Pantgirl's Blog

The ponderings and boring life of a Scottish Vet

Autumn is coming…

Posted by pantgirl on September 26, 2010

And it makes me want to hibernate and eat stodgey foods by the bucketload!  Have managed that quite well this week with Chorizo/beef/broad bean stew on Monday, Carbonara and chorizo carbonara, chicken, cider and mushroom casserole and spaghetti bolognaise today!  I have been trying hard recently to cook meals from scratch and its going well!  Been managing to go to the gym regularly as well so it’s all evening out.

My jumper is going well. I’ve finished the body

and also finished one of the sleeves.  Working hundreds of rows in stockingette stitch on dpns is NOT GOOD.  I constantly get laddering even though me tension is as tight as anything!  Tightening up and shifting stitches around seems to help in the end.  I want to get this finished but I also cannot FACE making another sleeve just now! URGH!  It’ll be fine when I get going I know but it’s just the whole casting on small on dpns then getting going gets on my nerves.  Might knit a hat in the meantime as a wee break.  I was going to knit the famous Knittyville hat but discovered that I don’t have enough of the yarn that I bought for it (3/4 years ago now…no hope in hell of finding another matching dyelot!) so trying to find another quick knit up hat to use up this wool.  I finished Estella…and then discovered when I got to the decreasing secton that I had done the pattern TOTALLY wrong!  It still looks fine unless you know what the pattern is!  I mainly got confused with the start/end of the rows on the slouch section. Oops!  Here’s Audrey modelling it  before I blocked it:

On call next weekend which I am, of course, dreading as always.  This week I do have the joy of going to see the Manic Street Preachers on Wednesday in Glasgow.  Quite looking forward to that as I am enjoying the latest album a fair bit. I am still looking forward to the London Vet Show, especially as I finally got our flights and accommodation booked (for ok rates I think).  The boss left it to me as, being male, he cannot be arsed and would pick the first think that came up, but I looked and sifted through hotels and read LOADS of reviews on Tripadvisor (I love that website!) and finally got one with a good deal.  Not looking forward to travelling with him as he hates airplanes and flying and also the tube.  Hmm.  I might pretend I don’t know him or something!  Nah he’s ace really, just likes to moan about his bad back!

Had a lovely day yesterday trundling around the Edinburgh farmers market and getting lots of lovely meat.  Might get some game the next time but I wouldn’t know what to do with Partridge, Rabbit or Hare!  Recipes welcome!  I really want to go to Ikea this week as well but didn’t have time yesterday, maybe on my halfday this Thursday.

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