I’ve finally finished the first edition of Knitcast – the podcast about knitting. I should be uploading it to the new Knitcast Blog very soon!
Knitting wise I’ve cast on for the second sleeve of Klaralund. We’re going to Madrid next week so I hope to complete the sweater then. I’ve also knit the second in a series of pink fluffy scarves to go with my pink coat. The new one is made from two balls of Sirdar Fizz in shade 0792. I also still have some pink Squiggle that wendy gave me as a Secret Pal gift , some pinky and white varigated eyelash by Online and some Colinette SilkyChic in a pink shade.
Next Cardiff S&B should be this Thursday, 7.30pm at a Shot in the Dark! I just have to check that the cafe is still open this week. They’re being refurbished sometime.
I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. Andy gave me a new addition to my Jellicat collection – they’re a range of very cool soft toys. The new one is a grey and white Pickles the Cat. I’m making him a new bag to replace his favourite one which is now pretty decrepid! It’s going to be ready for him to use in Madrid. I bought some black 100% cotton dobby cloth from John Lewis in Cribbs Causeway yesterday.
I also bought some gifts for my Secret Pal 4! That reminded me that I hadn’t yet posted the answers to the SP4 questionnaire. Sorry Secret Pal!
Here are my answers
1 – Are you a yarn snob?
Yes, I am. Although I love novelty yarns for scarves I prefer natural fibres for everything else.
2 – Do you spin? Crochet?
3 – Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibres, perfume, etc.)
I do have allegies but I take antihistamines. I have four cats so go figure! I don’t like smoke.
4 – How long have you been knitting?
I learn as a child but didn’t enjoy it. I picked it up again in late 2001 and have knitting ever since.
5 – Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No, but I can create one!
6 – What’s your favourite sent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I love vanilla and rose. I prefer a Moroccan style rose really. Coconut is nice too and jasmine. My favourite candle at the moment is a carrot cake scented one!
7 – Do you have a sweet tooth?
Oh yes! I love milk chocolate. Especially love Mexican hot chocolate. I also like caramel, mint, coconut. I’m not a fan of boiled sweets or fruity flavours. I don’t like peanut butter.
8 – What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I sew clothes and accessories. I also bead and make jewellery. What else? I’ve recently been having a go at card making. Fairly simple stuff involving pre-made cards and envelopes and card stick ons/stickers. I love dragonflies and butterflies for these.
I have to go to bed now so will finish off this tomorrow!