Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Yarn still threaded across the looms, spinning wheels, and shelves full of colourful bobbins that look like they've been left just as they were abandoned, whenever that was. The roof is now falling down, and a couple of trees have fallen onto the waterwheel at the end. It's obviously been like that for a long time, but it is amazing. Not museumy touristy this-is-how-we-once-lived amazing, but genuinely untouched amazing, like peering through the (albeit very dirty) windows of history. There were some electric lights strung up dangling from the ceiling so it can't be fairy-tale ancient, but I am guessing they were powered by the waterwheel. I'd love to know when it was last working. I must do some research!
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Here we go then:
What was I doing 10 years ago?
Hmm. In between the 2nd and 3rd years of my Geography degree in Aberystwyth I think. I seem to remember I spent most of the summer bimbling round mid-Wales collecting soil, and then digesting it in the laboratory. Little did I know this dissertation would be the start of the theme for the next 6 years of my life (I am now intimate with the soils of the mid-Wales mining field, and indeed the grasses and sheep that grow and graze on them)! I think I also escaped to Scotland to bum around for a while, but I couldn't tell you exactly when; 10 years and a lot of studying sheep has addled my brain.
Well it's late now, so there's not much left, but they are:
1. Finish this blog!
2. Upload Ravelry 365 photos
3. Make some dinner
4. Eat it
5. Collapse into bed
Edit: Now just the last one left!
Snacks I enjoy
Cheese, crisps, anything salty, and anything with avocado. Surprising it seems for a knitter, I am no chocoholic.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire
Buy a nice bit of land nearby and build a small, funky house, preferably with a hand-made lopsided character, and a studio to fill with crafty things, including much yarn. And then I have no idea! Charity yes, but how I would choose I don't know! Actually I wouldn't want to be a billionaire, I think it would be awful. Someone else can keep the billions.
Places I’ve lived
In order: Eastbourne, Brighton, Aberystwyth (and then Borth, Llanbadarn, Moriah, Rhydyfelin, Llanafan and probably other mid-Welsh villages that I've temporarily forgotten, and then back to Aberystwyth again).
Everyone. Including myself.
I've just read that back, and it is as dull as I expected it to be. I think it would be interesting to write it again another day, and see if it's entirely different according to my mood.
Edit: Okay, judging on this one, maybe not interesting.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Ooh, and I'm very excited: some people are knitting the tea cosy on Ravelry. I cannot describe how unbelievably chuffed I am that anyone has even gone and looked at it. Woo-hoo! :-)