became this ----->
in my mind and the next thing I'm in the loft looking for Ker-plunk and my marbles. I think they went missing a long time ago.
If you're wondering what the heck I'm up to, it's an emergency gift. I bumped into my friend Adam's little sister on Thursday night and she invited me to her birthday party tonight. Normal people would look round the shops for a gift, but me? I run to my stash thinking WTF can I knit in 48 hours?
I came up with wristwarmers, but there are so many different ones I couldn't decide. I bombarded Adam with e-mails with different pictures and asked him to choose. He went for Mrs. Beetons the awkward @&$£ which left me wrestling with an octopus worth of DPNs. He was a bit useless all round really, I wanted to know what colours Ruth likes, the colour of her coat etc. All he could muster was - I think her room is done in maroon. In the end I went for a blush pink boucle (the stuff my half finished cardi is made from) and some shiny maroon crepe type stuff that I've had for donkeys years.
I changed a few things in the pattern, I didn't put the beads on because I was in a hurry *cough* couldn't be bothered *cough*, worked the rib part in just one yarn rather than both and did a different picot cast off. I quite like them *cough* don't want to part with them *cough*. Look they work with my coat and everything!
Cerridwen your badness is rubbing off on me. I've got black and silver yarn ready to become my pair, so I can't really warrant pinching them for myself. With more time I think I'd definitely add the beads, although my patience only extends as far as sewing them on afterwards.
Psst, don't look at my fingernails. I was involved in an an unfortunate smelting accident.
Well... with a bottle of fake tan, but that doesn't sound half as exciting.
Double psst, go see Pirate of the Carribean! I went last night and it was brilliant.
Triple psst, don't knit in the dark.