Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cake, yarn and goodbyes (but mostly cake)

Last Wednesday was the final knitting meeting at the Wool Baa that I'm going to be able to go to, and as such there were photos and cake as well as knit. Not much to say about it all, except I am going to miss you lot.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tis the season...

...for woolly hats! I have no concentration these days, and so am only knitting small projects. First was a hat for me:

It's Woolly Wormhead's teacozy hat, knitted in some Natural Dye Studio yarn which may be called Saga, but may not (I lost the label ages ago). The pattern is nice and mindless, the yarn is fabulous and any hat with a hole for a ponytail is a grand hat if you ask me.

Next up is a hat for baby badger. I hated knitting the hat, but she likes it so I guess that should be good enough for me. I learned something from knitting the hat, and that is that knitting with beads is a hellish activity that I shan't be repeating. Behold the hated hat:

(Ravelry link), by Grumperina. Knitted in Rowan something or other with some mystery beady things.

That's your lot for now, am off to London for a bit where I may harass Mr Craig if I get a chance.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Once upon a time there was a badger who got bored of blogging. After a long break she decided to start blogging again. The end.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Part two!

So, after we had finished talking about vaginas with Woolly Wormhead at Ally Pally, we went and ate pancakes with Idoru. Yum!

Refreshed by sugar and lager we went to Stash, where we saw Diane, and a bit more yarn purchasing occurred. Next on the list was iknit, where I had great fun hanging out with Mr Craig.

Doesn't he look happy to meet me? At iknit we each bought a skein of cashmere for our peril snoods, and I think iknit is my favouritest yarn shop ever after the Wool Baa. If you find yourself wandering the streets of London you should definitely go there and take your shoes off and make yourself at home on their couch.

And the stash haul - I was going to take individual photos, but it seemed like too much hard work. Instead, this is the combined haul.

There is lace weight, sock weight and a teeny bit of sport weight. I was feeling a smidgen goth this year and the purchases do reflect that. I didn't spend over my budget and nothing was bought that I don't have a plan for, so i'm feeling smug.

Badger's next outing will be at the Stitch n Bitch day in London, and, as ever, if you see me come and say hi.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I am home, I have yarn - Part 1

I'm not sure whether I can cope with all the excitement that my few days away contained. I'm a very tired and broke little badger, but I shall do my best to tell the exciting tale of buying yarn down south.

Thursday involved being collected by Spanner and Northern Monkey. I managed to lock my keys in my car just before they arrived, but luckily I found a local delinquent to rescue them for me. We set off and everything was fun and happy, so I took the executive decision to inform Stuart Maconie that we were quite impressed with his choice of tunes on Radio 2 that afternoon. NM then declared she needed a wee, and so it was only later that night we discovered that Stuart had said mentioned us. My big break on radio, and I missed it due to NM's bladder. (If you want to hear us mentioned - and let's face it, why wouldn't you - then clicky here and choose to listen to Thursday's episode. We're named about 15 minutes into the show).

Anyhoo, we arrived down south and went to the pub where I had some southern booze. It tasted ok, but the locals seemed an odd lot.

We retired to Super Monkey's treehouse and I had an enjoyable night's sleep where I wasn't threatened with a crowbar and also wasn't nearly crushed by a giant. Oh no, the treehouse is a marvelous place for a sleepover.

In the morning we were off! We got seats on the train and Spanner had a row with a man about her socks. She got quite angry and I got a bit scared, but then he ran away from us after Spanner yelled 'sock hater!' at him very loudly. The rest of the journey to London was fairly uneventful, but then we had to navigate the tube. I found a map and plotted our route, with only a little bit of help from everyone else.

And we arrived! I met up with old chums who have fat bellies.

I made new chums who have the softest imaginable black baby alpaca lace ever.

I found some very forward thinking ladies at Knitwitches who let me try on a badger sized shawl. Babooshka badger!

I found some squishy fibre at Fyberspates and I squeezed it good and proper before deciding it needed to come home with me.

I spent some pennies at Socktopus. Good yarn, good happy ladies.

And one final chum at the show was Phil from the Natural Dye Studio.

We then ate pancakes, did more shopping and all kinds of stuff, but I'm tired now and so will post part 2 later. Kthxbye.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Just a quickie

I'll be at Ally Pally on Friday, so if you see someone waving a badger around then it's probably me. Come and say hello, I don't bite. Much.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Unfortunately not a real holibag, but a break from the blog. I'm still knitting, but not that much and it's nothing interesting anyway. I'm trying to sort out an awful lot of things in my life right now, and anything that distracts me from what I need to focus on has to go. I may come back to blogging, I might not.

Thanks for reading and commenting over the last year and a bit, it's been fun :)