m31andy: (Knit-Kill)
Well, I did say that I was making the big gay afghan and that I would share pictures. Well, yes. It's taken a while, but here some are. I apologise for the quality, I'm both crap at taking photos and also terrible at remembering to have my good camera on me. These, therefore, were taken with my camera phone in not very good light.

Make Way for the BGA! )

As you can see, the meerkats got involved. Traditionally, knitted and crocheted items are modelled on the owner's cat (for some reason all knitters and crocheters seem to own cats, have owned cats or will own cats in the future. I have no idea why that is.)

Well, anyway. C's cat (see?) seems to be a little concerned about the Big Gay Afghan. Personally, I think that Turing's just unsure of what to make of something that's actually fluffier than he is.

The meerkats (obviously) have no problems with such fluffiness. It's better for Guv's knees and also for Gladys' invisible genitalia. (Next time, he gets to mop up the treacle himself...)

The BGA is not quite done - there's another three stripes to do, but as those stripes are approximately 75m long (and an inch and a half thick), it's going to take me a while to finish. *sigh*
m31andy: (Default)
Well, this probably won't be of interest to most of you, but especially for [livejournal.com profile] peppapig, I can confirm that the BGA (The Big Gay Afghan) is go!

Okay, so for those of you are now curious, the BGA is called the BGA because it started with a bunch of scarves [livejournal.com profile] cuvalwen and I knitted one year for many of our gay friends. These were in a variety of rainbow colours and form the foundation for the rather large amount of stash I collected along the same vein. I was going to knit the odds and ends into squares, but the sheer horror of sewing all these squares together made me re-think the problem.

So I'm crocheting an afghan out of the yarn. Sound fun?

Well, no. It's fun fur (aka eyelash yarn). Crochet is not recommended. But I'm having a go and it seems to be okay so far. I've now got a (tentative) 18" square and a pile more yarn to attach. There will be pictures. Promise!

In other news had a scary moment this morning when the building I work in began to shake quite a lot. Not sure why, but it was really weird. Mind you, the place shakes when big lorries go past outside, so it probably wasn’t much. What really gets me is that the building has, supposedly, blastproof windows. I suspect that, if one where to go off outside, while the windows would be okay, the building itself wouldn't!

No canteen from hell horror stories today, guaranteed. I'm going out for lunch as I need new shoes!

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