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Lynn's Kindle Apr. 7th, 2011 @ 04:32 pm
I've been Kindled.
I've been thinking about it for a while. I haven't read a book for 6 months or so. Last summer I read a lot of Anne McCaffrey, Sheri S Teper and Tanith Lee. And then I stopped. I kept picking up books and reading a bit, then lost interest. Even favourite books couldn't hold my attention.

The Kindle adverts on TV have been so annoying and then I got curious. And started to look into it and all of a suuden, on Sunday I ordered a Kindle and on Tuesday it was in my grubby little hands.

AND I LOVE IT.

I am totally fascinated by it, it's easy to read, to hold and I like the dictionary bit and that I can knit (knitkindle!) while reading, without having to find a paperweight or something to try and balance a book open.

But I am surprised at the passionate response from some of my friends. I mean, it's not like I'm burning all my physical books but to some people I have gone over to the dark side!! LOL.

What I like though is you can read "secretly" - no one has to know what you are reading.
My guilty pleasure at the mo is Angela Knight - Time Hunter: Warrior. I had never heard of her but was googling time travel books and this popped up.

And so I am reading again.

Also, I like that you don't know how long a chapter is, so I just keep reading. Somehow I don't feel "pressure". Difficult to explain.

Oh and hello to any LJ friends left out there! I still have dolls, I still knit and have been knitting lots of doll stuff.

And now I read again!
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: omg - radio 2!!
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Still knitting !!!! ^___^ Feb. 21st, 2009 @ 06:24 pm
Scottie couldn't miss out, could she?

scottie's new sweater

I made hers a bit shorter as that's more her style!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

The twins finally have their sweaters... Feb. 18th, 2009 @ 04:00 pm
I've finally finished making the twins' stripey sweaters. I only started them in 2006

I'd knitted the front and sleeves for both sweaters and then stopped.

So, I knitted the backs at the weekend and finally sewed them up in this morning. I used Rowan's Kid Silk Haze and J&S Shetland lace weight. I wanted an oversized look so they are a larger scale than normal for this size of doll.

twins

twinstwins twins
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Knitting again Feb. 16th, 2009 @ 11:39 am
I didn't realise I'd deserted LJ for so long, not that a month is long but you know, a lot happens.

I've rediscovered the absolute joy of knitting for my dolls. It is so relaxing and absorbing. I can lose myself completely in concentrating on tiny stitches and working out the pattern. I have heaps of ideas again and have been writing them down before I forget.

Anyways, I made this sweater for RIME last week. It's based on a pattern in an old Rowan Magazine, I've always loved it and hoped it would work in miniature. I'm not entirley happy with the cables, they seem a little bulky and there's not enough twists but it's something I can work on.

Rowan's version:

reveal from Rowan magazine #34

My version:

miniature version of reveal

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Now to do flist catching up!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: summer breeze

I made me a hat! Nov. 15th, 2008 @ 01:33 pm
It's Noro - vember! I made myself a hat from Noro Kureyon. This pattern is very popular on Ravelry and I can see why. It was fun to knit.

The hat on me:

Norovember hat on me

and the hat on Matty the glass head (because even if your head is made from glass you need to keep warm in November!):

Norovember hat on Matty
Current Mood: happyhappy

Clothes Aug. 1st, 2008 @ 11:14 am
I discovered this a couple of days ago - The Brown Dress Project about a woman who wore the same brown dress every day for a year.
The project was started 3 years ago and so was over 2 years ago. Nevertheless I find it fascinating.

The same evening I watched Trinny and Susannah - the usual thing where they yell at shoppers for buying the wrong clothes. However, it was announced that "statistics show that while the nation spends £30 billion a year on clothes, 80% of garments purchased are never worn". Not surprising.

I went to a wedding last weekend, and the Friday before I panicked, didn't know what to wear so spent nearly all day looking for clothes and bought 3 potential outfits. I haven't been clothes shopping in ages and found it quite stressful. For a start all the clothes are geared up for younger people, and I hate these silly, little cap sleeves/puff sleeves that have suddenly started to appear on shirts/dresses. I like plain stuff. Simple.

In the end I wore a plainish dress that was on sale for £12.50!!!! (but it was too long, hence my grumpiness) and a shrug that I had knitted myself.


I still felt a little uncomfortable though *sigh*. My self esteem has hit a real low these last few months.

I must buck up!
Current Mood: irritatedirritated

For dollseye Jul. 29th, 2008 @ 09:41 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSE

Hope you have a fabberlus day.

Are you watching BB? We're just seeing the evictions this time so still don't really know half the people.

Extra Texture: future projects Jul. 5th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm
from Knitscene Fall 2008

These are my favourites at the moment.......

Riding to Avalon - love, love, love the button detailing on sleeves and neck.

future project: Riding to Avalon

Michaelmas Mitts - I have a passion for gauntlet mitts.

future project: Michaelmas Mitts

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Current Mood: excitedexcited

desk top meme Jun. 29th, 2008 @ 02:05 pm
I've really enjoyed seeing the desktop pictures, appeals to the very nosey side of me.

Here is mine....I hardly ever have pictures of dolls as my desktop. This is a picture from a knitting pattern I recently bought in Ravelry.........I love polar bears and hope to make these soon (after everyhting else I want to knit!!)



PS: Thanks very, very much for the comments on my last post, I'll reply to them soon. ^__^
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Forest of the Dead Jun. 8th, 2008 @ 12:45 am
Dr Who/Steven Moffat is just the BEST combination.

and Alex Kingston was superb.

My favourite so far of season 4.
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