Monday, 20 August 2007

And so it begins.........

Well, someone called N suggested I sould have a blog...not sure why...
maybe to stop me commenting on hers :o)

OR

It could be that my dazzling wit and intellect is such that she thought I should share it with the world....Hmmm....ok it is probably to keep me occupied so I post less on others blogs and forums.

So here we go!!!!Today has been a "good day". Porridge for breakfast...yum.... there is something wholesome about porridge in the morning. Makes you feel all warm inside and virtuous...also while away a happy few moments looking at the strapping chappie in his kilt that adorns the Porridge Oats package.

Porridge is not just an attractive man on a packet....







"Doctor Johnson proposed to define the word ‘oats’ thus: ‘A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.’ And I replied: ‘Aye, and that’s why England has such fine horses, and Scotland such fine people.’
–James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., ch. 14 (1791) "

Moving swiftly on....

This wholesome repast/ballast is also good preparation for "Yarn Dyeing"
Dyeing yarn is always fun...especially when

a/ you have lost the instructions for chemical dyes you have only used once before

b/ Your children exhibit total confidence in you by saying...we won't blow up, will we..before retreating several feet towards door and asking if you have written a last will and testament.

c/ I am a mature adult and know ALL about taking precautions...despite having two children...so I took the well-proven approach of using the longest handled spoon I had and pouring ingredients in one at a time. Definitely the way to go. I learned a lot about safety around ingredients after dropping a large piece of mercury tape down sink hole in school chemistry lab some ...ahem...several years ago....anyway, I digress...

Ignoring flashbacks from old Jeckel and Hyde movies and opening all windows to the fullest and...ta daaaa..... we now have blue mix yarns and purple mix yarns drying in the bathroom.









I just hope blue and purple fingers are "in" this year. ....not a look I would recommend. Note to self to check rubber gloves not punctured by Wonder-Whippet BEFORE dyeing next time round. This dog's preoccupation with rubber is of concern.......it is not based on anything he has witnessed. This is a wholesome establishment...for heavens sake, we are porridge eaters!


Some progress has been made on the Spiral Socks...the slip stitch gives a wonderful effect.




There is a KAL here...

http://craftythreadsnyarns.myfreeforum.org/about4701.html


I am using a self colour from The Yarn Yard and it reminds me of Kingfishers we can occasionally see on a river nearby.

17 comments:

natalie said...

Hee hee, another one assimilated into the blogging collective.
n

Christina said...

hurrah!! where's the piccies then??!!

Christina said...

PS, have nominated you for the rocking blogger award - see my blog!!

Melody said...

Hooray! You have a blogette! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging Murdy *wink*

Debs xx

Probably Jane said...

You have a very entertaining writing style - I am going to enjoy reading your blog!

agatha quafflepuncher said...

yayy!!!! welcome to the new addiction of blogging, as if any of us need yet another reason to sit in front of the computer LOL!!!!

gilraen said...

Welcome!!!! I love that quote!!! :)

Seahorse said...

Helloooo!!!

You have made me laugh so much with this post!

pictish said...

Well I never - you as well, eh? :-)) You managed to get a kilt into your first post AND won an award :-O

Best of luck with it!!!

Fegrig said...

Aye! or is that Arrrrr!
The question that disinguishes the true Scot from the pseudo Scot, the question that Blogger is too scared to run in its random question generator in case it incites the Scottish blogger population.
Porridge - SALT? or SUGAR?
(stage directions - advise Private Fraser like vocal approach to this dialogue)

miss mandy of flitwick said...

welcome to blog land, about time too, my mum has cheese in her porridge, she fails to see why that repulses me.

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

That is a great first post Murdo..really funny. I am going to enjoy reading your blog!!!!


I suppose the answer to the porridge question is SALT...but i'm not scottish (just scared ;))

Auntie Noo said...

i tried to comment here last night but blogger didn't like me - you haven't put a block on me have you - in case I bring your blog into disrepute????

Can't wait to read more - you'll be like our ray of sunshine on blog post days - ever a smile! :)

Piglottie said...

Sprial socks are looking great and is your hand dyeing!

Btw, the boxes on the percentage bars might not be showing due to the colour. Trying changing the colour as it will need to stand out against the black.

Catknit said...

Fab blog Murdo, looking forward to more posts.
And as far as the purple fingers go, at least you had the sense to put gloves on.......

Put a Sock in it said...

Happy new blog! :) Your socks are looking lovely in those colours.

I've always had a thing for men in kilts....

Littlelou said...

I was reading your blog and saw the picture of the porridge (that factory is only 9 miles from me)and had to go and look in the cupboard to see if we had any...mmmm.