Little Purls of Wisdom

A lot of knittting, and maybe a little wisdom.

2.5 weeks November 29, 2007

Filed under: friends,Knitting,London — littlepurlsofwisdom @ 8:05 pm

I leave in 2.5 weeks. I can’t believe the semester’s almost over…. And I had the revelation on Monday after turning in my portfolio that I don’t want to go home.

At least not long term. Visit home, yes. Ideally everyone should come here and visit me. But I don’t want to leave London. I like it here. I, in fact, love it here. I like my job (especially on days like today. my boss found out that i had never seen Diagnosis Murder and didn’t know who Quincy was. He litteraly put his head in his hands, jumped out of his chair, and walked out of the tiny office. Normally he’s very calm. I think the Christmas spirit is getting to him…). But yeah, I love London and am seriously considering grad school here….

In other news, Wales was fun. I have pictures, but I’m too lazy to take them off of my camera. I also have knitting that needs to be photographed. I have some Christmas presents to finish, and some to get. YAY Christmas shopping! I’m so excited that I can listen to Christmas music now and not feel crazy.

And next week I get to learn about British Christmas traditions… My boss is bringing Minced Pies. Sadly I don’t think he’ll be bringing mulled wine though. That would not motivate anyone to work… hehe. Any suggestions on American Christmas traditions or food that I can share?

I was going to put something here, but I can’t remember what. So I’ll leave you with a quote from Kathleen. This is what she said to me when I ran into her on my way to get my laundry:

“Hey! I was just thinking about you! So, I’ve decided that you’re going to marry someone with teenagers and live happily ever after… Don’t ask me how I came up with that!”



And this is my office…

my office

and a quote from my boss today:
“We have British size fridges. You have American sized fridges as big as a house!”


Honorable Mention November 10, 2007

Filed under: London — littlepurlsofwisdom @ 12:45 pm

One of my pictures got an honorable mention in the program photo competition.


I didn’t win the prize money, but I do get the glory. Which is always nice.

Back to knitting, reading, watching House and just having a relaxing and lazy Saturday.


Dear Mouse, November 4, 2007

Filed under: Knitting — littlepurlsofwisdom @ 2:45 pm

The England yarn is not happy in the drawer. It sits at the top of the bag with the scissors and needles and such, mocking me.


The label has fallen off in one of it’s attempts at freedom. Failed attempt, but an attempt.

I need to free the size ones, so hopefully I’ll get that done soon (damn socks that have taken a year! I’m past the heel, there’s no going back this time!). Yes, the England and Africa socks must happen before they start a revolution in the stash.


Knitting update

Filed under: Knitting — littlepurlsofwisdom @ 2:39 pm

I have been knitting, I promise. Lots of knitting in fact. I have seven pattern repeats before i finish the feather and fan shawl, and then i’ll start the Wing of the Moth one. Soooo pretty!

Here are some pictures of new yarn, yarn i have laying around and holiday presents.



Those two are gifts that need to be finished. I’ve been slacking a bit on the holiday knitting… bad me.


Caterpillar Jaywalker socks for me. I love them. They’re a nice little “I need to knit something with a pattern, but not think too much” project.


Scarf for me. I finished the Ene’s shawl, so it’s sitting in the closet waiting to block when I get home. Yay for freeing up some needles


New sock yarn I bought in a cute little shop in the Cotswolds. It was lots of fun, and very pretty.
So that’s my knitting news for now. I wandered around Hyde Park today, taking more pictures. I have so many it’s insane. But it’s fun. Now I’m off to go grocery shopping, and then maybe back to the park to read Henry IV, part one (yay Shakespeare).