Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hey everyone,
I've been tagged by Suzi so I thought I better be quick in getting it done! And, the answers are...(drum roll)
Seven Things to do Before I Die

  • Go to Japan
  • Write a best seller (hmm, ambitious little thing, aren't I?)
  • Finish that pink and green horror of a scarf
  • Maybe even attempt a knitting pattern *shock horror*
  • Have my own rock band in which I play guitar (no copycat Hilary Duff career for me, thanks very much!)
  • Sucessfully draw a whole manga comic
  • Banish those pimples back where they belong (which is...nowhere on this girls face!)

Seven Things I Cannot Do

  • Swim...blech...
  • Any form of gymnastics... I swear it's unnatural to stand on your hands. If we were supposed to do that then we'd have hands for feet, wouldn't we?
  • Maths. OK, I can do it, but that doesn't mean I like it!
  • Save money
  • Stop eating chocolate
  • Keep my room neat
  • Properly dry my hair with a hair dryer...I only do it so I can use the straightener, but straighteners don't like it when you cheat and only dry the top layer of hair, do they?!

Seven Things That Attract Me To My Man Simpsons

Thought I might be a little young to even have a 'man', and The Simpsons is my first love

  • Ralph Wiggum - "My tongue tastes like...burning..."
  • The comics
  • Treehouse of Horror - woo hoo!
  • The animation
  • The lines you can quote - just to annoy people!
  • Lisa "I had a cat named Snowball, she died, she died! Mom said she was sleeping, she lied, she lied! Why oh why is my cat dead? Why couldn't that Chrysler hit me instead?"
  • Ned Flanders - "I do everything the bible tells me to do, even the stuff that contradict the other stuff!"

Seven Books I Love

  • All American Girl: Ready Or Not by Meg Cabot
  • Geisha by Lesley Downer
  • Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Princess Diaries Seventh Heaven by Meg Cabot
  • The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum
  • Madman Odyssey by...uh...
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowlings

Seven Things I Say:

  • Can I get on the computer?
  • I was just...
  • Cool!
  • That's what I meant!
  • Sorry...
  • I did! (Goes for cleaning room, tuning guitar etc)
  • Aw, tell me I'm a super genius (I say this to my friends in's meant as a joke, I'm not that in love with myself!)

Seven Movies I've Loved

  • Mean Girls
  • Grease
  • Austin Powers: Goldmember
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Supersize Me
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • It's not out yet, but when The Simpsons movie comes out July 27th 2007 I will love it!

Well, that's me in a, this is me in a, I'm in a nutshell! Sorry, Austin Powers moment. And no, I don't know enough people to tag someone that hasn't been tagged. But feel free to!

I've started knitting a rug (see the squeaky beanie, same wool as that...question, can animals have acrylic wool?)

Hope you all had a great day/week so far!

Love Little Purlxx

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Hey everyone,
Happy weekend! Isn't the weather cold?! Aw, I'm reduced to talking about the weather. How sad. I spent a fair while cleaning my room this arvo, though I doubt it's clean by anyones standards except mine! Haha, that's always the way it goes around here!
Golly goodness me, I'm going to have to start following patterns or get someone else to...because I have found something I very much want to own! It is very cool...and the link is right here!
Ooooh, my birthday is coming up kind of soon, very exciting! I will officially become a teenager...
What else...hmm...not to much, I am starting Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. So far so good.
Well, have a great rest of the weekend...and in the meantime...go the Hawks!
Love Little Purlxx

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hey everyone,
Only a day until the weekend! Woo hoo!
Well, not much has happened since last post. I'm back at school, I can play Gurr The Rigger (?!?!?) on guitar and...not too much else! Oh, I've knitted a bit more of my skinny scarf. Who ever thought a scarf could take so long!
I've been flicking through Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, which we own. There are a couple of things I wouldn't mind knitting up, I lurve the leg warmers (I have a blue sparkly pair at the mo) and a few other things.
I think I need some inspiration. I am not enjoying this scarf business!!! I am thinking of doing a plain knit rug thing, not for me but to donate somewhere.
What do you think of my profile pic? Make your own here.
Well, have a good lead up to the weekend!
Love Lil Purlxx
PS Check out AJ and the socks she's knitting for me! Aren't they awesome! Green and slightly kind of thing...bwahahahahahahha! (That was an evil laugh by the way!)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Hey everyone,
I am currently at Slim Suzy's on her computer (and also taking time out to watch her budgie attack the mirror).
(Well it was asked once...anyhoo...)
Which book did you read?
It was Geisha by Lesley Downer. I just find Japan fascinating, kind of like two worlds in one - you have the up-to-date technology and towering, flashing buildings in Tokyo, then you scoot of to Kyoto and see all the gorgeous maiko and geisha, plus the ancient tea houses. Wow! I can't wait til I go to Japan (uh, no plans in the near future. But when I'm rich it's the first place I'll go!).

