Thursday, January 14, 2010

no foes please

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jealous?

i am so lucky to have wonderful friends. b found this orla kiely multi-stem duvet cover online a few weeks ago, and i had been coveting it ever since. of course, it's only available in the UK. i got to the point where i decided it was totally worth the exorbitant shipping costs - and then i found out a friend from london was coming to town, and he would be happy to pick one up for me! the jaffa cakes and tea? total bonus. now we need to find a duvet that'll fit properly inside... any tips other than ordering from amazon.co.uk?

i also made some new friends over the weekend. i decided it was finally time to find a knitting group on the west side of los angeles - i hadn't joined one since moving from pasadena (rose city knitters, i miss you!). so on saturday i headed up the street to the fairview public library and peeked into their community room, where i was greeted by lovely knitterly ladies, tea, and cookies! i will definitely be going back.

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while i was there, i swatched for rosamund's cardigan, and sunday i cast on. i suspected i'd need to go down a needle size, and splurged on some wonderful addi turbo #7s (32"). as you may remember, this one's a KAL with malaraky and beigeberry. we're all using very different fibers and emailing each other daily with our progress - during which, we discovered that we're all using a knit picks harmony cable needle that beigeberry gifted us years ago!

i am so looking forward to the long weekend - no plans, lots of yoga and knitting. is it friday yet?

13 comments:

chris said...

check ikea for the duvet. i'ved in cambridge for a bit and bought a duvet cover that i refused to leave in england. i found that the ikea duvets were the closest to the uk sizes. you could also see what you could get from canada (shipping won't be AS bad).

ps- am totally jealous about the jaffa cakes.

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Very nice!

Friday here means the heathens have a 4-day weekend. I seriously think they should spend some of that with their dad- bring on the knitting...

Sara said...

Hey your cat is the spit of my own puss Ali!

CelticCastOn said...

oohhh love me some jaffa cakes!! walmart sells plain duvets to go in covers, I'm sure target and such would too.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Jealous ~ VERY :)

So glad you found a new knitting group in your area!

*wishing* if only work ended on the weekends - LOL

Christina said...

I've only been knitting a year but keep meaning to find a group. When I move in the next couple months I will make it one of the first things I do!

Anna said...

Hallo, my english isn´t good, but often i look to your very nice blog. best wishes to you, from Germany, Anna

Emily said...

I second the Ikea suggestion.

I live in England & although Ikea duvets aren't exactly the same size as standard British ones, they are pretty close. I have a non Ikea cover on an Ikea duvet & it fits fine.

Also. Have you tried Strawberry Jaffa Cakes? They're very tasty!

Lara said...

:grin:

love stuff from Britain, jealous of your jaffa cakes. and pretty duvet cover!

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