Grumpy Socks and a Meme
Yarn: Trekking ProNatura - 75% wool, 25% bamboo
Needles: 2.5mm magic loop, dpns and two circs
Started: October 2007
Finished: 24 May 2008
Notes: In summary - the Socktober challenge sock that was nearly too much of a challenge. One really great thing about them is the yarn - love this wool and bamboo blend to knit with and they feel nice on the feet. Having tried three different needle options I'm still a DPN lover above all else.
The rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
Here are my responses.1) What was I doing ten years ago?
Exactly ten years ago I was not managing to do much revising for my first year exams at uni as I was suffering a bout of ME with a vengeance. I ended up repeating the year. Every May since I left university I feel an overwhelming sense of relief at not having looming exams, I've never minded the actual exams as much as the guilt in the run up to them whenever I did anything that wasn't revision. The bliss of picking up a novel without feeling I should be reading a textbook was so strong for those first couple of years of freedom!
2) What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:
1. Persuade the other half to clean the house as my cousin is coming to stay
2. Blog, as I may not get another chance pre Oslo trip
3. Make something yummy for dinner
4. Watch the cricket highlights
5. Knit on a happy happy rainbow coloured sock
Fab ice lollies - as in the brand Fab - not just fabulous lollies.This weekend in particular - brown rice sweet chilli crackers - they were yum
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Quit work and buy a huge house by the sea in Cornwall. Fritter my time away on anything that took my fancy - no doubt mainly knitting - and give oodles of money to charity to restore my sense of worth.
Saltash(Cornwall), Bristol, Oxford.
6) Jobs I have had:
7) Peeps I want to know more about:
Now I'm rubbish at picking from all the blogs I read but I also only do memes when I actually get tagged for them so I'm going to do some tagging by picking the commenters from the last post who I don't think have done this yet:
Queen of the Froggers
I also understand the ME thing, I had to re-take my 2nd year because of it and have had to do my 3rd year over 2 years because of it. Off to knit and chill and not feel guilty as I deserve a break.
Love the LMK socks.
Your Grumpy..Love Me Knots... look very soft and comfy, that should go a long way in chasing off some grumps.
oh nooooo, on the Honeybees though, what a Beauty!
I'm such a pathetic blogger nowadays, but I'll keep it in mind and see what I can do, eh? That's the best I can offer at the moment.
Interesting meme - I remember well the relief of not having exams to deal with anymore...
I will play along with the meme in a week or so's time!
And the honeybees are a crying shame.
Cornwall. A house by the sea with knitting and frittering. Perfect.
Can't believe those honeybees don't fit - gah!! Hope re-doing the cuff will fix them.
I shall post tomorrow (probably!)
Oh to be a billionaire...
I have done the meme
And dude! Fab ice lollies! You've sparked off a craving now...