Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Tuesday 16th May
This is the sky outside my work window at the moment - I'm having to stay late so thought I'd do my blog here instead. By the time I finished typing that the heavens opened - typical Glasgow.
Listening to: "Time of My Life" Macy Gray (gonna add these in everytime a new song starts on my iPod)
So I admitted publically at Sunday's Stitch n Bitch group that I'm so excited about this years Big Brother - I confess! I love it! The boy loves it! We sit on the couch all summer and watch it together.
To me it signals that summer is here. Despite Glasgow insisting on remaining grey and rainy, Big Brother on the TV means that the sun is coming soon and that makes me happy.
Also when the boy and I started going out and were still in that uncertain phase it was a great was of keeping in contact without adding any 'clingy / where is this going' pressure. We would text each other latest goss - and news from our respective flats "did you see what X just did?!" That kind of thing - so Big Brother brings with it fond memories :)
Listening to: "Where did you sleep last night?" Nirvana
I've been trying to think of a good knitting challenge to undertake for the duration of Big Brother - I'm thinking an actual challenge would be to try and get my WIPs down to 1 complex and 1 easy project. To try and finish everything else on the needles. And to KIP as often as possible in the spirit of Big Brother having everything public.
Speaking of the boy - we are going to Barcelona for a few days in June - flying out on my birthday (terrifyingly 06/06/06 *gulp*) so obviously I am prioritising what needs to be done for our trip:
I have found the yarn shop "Barcelana" thanks to Madeline's blog (I hope you are enjoying Dundee) and am about to ring Glasgow Airport to check that my 2.25mm Brittany sock needles will not be taken from me (and they will have to take them - I'm not about to hand them over - and believe you me - 2 hours in London without knitting ... I will need valium!
Listening to: "Provider" NERD
Anyways - I am very excited! I have my Spanish phrasebook:
Como se va a Barcelana? - Where is Barcelana?
Lana - Wool
hacer punto - to knit
Tiene los calcetines lana - Do you have sock wool?
Cuanto cuesta el lana - How much is the wool?
Listening to: "What's going on?" - Cyndi Lauper
And I gasped aloud at work yesterday when I read these magic words on Get Knitted [my bolded emphasis]
Coming soon.......Brown Sheep yarns....Fleece Artist yarns.....Schaeffer......Noni Bag Patterns.....Anna Bell Designs........More Hip Knits.......Cascade 220 and fingers crossed later this summer 'Socks That Rock' ! That should keep all our needles clicking.
AAhhhhhh! Whoop whoop!
and thats me for today!