Monday, January 25, 2010

Better late than never

My resolutions are slipping..i'm falling behind with my french, i missed by weekend blogging session and i almost shopped! (aghast). I know!
However, I'm trying to claw my way back before January ends, so I here i am blogging about my new cardigan - which i love, and also the scarf i made with bargain wool (i think it cost me £3 for the entire scarf).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dancing with Gene in a Shift Dress

Still of Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard in NineNo photos of my own this's been a case of more snow, and lots of movies. I went to see Nine with my friend Clare - I liked it, lots of fun, some impressive performances, and a really pretty actress Marion Cotillard plays the wife of the director...she wore a great shift dress which looked stunning (all of her clothes were great actually, and she makes me want to dye my hair and cut my fringe). Anyway her shift dress made me want to create a work wardrobe for myself of a similar shift dress style - all well and good if I'm an office worker but I'm not; I need to get in awkward positions and be dignified when i do it. So either cullotes (sp?) or trousers have to be the way forward. I have some thinking to do.'ve also watched a lot of Gene Kelly movies (I got a box set for Christmas). I find him to be a very charming performer, who dances with such ease and makes some good movies (not so sure about the 3 musketeeres, but Out on the Town and An American in Paris were rather good). I'm looking forward to watching the others. Comparisons with Fred are fruitless - different dancers and different styles - both great, and in my dreams i dance with both!
On the knitting front I made a hotwater bottle cover for my friend but forgot to photograph it (a bit of a rush job i'm afraid), and the cardigan is almost there - just a few more hours work so watch this space.
Oh and we also ran 8 miles today - go us!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Let it snow

So this week has been a snow-filled adventure. I've had 3 days of working from home as i couldnt' get to work. We've taken some amazing walks with the snow looking so sparkly and beautiful - i made my first snow angel, and a snow bunny and met a pig!

I've also been doing a bit of knitting. I finished up a jumper that I've been working on on and off for the past few's one i'm not quite sure about a) the colour on me and b) the style - it doesn't particularly flatter the smaller chested among us...but does that matter? Thoughts are welcome. At the moment i'm thinking of using it as a yoga type top - it's made from stretchy synthetic stuff (check out ravelry for more details). I've also learnt that I'm either long in the body or too impatient to knit things the proper length - had to add the band around the bottom. (Also the sleeves are slightly different lengths - oohps).
         My current project is a beautiful mohair cardigan which is coming along really quickly. I'm learning my lesson from the previous project though and knitting both sleeves at the same time to ensure they match.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


So true to form it's Jan 2nd and I'm mostly sticking to the resolutions. However i foresee a problem with this weekly blogging lark...what if i've got nothing to say or show, like today....ah well you'll just have to put up with my mundane ramblings about my day to day existence (which i find all very exciting of course, but to the reader, perhaps not so much)

Anyway, we watched Fred and Ginger dance the new year in, and got lost in Shotover park on New Years day.

This morning we went running and i started on the wii fit active programme - quite an active little game, the 5 mile run is tomorrow.
The state of the union and shopping court was held over curry in Wheatley - The state of the union is strong; the shopping court has allowed boot repairs; vogue pattern off ebay; running tops (for B).

On the shopping front; i was hoping to sign up for another term on wardrobe re-fashion but i've missed the boat. So i'm just gonna go ahead and make my own pledge - no buying new clothes for a year! So there! (Of course you understand that there will be exemptions allowed once every two months in case of emergency, and i'm not sure that the pledge includes shoes, and btw i got some red converse high tops for christmas - yipppeeeeeee (my 13 year old self is just sooooo excited!).

So there you have it.....the non shopping should mean that i make a good dent in my pre-christmas wool blow out....i'll keep you posted