Monday, 28 March 2011
There are dog owners who pick up after their pets and there are those who don't. Though I prefer the former, I can kind of understand the latter; but what I cannot even begin to comprehend is the idiotic bastards in the middle.
How many times have you seen a little black poo-bag hanging in a bush or strewn by the wayside? For Christ sake what is the matter with these people? Why go to the trouble of bagging a turd, only to lob it back down on the floor or make a hideous tree ornament out of it?
At least if you just left it, nature could take it's course and eventually the smelly pet present would disappear of it's own accord, but you twits have wrapped it in a non biodegradable bag and added that to the environment. I am at a loss... you utter plonkers! Especially as you've gone to the effort of picking up the damn thing in the first place. If it were up to me, I'd make you eat it.
Friday, 25 March 2011
This crochet lark is far quicker than knitting; So much so that (and I never thought I'd say it)I think I'm turning into a crochet queen rather than a knitting nutter!
Once I've typed this pattern up I'll be off out to take on the fence... it's a horrible job, but you've got to look after your wood! Besides it's an absolute stunner of a day, the daffodils are out and the birds are singing; what more could you want? Ooooo I know - a floppy sun hat!!
Ok - here's the pattern:
sts - stitches
sl st - slip Stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
Using a 5.5mm (size I) hook, and DK yarn, start by making a chain of four sts and then join with a sl st.
Round 1: ch 1 and do 10 sc into the loop. If you are changing the colour for a striped effect like mine, join by adding the new colour through your first and last sc. - 10 sts.
Round 2: ch 1, do 2 sc in every st of the round and join by adding the original colour through your first and last sc. - 20 sts.
Round 3: ch 1, then sc all sts, increasing every third st by doing 2 sc in the same space. Join with alternate colour.
Round 4: ch 1, do 1 sc in each st of the round then join with alternate colour as before.
Round 5: ch 1, then sc all sts, increasing every third st by doing 2 sc in the same space. Join with alternate colour.
Round 6: ch 1, do 1 sc in each st of the round then join with alternate colour.
Round 7: ch 1, then sc all sts, increasing every third st by doing 2 sc in the same space. Join with alternate colour.
Round 8: ch 1, do 1 sc in each st of the round then join with alternate colour as before.
Round 9: ch 1, then sc all sts, increasing every third st by doing 2 sc in the same space. Join with alternate colour.
(If you want the pattern to continue as it is and have all stripes the same width, continue your colour changes as established. If you want them like mine, you now change colour on every other row, giving you a 2 row thickness.)
Round 10: ch 1, do 1 sc in each st of the round then join with alternate colour as before.
Round 11: Count your sts - we want 66, you’ll have less. ch 1, then make up the difference by increasing evenly across this row.
Round 12 - 31: ch 1, do 1 sc in each st of the round then join, remembering to colour change where required in order to obtain your desired stripe pattern.
Round 32: sc every st, increasing 8 sc evenly across the round.
33 - 42: Continue to increase 8 sc on each round as established, alternating the spacing of your increases so as to avoid developing an increase line.
Final Round: working in the back loop only, sc in each st of the round and join with a sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
You can make the brim as big as you like….I did mine so it was just enough to shield my eyes, but you could do a huge silly one! (If you really want to.)
Right, that's me done - I'm off out in the sun.... lookk out fence, here I come!
Monday, 21 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
OH MY!! I've only gone and signed up for a firewalk!
I'm doing it in memory of my bestest friend Mewzli who passed away on 24th January.
We now have a new friend called Mr. Wilson who came to us via the Cats Protection adoption centre in Bridgend; I'd like to do something to aid them in their great work finding new homes for adoreable kitties that need help.
So, if you can, please help and sponsor me to do this rather mad thing!
You can sponsor me here: http://www.justgiving.com/KatWilliams