Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I am so tired right now, completely wiped from finals and graduation. My Ma is also here all the way from sunny (haha) Ireland. So I am going to keep this short and sweet but i just wanted to post a few teaser pictures from graduation, just to get you in the mood for the biiiiiiiig post to come :) these are just of the entire hall and of 2 of the 3 honorary doctorate recipients, one of whom is the Edge from U2...nice! I have so much to tell you, knitting related, more projects, another book, SPINNING (oh, she's never mentioned that one before...) but right now I am braindead.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


The sun passes behind the buildings,
the shadows chasing us off our patch of grass.
'Off you go now, no more kissing for you.'
Now it is time for the tarmac to cool
and the bricks to get their fair share,

a light touch of
a tingle up their spines,
until finally it reaches the nape of their neck
and whispers shiver in their ear.

Off to rise up the body of somewhere else.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Never guess what I just found out?! Go on have a guess...

Nope! Well let me tell you...I just found out that world wide KIP (Knit in Public) Day is Saturday, 9th June....which is my 22nd BIRTHDAY!! What fun! To find out more information about where people are meeting, hopefully there is a gathering in your area, click here . I am hoping to organise a Boston one...more news on that as it happens :)

Happy Knitting Everyone!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


The Unicorn Bag as modelled by my beautiful flatmate, whom I believe is plotting to steal it and take it around Europe with her this summer. Will have to watch it closely :) It still needs a button for a flap that secures the openning of the bag, but haven't seen any that I really like or think would suit the overall kitsch-ness of the bag. Great, fun project however and used up lots of mismatching yarns beautifully. I don't like to waste so it is great to have a useful final project out of them. And a good exercise in matching yarn weights to create the right the drape of material. A great article that discusses this is from this seasons issue of the e-zine Crochet Me It is the crochet equivalent to Knitty and is great. This edition is all about reusable, renewable projects and fibers, hence the great article on using up the odd balls in your stash. Check it out!

In other news, I received a lovely suprise in the post earlier in the week from the ever lovely Brooke in the form of a book she had picked up for me, thinking I would find it interesting. It is called 'A Cup of Tea' by Amy Ephron and is a quaint story of love, loyalties and turbulent time in NYC at the start of the American involvement in WW1. Such a darling read, I am nearly finished it already and am feeling sad about it too. I hate it when good books end. Thanks so much Brooke, it was exactly what I needed.