Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Yarn Diet :-(

I had to self-impose a yarn diet after my latest haul - I blame the others on the knitting forum for encouraging me and Lidl for having all the goodies!! These are the new additions to my stash, my cupboard is now full to bursting - all apart from the Rowan Summer Tweed (one day to become a clapotis) is from the Friday night dash to Lidl's. There were some good barg's and only on offer for a week! Emerging some time later with a much emptier purse I made myself promise not to buy more yarn till my birthday. Only a month and a bit to go - my want/need for some Debbie Bliss can only be contained for so long!

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

So the bf and I went to Alton Towers last weekend to celebrate his 28th birthday (he's my toyboy!). Its always been on my "places to go" but always seemed like a bit of faff to get to. I booked it all as a "surprise" and we made a weekend of it - was so much fun! After an initial panic over the hotel (read some seriously awful reviews) we set off on the sunny Sunday morning Alton Tower virgins. Me slightly apprenhensive with the motion sickness I seem to suffer from these days. Beautiful day, hardly anyone there, no queues, was perfect. My favourite ride was the Ripsaw - kind of like a boat where we sat in 2 huge lines and it turned us upside down while jets of water shot up in the air and soaked you - cue lots of screaming and laughter! I DID NOT like Oblivion! Honestly thought we were going to die, I'd not really thought it through, once we dropped the sheer drop I had no idea where we would end up. I think probably my screams were pretty much heard over the whole of the park. We didn't go on that one twice! Its my birthday in almost a month (yippee!) got to think of something equally as exciting to do for me now.

Monday, 23 April 2007

**Gemini Knits would like you to bear with her while she works out the way this programme works properly!**

The Anticipation....The Excitement

Well peeps as they say.... today is the first day of the rest of my life. Yes, I've set up my own blog - woohoo!

Now just got to keep it going.....(here's to hoping)

These are my two latest WIP's - they're both baby blankets, a current obsession of mine. One is just ongoing till I decide its big enough - could take forever! The other is a blanket of 20 parts, this being part 1. We'll see how far I get....

I'm just dipping my toe in the water today, I can't promise I'll write every day but we'll see how we get on. I'll post more knitting pics soon