The snowman is another one of my own design patterns. You can find it here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-knit-snowman I glued black buttons on for the eyes and the buttons to make them look like they were sunk in snow. The scarf acts as a tie to cleaely define the break between the body and the head. By knitting icords for the arms I was able to make them look twig like. You can view other patterns I have created on my ravelry profile http://www.ravelry.com/designers/claire-tuthill
The Big Knit Panda is a simple pattern which I designed myself. I have uploaded it here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-knit-panda-hat The Panda is a really easy knit. I just glued a googly eye to each of the black patches and embroidered a nose on. You can also view my other patterns on my ravelry design profile http://www.ravelry.com/designers/claire-tuthill
After the match we headed to Asiana for a meal. It is an Asian fusion restaurant and had all sorts of tasty food on offer. To start I had crispy shredded beef pancakes. The beef on its own was lovely and I wasn’t quite sure why they had chosen to include pancakes with this type of dish. After trying it however I discovered that with the pancakes the dish became amazing. For a main I had another beef dish, this time it was crispy shredded beef peking style. The beef was gorgeous. For a side I had the garlic mushrooms which were some of the best I’ve ever tasted. The service was very good and the staff were friendly. They did however keep us waiting a long time to take our dessert order and we had to chase up dessert but other than that this meal was awesome and I would love to go back.
So it turns out my latest drink of choice on a night out is the strawberry milkshake. At least I got one of my 5 a day, sort of. I can’t drink at the moment because of my head injury so I had to find alternatives instead, but it turns out that not drinking on a night out is way more fun. I went home feeling awake and cheerful and got up this morning feeling refreshed despite only having 2 and a half hours sleep. Lovely evening.
When I got Tinker just under a year ago I didn’t think she would turn out to be a feline genius. At the time of adoption she could barely master stairs, now, each day, she does something to amaze us. Her latest trick is opening doors. The door in question is the sitting room door and it’s quite heavy. To open it she bunny kicks the door with her back foot until it pops open. Then once it has poped she reaches her foot around and starts to pull on the door or dig at the carpet to get the door moving. Once the gap is big enough she slides right through!
Along with the sheep, this is my favourite Big Knit pattern. It’s been around on the Big Knit blog for a few years now, pattern can be found here http://innocentdrinks.typepad.com/thebigknit/2007/10/penguin.html I think it’s super adorable. I glue a orange pom pom on for the beak and use two googly eyes for his eyes. I also stuff the head and use the scarf to tie it tight. Definitely one of the best big knit patterns avaliable.
Sorting out a Disney fast pass is really hard work. It’s super difficult to choose what it is you want to fast pass. You get to pick 3 choices every day to add to you fast pass, then the system allocates you a time. Great service, I just couldn’t pick between everything! We ended up picking by googling the most popular rides.
I hate to say goodbye to such a beautiful city. I love Edinburgh, it’s such an enchanting place. What I love most is Edinburgh in August. The hustle and bustle of the Fringe is second to none. I can’t wait until next year.
I’ve seen Tony Law live once before and thought that it was one of the most random things I have ever seen. This show didn’t disappoint. If you’re unfamiliar with Tony Law’s style of comedy you would just think that this was a grown man having a nervous breakdown on stage. It’s not, it’s the work of a comedy genius.
Comedy with a Dyslexic Geordie
We saw a brief snip it of this show at red raw and although it was funny at the time it really didn’t seem to work for a whole hour. Bit disappointed really.
I have no idea how Jason Patterson is not huge in the comedy world. His style of comedy is so current and very good. I love his show and this is the second time we’ve seen him live. He is definitely one to watch.
This was Jack Dee’s Help Desk. A show where other comedians are invited on to deal with audience questions. It was quite a new and refreshing form of Improv and I loved it! Great show.
Henning When’s show was very edgey and tip-toed along the line of what is ok to say and what isn’t. Nevertheless this is a comedian I have wanted to see for a while and I thought his show was hilarious.
Best of the fest
Our final show in the beautiful Assembly. Another amazing mix of comics including Marlon Davis and Aisling Bea. Absolutely brilliant and a great way to end the festival.
It’s been a dream of mine to see Phill Jupitus live. He is a comedian I grew up watching on tv and one of the first comedians to spark my interest in comedy. His stand up show was hilarious and gave an insight into the real life of Phill Jupitus.
I saw Jason Cook at Jesterval and quickly snapped up tickets for his Fringe show. The show was hilarious and heartwarming. His show was one of the best I’ve seen, loved it. I did leave wanting a bag of mini cheddars though.
Mark Watson started his show on a treadmill and ended it that way. Quite different. A very funny insight into the world of Mark Watson although I did leave full of laughs I was also a bit worried about him and felt like he needed a hug. A very good comedian who I would love to see again.
Edinburgh comedy allstars
This mix of comedians had come together for short bursts of comedy in an hour show. We got to see Romesh Ranganathan again and David O’Doherty. David O’Doherty even threw in some different bits and pieces. Great show.
Late and Live
Late and Live had the promise of being good. Presented by Jo Caufield and Mick Ferry it got off to a good start. Then they brought on this disastrous dance act which ruined the whole show and killed the mood. The acts after that had no chance which was super unfortunate.