Sunday, 3 June 2007


Kai has tagged me to tell 8 random things about myself.

  1. I used to sail a lot when I was in my teens - racing dinghies, specifically - and I still love messing around in boats.
  2. I love to play the piano. I've never had lessons, though. And yes, I can read music - although I can't remember learning.
  3. I read a lot - I mean, really a lot. The books in the sidebar are only part of it.....
  4. I enjoy learning languages.
  5. I have a degree in Physics from Imperial College.
  6. I studied for a maths degree with the Open University, but I haven't quite completed it. Yet. I still might. Who knows?
  7. I've been shortsighted all my life, until I had my eyes lasered five years ago. Expensive, but worth every penny. Wonderful to open your eyes in the morning, and be able to see across the room.
  8. My life has completely changed direction three times in the last seven years.
Now according to the rules here -
  • Participants start with 7 or 8 random facts about themselves
  • Tagged people write a blog entry of their random facts
  • At the end of the post, tag 7 or 8 more people, and include their names
  • Leave each of them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and refer them back to your blog
I am supposed to tag 8 other people. This is difficult. I read a lot of blogs, but I don't know many of their authors personally, and I feel very awkward about tagging somebody whom I don't really know. So I think I am just going to say - please consider yourself tagged, if you would like to!

On other matters, I am incredibly busy sorting things out ready for our move. We still don't have a firm completion date, although we know it will almost certainly be before the end of this month. The most likely date is just about three weeks away now.

It is astonishing how much stuff accumulates when you stay in one place for a few years. Biros get lost, socks get lost, dpns get lost - why doesn't 'stuff' get lost? It would be most helpful if it would all just conveniently disappear.

Knitting. I have knit not one single stitch on the Illusion pullover. This is because most of my knitting has been done in the car over the last few days, and working Russian joins going down the A303 is not the easiest thing in the world.

So instead, I have picked up the Grasshopper socks again. I am just loving these. The lace pattern is going very easily - I have heard of people having problems with this, as it is all yo p2tog, but it seems to be flowing very nicely. And I am very taken with the heel shaping. It is a toe up sock, with a heel flap. This is not intuitive in the way that top down heel flaps are nowadays for me, but I think I will use this construction method again. Currently I am working the shaping at the back of the leg. Perhaps not entirely necessary, as this fabric is extremely stretchy, but I like the look of it.

Progress picture in the next post, if I am not lost without trace beneath a sea of cardboard boxes.


Heather said...

Good luck with all the packing. I hope the move isn't too painful. You never know you might find all the dpns, biros, etc that have disappeared over the years!

Kai said...

Meme's are always hard to pass on... :)
Thanks for doing it honey.

Good luck woth the packing and here's hoping 'stuff' does disappear!!! :)

Can't wait to see the Grasshopper socks.

Queen Frogger said...

It is interesting to get a little insight into someone through a meme. Thank you for sharing! Hope the move goes OK.

Lindsey said...

Good luck with the packing and moving....I do hate moving! I hope it all goes well.

I'm very curious to see these Grasshopper socks...they sound intriguing!