of the first crochet projects I started. I'm ashamed to admit I only finished it a few months back. But then that's one of the great things about crafting - you can put them down and come back to them when you feel ready to.
It's made up of single colour small granny squares which are crocheted together alternating right and wrong side facing with a crochet edging in light brown and pink to match the rest of my messy bedroom...

The bow

Top weekend, lots of crafting, friends, and a new haircut.
First up I decided to sew the big pinkbow onto a t-shirt after all! I had to stitch it along the middle and both ends but luckily it's a thick one and seems to hold the weight ok. Here I am wearing it at a friends house warming. Such a pretty flat!
I also made some hand warmers following the pattern on Creative Yarn with Rowan Bamboo Tape left over from my cardigan. I also sewed some felt clouds on there. Pictures to follow but it's pretty hard taking pictures of your own hands I've discovered! I may resort to some MySpace style mirror shots...


I live on my own and miss this lady a lot... Isla lives with my parents and is a very cute, funny and silly gorden setter. I also had the most amazing rabbit for a while... Eeyore:
It's very strange living without any pets. One day I'd like one of these guys:

I better get ready, having my hair cut today.


Just finished my big pink knitted bow :) I was originally going to sew it onto a grey t shirt or jumper but it's pretty heavy so I'm going to have to give it some thought or use it for something else. Maybe a headband like the lovely ones on Miss' blog or the one I made for Alexa... Any suggestions?


Had a great weekend good food and friends. Now my decorations are up and I'm starting to get ready for Christmas!
Here's some pretty red winter pictures from weheartit

Brownie scarf!

Yep, that's right it's finished! Pictures below. I found my sash and badges a while back and wanted to do something with them I like the idea of the brown scarf as it is a bit like a sash (if you think about it and squint a bit...)

Sorry it's so fuzzy, Blackberry's don't have the best cameras! That is my Footpath badge, I thought it was a good one to use on a scarf.

And yes I even lined the pocket. The scarf is moss stitch with three stocking stitch at each end. The yellow has been crocheted on.
In other news my face is starting to fall off now. The doctor froze a skin tag on my face. It essentially gives you frost bite and then the lump falls off. In theory it won't leave a mark as cutting would. I'll let you know!
Girls night out tonight :) I hope you have a good weekend!

busy busy busy...

Eeep sorry have not posted for aaages! Been a busy time: Mums birthday (great time: family, food and more food)Finished my cardigan! Will post pictures later onBrownie scarf nearly finishedStarted a new small project... watch this space!Theatre was good, a funny romp rather than a slow burning romance which worked considering the time they had. Cinema!
2012 : Even my Mum didn't like this and she loves some bad films. There are some great comedy accents though and Cusack... :)
New Moon : I loved it. That's all I'll say.

Pic from Yahoo movies


and Prejudice
I love it. I love books, words, thoughts and images a lot anyway that's most likely how I ended up working in publishing. But Austin is one of my favourites, she captures society, feelings, conversations and relationships so well. Pride and Prejudice is when I first feel in love with all things Austin, and the BBC adaptation is when it started... This week is particularilay Austin filled. I'm off to see a production of it at Chichester Festival Theatre and I'm also reading this very funny new adaptation... It may not be my favourite book by Jane Austin but what girl doesn't want their Mr. Darcy?

Weekly round up...

Busy weekend but I won't bore you with the details.

Still working on my cardigan but it's nearly there, just making it up and then need to add the pockets. I don't know about you but rather than sew the pieces together I like to get the crochet hook out and use that, it's quick, you can use the left over wool and it's an awful lot neater than my sewing!

Not much cinema going last week but I did get to see Men Who Stare at Goats - silly, funny and well cast.

This week I am in love with girls who play guitars, I wish I could.

PJ Zooey Amy

Mixed tape challenge

So Miss over at has thrown down the gauntlet - what would be on your mixed tape...

Oddly I was just putting together a Friday playlist I would share but it's 42 songs long and I think a mix tape should be a slightly shorter affair so here's my Friday Feeling mix: Sammy Davies Jr. - Rhythm of LifeDiana Ross - UpsidedownCoconut Records - NighttimingThe Bees - A Minha MeninaElvis Costello - Pump it UpLCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My HouseThe Roots - The Seed (2.0)Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue SkyInterpol - Slow HandsRachid Taha - Rock el CasbahVampire Weekend - A PunkViolent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
Bonus track:Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
found here Okay so maybe I do have a little crush on him...

Bow Beauty

Alexa has posted a picture of her in the bow head band I made her. Check it out: This week I'm loving:
Veg pots Glee! Can't wait for it to be released over here.

Monday, Monday

Great weekend with food friends gossip and knitting! Yep we went along to the Stich by Bitch group at the local pub and I caught up on some of my knitting. I still haven't started that bow though!

Also this weekend I started some granny stars after seeing the ones by Sarah London sorry about the picture quality I need to fix my camera - my phone just isn't up to the job...

Friday eyecandy

Just seen the new kleenex advert Tom Hardy is so lovely in it and they ruin it with a lot of randoms!

Tom as Bill in Oliver Twist source Right I'm off shopping.


Now I haven't actually been out to see any but I can see some from my window if I crouch down a bit.

Been a busy week so far this week. Seen some films (see below) finished Alexa's hairband forgot to take pictures though... and also made a picture frame cover from some left over wool. The pattern needs some work but it's ok.
It was my younger brothers birthday this week and my mum's 50th is coming up so tomorrow I am off work and present hunting with my aunt for her gift. Alexa has also shown me some of her scrapping and I really do have to give it a go at some point... you can see her stuff at Any suggestions welcome! Films seen this week: 9 This is the cartoon not the musical. Visually impressive but the plot is a little confused. Vampires Assistant actually a lot better than I thought it would be, funny if a little silly. Have a good weekend!


Ahhh it's getting that much closer to Christmas, but before that we've got November month of birthdays, food, sleep and hopefully lot's of crafting.

Must do this week:
Finish Alexa's HairbandFinish crochet pictureframe coverStart knitted bow for t-shirtCatch up on films at the cinema (recommendations?) Have a good week! x P.S. Stolen picture from Facebook of the Halloween outfits (Thank You!)

Happy Halloween!

Halloween isn't that big in the UK, however this year I am actually venturing out for it! So I've been making some things to go with my costume this week, I will be a purple and grey bat faerie and while I bought the wings I needed some little bat ears!

I've also pretty much finished the hairband Alexa asked me for I just need her to try it on so I can finish it up and make any size adjustments will post pictures after.

I have now finished my sisterly duties driving my brother around while parents are away so I can try and get back to more normal sleeping patterns.

Films seen this week:
This Is It: A lot better than I thought and even if you don't like MJ (I was never that much of a fan) it's an interesting look into how much prep goes into creating a show.
Spinal Tap: Oddly I'd never seen this before despite loving Best in Show, A Mighty Wind etc. funny, cleaver and brilliant music.

Enjoy your Halloween! x


I'm new to the blogsphere so any hints and tips welcome!
I've been getting into crafting a lot more lately especially knitting and crochet but also some doodling and sewing - I'll try and keep you up to date with on going projects.
Such as this Rowen Pattern I'm working on at the moment from the Studio 11 book >>>

I do love their stuff.

My parents phoned me today from one of the best places in the world - Kerry, Ireland making me very jealous. If you haven't been there you should go!
Inch Strand: