stupidest thing ever.

have you all read this?

i can't believe how stupid that bank is. long story short: lots of people signed up for the blue moon fibre arts rockin' sock club. So many that blue moon's bank decided that it couldn't be true. surely there are not that many people interested in knitting socks? so they froze blue moon's account and refunded everyone's money. boggling. you can see how such an action would throw a small business into total financial turmoil. idiots!

anyway, blue moon has a new bank now, and is rebuilding their website to incorporate the new bank system. they are magnanimously not revealing the name of evil bank (but if they do, you can be sure i'll post it here so that any small business shopping around for a bank shall be forewarned). but once they're up and running again, i will definitely be buying some yarn from them as a show of support. also because their yarn is lovely.

not joining the sock club, though. i already have enough sock yarn and single completed socks to outfit an army of lepers and amputees. i think i'll get this!


now that's just silly

still busy getting ready for baby - a task that will inevitably fill the amount of time available. why is everything like that? it's just always easy to find another thing that "needs" doing... right now, i'm making a new mattress pad and bumpers for the moses basket. just because it is always more fun to start a new project than it is to finish an old one! which is also why i built a wee table/stool for the bathroom before finishing the sewing table. priorities? what are those?

meanwhile, thought y'all might enjoy this pattern for a hat that looks like a giant glove. tres stylish!


more progress!

okay, i am determined to get a mitre box today and finish this sucker, but in the meantime, i thought i'd post a terrifying before picture and a look-how-far-we've-come picture.


the stash of doom


but look at it now:

the stash put away and organised

so much better! i can see where everything is! whee!

and not only that, but being able to find things makes it easier to do things. i was able to find my button stash and slipper bottoms, so i finally finished the slippers that i started months ago:




i started out with the plain jane pattern from kinda grape, but made them stockinette instead of garter, and a lot smaller (i was halfway through the kinda grape pattern when i realised they were huge! and i wear a size ten! i swear i checked my tension!), and made the toes less square. i am quite pleased with how they turned out!



okay, i have spent the day cutting and drilling and painting, and the sewing table is very nearly done. i'm even feeling ready to think about posting progress pics soon! when all there was was "before" it was kind of demoralising, but now that i've got some stuff done, i'm feeling quite confident that the rest is doable.

what i'd really like are some proper sawhorses. using a circular saw isn't half the fun when you have to waste time trying to sort out where to put your 96" x 28" piece of wood before you start cutting. and, to make matters more irritating, i was nearly done my final cut when the not-properly-supported-by-sawhorses plywood gave way a bit, resulting in a nasty-looking chunk taken out of one end (on the good side, of course). so then i had to waste even more time repairing it (25 minutes of clamping while the glue was setting). grr. but, after a quick bit of sanding, you couldn't tell that anything untoward had happened. yay!