Monday, 23 June 2008

Kooramock by The Isohels - (Curamach - Irish for Careful)

Last week the Isohels (the band my daughter plays in) played their 'final' gig with a party atmosphere at Whelans of Wexford Street in Dublin. A brilliant performance!! Having been together now for 4 years, they have entertained at gigs around Dublin and Kildare, and their album which has been worked on for the last few months only released on the night of the gig, just an hour before show started. Go on over to www.myspace.com/theisohels to hear a sample. I have thoroughly enjoyed going to their gigs, and indeed have gone to more music venues in the last couple of years than I did all my life.Good luck to you all as you journey now in different directions and I hope you will all get together again for more rocking entertainment. I'll miss the gigs and will have to look for other excuses to attend them!!

The Isohels

The audience enjoying the gig
A road sign advertising the album.



On another note but with the same theme. Be careful (Kooramock) where you park your car while you attend a gig!!!! Clamped again, along with Mary at http://www.craftydogs.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Mix n Match Swap

I recently signed up for a Mix n Match swap. My swap was Erica from Sweden. www.stickis.blogspot.com.
A wonderful parcel arrived yesterday as you can see from the following pictures and I am delighted with the gifts.
A beautiful pink silk covered notebook, lovely fruity tea, which I will try later, some biscotti style biscuits with a hint of mint flavour, very unusual and delicious, that green cone-shaped package contained delicious chocolate (notice the past tense on the chocs). A lovely pink linen dishcloth, 4 beautiful bluey pink buttons and fabulous coloured what I think is cotton sock yarn. (I can't read the Swedish label)
This is the lovely yarn and gorgeous buttons

Monday, 2 June 2008

Flickr Success

I felt after yesterday's rant that I should blog today to say that I had success in uploading my pictures and posting them on Ravelry. Just logged on to Ravelry this morning and thought that it would be just the same as last evening, but Bingo!! uploading worked!! Seems like there was a glitch on Flickr's system and others had the same problem.
Onwards and upwards. I am not very techno aware and last night was the last straw. You know how it feels when you think your doing something wrong computerwise? Well everytime I tackle something new, I always have the jitters and think that I won't be able to do it, and also afraid that I'll make a complete mess. And so when something does not work, I just assume it's me doing something wrong. But today I feel better and the success at publishing the pictures on Ravelry gives me the impetus to carry on.
End of rant!!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Flickr Anger!!!! WIPs and Finished Knits

Current wip. Alpaca scarf from a free pattern at Interweave Knits. Its little arrowhead lace and is quite an easy knit. I bought the yarn at the 2006 Knitting and Stitching show!!!! Its been in my stash since. Its really soft.

Finished blue cardi/jacket. This took me about 3 months to knit. Its in Jaegar Matchmaker Merino 4ply and knit on 3.75mm needles. I'm really pleased with it especially since I washed it and blocked it. Before that, the stitches looked uneven, but now are quite flat. The yarn is really soft, but the weather is too warm to wear it at the moment.

I've had to blog about these projects, as I've spent the last 2 hours on Ravelry trying to add the photos from my Flickr account to my Ravelry project base. I've no idea what is going wrong, but when I drag the picture to place it in the required 'box' it wont go into the box at all, but then I get a number of the pictures all over the page. Don't quite know how I'm still sane or have not lost my temper with the whole thing. Its taken me ages to sit down and write up my Ravelry profile and enter my projects, stash etc. I even asked my daughter for help and she is completely baffled!!