Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I originally favourited a few designs from this book, but there's probably only only one or two now I would knit.
Thats not to say its a bad book! The designs are more 'mature' or 'fussy' that I originally realised.
Great range of sizing, i.e. 32 inch bust to 52inch for some things, lovely pictures and well written. The fair-isle cardigan looks really lush (so do the latvian mittens). The military cardigan looked great online, but boxy in the book.
Give this one 6 Bex-points out of 10.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Argh. This is really starting to annoy me.
Yes - the evil lesbians are going to all get IVF so we can have millions of children and sue the Government cos we didnt really want them in the first place.
Do people actually realise how hard it is to get IVF if you are gay? Not all states will let you - Victoria for instance will only let you have IVF if you are medically infertile. Its not like thousands of lesbians are running across the border to get preggers - most cant afford it even if they want it.
For example: Some friends of mine want a baby. They called a NSW state government clinic to apply for donor sperm and was told that ALL of their donors have signed forms saying they do not want their sperm to go to lesbians or single mothers. So the only option is to go through a private organisation. Its 3 trys max, then straight onto IVF. Minimum cost for all that is about $7,000.
Second grump - the fact that its ALWAYS noted the women sueing are gay. I personally dont agree with their decision to sue, but must the headlines always read "Lesbians want to sue" etc. I've never seen "Hetero couple wants to sue" - its a non-issue. I understand why they want to sue as a medical procedure was performed, and it went wrong. They asked the doctor for one embryo, he implanted two. He admitted he made a mistake.
IMHO - The couple has made a comedy of errors by saying things like the mother has lost the capacity to love, or they were going to abort one of the babies etc etc. I dont think they have handled the situation well at all, and how are the babies going to feel when they get older? And now, its affecting the communities attitude (wrongly) about IVF for lesbians, that we are all heartless and undeserving.
Just my 2 cents.
Monday, September 24, 2007
|What is your Harry Potter Identity? |
You are the one and only...Luna Lovegood!
You are the open minded and unique one, known to be a gentle person and at times very random! Though you can be strange at times, people always grow to like you! You are a VERY unique individual who is not afraid to stand out as long as you are true to yourself and others!
Quizzes and Personality Tests
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Boi and I decided to pre-book our tickets for the Haridwar --> Varanasi leg of our trip. Diwali is on, so there would be a lot of people travelling at that time. Its also an 18 hour train trip (does anyone else have visuals of The Boi and I hanging onto the outside of a train?).
The India Rail website is composed of 3 different websites you need to be able to navigate - Trains at a Glance (the timetables), the Reservation Enquiry site (gives seat availability) and then the actual booking site here. It also helps to have their Route Map open in another browser window.
1. You use the Route Map to figure out your starting and ending points are - then look and see if they share anyof the same route numbers.
2. Now use Trains at a Glance, open up the correct route tables and hope that the train does indeed go between those stations - sometimes it doesnt!
3. Flick through 3-4 different route tables until you can find the train that leaves and arrives at the time you want. Make sure it runs on the day you want too (oh yes, some trains only run twice a week). In this case we wanted the one that left at 6pm, and arrived 4pm the next day.
4. Visit the Reservation Enq site, hunt around for the link (its in tiny size 4 writing at the bottom of the screen), and check the train number for station names . Write down the 2 you need - HW and BSB.
5. Go to another link, check seat availability. If there's some available in the class you want, proceed to the booking site. If not, return to Step 2. Doh.
6. Booking site - you have to create a profile to even get a looksie in here. And i can only be accessed after 9.30am sydney time.
7. Now you have to go through a similar process as above, enter the starting and ending station, the date, the correct class etc. Any incorrect information makes you do it again.
8. Next page, you have to enter all the passenger details, and where you want to sit. The easiest part of this whole damn process.
9. How to pay, there is 20 - yes thats correct - different ways of making payment. You have to choose the correct one (and none of them is labelled International Credit Card BTW). Wrong answer, go back to step 7.
Done. Now you can print out a ticket and take it with you to India - no need to queue.
Except that all the trains we wanted to take were full. We now have to go via another station, change trains, hope for the best - well it is an adventure right?
This has just sapped me for the last 2 days.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Swallowtail Shawl is finished.... just waiting for it to dry.... ;)
Felt like something fun and mindless - cast on for this little cutie last night. Mochimochi Land Knitted Grass... so cute! I'm using Bamboozle from Lincraft - soft yarn but splits like a biatch.
Life has been really busy at the moment, but thankfully The Boi comes back from the Ashram today, and wont have to go back for ages (he's been gone 3 weeks out of 4 for the last 3 months or so).
Mental note - need sports bras for camel trek. LOL.
BTW the latest Knitty is up!
Just realised looking at my sidebar - India in 35 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, September 09, 2007
As did these guys....