It’s all about Me-me

MissyFee tagged me for a meme, and since it’s been a while and this is a new one for me, I thought why not!
What is your current obsession? Stalking the Wollmeise. I have a nice little amount of it already. But I can’t help myself. I am addicted to stalking the site, waiting for the next update. Can you blame me, when it is as nice as this:

What are you wearing today? Right now, I’m wearing trackies, a black top, a “cashmerino” zippy hoodie (bought, not knitted!) and my favourite slippers. And the cat on my lap.Later, I’ll be changing to go into the city. I’m pretty sure my outfit will revolve around this piece:

It needs buttons. There’s a button shop in the city. Hopefully I’ll find the perfect ones.

What’s for dinner? Not sure. Haven’t decided. Probably leftover crumbed chicken from last night, and either salad (I know – salad – I do eat it sometimes!) or hot veges.

What did you eat for your last meal? It was breakfast. About 10 minutes ago. So weetbix with milk (oh ok, and sugar) and a coffee.

What’s the last thing you bought? Cat food from the vet for my very spoiled cat!

What are you listening to right now? My iPod on shuffle mode – my favourite way of listening. It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. Except of course an actual box of chocolates with a little guide to each chocolate. Clearly I only pick the ones I like. Not the ones with marzipan or kirsch (ugh!)

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? I’d go to the Wollmeise’s new shop and roll around in all the yarn. And also buy some. Ok, I’d buy LOTS. That’d take about half an hour, and for the other half hour, I’d go to the Manolo Blahnik store in New York.

Which language do you want to learn? French. But I guess if I really wanted to, I’d have done it already.

What do you love most about where you currently live? We bought this house as our “forever” house, so I pretty much love everything about it. In particular, the high ceilings, the old features and the quiet. I love this area of Sydney as it is so green and leafy, very suburban but also close to everything. And the climate is superb!

What is your favorite colour? I’m pretty sure you all know the answer to this one already. Although lately I have been acquiring a lot of orange…

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? That is a VERY hard question to answer. I think at the moment it is a knee length straight demin skirt I bought recently. Very versatile piece.

What were you doing ten years ago? I was working as a lawyer, on a big matter involving the dismissal of a number of employees of our client. I was planning my wedding, and we were househunting, for our first home.
Describe your personal style? I’d like my personal style to be a bit eclectic, even avant garde-ish, definitely stylish and chic. But in reality, it’s mostly relatively safe, although I do try to mix things up a bit with accesories or colours. I love simplicity which is done elegantly, but I can never achieve that.

If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on? That’d go VERY quickly at the Wollmeise shop. Or not very far at all at Manolo Blahnik. So maybe I’d just spend it on champagne. A few bottles of Veuve perhaps.

What are you going to do after this? Put the washing (sheets) in the dryer. It’s pouring rain here right now. Although somewhat sunny. That never fails to freak me out!

What are your favorite films? Based on the ability to watch and rewatch, Dirty Dancing. The Breakfast Club. The Princess Bride. Why yes, I am a child of the 80s, how could you tell!! While these are not movies, I also love the Firth-Ehle Pride and Prejudice, the most recent adaptation of Jane Eyre, and of course the entire Buffy series.

What inspires you? Kindness, understanding, the ability to see different perspectives. The ability to let go. I wish I could do all of those things more.

Who’s work/designs are you inspired by? This is interesting – I think all the versions of this meme I’ve read so far have reference Ysolda Teague. And she is tops, I love her designs and admire her ability to (apparently) make a living from her pattern designing. I think that’s so fabulous. Cat Bordhi’s construction methods. The Isagers (Marianne and Helga), for their elegant simplicity. Kaffe Fassett’s use of colour. Norah Gaughan’s shapes. The Yarn Harlot’s humour and sheer knitting speed.
Your favourite books? Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Cloudstreet, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Do you collect anything? Well, you already know the answer to this too – yarn! and shoes. and knitting books and magazines. and all the other bits and pieces that go with my addiction!

What makes you follow a blog? I have different reasons for following different blogs (see the inspirations above). But things like good writing, good photos, and something that just grabs me about the person, are usually things that keep me reading.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today? Lay in my warm bed for a few minutes before getting up. Mmmmm, flannelette sheets!
I shan’t tag anyone, but if you’d like to share, feel free!
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21 responses to “It’s all about Me-me

  1. Oh you are so delightfully predictable. Shoes and yarn. Yarn and shoes. Lovely.ps sorry to be so slow commenting. Work intervened.

  2. This is why I don't even look at Wollmeise…everyone who starts down the slippery slope down to yarny goodness never comes back out! 🙂

  3. I'm looking forward to a picture of you and Bells being twins in your FLSs.

  4. amy

    Interesting to me how different these surveys can turn out!I almost listed The Sure Thing as my favorite film. I'm a child of the 80s too, and I do love me some John Cusack!

  5. Fun – red and orange, yarn and shoes, wollmeise and more wollmeise (I have some for a kaleidoscope….)Are you sure we weren't separated at birth (10 or so years apart…)

  6. Ooh Wollmeise – so far our paths haven't crossed so if you could stop tempting me with it that would be great!

  7. May I please have your marzipan chocolates?

  8. Oh, there is so much good stuff here, that I can't remember one of the things I was going to say! BUT, I will tell you what I do with a box of chocolates, in case it ever comes in handy for you (it's a crowd pleaser, let me tell ya'): If the box doesn't come with a guide, I just bite the chocolate piece in half-ish, and if I hate it, I put the other half right back in the box. Like I said, a crowd pleaser. But maybe the next person might like marzipan! With a bite out of it.

  9. Your cardi looks great, can you let us know if you found any good buttons for it? I was complaining to a friend just the other day that I can't ever find any good buttons!!

  10. Another one down the Wollmeise rabbit hole! 🙂

  11. i loved reading your meme. especially the part about knitting inspirations – but it's also fun to hear what you're doing today and how kindness inspires you.l'll take your kirsch chocolates. 🙂

  12. Ann

    Your FLS looks great! I hope you will be able to find the right buttons! Good luck.

  13. Em

    Gorgeous FLS, hope you can find the perfect buttons for it. I had the opportunity to buy a huge box of assorted old buttons for fifty dollars at a yard sale a while back, and that puppy very nearly came home with me. By the way, my favorite accessory of yours so far is the kitty.

  14. Colin Firth was the best Mr Darcy! I also was quite partial to Mathew MacFadygen but Keira Knightley ruined the rest of the movie!ANd lol at the Manolo Blahnik comment, who would have thought!

  15. Miss Jane… in my opinion you already show the ability for kindness, understanding & the ability to to see different perspectives. As far as the ability to let go I still have to see but I'm sure you also have this gift.Your a funny & wonderful person who has the ability to make me laugh always 😀

  16. Thanks for shainrg – it's always good to learn a little more about the bloggers behind the blogs!

  17. Thank you for that interesting read! I am not looking at that yarn shop either. I can't get any. Love the FLS. Let us know which buttons you get.

  18. Wollmeise!!!! I wants me some…

  19. I think the biggest problem with the Wollmeise shop is to be sure if it's really going to be open (meaning if there is any wool left to sell…) especially if Germany is not round the corner. You don't need cousins in Munich though 🙂 the website for Pfaffenhofen has a link to the Fremdenverkehrsamt where you'll find lots of reasonable places to stay.

  20. Thanks for sharing your answers – I've been enjoying reading this meme! So, how do you get your hands on Wollmeise anyway? I've never managed to figure it out…

  21. Oh oh oh, your FLS looks just like the FBS I knitted!! How very cool. I have a mini you cardi!!

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