Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sad, Neglected and Unloved

and that's just the blog.

I know, I know, I've been remiss. I want to thank you all for your kind thoughts. The Black Dog (not to mention the Black Cat, aka Beelzebub) has been knocking at the back door. The days are short and dark and as for the Christmas Madness - don't get me started.

However, I didn't start this blog to talk about me, and there has been a certain amount of knitting. As in, I have finished the frilly-edge scarf (done while I was waiting with #1 son for him to give evidence in a case of ABH - don't ask, but another possible reason why the blog has been a bit rocky of late.)

Don't even think about making "2 x 3.5cm diameter pom-poms using yarn B (Kimono Ribbon)" as recommended in the book, because, even using the new, improved pom-pom method, the whole thing will fall to bits, causing short strands of Kimono Ribbon to cascade onto the floor, thereby adding to the general unkempt nature of the household. Some say it adds to the "Christmassy feel" - I say "Bah, humbug!", but you knew that already, I think.

What I did in the end, was to use a bit of the same "Impression" yarn, hanging about in stash, albeit in a different colour. Knitter's choice, Knitter's fudge, Knitter using her own brain.

I have also decided to do "Out the back Saturday". Lots of people do "Saturday Sky" on their blog but to me that doesn't really give you much of a context. Sky is sky, after all. I am going to treat you to a view of the back field. I'm going to try and take it at the same time each Saturday. I may post them all, I may post none. Much of this depends on the new and improved (insert hollow laugh) Beta Blogger.

So, doing the best I can to catch up and ingratiate myself with the blogging community (if not the Knitters), I give you my back field on December 2nd:

and as if that wasn't enough, here it is again on December 9th:

As you can see, not much changes in the Rural Backwater.


allisonmariecat said...

Lovely frilly-edge scarf! When I leave bits of yarn all over the apartment, my husband says, "The yarn crumbs are out of control again." And we pick them up off the tables and floors because they will clog up the vacuum when we're actually motivated to use it.

Ah, the holidays. Company and festivities. And yarn-crumb removal for the dreaded vacuuming.

littlelixie said...

Happy Christmas!

Anne said...

I love this idea! I have a view of Pike's Peak out my back door so I think I'll do the same starting next Saturday!