Knitted underwear

Yes, it’s finally happened. I’ve tried knitting everything else – socks, gloves, slippers, hats, sweaters, blankets, scarves, etc… there was only one thing left to try: underpants! Then I saw Marnie’s Assets of Evo pattern and had to try it.

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I didn’t do the embroidery. I tried, but it just wasn’t looking very good! Modelled shot to come, perhaps… At any rate I’m really happy with them, they fit very well and are so comfy! Bit cold for shorts at the moment though, I’m thinking they’ll be good for between season sleepwear.

I’ve been holding out on you…

You see, on Friday I caved and ordered my new camera, a Canon 450D. And on Saturday it arrived! Then it poured with rain all day and there was nothing to take photos of. I’ve been gradually getting used to it during the week though and tonight I took the training wheels off and used it in full manual mode for the first time! But more on that later. First you get a photo I took of my lovely flatmate Kashmira:

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Isn’t she beautiful? (and pink?)

I also sort of ran a dorky competition on facebook to come up with a name for my camera. So now thanks to Ben it is called Henri, after Henri Cartier-Bresson. Awesome idea.

I promised a photo to the winner so Ben gets some pudding:

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(yeah, I could have stuffed around getting the lighting right but my pudding would have gone cold!)

Um, sorry you didn’t get to actually eat any, Ben.

Another Rangi reunion!

This time to meet up with Julia, who was passing through and who I haven’t seen for many years. Everyone’s always just the same though. Just… way more grown up!

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From left to right, that’s Candice, Katherine, me, Helen and Julia.

Join Me

A cool thing happened yesterday.

On the way to work yesterday morning, I started reading Join Me, by Danny Wallace. It’s about how Danny started a cult (or rather collective) by accident.

I continued to read it as I sat in the cafe across from work at lunchtime. Then something happened. An old man came up to me and said “I see your book has Join Me written on the front, so I thought I would. Do you mind if I sit here?” I told him to be my guest, and we chatted for a couple of minutes, and the lady at the table next door joined in, and then we all went back to our books, newspapers, and lists (he had a whole stack of lists. I have no idea what they were for!)

On the Tube on the way home I continued to read, until I got to the part where Danny gives his followers their first instruction: Make an old man happy. Unwittingly, I had already followed his first instruction!

I’m definitely joining.

ps. if YOU want to join, send a passport photo to:

JOIN ME
PO BOX 33561
London E3 2YW