Thursday, 24 April 2008

Oh no MAN FLU!!!

Oh me dear lord. HE HAS MANFLU!!!

Sniffling, snuffling, grunting..oh the misery. I think the woman suffers more under manflu than the man himself. He didn't move from the couch today. I left him in his underwear on the couch, playing on the laptop, and FOUND him on the couch in his underwear, playing on the laptop. Oh the joy!
Meanwhile, I've been at college, listening to a very exciting Strategic Human Resources class (NOT!) and trying not to nod off noticable...kinda hard when you sit 3 feet from the lecturer! hahaha!

I'm still not sure what to do about the Tudora. I've been given some advice to handsoak and apply hair conditioner. Didn't work. It still feels kinda scratchy. What a loss...I think I'll send it in any case and if my mom doesn't like it, then so be it. At least it was a 100 hour knit. I can deal with losing a 3 hour knit. I've also started another pinwheel. Purely because I wanted to use up some half skeins of yarn. Pic here.....

I also ordered enough yarn for 2 new projects. I planning on starting the Gilet Canasta on page 20 and after that the Pull Castel Manhattan on page 11. These are both from the Phildar Tendances No.460. I bought this one from the Phildar website for only 2 euros. Bargain. Then added to other catalogues too as I felt bad for having them post just one all the way from France to the UK. So I also got a crochet pattern catalogue no.471 with some great summer crochet pieces. And then a smallish catalogue No 550 with about 5 patterns or so. The knitted and lined coat on the cover is a defo knit!
Anyway, Mr Manflu got his bonus today and I decided to take advantage seeing as he is planning on spending it on a new Mac...something about recording music..blah blah blah....The Phildar site is so super confusing! My catalogues are in French...needless to say, I don't speak French, so still have to figure out the patterns. But if you log onto the site in english, it doesn't allow you to see the french patterns and vice versa. So I had to log onto the site in french and try to order yarn that way. Let me tell you, it isn't easy..even with the help of Babelfish. The good thing is that you find the catalogue that you own, find the pattern on the related page, and select your size. And the site automatically picks the correct amount of yarn with a colour chart of available colours. I chose a nice turq blue for the Gilet and the given cream for the other. Now it just needs to arrive. I'm soooo excited!
ETA..having trouble adding the new pinwheel pics and crochet catalogue...will try in a separate post
Ok his highness has relocated back to the couch..let me serve....

1 comment:

Aberdonian said...

Oh dear! I hope you have more success with Phildar patterns than me! I found them incredibly badly written and in sizes totally unrealistic so had to rewrite a pattern completely.

I do agree that they have very nice patterns to look at.