Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Diesel and Unleaded!!!!!!!!!! A Warning

Ever have one of those days? I just can't seem to get my knitting projects done! That's the story for the moment so I just did not need what happened today. It was an incident waiting to happen too, and it would happen to me. I put unleaded petrol into my DH's DIESEL car. ( my car takes unleaded). OH MY GOD what a thing to do. Luckily (if you call it lucky) I realised it half way through the fill. I was on my way home from visiting my Mam and stopped for petrol, I mean diesel. Well for anyone who's interested this takes ages to remedy. Firstly I had to contact insurance co, then they advised at least a two hour wait for a tow truck, next tried my local garage near home and from where the car was purchased and they were very helpful,but I still had to wait, and the tow truck would only take the car to the nearest dealer, so that meant a hire car also!! to take me home. You see the tank will have to be drained and this takes time, obviously. We'll deal with the cost tomorrow.
All in all, it took almost three hours from the time of filling to the time of delivery of car via tow truck to the garage.

LESSON; NEVER PUT UNLEADED PETROL INTO A DIESEL TANK.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Me and Ravelry etc

Intermittent blogging for me lately. I've had a very busy time for the last 2 months, and so have not had my mind on blogging. Have been doing some knitting, photos later, but only small projects which is only using tiny pieces from my stash. Thanks to Isobel and Diane who suggested 'flashing your stash' a while ago, I had to look the stash in the eye and feel guilt ridden for having so much and so little time to do anything with it. And then I won and got a cake of beautiful Rowan yarn to add to the stash!!!!

My daughter had her debs at the beginning of September, DH graduated with his BA in Psychology, then my Mam took sick and so no knitting much

Then on Thursday last, I got my invitation to Ravelry. Oh my God what am I going to do with this? Now fellow bloggers I've copied you all in setting up the blog in the first place and I've really enjoyed it, so I just had to apply also to join Ravelry. Hopefully this will be a smooth ride for me, cos I'm not great at organising myself computerwise. So girls you may even hear a few screams through the blog, should I get frustrated. How long would I need realistically to get myself organised on Ravelry? Advice please!!

Thursday, 11 October 2007

POLICE

I was at the Police concert at Croke Park, Dublin last Saturday night. It was amazing and the band really were good. They played all their old numbers and even updated 'jazzed up' some of them, which I really enjoyed, though I've heard a few complaints that they did. However if you can't move with the times,nobody will listen.

Guitar playing by Andy Summers was amazing, drumming by Stewart Copeland was great, but for me the guitar playing and the voice of Sting really does it. He looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His looks, his figure (oh if I could look like that, female version of course) in skinny jeans.

A night of pure rock enjoyment. You can see I'm besotted. ( however i would take a seat rather than stand in future)

Monday, 1 October 2007

Some knitting and no stash enhancement

Some hats I've knitted for the Simon community for Irish knitting week which takes place this month. A good way to use up some of your stash if you have the time.

Thankfully I could not add to my stash while in Wexford recently. This was the state of the Wool shop. I think its been derelict for years by the look of it. I have been doing some other knitting lately. But no photos yet. Perhaps in my next posting.

Meanwhile don't depend on filling your stash in Wexford town!!