I have also read recently (for those interested!) What's French for EW?! from the Smooch Ya! series (can't remember who it's by), Princess Diaries 4 by Meg Cabot and this morning I finished Ella Mental and the Good Sense Guide by Amber Deckers. It wasn't bad.
Oh, and what's March like? Is it worth putting a hold on?
Haha, lol, I (meaning my parents) rented out a Japanese anime movie out the other day called R.O.D (wow, it was reallllllly cool. I love everything about anime/manga!). And what do these letters stand for? Hmm. Have a guess (clue: it's about a secret agent librarian called Agent Paper). I'll tell you later.
Well, this is a knitting blog, so I guess I better get onto the all important topic. Yes, I'm still working on my green and pink stripy scarf. I've just got all these books from the library and various other places so I'm not bothering to knit. Argh! Stop looking at me like that! I thought it was a good excuse! But I swear I'll finish it soon. I'm almost out of wool anyhoo. Maybe I could do half green and pink and the rest...purple and black? Nah. I can't stand knitting with black wool. way. I am not trying a pattern, whatever anyone says. When I'm old and wrinkly I'll still just knit little skinny scarves and Mr Toasties. Reminding me of which, that DANG Mr Toasty my friend ordered...why?! Why?!?! It was way to wide, so I made it sideways, meaning of course the stitches went the sideways instead of the much better looking up and down. It was big, fat and ugly, and it's rice guts spilt out of it all over the beanbag, a mess I quickly cleaned up. And it annoyed the heck outta me coz I made a dumb mistake and had to undo all the side bits where I'd sewn it up.
Just a question, has anyone used a knitting machine? I don't want to, but I was wondering how neat it was and all that jazz. I mean of course it'd be neater than most knitting, and probably a lot faster too.
I guess I'd best stop writing, no one will want to read it if I whine for too long hey?!
Love Lil Purl xx
PS: R.O.D= Read Or Die!! He he...oh, and it was awesome I fully recommend it!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Hey everyone,
Hope you all had a great Easter! I did, I've been near the beach. I said near, not on. The weather was too gross to actually go to the beach, let alone get on the boat. Grr. And, of course, today was absolutely perfect, no wind, really warm, water looked like a sheet of glass - and we were going home.
Although I can't complain coz the awful weather gave me a chance to read a really good book. I lurve to read!
Ahh...the old mouse trick. Isn't it cute?! To see my template, click (on the toolbar) View then Source. It will come up with how my blog's made, etc etc. Somewhere there should be something about a cursor. If you want mine, just copy and paste it into your blogs template in roughly the same spot. If you want a different one, check out It's got heaps! Copy and paste their code into roughly the same spot.
Reading over that's kind of confusing. But it should work!
Oh and thanks again for the comments. I love reading them! I love collecting them! I LOVE THEM!
Little Purl xx

Saturday, April 15, 2006

There are a few of the many noises I made while trying to change my template and display pic. Eventually, Mum got so annoyed she took over and did it for me helped me out.
Like my button?? I just made it. Surprisingly easy! A bit fiddly, but not hard at all. Only problem was getting it onto the my blog.

Why were you banned from the computer?
I was banned because of my apparent 'cheek'. HMPH. I was just arguing my case.

I am so naughty, I've hardly done any of my scarf (PS, it's on bamboo needles. How much easier and smoother are they?!). Definitely not worth a pic. Sorry, I'm so boring at the moment, but I will start knitting like a mad girl now I'm on holidays. Yay! Holidays! I'm going down the coast to on Monday and coming back Friday. Fingers crossed for nice weather, it was pouring yesterday but today was beautiful, perfect for a game of backyard cricket.

I am planning to make 'Peanut Butter Brownies' sometime in the near future (from Biscuits, Brownies and Biscotti in the Womens Weekly range). Yummikens!! Reminding me of yummikens, happy Easter! Have a great day!

Love Lil Purl xx

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

After being banned from the computer, sick and on camp I almost forgot about my blog! But never fear, I'm back. Camp was so much fun! But more on that later.
At the mo I am knitting a skinny scarf with green and pink stripes. It's my first time with stripes so it's pretty exciting...and not at all hard. I'm just doing a two rows of pink, two of green etc so I don't have to join it each time, if that makes sense. Pink and green are my favourite colours...don't ask why! I used to think they were hideous together!
Camp was awesome! Although we had extremely dodgy (read cold, windy, rainy) weather we managed to fit quite a few outdoor activities in. I did some indoor I didn't get to the top. Man, I was terrible! But I guess it was a good first attempt, I'll give myself that.
Well, happy Easter to everyone, blog again soon!
Love Lil Purl
PS thanks so much for the comments, I just about dropped dead.