Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I've moved again:

Reset your blog aggregator of choice, and if Matt would be so kind as to change my livejournal syndication...?

Updates and photos across at the new blog! And I promise more to come!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

the city that never sleeps...

all I can say is it gets light pretty early in the morning...

Friday, May 25, 2007

the big questions of the universe...

Should I go to Paris next week? Or the week after? Quelle dilemma!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New York summer fashion report

1. Dresses! Still big.

2. Wide leg jeans are BACK! Which means that the ones I bought the last time and still wear constantly are fashionable once more. But even if they weren't, I'd still wear them!

Sorry for the cop out post.... I will try and do a proper post later!

Monday, April 30, 2007


I've given up on getting my laptop modem to work properly so I've borrowed my parents' computer to write this. I can't wait until I'm in New York and London and can have broadband back again! Because I'm in the country right now broadband is not available (unless by incredibly expensive satellite - the set up costs are enormous and ongoing costs about $70 per month or something...) and dialup is very slow since we are miles from the nearest telephone exchange. It feels so primitive!

Well I have been having a fairly relaxing time since I finished work, and have been pottering around organising my stuff, catching up with people and crossing the odd thing off my to-do list. Not long to go now and I'm really looking forward to it now. I'm terrified, but also very very READY.

I'm in two different dance troupes performing for the last time on Thursday and Saturday, so if you want to see me let me know and I'll give you the details.

I have been doing a lot of knitting! Which reminds me, I really should take photos before I give stuff away. I have done three hats, a pair of slipper/bed socks (!!! I know! I knit a whole PAIR of socks! and on 4mm needles they only took a day), and started on Thermal from Knitty. There is no way I'm going to eliminate my stash before I leave, but oh well.

I will try to update later with pictures!

ps also CAN'T WAIT for spring! Although the autumn colours here are incredible it is starting to get very cold...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sizzle 2!

Made from Naturally Me, a New Zealand-made 80% merino, 20% cashmere blend. Don't you wish you could feel this? At $NZ14.95 per ball I think it's a bit cheaper than other similar blends available. It's made up of lots of individual plys quite tightly spun, but eminently soft. The end result is a little fuzzy so I'm not sure if it would be good for cables. If you didn't want to spend a lot of money (Sizzle took 6 balls, so it cost $90) it would make an excellent hat yarn. I thoroughly recommend it.

The second time knitting Sizzle did take me a bit longer, but I think that was more due to other things in my life. The pattern was still as enjoyable and fast (if you don't count all the time I wasn't knitting) to knit. And with the clever shaping, Sizzle fits perfectly. So if you haven't knit it yet, go on over to Knit and Tonic and get yourself the pattern! I am eagerly awaiting Wendy's book.... I also have plans to knit Le Slouch before I leave.

I made the second size this time because I made it to wear over a shirt as you can see in the photo. It's snuggly warm and soft, fits like a dream and I'm very happy with it!

Oh, and I finished it in time to wear it on my last day at work.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


hehe, I shouldn't really complain about having to come back to work on a Wednesday, should I?

The weekend was fantastic, thank you Wellington for saving up some sun for me and making me want to come back there. I really did dance until I dropped and it was great. I even made it on to national television! (I'm about halfway through, in the background - I wouldn't have even known except a workmate spotted me. It's fun watching the video though as there are so many familiar faces!)

I have almost finished my second Sizzle, so stay tuned for pictures. After that I have a hat to knit for a certain dance partner of mine, and then I will be trying very hard to use up some random stash yarn. I finish work on Friday so that means more knitting time for me! Oh, and trip planning. Oh yeah.

Show me some cool knitting - what is the best knitted thing you guys have seen lately?