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Today I bought the local rag for the first time in years, because the headline was all bout [livejournal.com profile] darwinian_woman's No. 10 petition! She's even interviewed in it, and Oxfordshire PCT look like the total burkes they are. Woo!

In sadder news, the cotton I bought to make a cardi is really not me, I shall have to face up to it. What do you folk think I should do with it? I am rather tempted to keep it and use it on odd 4ply cotton projects, and hope I'll be able to find some in a nicer shade discounted one day. I have been collecting odd balls for a crochetted hexagon throw, and it would be nice to edge it all in one colour...

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It is throwing it down with rain now. Perhaps this weekend was spring, then.

ETA : oooh yes, I'm sure someone here was looking for long-sleeved scoop neck tops? I found some in the people tree range, on Oxfam first floor, £6 (yay!) down from £20 (insane price!). I scored one in mocha and one in purple. Yum.

It is curry night tonight. To my deep sadness, we have no naan in the house. But it will be my favourite curry, Rogan Josh! Yaaaaay!

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Date: 2009-03-23 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Dye the yarn THEN knit it into a cardi. Then if the dyeing doesn't go to plan, you can make hexagons/give away. I would be immensely frustrated if I knitted a lovely thing then accidentally dyed it a worse colour than before...

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Date: 2009-03-23 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyddgu.livejournal.com
I'm not sure if/how I could dye 10x balls of cotton glace in the ball...
/is not quite yarn savvy enough

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Date: 2009-03-23 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluedevi.livejournal.com
I have one of those scoop-neck things. It is indeed lovely.

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Date: 2009-03-23 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyddgu.livejournal.com
I now have three!! \o/

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Date: 2009-03-23 04:29 pm (UTC)
white_hart: (Mrs Grimstone)
From: [personal profile] white_hart
It was me who was looking for the tops, and I got a couple of them a few weeks back.

I wouldn't mind buying a couple of balls of the cotton glace from you to make my cardi a bit less cropped than it will otherwise have to be. Or I could swap you three balls of sort-of fuchsiay pink for three balls of lilac if you wanted different colours to play with for other projects?

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Date: 2009-03-23 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyddgu.livejournal.com
Ah, yes. I think my boss was too, though, so I'll tell her tomorrow.
I'd be more than happy to swap for colours - I am determined to make this throw eventually!

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Date: 2009-03-23 07:53 pm (UTC)
white_hart: (Default)
From: [personal profile] white_hart
Fab! I will try to remember to bring the pink next time I see you.

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Date: 2009-03-23 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sebastienne.livejournal.com
Sadly, the journalists also look quite a lot like berks. It took me quite some time to work out who the four men they were talking about were meant to be... still, yayness!

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Date: 2009-03-23 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyddgu.livejournal.com
Ah, that bit hadn't registered with me. Bugger. However, Oxford Mail and Times are hardly known (to me, at least) for standards of journalistic rigour and wotnot - cf Friday's Times leader about the Depository.
I think I got distracted by the bollocks about GRS - ""There's limited evidence of the long-term effectiveness of surgical treatment to support funding." Er, do what? Do penises magically regrow or something?

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Date: 2009-03-24 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riohnna.livejournal.com
I would keep the cotton for other projects, because I hear that dyring cotton is hard, or takes a lot more work.

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Date: 2009-03-24 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyddgu.livejournal.com
I think you're right, really. Though I wish my crochetting was better, I really love that throw (Erika Knight Hexagon throw). It's so difficult, dammit!

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Date: 2009-03-24 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riohnna.livejournal.com
And I think knitting is difficult! The throw sounds gorgeous!!

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