Friday, June 20, 2008


Last Sunday afternoon the plug to our wireless modem died a quiet and rather hot death. With increasing internet separation anxiety mounting I popped out to town for a new plug, plugged it in, check the little lights all lit up and went about my chores.

Two hours later the little lights were all out and the new plug was rather hot! And thus began the trauma of restoring our internet connection. H finally managed to hard wire a new modem in last night and today I have 116 Bloglines feeds, umpteen e-mails on all my accounts, and a whole host of things to show you - it's amazing what you get done when you aren't playing with the interwebs.

I would never think of myself as a very tecchie person, nor would I like to admit that I need a little internet fix but in the last week we've both realised how much we take it for granted. For example, when the handle fell off the kettle on Sunday night (it was a good day - the bathroom sink lurched off the wall as well!) dropping a kettle and its boiling contents on the hob I couldn't "just check" whether we needed to do anything special to stop water going down the gas pipe (we used common sense and all was well). Perhaps it's a sign of the modern age - whatever it is, I'm pleased to have you all back :)

And now for something pretty:
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This little pink puppy is named Radley (which despite the pink makes it a he). He is H's sister-in-law's birthday present (along with a pair of socks) as she likes pink and likes Radley bags. I finished him on Sunday and I've been longing to show. The pattern is from McCalls Scrap Quilts and the fabric is three 2.5" charm packs in pink from Cotton Patch.

I need some help choosing a ribbon for his neck - these are the two options:
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I like the pale pink because it looks a little like a studded collar but the stripy pink is cool too. Here are the close ups:
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Leave a comment and I'll take a poll!

I have also finished my Mosaic socks - a Diane Mulholland design from the Socktopus club:
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They are a great pattern to knit, I love the entrelac and they elicited admiring glances from the Tuesday night girls.

And finally, another new baby - Lucas - born 10 June 2008 and the happy owner of a Baby Surprise Jacket:
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It isn't sewn up in that picture but I tidied up the ends last night and gave it to the proud parents this morning. They sent me a text this afternoon to say that it is a labour of love and beautiful so I think that means they liked it. Three babies down, four to go before the end of the year ... unless anyone else has any announcements!

Now, then. I have birthday cakes in the oven ( more cars), peach eggy bread soaking on the worktop and a pair of socks to finish before 28th June. Tomorrow is my and H's joint 28th birthday so I'll be back with cake!


  1. I vote for the dark ribbon as there is more contrast.

    I still haven't sewn up my last bsj - better add that to the chore list then.

  2. As Radley is a boy dog I think he needs the stripy collar, (will he get a lead as well?) The light pink one looks slightly feminine.

    Happy Birthday to both of you. :)

  3. Oh the little doggie. My great grandma made me one. I love it!
    Thanks for the nostalgia.


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