Expanding on my weekend

Friday night was heavily motivated by this yarn… The Stuff I dyed to match Wednesday is far too pink when knitted in with the above, even though it is pale lavendar when on its own! πŸ™ So after knitting a few inches of them alternate striping, I’m going to have to rip out again, re-dye it far darker, and knit up over again. *Sigh*

Continental style is going quite well though, but my tension is so bad when it comes to a finer yarn! The hat, lovely, even and smooth tension. However I bought some Kureyon to do a Booga bag with, and it is so baggy in places as to be so not funny.

Still, practise, practise practise I’m sure, and Continental is so much quicker! So, working on the tension is my imperitive now… Not sure I’m ready to tackle Purl yet, but it has to be soon eh?

Saturday, 10 friends over to mine, very relaxed and social: Wine, pizza and flinging string about the place. I learned some niffy tricks, and can now start the long journey into expanding my repotoire(sp) of knots.

Did some work for Unfettered on Kinkfest3 as well, as I’ve volenteered to “Stage Manage” for all the stage part of the event. Compliling a list of “Alternative” performers is quite a challenge! e-mail shoudl go out there Tuesday when I get my final information.

Very infuriating that I put a sensible question up on boncom, IC and LFS, and pretty much got a bunch of silly answers all over! πŸ™ Not helpful, especially from LFS, where the question was treated with complete derision. So reminds me why I left that site and pretty much never read it any more.

Sunday, Relaxing & Chilled out. Evening dinner with Karl, he is very unsettled at present, so giving him quality friends time is the least I can do to help him over his bad times.

Well, what do you all think of me?

Well, the results are in, although, the thing is still live, if you want to “go vote” on me.

Johari results

Open

(known to self and others)

giving, independent, trustworthy

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

able, calm, caring, cheerful, clever, complex, confident, dependable, energetic, extroverted, friendly, helpful, intelligent, kind, logical, loving, nervous, organised, patient, self-assertive, self-conscious, sensible, sentimental, shy, sympathetic, wise, witty

Hidden

(known only to self)

happy, reflective, warm

Unknown

(known to nobody)

accepting, adaptable, bold, brave, dignified, idealistic, ingenious, introverted, knowledgeable, mature, modest, observant, powerful, proud, quiet, relaxed, religious, responsive, searching, silly, spontaneous, tense

To the 8 people that gave me feedback, it seems that they don’t agree with half of my own self analysis. πŸ™‚ No surprises really though, apart from Sentimental!


Nohari Results

Open

(known to self and others)

cynical

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

incompetent, intolerant, glum, stupid, insecure, hostile, unhappy, needy, brash, ignorant, boastful, blasΓ©, chaotic, impatient, loud, insensitive, self-satisfied, overdramatic, inattentive, unreliable

Hidden

(known only to self)

aloof, withdrawn, distant, passive

Unknown

(known to nobody)

inflexible, timid, cowardly, violent, simple, irresponsible, vulgar, lethargic, selfish, unhelpful, unimaginative, inane, cruel, irrational, childish, imperceptive, weak, embarrassed, vacuous, panicky, unethical, smug, rash, dispassionate, dull, predictable, callous, cold, foolish, humourless

To the 5 people that gave me feedback, I need to say “Shame!” to Richard Cranium, who sckewed my results and left me 2 sets of feedback. I’ve obviously peed them off big time!
It seems that all we agree on is “Cynical”! 3 people think I’m “loud”, well, no shock there really, and I think that Zara is the closest to things that I would agree with about myself.

Just a little thing, I’ll expand on when I’m not so tired…

Ann would be right proud of me for my achievements tonight … I did a whole 1.5″ of “Karl’s new Xmas hat Mk II” in continental Stocking St! Definitley getting “the flow” and I’m a looser Continental knitter for sure!

Shame I’ve run out of the yarn I was using! It was a one-off 100g of hand-dyed then hand spun Bulky so I’ve had to dye some more.

I used some of my Pencil Roving, and did it when I got back from NWLondonKTOG. Defo more lavendars than the deeper blueishness of the Original yarn, but as Karl’s Fav colour is Purple… It should all be good, no pic yet, not camera!) and it means a big rip-out, and then some alternate row knitting, but that only means more Continental practice!

So, Every Cloud and all that…

MEME: Johari amd Nohari

The Johari Window is a tool to find out how your positive traits reflect to the world and how the world relates to your choice of positive characteristics:

http://kevan.org/johari?name=NikolaAnne

There is also the flipside… which has been named “Nohari”… This is set up using the antonyms of the grid in the Johari:
http://kevan.org/nohari?name=NikolaAnne

Give them a click, and tell me what you think… It is interesting. If you want to be tagged, be so… The links to create your own Johari/Nohari are on the pages above as well…

Oh, and leave me a comment, so I can go and complete your Johari pages!

Well, I’ve Received an SP7 giftie…

Went to the PO Saturday morning, picked up a nice fat parcel, got it home, ooh-ed and ahh-ed over the well wrapped content, and lots of took pictures of it…

Then, I went out Saturday night, and left my camera at my best mates! So, you don’t get to see any artwork!

It’s all good though… I think my SP7 has me pretty down pat, and it shows that she has read my site, as all the gifts really match me well.

I’ll do a real “reveal” when I get the camera back, but suffice it to say, Thank you SP7!