Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday dish scrubbie

A quick project for this snowy cosy Sunday - A square dish scrubbie. One side is a basket-weave stitch (shown above) and the other just simple single crochet. I worked a pretty shell stitch edging on as well.

It was fun and fast, and I love making little dish scrubbies, especially when I want to learn a new stitch.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

This is me on pinterest lately

(image via the awesome and wonderful Hyperbole and a half)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Going viral

Well, this is what I would hope a 'viral' work would consist of. 
But it's more likely to be guys getting hit in the plums and cats with captions.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

International Rivalry in the Home: Big Rocks Edition.

My husband just emailed me from work telling me that, tomorrow when he drives across the country to deliver some important archaeology thing-a-me-bobs, he will be passing by Denmark's largest rock: Hvissingestenen.

He then proceded to big it up a bit, and boldly claimed that it would, and I quote, "make Uluru it's bitch".

'Ooh' I thought, 'that sounds impressive. Why haven't we visited that before?'

I then scrolled down to see that he had linked me to the Danish wiki page for Hvissingestenen.

Big mistake.

Lets see Hvissingestenen shall we?

And now Uluru:

Now lets have a look at some of the differences here.

First, you can take a picture of ALL of Hvissingestenen from a few meters away on the ground. The picture of Uluru above was taken from a helicopter from several kilometres away and it still doesn't quite capture it all.

Next, tree size comparison. See those tall green things towering OVER Hvissingestenen? Those are trees. Now see the masses of tiny green dots around the base of Uluru? Those are trees. Things are becoming clearer, yes?

And finally, I think one of the main things that needs to be noted here is the fact that Uluru DOES NOT NEED FENCE PALINGS TO HOLD IT UP.

I rest my case.

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Image from 'English Society' by George Du Maurier via:

Text by me because, again, this is what went through my head when I saw it.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Pinning like a mofo

I heart Pinterest. Heart it lots. If you haven't been on there yet you should probably check it out.

No. Wait. Don't. You'll just get addicted and spend all your spare time there browsing the pretties and the funnies and the awesome Doctor Who geekiness.

Anyway, they have a little bookmarklet tool that I find pretty useful for pinning stuff I find around the web, and today I inadvertently stumbled upon an awesome trick. It made me stupidly happy to figure it out, but I'm sure other people knew it already.

You want to know what it is?

Well check this out...

Yeah, I know...simple but awesome right.

I'll shut up now and get back to looking at the crochet boards :P

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Old illustration silliness

I've become obsessed with browsing old books on Project Gutenberg. Some of the stuff one finds is bizarre, some is wonderful, and some is just a hoot.

I particularly love seeing old illustrations, and my brain, being my brain, tends to add captions to some of said images.

Case in point :- This image comes from "L'Illustration, No. 0409, 27 D├ęcembre 1850" . This is what I imagined was playing out when I saw it:

It still makes me giggle.